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Geeta Kapoor & Ahmad Khan to judge DID L’il Masters Season 3

After DID Dance Ka Tashan, the hit jodi of Master Geeta Kapoor and Ahmad Khan is all set to make a comeback in the third edition of DID L’il Masters. Starting March 1st 2014, DID L’il Masters will have the duo judge the l’il powerhouse of talents showcasing their prowess as dancers. Following the stupendous success of the first and second Zee TV announces the third installment of this spectacular show that has established, once and for all, that it is the children of this country who are the real ‘Dance ke Baap’!

Said everybody’s favourite Geeta ma, “Every season of DID has been special in different ways and L’il Masters particularly has been very satisfying in terms of creativity as well as ratings. Watching the lil kids of our country grow as dancers and performers is extremely gratifying. Their energy and enthusiasm is infectious. Like all others, we’re certain even this season is going to another memorable and exciting journey.”

Said Ahmad, “Dance India Dance has always been close to my heart. I was to be a part of the very first season of the show but it didn’t work out due to prior commitments. I love kids so there was no chance of me declining the offer. I love to be associated with DID since it is such a huge brand. Dance reality shows, especially DID really promote talented kids and give a push to their careers. What I especially love about DID is that it doesn’t just promote the contestants on the show till they win but even long after the show is over, it gives them careers and continues to push them till the end.”

With overwhelming response at the auditions from genuinely gifted children across the cities and awe-inspiring dance acts by the little powerhouses of talent, the show is back once again with twice the fun than before. DID L’il Masters aims to open avenues for talented children who dream of becoming the biggest child dancing star. The first season winner Jitumoni, not only bagged the coveted prize of the ‘Golden Super Wings’ but was flooded with offers to perform both within the country and globally as well. Season two winner, Faisal Khan’s dancing abilities was appreciated by one and all and he has now bagged a show as lead actor as well. DID Li’l Masters features only India’s best child dancers vying for the ultimate recognition – The Golden Super Wings! If you thought season one and two were terrific, just wait till you see the latest edition of the show!

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Grand stage set for SCMM 2014

Procam International, the organizers of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) are ensuring that various measures and facilities are being put in place to facilitate the smooth conduct of the 11th edition of the event and to give the participants a satisfying running experience.

Mr. Vivek Singh, Jt. MD Procam International, while addressing a media conference announced their preparedness to conduct the 11th edition of Asia’s premier Marathon at the SCMM Media Centre on Wednesday evening.

Race Director, Hugh Jones, said that the course is almost the same as last year, but following feedback received from the previous year a few small changes have been made. “From the experience of conducting more editions, we can make the course smoother for the runners. Small things add up to help improve the running experience of the participants. So this time we have altered the U-turns by utilizing the maximum width of the road. This will help the runners as there will be less jostle among the ones at the back,” Jones explained.

IPS, Additional Commissioner (South Region), Krishna Prakash sounded a note of caution about the safety aspect keeping in mind the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon. “After what happened at the Boston event, which was considered the safest marathon, the police force is extra cautious and wants any such incident. We will identify sensitive points along the route. There will be fool proof security arrangements in place as we can’t rule out anything. We will be frisking the runners, including the volunteers and will keep a close watch in crowded places to ensure that nothing goes wrong,” Prakash informed.

“We will take more anti-terror measures. There will be 22 anti-terror hit squad personnel on the route and at the start and finish points. The ATC will watch and identify any suspicious persons. They will be positioned on high rise buildings and along the route in plain clothes,” he further stated.

The medical arrangements for the event will be taken care of by Asian Heart Institute, who was represented by Medical Director of SCMM, Dr. Aashish Contractor, Head of the department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute.

According to Dr. Aashish Contractor, the Medical Director of the Marathon, AHI has instituted the Runners Medical Profiler and Cardiac Risk Score, which is probably a first time initiative amongst all leading world class marathons.

The Runners Medical Profiler is an attempt to capture the medical profile of all the runners participating in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, for both the Full Marathon and the Half Marathon categories, which will enable the runner to pre-intimate the Organizers and the Medical team of his/her medical history, medications and allergies.

Also, this year some of the participants will be tracked by trans-telephonic ECG monitoring technology, which transfers the runners’ ECG directly to the doctor’s smart phone.

On the medical facilities available to the participants, Dr. Contractor revealed that there would be 12 Medical Station (including 2 Base Camps), eight ambulances and 350 doctors on duty.

Elaborating on the arrangements on Race Day, Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International announced that a total of 1 lakh, 35 thousand liters of water would be distributed on race day through 25 water stations, while there would be eight Energy Drink Stations, 11 Cool Sponge Stations and 11 Orange Stations (providing slivers of Oranges and salt) to help the full marathoners and half marathoners remain hydrated during their runs.

There will be two ‘Cool Zones’ that will be created along the route on the return leg for the full marathon, which will also benefit the half marathoners – outside Wilson College and near Parsee Gymkhana.

Ensuring that all participants enjoy a safe and secure run will be 1950 Law & Order and Traffic Police deployed on Race Day, besides 1000 private security personnel and 1000 volunteers.

The event will be telecast live on Star Sports 4, the Channel Partner from 7.00 am to 11.00 am with a Simulcast on DD Sports, the Broadcast Partner.



Neha Kandalgaonkar | Principal Consultant

Concept Public Relations Limited

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At the Technical & Route Unvelling Meet & Greet conference at the SCMM Media Center, from L to R, P N Sankaran (Director Operation-Procam International), Hugh Jones (Race Director), Dr. Aashish Contractor, Medical Director, Krishna Prakash, IPS, Additional Commissioner South Region and Vivek B Singh (Jt. MD, Procam International.

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Police Cup

At the

Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2014

At the outset, we congratulate you on choosing to be part of the Police Cup, a relay race on the marathon route. Given below are rules & regulations and information for runners participating in this category. Please thoroughly read this note before coming on Race Day.

About the Relay Race:

– Each team will comprise of 4 members; each member will be required to run approx. 10.5 km.

– Each runner will be timed using the Bib tag.

– Each team will get 1 baton. The baton has to be handed over to your next team member. Your team’s last runner has to cross the finish line with the baton in hand.

– While transferring the baton remember that both the runners should simultaneously cross the timing mat, so that the timing of the 1st runner and the next runner is captured.

– There will be 3 distance breaker points on the course between Start and Finish lines.

– Please ensure that each runner crosses all the timing split points which may come in their section of the run and which will be placed at different points on the road. The final member of each team must cross the finish line wearing his/her timing bib tag and carrying the team baton.

Race Day (Sunday, 19th January 2014):

– All team members must report at the below given locations:

Runner No.

Distance to be covered

Reporting Time

Reporting Venue

1st Runner

Start line to 10.5 km

5:00 a.m.

Metro Adlabs

2nd Runner

10.5 km to 21 km

5:00 a.m.

Metro Adlabs

3rd Runner

21 km to 31.5 km

5:30 a.m.

Mahim Station (W)

4th Runner

31.5 km to finish line

5:30 a.m.

Mahim Station (W)

– The Event Promoters, Procam International, will arrange transportation to drop team members at their respective starting points. Similarly transportation from various distance breaker points back to the event venue, Azad Maidan, will be taken care of by the event Promoters.

– First member of each team who will commence the relay at the Start Line will be housed at the DHL Corporate champions Tent before the race starts.

– Post the run, all team members will be escorted to the DHL Corporate Champions tent inside Azad Maidan. Refreshment packets will be made available at the all DHL Corporate Champions tent.

– There is no facility for baggage storage for Police Cup participants.

– After finish, all participants have to report compulsorily at Azad Maidan in DHL Corporate Champions tent.

– Your point of contact for the event is Mr. Rajesh Kava [9867171535 and 9833995822]

Gratification for Winning Team:

ü A Rotating Trophy for the winning Team.

ü Merit certificates and medals for team members of winning team.

ü *Team prize money ­­­­` ­40,000.

Gratification for Runner-Up Team:

ü Merit certificates and medals for team members of runners-up team.

ü *Team prize Money ­­­­` ­20,000.

* prize money cheques will be issued on the name of the all winner team members.

Please note,

þ All team members must report at the time given on Race Day, Promoters will not be in a position to wait for a team member to proceed to various distance breakers along the route – the roads will start closing for traffic.

þ Where any team member(s) reports on Race Day without the bib and/or the bib tag the entire team will not be allowed to participate.

þ There can be no substitution in team members confirmed to participate – this will lead to disqualification of the team.

þ Once the running order is finalized no change will be entertained.

Wish you the best for Race Day!!

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A special day for special people

Neptune Foundation arranges ‘Kite festival’ for patients of Thane Mental Hospital

Mumbai, January 15, 2014: It was not just the kites that were flying in open air, but the patients of Thane Mental Hospital too looked liberated with joy as they celebrated the vibrant festival of Makar Sankranti. The hospital ground was abuzz with activity since 11 am and more than 1200 patients were present at the event organized by Neptune Foundation in association with the hospital to celebrate this event.

“The prime objective of this event is to boost the confidence of people suffering from mental illnesses by engaging them in social and physical activity. Since our patients reside here without their relatives, we firmly believe that it is our responsibility to look after their vocational training and recreational needs along with treatment and rehabilitation. We are like a big family and to keep it bound together we celebrate various occasions and festivals in harmony,” said Dr. R.Y. Shirsat, Medical Superintendent, Regional, Thane Mental Hospital.

Post the kite flying session, snacks and DJ music had been arranged for the entertainment of the inmates.

The kite festival was organized for the first time by Neptune Foundation in association with Thane Mental Hospital and Speaking at the event, Mr. Satyajeet Mohanty, Head CSR, Neptune Foundation said, “Rehabilitation of specially-abled and abandoned people is a crucial part of Neptune Foundation’s corporate social responsibility activities. As a part of our ongoing activity to work with the mentally-ill, we are constantly trying to reach out to people who need our assistance and therefore have taken up this joint initiative with The Regional Thana Mental Hospital. Celebrations like these, boost their confidence and bring out their talent which helps them to confidently return to the society post-recovery and also send the message to the society that the mentally challenged people also have feelings and deserve a life of love, compassion and dignity with positive acceptance from the society ”

About Neptune Foundation

Neptune Foundation is an initiative to reach out to the needy homeless people who are seeking a better environment for their self improvement including physically challenged, Street Children, Mentally challenged by the way of constructing shelter homes, providing medical care and giving them vocational training with the aim to get them back in the mainstream of life.

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For more information please contact

Carmine Communications

Rucha Bhalekar/ rucha@carmine.co.in

Nabanita Guha / / nabanita@carmine.co.in

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Serah Singh happy that her debut movie Yariyaan ruling the Box office collect Rs. 22.20 crore

Divya Khosla Kumar’s directorial debut is top notch alluring the hearts of the moviegoers in particular youth. Despite being a ‘newbies’ affair, Yaariyan managed to make a good business at the Box Office and witnessed a dhamakedaar response at the ticket windows on the day of its release. Yaariyan box office collections impress everybody and have managed to collect approx Rs. 22.20 crore till now. The movie is turning out to be fantastic from all respects. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “Smash hit music + terrific promotion + youth factor = Fantastic start at the BO.” Actress Serah Singh who has debuted in the movie is on cloud nine as her movie Yaariyan is becomes talk of the town with excellent response by audience. Serah Singh was seen in her glamour’s character and played her role effortlessly. Her character Jenny is a high class-rich Indian girl and touched heart of her fans with her simple yet powerful performance.

Serah Singh Said, “I am very happy that my first movie doing well at the box office and it’s appreciated by my all fans and audience. I am glad people loving me too much. Divya ji is very good director and not left any stone unturned. She had done very hard work and now it’s appreciated by everyone.”

Serah Singh has ruled in Yaariyan and steals the heart of audience through her mind blowing performance. The movie enticed the hearts and souls both getting you utterly impressed the way the film has been designing a business for itself.

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T-Series Clarifies on Media Reports on “One By Two” Music

After reading media stories on the music release of the film “One By Two” we are compelled to issue this press release to clear the erroneous understanding and misconceptions being seeded in the media.

Viacom 18 represented to us that they own all the rights for the said film including its music rights free of any encumbrances. and based on their representation, warranties and indemnities, We acquired the said music rights from Viacom 18 solely based on their express representations with a clear understanding that they will share the link agreements with authors and composers to complete the chain of title. Viacom 18 has assigned these rights to us and have further indemnified us against any claims or losses and thus the onus of providing a clear chain of title lies with Viacom 18. We fail to understand why we are being brought into this mess between the Right holder (Viacom 18) and the Producer (Mr. Abhay Deol).

None of our agreements are against the law (as is being painted in the media) and in-fact have been adopted by us after exercising due diligence and obtaining expert legal advice and are perfectly in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 and the same cannot be said to be illegal in any manner whatsoever.

T-Series as a label respects and has always respected the rights of authors, composers and performers and has been regularly entering into agreements which are in consonance with the applicable provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957. T-Series works, on a continuing basis, with most producers in the industry and in turn we expect that they would enter into agreements that are, on one hand, in compliance with applicable law, and which also safeguard our mutual interests. We spend a considerable amount of our resources on acquisition of music as well as promotion of the music and the film and bear the entire risk of the commercial viability of the music which we acquire. We are disappointed that baseless allegations are being made against us in an arbitrary manner completely disregarding our legitimate and lawful concerns as a music label.

We are well within our rights to call upon producers to provide us with appropriate agreements with composers, lyricists and singers as we cannot acquire any rights from a person who has none to begin with. In the absence thereof, we cannot be expected to release music when there is no clarity with respect to the rights granted to the producer. Any person who expects a label to acquire rights without ascertaining the validity of such rights is clearly not a person who has any understanding of the industry or the legal provisions governing assignments of rights in music.

We have to always ensure that the rights that we are acquiring from the producer would enable us to exercise our rights as a music label and further enable us to provide the public at large with music. It is an undisputable fact that once we have acquired the rights from a producer, the only entity which is at risk is us. We are not willing to get bowed down by undue pressure and release music with fragmented / encumbered rights and infringe any rights of third parties in the process.

It is pertinent to note here that we have yet not received the chain of agreements from Viacom 18, however considering our longstanding relationship with the studio, we have gone ahead and invested considerable amount on the promotion of the music album on various media platforms and 3 songs from the film “One By Two” are already live on our official YouTube Channel. One should appreciate that the risk here is entirely ours and we are the ones who are losing out on the revenue opportunity. Our decision to hold back the release is primarily to safeguard the interest of Viacom 18 from any unscrupulous claims and infringement proceedings.

Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. a.k.a T-Series

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An Auto Rickshaw Entry for Sallu on DID 4

The topless Khan makes an entry standing atop a topless autorickshaw

Salman dances with Dada on DID 4.JPGA splashy, flamboyant entry that sends onlooking fans into an uncontrollable frenzy is a must when you have a rockstar as BIG as Salman Khan making an appearance on a television show! So, out came the dhol-tashas, the nagadas and the tutaaris when it was time for Sallu Bhai to visit the sets of India’s top-rated dance reality show, Dance India Dance … but as if all of this wasn’t enough, Salman zoomed in to the venue, standing unabashedly atop a convertible auto rickshaw with its top torn off just like the superstar tears off his own shirts.

Just like his entertaining entry, Salman’s time on the sets was full of fun, light-hearted moments that had Grandmaster Mithun Da, the judges, hosts and contestants in splits. He was clearly in the mood to just let go and have a ball. Be it his lively interaction with a kabutar that flew in to the sets, reminding him of his Maine Pyar Kiya days and his hit song Kabutar Ja Ja Ja or the time when he actually went up on stage to make some candy-floss for his biggest fan – the talented contestant Swarali, Salman was on a roll!

While the spirit on the sets was one of tom-foolery, there was one man who was driven to tears when Sallu Bhai spoke of him. The superstar’s own discovery – DID Judge Mudassar Khan. When Salman revealed how he spotted Mudassar performing impressively at a mall in Indore in the course of the promotional campaign for his film ‘Wanted’ and immediately approached him to work for him, Mudassar fought back tears and acknowledged that his meeting with Salman was the turning point of his life. There has been no looking back since then and he owes it all to the magnanimous actor. Salman corrected him saying that he took Mudassar on with his own personal career interests in mind, not as an act of charity. “You ought to give yourself some credit for your own success as I would never have approached or recommended you had I not found you to be extraordinary and talented.”

Salman spoke equally highly of his Jay Ho co-star Daisy Shah, another assistant choreographer he’d spotted on the sets of his previous films. He’d encouraged her to try her hand at acting, after noticing her striking good looks and natural grace. The duo was mighty impressed with the acts put together by the contestants, especially Sumedh and Manan who performed to Humko Maloom Hai from Salman’s film Janeman. Even as the boys were impeccable in their form, style and finesse, they brought alive the special bond of a guru and his protege through their act in the most touching manner. It naturally left both Mudassar and Daisy choked with emotion as they look up to Salman as their mentor.

To bring back a lighter mood, Salman leapt up on stage and danced with Dada and Manan-Sumedh to his famous Dhinka Chika, leaving the audience roaring for an encore!

Stay tuned to all this action and more in an action-packed Salman special episode of ‘Maruti Suzuki Dance India Dance powered by Quikr.com’ on Saturday, 18th Jan at 9 PM, only on Zee TV.

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One lakh Indians to sing ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’ in presence of Lata Mangeshkar

Mumbai | A large function celebrating the golden jubilee of the song ‘Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon’ is being organized on January 27, 2014, to remember War Heroes who put their lives on the line for the nation. On behalf of our country, our martyrs and soldiers, Bharat Ratna, Ms. Lata Mangeshkar will be felicitated for her immortal and patriotic song by Respected Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi. Shahid Gaurav Samiti’s convener, Mr. Mangal Prabhat Lodha, MLA says that the golden jubilee is being celebrated to incarnate the ethos of nationalism and patriotism among in Indians for the them to remember this for the generations to come.

The program being organized by Shahid Gaurav Samiti in association with Lodha Foundation will be held on January 27, 2014 starting 6pm at Racecourse, Mahalaxmi. Many celebrities and national figure along with more than one lac Indians are expected to sing along the song in presence of Ms. Lata Mangeshkar. The function is MLA Lodha’s brainchild based on the 1962 war between India and China. Widows and Families from various wars with China and Pakistan have been specially invited to this event. According to Shahid Gaurav Samiti’s General Secretary, Veermata Anuradha Gore, this event will see over 100 Param Vir Chakra, Mahaveer Chakra and other gallantry award winners being felicitated along with their families.

Many soldier and officers from all three parts of defence forces are expected to gather in large numbers. It’s important to mention that January 27 is an important day for us. After the 1962 war, on the same day in 1963, Lata Mangeshkar sang this song remembering all the martyrs who lost their lives defending the country. Mumbai will celebrate 27 Jan as – Shreshtha Bharat Divas. More than 100 martyrs family will be felicitated the event and renowned singers will perform patriotic songs. To attend the event, also can call at 022 – 23670624 and 022 – 65345567.

For more information kindly contact to:

Mr. Vaibhav Lodha – 07506012744 / Mr. Niranjan Parihar – 09821226894

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For those who want only the finest in life…Shagun 2014

Shagun 2014…slated to be the biggest & best consumer exhibition dedicated to the Indian Wedding Market, an initiative by ABEC.

Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences (ABEC) bring a three day extravaganza, Shagun 2014, spearheaded by Bulbeer Gandhi bringing novel market trends. An Exhibition providing an absolute wedding solution in keeping with the taste of the Elite strata of society on a common platform!

The Exhibition Brings Together A Premium Clientele Who Have A Fine Taste Of Style And Elegance As Well As The Discerning Wedding Clients Who Have Vast Spending Power And Are Frequent Purchasers Of High Quality Fashion, Jewellery And Related Services.

Shagun 2014, the spectacular wedding exhibition by ABEC which is a major player in the Indian Exhibition & Trade Fairs Industry, the company that has reached a level where it has been providing its clients with access to global distribution networks through well-organized and widely-marketed events.

Shagun 2014 will see the participation of the following designers; Veer Design Studio, Asbaab Design Studio, Reshma Fashion House, Anuradha Creations, Nona’s Exclusif, Mehak Creation, Sancia Creation, Sapna’s Design Studio – Delhi, Mamta & Shweta Couture, Kala Niketan, Monit Dochania, MSAS By Megha & Amit Sanger, Studio Dream Collection, Rouche, Surrender, Auram, Hemina Aiya, Abjeni, Toxic, Radha Traditions, Wrap A Dream, Sthree, Manshaa, Vima, Aura Kreation, Tanveer Rim & Saniya, Nita Shah, Madhu S, Chhui Mui, Bodhi Tree – Jaipur, Sonia Ahuja, Shiro Design Studio, Candy, Sole Affair, Varda, Tee Amo, Fiddaa, Adaa, Rasberrie, Divine Diva, Shankh Collections, Shyam Ahuja (Gift Café), Maahi, Aianna, Peach, V2, Abned, Raps Creation, Swati Creations, Mahesh Bijou, Priya Kumar, Statements By FR, B9 Studio, Aakarsshan, Marwadi Collection, Neha Kajla, Chic Accessories.

ABEC embarks upon its journey to presenting one of a kind wedding & trousseau exhibition with leading players in the jewelry industry; the participants are The Cappuccino Collection, Pure Gold Jewelers, Razwada Jewels, Golecha’s Jewels, Angel Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., MK Sons Fine Jewels Pvt. Ltd, and Charu Jewels, Treasure, PC Totuka & Sons, Gems & Jewels Palace, Solitaire Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., Mangal Royal Jewels Pvt. Ltd, Bharti Jewelers Pvt. Ltd, Hia Exports, Sanzany, Satkar Ornaments Pvt. Ltd, Exquisite Fine Jewellery, MS Kundan Creation, Bellisima Jewels, Color ‘N’ Jewels, Dhawan Kundan Creations, Amber , Samik Enterprises and Bhavprita’s.

Bulbeer Gandhi of ABEC mentions, “We Assure That Exhibitors Like You Will Return Year-After-Year When You Experience The Benefits From A Chance To Meet New And Existing Customers. Quality Sale Leads To An Opportunity For A Massive Target Audience To Sample And Show-Off Your Products. Be there at Shagun 2014.”

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67th Indian International Travel & Tourism

Is there a two-way ticket to the world wrapped up in a three-day event?

India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (IITT) says YES!

Imagine having the entire Travel and Tourism industry wrapped into a seed that will eventually bear the fruit of infinite opportunities. Conceptualized and executed by Asian Business Exhibition & Conferences Ltd, India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (IITT) is a strong networking platform for both domestic and international buyers and giant corporates of the industry, to showcase their services and products to their counter-parts from Pan-India and overseas. Asian Business Exhibition & Conference Ltd – India’s trade fair leader & ITE Group PLC–leading exhibition organizers globally (also organizers of MITT and EMITT)—have announced the launch of a new ground-breaking travel expo to turbocharge India’s Travel Industry with the India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition–IITT 2014.

Guaranteed to be the mecca for marketing and networking for domestic and international players of the Travel Industry by attracting trade and public visitors in parallel.

IITT is an initiative taken to propel the Travel and Tourism industry by bridging the gap between the geographies and its components. Apart from the exhibition, this mega event also brings you knowledge seminars i.e. the 2-day conference at IITT 2014 that willbean interactive platform giving an opportunity to address key industry issues, expert perspectives and highlight on the challenges of the tourism industry. IITT will also create avenues to interact and build relationships for future businesses for the rapidly evolving Indian travel and tourism market in terms of inbound, outbound and domestic travel which is both potential and challenging. The Exhibition will be spread across10, 000 sq.mts. And will witness participation from both domestic and international industry players. With a media budget running into crores, IITT is set to break grounds in its inception.

India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition (IITT) is going be held at the MMRDA Exhibition Center at the BandraKurla Complex in Mumbai on 16th, 17th& 18th January 2014. Turkey who has had a long relationship with ITE Group is the partner country for the event.

The event will have exhibitors from National Tourist Organizations (NTOs), state tourism boards, travel agents, tour operators, car rental companies, convention centers, cruise liners, golf courses, resorts, hotelsand many more. IITT is a must-visit exhibition if you are involved in selling or buying travel products and services whether inbound, outbound or domestic tourism.

Other highlights of this ground-breaking Exhibition will be:

• Partner Events – MITT & EMITT

• Presenting Partner NDTV Good Times, Lifestyle channel

• Full Hosted International & Domestic Buyers

• Pre-fixed Appointments

• Personalized invitation badges to 35,000+ travel trade visitor

• Personalized invitation badges to HR, Admin, Marketing & Travel desk managers of 4000+ corporate clients

• Event Support by Incredible India

• Cultural Stage

• Workshop Area

• VIP Lounge

• 2-Day Conference.

IITT is a brand new platform that will bring with ita beneficial initiative andunexpected opportunities to maximize business and travel experiences. IITT is all fired up to break ground thus making room for everything from the most renowned to the most promising.

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Priyanka Chopra Most Beautiful – features as one of the Top 13 Most Beautiful Women in the World.

After creating a splash on the international front with her record breaking single “Exotic” feat Pitbull, and her Hollywood debut Disney’s Planes ,Priyanka Chopra is also the only Indian to represent the high street fashion brand GUESS on the global platform as she shot with Bryan Adams.

The actress and international artist who is the most talked about personality abroad added another feather to her illustrious hat,making it to the list of the World’s Most Beautiful Women .

Priyanka made it to the Top 13 Beautiful Women of 2013 in a survey drawn up by an international agency for celebrity publicity — PBLCTY.

Interestingly, Priyanka Chopra is the only Indian to make it to the list, which also includes names like Beyonce Knowles,Jennifer Lawrence, Alicia Quarles, Scarlett Johannson among others.

Says Priyanka Chopra, “The announcement came as a huge surprise to me and its extremely flattering and humbling “.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014: Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra sizzle in JIYA from Yash Raj Films’ GUNDAY, one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2014.

JIYA is the brand new song out from the impressive GUNDAY album after the foot tapping TUNE MAARI ENTRIYAAN and JASHN-E-ISHQA – both of which have been quickly climbing the music charts!

Watch Bikram (Ranveer Singh) enchantingly serenade the gorgeous Nandita (Priyanka Chopra), the most beautiful cabaret dancer in this new number from GUNDAY. This visually stunning and musically soothing song in the voice of Arijit Singh is a passionate and captivating celebration of love.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film stars Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor, as Bikram and Bala, along with Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan, in lead roles.

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day – GUNDAY style!

/yrf /GundayTheFilm @ GundayTheFilm /+yrf

Website: www.yashrajfilms.com sms GUNDAY to 53131

IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE 14th Feb 2014

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Zee TV is back with India’s Dance Ke Baap as we announce the third season of
Dance India Dance Li’l Masters

India ke Best dancing kid sensation Ki Khoj aapke Sheher

Mumbai mein
- Kya aapka bachha banega next Jitumoni and Faisal Khan?? –

Text Box: Be there as this could be your BIG BREAK!!! MUMBAI Audition Dates: 19th January, 2014 8 AM – 2 PM Age group – 5 to 12 years Dr. Pillai Global School, RSC-48, Gorai 2, Borivali (West) Kya Aap Tayyar Hain Apne Big Break Ke Liye” Mumbai, 14th January, 2014: Following the stupendous success of the first and second season of Dance India Dance Li’l Masters, Zee TV is coming back with a third installment of this spectacular show that has established, once and for all, that it is the children of this country who are the real ‘Dance ke Baap’! With overwhelming response at the auditions from genuinely gifted children across the cities and awe-inspiring dance acts by the little powerhouses of talent week on week, the show is back once again with double the fun than before. DID L’il Masters aims to open doors for talented children who dream of becoming the biggest child dancing star. This season, children from all over the country to show off their moves and grooves as they get the country asking for more with their incredible talent!

This week, ‘DID L’il Masters’ comes to Mumbai to discover the latent talent within the children of the Mumbai. As the entries pour in from all over the state, the frenzy to be a part of the nation’s biggest dance family begins to build up. Record breaking numbers of entries have flooded the channel offices as children from Mumbai and other parts of the state make a rush for the auditions. The best dancing talent will be selected from across the nation and their mettle will be judged on this platform. These winners will then head towards a series of grooming sessions for the ultimate competition in Mumbai and then finally the very best from amongst them will be crowned as ‘India’s best child dancing sensation’.

The first season made a winner out of Jeetumoni, who not only bagged the coveted prize of the ‘Golden Super Wings’ but was flooded with offers to perform and showcase his dance skills both within the country and globally as well. Season two winner – Faisal Khan’s dancing abilities were appreciated by one and all and has now bagged a show as well. DID Li’l Masters features only the country’s best child dancers vying for the ultimate recognition – The Golden Super Wings. If you thought season one and two were terrific, just wait till you see the latest edition of the show!

About Zee TV

Zee TV, the flagship channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprises LTD was launched in October 1992. With a reach of more than 167 countries and access to more than 500 million viewers globally, Zee TV has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora. Realizing its strength in programming and the need for Indian entertainment in the overseas market, it launched Zee TV in the UK / Europe (1995), the USA (1998), Africa (1998) and is available across five continents. Nearly two decades since its launch, Zee TV has driven the growth of the satellite and cable industry in India. The popularity of Zee arises from its understanding of Indian culture and beliefs which are depicted in its programming.

Zee TVs programming delivers a variety of choices for all segments of the audience, including primetime drama series, television movies, theatrical films, specials and daytime dramas. A frontrunner in bringing innovative programming to its viewers, the new positioning with the brand slogan ‘Umeed Se Saje Zindagi’ is about a celebration and vindication of a woman’s emerging beliefs and a reflection of her changing hopes, dreams and optimism. Since its inception, the channel has introduced ground-breaking programming like Just Ek Minute, Saapseedi, the popular game shows, Tara, Banegi Apni Baat, Antakshari and blockbuster programming like Sa Re Ga Ma, Dastaan, Chattan, Hasratein and Sailaab. All these programmes proved to be major successes with local audiences and set benchmarks for television. Other original programming includes Zee Horror Show, X-Zone, Saturday Suspense, Rishtey along with dramas like Amaanat, Ashirwaad, Basera, Koshish Ek Asha and Mehendi Tere Naam Ki.

Today the channel has a multi-genre offering and is living up to its image of being a socially conscious channel. With path breaking shows like Hasne aur Hasane Ka Tonic Ladies Special, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Aapki Antara, Pavitra Rishta, Shree, Maayka, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyann and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs, the channel has established icons such as Laali, Archana, Antara, Lakshmi and Saraswati to name a few. Zee TV also carries the proud tag of being the pioneer of the musical show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and dance reality show, Dance India Dance.

Media Contact

Atrayee Chandra

atrayee.chandra@zee.esselgroup.com

Nupur Kothari

Nupur.kothari@zee.esselgroup.com

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Live painting by Rohit Soni…He has been sketching and doodling and generating a lot of thoughts in Mumbai, Delhi and a lot of places big and small with his indulging and unique styled art.
At Hiranandani, during Powai fest he created a spectacular piece of art on the “Impressions of Powai” which he claims to be one of the most beautiful and happening places in Mumbai.
Residents of Powai enjoyed watching him sketch and draw the huge canvas in his style, his attempt to put together the beauty of Powai and its people through the medium of live painting right there at Powai fest!

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Discover your favorite Starbucks® Latte

Enjoy the rich, creamy beverage just the way you like it!

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Mumbai, January 15, 2014: This season relish an authentic coffee experience at your favorite Starbucks® store as you get to discover your own favorite Latte. With every Latte having a distinct flavor, you will get a wonderful opportunity to indulge into the layers of your favorite Latte. One gets to personalize their Latte with exciting flavors like Caramel, Hazelnut or Vanilla syrups and deep dive into Latte exploration.

Create your most preferred latte with unique combinations that delight your taste buds for either the iced or steaming hot version of the rich, creamy and delicious beverage. This customized, full bodied espresso by Starbucks® blended with milk and your favorite scrumptious syrups is sure to give you special Starbucks Experience.

Available across all 32 stores in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Pune and Bengaluru between January 15, 2014 to March 2, 2014:

Mumbai

Starbucks® store, 10, Elphinstone Building, Veernariman Road, Horniman Circle, Fort
Starbucks® store, Ground Floor, Oberoi Mall, Goregaon East
Starbucks® store, G2, Prudential Building, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Starbucks® store, Lower 2 Lobby, Indiabulls Finance Centre, Elphinstone Road, Lower Parel
Starbucks® store, Outside Terminal 1B Arrival, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Starbucks® store, Ground Floor, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Annexe, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
Starbucks® store, Upper Ground floor, Infinity Mall 2, Link Road, Malad West

· Starbucks® store, R – City Mall, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar

· Starbucks® store, Upper Ground Floor, Korum Mall, Thane West, Thane

· Starbucks® store, Viviana Mall, Thane

· Starbucks® store, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu

· Starbucks® store, Chapel Road, Bandra

· Starbucks® store, Backstage Building, Plot No. 612, 15th Cross Road, Ramakrishna Mission Road, Santacruz

· Starbucks® store, Ground floor, First International Financial Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex

Pune

· Starbucks® store, North Main Road, Koregaon Park

· Starbucks® store, West Block, Ground Floor Unit No. 11, Amanora Town Centre, Village Sadesatranali, Hadapsar

· Starbucks® store, Ground floor, Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar

· Starbucks® store, Cetnriole Building, ITI Road, Aundh

Delhi NCR

· Starbucks® store, Hamilton House, A Block, Inner Circle ,Connaught Place

· Starbucks® store, Ground Floor, Select CITYWALK, Saket

· Starbucks® store, First Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

· Starbucks® store, LG Level, DMRC, Metro , Nehru Place

· Starbucks® store, Greater Kailash 1, M Block Market

· Starbucks® store, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

· Starbucks® store, 1/83, Ground Floor, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh

· Starbucks® store, E 29, 1st Floor, South Extension- 2

· Starbucks® store, 39, Sector 29, Gurgaon

· Starbucks® store, Gate No. 15, International Terminal, Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport

· Starbucks® store, Gate No. 27, Domestic Terminal, Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport

· Starbucks® store , DLF Cyber Hub, Sector 25, DLF Cybercity, Gurgaon

· Starbucks® store, Ground floor, HB Twin Towers, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura

Bengaluru

· Starbucks® store, Real Square Building, Opp Raheja Arcade, 7th Block, Koramangala

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with more than 17,000 stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com

About Tata Global Beverages

Tata Global Beverages is a part of the global Tata Group. Tata Global Beverages is a global beverage business and the world’s second largest tea company. The group’s annual turnover is US $1.5 bn and it employs around 3000 people worldwide. The Company focuses on ‘good for you’ beverages and has a stable of innovative regional and global beverage brands , including Tata Tea, Tetley, Himalayan natural mineral water and Eight O’ Clock Coffee. For more information, please visit www.tataglobalbeverages.com.

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Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker AJITA SUCHITRA VEERA wants Mr, Shahrukh Khan & Mr,Aamir Khan as an audience?

Even as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2014 ‘The Good Road’ has failed to make it to the nominations list in the Best Foreign Picture Category, it’s not the end of the road for us.

Ajita Suchitra Veera, a critically acclaimed Hyderabad-Mumbai based filmmaker has kept the Indian hope alive at the Oscars with her maiden feature film, ‘Ballad of Rustom’, which has been shortlisted from 4000 films across the globe.

The film is competing with some of the world’s best cinema in the Oscars Reminder List in the Best Picture category at the 86th Academy awards.

However, Ajita who is a writer, producer and director of her award winning film is now in India with renewed energy in her eyes She is on a mission to introduce her film to the Indian audiences & she firmly believes Indian audiences will definitely be able to appreciate & engage with this kind of Cinema.

“I would definitely like Mr.Shahrukh Khan to watch my film ,” said Ajita at a packed press conference in suburban Mumbai when asked about showing the film to Shahrukh – who has done such content driven films like Swades, Chak de

She also invited super star Amir Khan known for his great drive in promoting different cinema in India to watch her film.

When asked about the commercials distribution aspect of her film, she said, “I have so far financed my own film but I now want to approach big studios like Disney, Sony classic, Fox Searchlight , UTV, TV18 or Eros to become the release partners.”

Shot in Coorg (Karnataka), the film captures life of a nondescript telephone repairer who has knack for scientific experiments.

“It’s a film about imagination, dreams, passion for life, love, hope and despair,” according to Ajita.

‘Ballad of Rustom’ breaks new grounds in technology by ironically using an age-old technique of shooting on reel and editing by cutting the actual reel. Shot on 35 mm film with live-sync sound, the filmmaker used special processing technique called ‘bleach bypass’ to create a dreamy visual effect and quality.

It’s these defying efforts of film making that have earned Ajita a place in an Oscars shortlist this year.

“It’s most gratifying that my film has been selected for the craftsmanship and technical quality,” she concluded.


Regards,

REVOLUTION MEDIA

Aliya Hasan(PR Head)

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Parineeti Chopra speaks Mandarin for Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee !

Parineeti Chopra who will next be seen in Dharma Productions and Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee alongside Sidharth Malhotra ,studied Mandarin extensively for a certain scene in the film.The scene in question sees Parineeti answer an interview held by an Asian organization as she speaks fluent Mandarin.

Confirming the news, Vinil says, “We wanted the scene to be as authentic as possible and so, we decided that instead of making Parineeti talk gibberish and present it as Mandarin, we should make Parineeti learn some Mandarin for the scene.” The two Malaysian actors Cynthia and Mayjune patiently helped Parineeti learn the few phrases needed for the scene and Parineeti was quite excited about getting to learn a new language for the film.

Says Parineeti, “Yes, I had a great time learning Mandarin for the sequence. I had thought that it would be tough to learn the phrases as I was not familiar with the language at all but the two Malaysian actors patiently taught me and made the learning process quite fun.”

Dharma Productions & Phantom Films’ Hasee Toh Phasee starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra hits theaters 7th February 2014.

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Curtain Raiser for the first edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival

Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) to be held from 31st Jan to 2nd Feb

Marc Baschet to be the Jury Head

Around 40 movies from across the globe to be screened during the course of three days

Mumbai, January 14, 2014: The First Edition of Navi Mumbai International Film Festival(NMIFF)will be held from 31st January to 2nd February 2014 at the DY Patil Auditorium in Nerul. Founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers, NMIFF (Navi Mumbai International Film Festival)will give a global exposure to these budding film makers.

Navi Mumbai International Film Festival’s impressive lineup of about 40 movies from across the globe and other highlights were revealed at the curtain raiser press conference held in the presence of Mr Ashok Purang, Festival Director, and MrSachinKhanna, Festival Founder and Chairman of NMIFF,Capt. Samir Walavalkar, Director – Business & Finance, Bisharad Basnet, Director – IT & Digital Networking and Mr. Salim Arif, Director of Cultural affairs, NMIFF.

The jury is the core of every film festival and NMIFF is proud of having eminent personalities on jury this year. Heading the jury will be renowned director and producer from France, Marc Baschet. He has won an Oscar for ‘No Man’s Land’ and ‘Heaven’, ‘Before the Rain’, ’Rain of Life’ are some of his acclaimed films. The jury also includes, Imtiaz Hussain, a writer and director of national fame, known for National Award winning films like Astitva and Parinda and Rohini Hattangadi, the only Indian actress to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Kasturba Gandhi in Gandhi.

The film entries for the festival have come in from all around the world and are segregated into three categories. Student,Professional & Feature films with shorts,documentaries,animation,social awareness & music as types available to enter in students & professional categories.

The Student Shorts Best film will be awarded the prize money of Rs. 20,000 with a Trophy & Certificate. The Best film of Professional Shorts is to be awarded with Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 1, 00,000, prize money for the best Feature Film.

Please find attach the list of films and jury profiles along with the press release for your reference.

Regards,
Apurva Kale

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Sunburn brings to you- Armin Only ‘Intense’

For the first time in India- an unbelievable blend of Theatre and Music

Come be a part of the ELECTRONIC OPERA!

The 5 times #1 DJ Armin Van Buuren is set to play a 6 hour marathon set and will be accompanied by live musicians & world class vocalists from around the world. With top-notch production, stunning live performances, numerous dancing acts, mind- blowing visual effects that have never been used in Dance Music before, Armin presents his most ‘Intense’ show ever.

Accompanied by Fiora Cutler, Trevor Guthrie. Cindy Alma, Richard Bedford & Lauren Evans, Armin will kick off the new year with a never seen before performance that is sure to raise the benchmark in 2014

Please reach out to me for interactions with Armin Van Buuren, we’d be love to have you present at the event to witness this phenomenal experience, do R.S.V.P so that we may sort our your media accreditation.

Venue: NSCI Stadium

Date: 24th January, 2014

Time: 5 pm onwards

About Sunburn Arena:

Sunburn Arena is a format created under the brand umbrella of Sunburn, a brand by Percept Live. Taking inspiration from global concerts that have taken place in super-sized arena centres like in the UK, USA and other parts of the world, Sunburn Arena is first of its kind in India. The objective to propel this format is 2-fold: First, to coax the authorities to sanction the construction of state-of-the-art Arena centers that shall further put India on the global map and second, to spread the brand Sunburn across different cities in India allowing EDM fans a chance to experience the hallmarks of EDM from the world over. Sunburn Arena promises to deliver a high impact experience supported by world class technology, high-end and programmable lighting, special effects with dimensional experiences, and much more.

Sunburn Arena through its Arena Gigs brings notable DJs from all over the world and gives them an opportunity to create ultimate music and entertainment experience for their audience. Such a format shall always showcase ONE globally renowned and popular artist from the EDM scene.

The Sunburn Arena brought world renowned electronic music artiste Avicii in 2011 and one of the best European DJs Dash Berlin early in 2012. The Arena brought the biggest dance music trio of the century ‘Swedish House Mafia’ for their One Last Tour in India. The trio performed at Noida in November 2012 and came back to perform for the first and last time in Bengaluru and Mumbai in 2013. The Arena has seen music heavy weights such as Hardwell and Nicky Romero and will not bring Armin’s most INTENSE tour ever!

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Miss Lovely is the world’s first ‘A’ grade film with a ‘C’ grade backdrop!

“I nearly missed the world’s first ‘A’ grade film with a ‘C’ grade backdrop. I am glad I chose to do Miss Lovely. Looking back, it was the most amazing film of my life,” reminisces actor Anil George, who makes his presence felt as the elder brother Vicky Duggal to Nawaz in Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely hitting the marquee this Jan 17. Anil plays one of the stellar roles in the film with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Niharika Singh.

The makers who auditioned him in Delhi after seeing his performance in the play, Mirza Ghalib, wanted him to travel to Mumbai to meet the director.“The dialogues had expletives, and I was worried as to why they were taking so much interest in me,” grins Anil at his first meeting and audition with Sanjay Shah of Miss Lovely. Anil wasn’t sure, but Sanjay Shah and later on, director Ashim Ahluwalia on seeing the audition seemed very sure. They gave him the tickets to travel to Mumbai.

“It was only when I met Nawazuddin Siddiqui who was in the same Delhi theatre circuit with Sakshi Group, I felt comfortable that I was in the right place. But once I read Ashim Ahluwalia’s script, I was blown away by the storyline and realised that the ’C’ grade setting contributed to this film being a top ranker. I was in an ‘A’ grade film with a C’ grade backdrop. The unique manner of storytelling excited me. I worked on every scene as though it were my last and the scenes by themselves were very wellcrafted and indepth. When you have the perfect script and the perfect director, it is a boon to any actor,” gushes Anil George.

“The film stood out with its Uncertain Regard selection at Cannes, but to me, when I read the script, it was like winning the Oscar. I realised that Ashim knew exactly where I fitted into the mould. I am glad I let my guard to the winds and signed Miss Lovely. The respect I got from the makers during the film is simply something I would always cherish.”

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New Delhi, 14 January, 2014: With over 20 million video views on YouTube, Bohemia, the King of Punjabi rap has broken yet another record by becoming one of the biggest YouTube Stars in India. Powered by the largest YouTube Multi Channel Network – Nirvana Digital – Bohemia’s channel is available on your PC, mobile phone, gaming console and tablet as well through http://www.youtube.com/Bohemia.

“It’s always great to work with artists who understand the power of Digital Platforms and are open to experiment with them. Bohemia has a huge fan base and the music he creates has made him one of the fastest growing and most viewed artists on YouTube in India”, said Pinakin Thakkar, Director, Nirvana Digital who manages Bohemia’s YouTube channel.

“Nirvana Digital has helped me connect directly with my fans around the world. Because of that, I am able to focus on my creativity and worry less about other things. I know that my music is available to my fans on the biggest platforms like YouTube and iTunes in the best quality possible,” said Bohemia.

Nirvana Digital provides a platform to established and budding artists for distribution and monetization of music & video content, also facilitating music video recordings in a professional live-studio setting in Mumbai. Nirvana Digital uploads these videos on their YouTube MCN that serves over 250 million minutes of video a month and helps the artist earn revenues from video views, in effect, helping create YouTube Stars. Nirvana Digital can also identify videos that are owned by the artists but uploaded by someone else, monetize them and help the artist earn revenue from those views as well. As an added bonus, Nirvana Digital also distributes this music to leading audio platforms such as Apple iTunes.

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“Digital distribution of music has begun to contribute significantly to an artist’s overall revenue, with demand for online as well as mobile content growing. We pave the way for musicians and music content owners to create and distribute their music, as well as earn revenues from it, without depending on external labels.” added Pinakin.

About Bohemia:

Bohemia is known for his independent debut album, ‘Vich Pardesan De’, released in 2002. He instantly hit the top 10 list on BBC Radio One. He then moved on the sign multi-record deals with Universal Music Group Private Limited India and gained immense popularity in the Desi Hip-Hop genre and Desi-rap. Since then he’s been a chartbuster and the rest is history.

Click here to watch the videos of Bohemia: http://www.youtube.com/Bohemia

About Nirvana Digital:

Nirvana Digital is one of the largest YouTube Multi Channel Networks in India and has served over 2.5 billion minutes of video in the year 2013. It enables content owners from the Indian sub-continent to monetize their video content so that they can start earning revenues immediately without incurring the expense of setting up and managing the infrastructure and team required to edit/upload/transcode/market/promote/monitor their content. Nirvana Digital directs traffic from its existing network of over 200 million minutes that are served each month to new videos for increased views and revenue. Nirvana Digital also distributes content to other leading platforms such as Apple iTunes, Amazon VOD, HULU and more. More information at http://www.nirvanadigital.com.

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Synechron and Mobile Labs Partner to Deliver Secure Mobile Application Testing to Banking, Financial Services and Digital Marketing Elite

Pune, January 14, 2014: Synechron formally announced today that it is now a partner of Mobile Labs, LLC, a leading provider of enterprise-grade, next-generation mobile application testing solutions. Through this strategic partnership, Synechron will offer secure, hosted mobile app testing offerings to its clients through Mobile Labs’ solutions, including its internal cloud-based testing platform, deviceConnect™. Focused on security, agility and affordability, Mobile Labs enables enterprises to deliver high-performance mobile applications for Android, iOS and Windows platforms, while also helping manage mobile devices in a private, secure cloud.

Based in Pune, India with offices in 19 countries, Synechron provides IT consulting and outsourcing services specifically for the banking, financial services, insurance, energy and digital marketing industries. Through this partnership, Synechron will provide clients with access to Mobile Labs’ mobile application testing tools and solutions, as well as deliver its own mobile app testing services. With the help of Mobile Labs’ secure testing framework, Synechron is able to provide best-of-breed solutions to support the corporate mobile strategy, reduce the complexity of mobile app testing, lower costs, improve app performance and expedite time-to-market.

Commenting on the development, Faisal Husain, CEO, Synechron says: “Our partnership with Mobile Labs is an affirmation of the expertise that we have built over the years around the enterprise mobility solutions and services space. The future is all about convergence and enhanced mobility, and this partnership will contribute significantly towards realizing our long-term goal of being the leaders in the mobile app development and mobile app QA space.”

Mobile Labs President and CEO Don Addington comments: “Mobile Labs’ clients have one thing in common – they want the flexibility of cloud-based testing without compromising security. Synechron’s deep focus on security-driven industries, like financial services and banking – not to mention its role as a trusted advisor to leaders within these industries – makes it an ideal partner for our business.”

Mihir Shah, Senior Director, Digital Media & Technology, adds: “The enterprise mobility space has been one of our of our key focus areas, and with this partnership, it will become easier for us to make further inroads in the mobile app development and testing space. The partnership will also help us spruce up our entire range of enterprise mobility service offerings that encompass Mobile Strategy, Mobile Architecture, Digital Design, Mobile Engineering, Mobile Security, Quality Assurance, and Governance.”

To learn more about Synechron’s IT consulting and outsourcing services, please visit http://www.synechron.com/. For more information on Mobile Labs’ mobile application testing tools and solutions, go to http://www.mobilelabsinc.com.

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About Synechron

For the last two decades, the IT services industry has been the poster-boy of the Indian economy. Amidst the big guns of this sector, there has been a company which broke away from the ‘cookie cutter’ approach with the vision of bringing value added top down advice and the ability to generate creative business, technology and commercial solutions for customers. Synechron is one of the fastest growing IT companies, that offers customized, high-end technology solutions & services specialised in two main verticals- BFSI- (Capital Markets, Insurance, Mortgage Banking Commodities, Insurance) and Digital Media Technology. It has significant presence in US, Canada, UK, The Netherlands, UAE, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and state-of-the-art Development Centres based in Pune, India. Synechron has a broad portfolio of core enterprise and industry specific services including: IT Strategy and Architecture, Application Development / Maintenance, Mobile Application Development, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, QA Service Offerings, Business Process Management (BPM), Remote Infrastructure Management, Cloud Computing & Business Process Outsourcing Services. It is a privately held company that has grown from scratch to being a $200m strong global entity within the span of 12 years. For more information visit www.synechron.com.

About Mobile Labs

Mobile Labs is a leading provider of end-to-end mobile application testing solutions for the enterprise. Its private, internal device cloud, deviceConnect™, delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs. The patent-pending technology is internal to a company’s worldwide infrastructure, providing highly secure access to and management of the entire inventory of test devices across major mobile platforms. deviceConnect supports both manual and automated testing on real devices without jailbreaking or rooting. Test automation is provided via Mobile Labs Trust™, a solution architected to tightly integrate with the industry’s leading automated testing platform. Trust is an automated, cross-platform solution that helps ensure application quality across multiple mobile platforms. Trust enables enterprises to deploy fully tested, high quality mobile applications faster. For more information, please visit www.mobilelabsinc.com.

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Synechron and Mobile Labs Partner to Deliver Secure Mobile Application Testing to Banking, Financial Services and Digital Marketing Elite

Pune, January 14, 2014: Synechron formally announced today that it is now a partner of Mobile Labs, LLC, a leading provider of enterprise-grade, next-generation mobile application testing solutions. Through this strategic partnership, Synechron will offer secure, hosted mobile app testing offerings to its clients through Mobile Labs’ solutions, including its internal cloud-based testing platform, deviceConnect™. Focused on security, agility and affordability, Mobile Labs enables enterprises to deliver high-performance mobile applications for Android, iOS and Windows platforms, while also helping manage mobile devices in a private, secure cloud.

Based in Pune, India with offices in 19 countries, Synechron provides IT consulting and outsourcing services specifically for the banking, financial services, insurance, energy and digital marketing industries. Through this partnership, Synechron will provide clients with access to Mobile Labs’ mobile application testing tools and solutions, as well as deliver its own mobile app testing services. With the help of Mobile Labs’ secure testing framework, Synechron is able to provide best-of-breed solutions to support the corporate mobile strategy, reduce the complexity of mobile app testing, lower costs, improve app performance and expedite time-to-market.

Commenting on the development, Faisal Husain, CEO, Synechron says: “Our partnership with Mobile Labs is an affirmation of the expertise that we have built over the years around the enterprise mobility solutions and services space. The future is all about convergence and enhanced mobility, and this partnership will contribute significantly towards realizing our long-term goal of being the leaders in the mobile app development and mobile app QA space.”

Mobile Labs President and CEO Don Addington comments: “Mobile Labs’ clients have one thing in common – they want the flexibility of cloud-based testing without compromising security. Synechron’s deep focus on security-driven industries, like financial services and banking – not to mention its role as a trusted advisor to leaders within these industries – makes it an ideal partner for our business.”

Mihir Shah, Senior Director, Digital Media & Technology, Synechron adds: “The enterprise mobility space has been one of our key focus areas, and with this partnership, it will become easier for us to make further inroads in the mobile app development and testing space. The partnership will also help us spruce up our entire range of enterprise mobility service offerings that encompass Mobile Strategy, Mobile Architecture, Digital Design, Mobile Engineering, Mobile Security, Quality Assurance, and Governance.”

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New Citrix DesktopPlayer Extends Market-leading XenDesktop to Mobile MacBook Users

DesktopPlayer Enables Customers to take Virtual Desktops to go – for Corporate and ‘BYO’ MacBooks

India – January 14, 2014: Citrix today announced the availability of Citrix® DesktopPlayer for Mac, a client virtualization solution, which extends the benefits of the market-leading Citrix XenDesktop® solution to mobile MacBook users. DesktopPlayer gives users the ability to work on their Windows virtual desktops in any network scenario — including over low-quality connections, congested WiFi hotspots, and even when no connection is available. Using DesktopPlayer with XenDesktop enables users to switch between local and hosted virtual desktops with ongoing synchronization of personal profiles and data. This allows users to work on their MacBook laptop, then seamlessly switch to any other device to access their cloud-hosted virtual desktop. End users gain freedom to work anywhere, independent of network conditions, and IT gains control with the ability to centrally-manage Windows virtual desktops delivered to either corporate or personally-owned ‘bring-your-own’ (BYO) MacBooks.

The mobile worker population is expected to continue to grow as more companies enable mobile workstyles for their employees. With this growth, the presence of BYO devices is also expected to rise. According to Forrester Research, the growth of BYO is expected across many personal devices including tablets and laptops. Forrester expects sales of new laptops used for BYO will grow from over 5 million in 2014 to over 7 million by 2016, significantly expanding the number of BYO laptops already in use within enterprises. By 2016, Forrester expects the number of employees using their own laptop or tablet to double1, significantly expanding the number of BYO laptops already in use within enterprises. In addition, a recent Citrix survey found that enterprises expect the presence of BYO MacBooks will grow from 5 percent of their employee base today to 16 percent by 20162. Given these trends, it is necessary to provide customers with the ability to extend the delivery of virtual desktops to this fast-growing segment. Unlike other solutions that currently serve this market, Citrix is the only company that can address multiple use cases via local and hosted virtual desktops with centralized management and control.

1. Habitat For Engagement: Unleash Workforce Potential With Agile Enablement,” Forrester Research, Inc.: May 10, 2013

2. Citrix sponsored survey of DABCC readers, 2013

Key Highlights of Citrix DesktopPlayer:

The core value of DesktopPlayer for enterprises is the Synchronizer back-end management tool, which is a robust Web-based system with granular policy controls for deploying, updating, managing and securing virtual desktops that run on a Type-2 hypervisor. With DesktopPlayer, enterprises can now:

· Increase User Flexibility and Productivity – Enable mobile employees to use their personal or corporate-issued MacBook for accessing and interacting with locally-installed Windows applications and data, while keeping personal and corporate data separate and secure on the same device. Personal vDisk (PvD) technology within DesktopPlayer enables IT to provide users with the flexibility to install custom or departmental Windows applications and device and printer drivers — without losing central control over the base golden image.

· Centralize Management for Corporate or BYO MacBooks – When using XenDesktop with DesktopPlayer, the same Windows virtual desktop can be deployed locally to Mac and PC laptops and managed centrally using the same virtual desktop image library and management infrastructure. With the Synchronizer, the base image is guaranteed to be consistent, significantly increasing patch and update success rates over traditional agent-based PC management. Moreover, with the Synchronizer, the updates are done at the hypervisor layer. Even if there is a problem in the base image, corrupting the OS image and rendering traditional PC management tools ineffective, the Synchronizer can still successfully update the base image.

· Add Follow-me Profiles and Data on Any Device – The integration between DesktopPlayer and XenDesktop allows users to seamlessly move between their cloud-hosted and local virtual desktops when using their MacBook. User profile management integration allows for the synchronization of profiles across the hosted and offline virtual desktops. And with the addition of Citrix ShareFile®, users can also securely synchronize data seamlessly across all of their devices.

· Gain Control over Corporate-owned and BYO Macs – With DesktopPlayer, IT can prevent access to, expire or even remotely wipe local virtual desktops in the event of device loss, theft or when an employee or contractor leaves the company.

DesktopPlayer is the only virtual desktop solution for MacBooks that provides local and offline capabilities, full centralized management and control for IT, and data security. Used with XenDesktop, it provides a powerful combination of the ability to work in a local, offline environment optimized for laptop users, while preserving the ability to access their cloud-hosted virtual desktop from anywhere on any device – whether from a home PC, thin client or public computer.

Availability:

DesktopPlayer is available now as a XenDesktop FlexCast® add-on at $75 per user/per device. Download a 90-day free trial of DesktopPlayer and use it with Synchronizer to manage up to ten MacBook Pro or MacBook Air laptops.

Quotes:

“DesktopPlayer is the perfect solution for our BYO Mac employees. It’s easy to use and performs very well, and it allows us to provide our corporate Windows image without having to wipe the users’ devices.” – Michael Thompson, Virtualization Engineer, Raymond James Financial

“Citrix DesktopPlayer makes it super easy to give a preconfigured Windows VM to Mac users all around the corporation. It is far easier than VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop.” – Arthur Blakely, Senior Systems Administrator

“The popularity of Apple products in businesses is clearly growing at a brisk pace. Enterprises are deploying desktop virtualization to enable mobile workstyles and manage the diversity of devices that users are bringing into the workplace. With the introduction of DesktopPlayer, these organizations can now address a rapidly growing set of users: mobile employees who need to access their virtual desktops on their MacBooks while disconnected. No other virtual desktop solution on the market provides the centralized management and security that DesktopPlayer and XenDesktop can.” – Calvin Hsu, Vice President, Product Marketing, Desktops and Apps, Citrix

About Citrix:

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles—empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With market-leading cloud solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world. Citrix products are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Annual revenue in 2012 was $2.59 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors:

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment, including in revenue growth and recognition of revenue, products and services, their development and distribution, product demand and pipeline, economic and competitive factors, including risks associated with international growth and IT consolidation, as well as other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion and is subject to change without notice or consultation. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions or incorporated into any contract.

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Citrix®, DesktopPlayer, XenDesktop® and FlexCast® are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Jimmy Shergill’s Tweets On ‘Darr@The Mall’ Sets Amuses Everyone

Actor Jimmy Shergill, who will be next seen playing a security officer in upcoming horror flick ‘Darr@The Mall’, found an amusing way to deal with the exhaustion on the sets of the film, which was mostly shot at night at various malls in the city.

Jimmy said, “During the night shoots, we all used to be sleepy and exhausted as we had to go about our daily routine during the day too. So, whenever I used to see members of the cast catching a nap in a chair or something, I would click their pictures and put them up on social networking sites, with funny comments accompanying them about how the director was making us work so hard.” Apparently, Jimmy’s friends and associates found this quite amusing and they got back to him to tell him about how much they enjoyed the funny tweets.

The film, which is directed by Pavan Kripalani and produced by MSM Motion Pictures and Contiloe Entertainment, also stars Nushrat Bharucha, Arif Zakaria, Asif Basra, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Shraddha Kaul and Neeraj Sood and the film is slated to release on February 21.

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“Queen more difficult to shoot than Gangs of Wasseypur” says producer Anurag Kashyap.

Anurag Kashyap known to push the envelope when it comes to film making was highly acclaimed for Gangs of Wasseypur ,however,the producer recently revealed that shooting for Queen ,produced by Viacom Motion Pictures & Phantom Films was far tougher given that the Kangana Ranaut starrer was shot across a whopping 140 locations in 3 countries.

Queen takes audiences through the journey of a small-town girl , who decides to go alone on her honeymoon.Says a source, “While Anurag is known to shoot his films in a tell-it-as-it-is manner ,he always jests that Queen has been the most difficult to shoot since a lot of coordination in logistics were required.The makers shot the film in over 140 locations both in India and abroad”.

Says director Vikas Bahl, “Yes we have shot extensively across the globe and in that sense it was pretty tough to shoot , Anurag, would often joke that Queen was much tougher to film than GOW”.

Viacom Motion Pictures & Phantom Films’ Queen directed by Vikas Bahl is scheduled to release 28th February 2014.

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Director Anees Bazmee, Roshan Taneja, Pulkit Samrat grace the Red Carpet MedialexiconEdu

Learning has no boundaries, when somebody has eagerness to learn and wants to know about their legends. As we begin to grow older and we’re no longer exposed to new ideas, people, experiences or lessons through things like attending school, we start to get a little stale. Education is a medium to transform the message which inspired people. Medialexicon Edu launch their India’s first ever website and unique kind of Audio – Video Capsules which is based on Film Industry. Renowned celebrities who have masters in their respective field have given their contribution to make this dream come true.

Bollywood stars grace the red carpet event of the MedialexiconEdu which was organised by Principal Founder of Medialexicon Educational Trust Shekhar Mennon he said, “In Film Making, Craftsmen / Technician and Performers are like Oxygen and Blood complimenting each other for existence. Legislations for Media industry across the world edify this essence. Endeavour of the Medialexicon Educational Trust is to disseminate invaluable information as practical tips by accomplished media professionals across all disciplines of film making to GenNext for consistent growth to compete globally in time to come.”

First to arrive was Roshan Taneja who was seen congratulating Jainendra Baxi for the content information, EVP from MedialexiconEdu.com Jainendra Baxi said, “On today’s date in this moment our film making has taken a leap this shows how each and every person they want to share their Knowledge share what they learnt in their on-going journey in film making Medialexicon Edu has brought this together and we all are proud about it.” MedialexiconEdu.com has made a tremendous Audio – Video Capsules on various sections of industry like Direction, Editing, Music, Singing, Choreography, Cinematography, Action & Stunts, Technology, Acting many more. These Audio – Video Capsules will help others who want to know about film industry and their different section.

Film Director Anees Bazmee said, “I don’t think anybody has done this kind of work till today in the Film Industry. Medialexicon Edu has done a very good job and I feel proud for them…all the best to Medialexicon Edu.”

Sandip Soparrkar and Sunita Dube were seen discussing the various aspect of film making and was enjoying the show. Bijon Dasgupta was seen bonding and discussing about art director with Pulkit Samrat, Bijon Dasgupta said, “This is a great opportunity for the people who want to know more about Bollywood.” Other present at the event were Actor Amit Behl, Dr. Kajal Rohira, Champak Jain, Colossus and Vivek Rangachari.

Medialexicon Educational Trust pays back to community and gives its tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema by sharing knowledge and experiences for the younger generations to come.

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92.7 BIG FM PARTNERS WITH max life insurance to launch ‘Chote Geniuses Ki Kahaniyan with Neelesh Misra’

PROGRAM TO AIR IN THE TOP 6 METROS every Wednesday and Friday in a 30min slot

National, 14 January 2014: After introducing a pioneering radio-storytelling format with ‘Yaadon ka Idiot Box’, 92.7 BIG FM, India’s No 1 Radio Network is back with yet another path-breaking show in association with Max Life Insurance’s i-genius Young Authors Hunt. Earlier this year, Max Life Insurance i-genius had launched a nationwide hunt for young writers and launched a collection of the best stories as a book titled ‘i-genius – A Twist in the Tale’. The new show ‘Chote Geniuses Ki Kahaniyan with Neelesh Misra’ will give listeners an opportunity to enjoy some of the most intriguing stories from this book in a radio story-telling format and will air every Wednesday and Friday in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh and Bangalore.

Metro

Host

Timing

Language

Mumbai

Neelesh Misra

Wednesday and Friday, 5pm

Hindi

Delhi

Neelesh Misra

Wednesday and Friday, 5pm

Hindi

Kolkata

Neelesh Misra

Wednesday and Friday, 4pm

Hindi

Chennai

RJ Balaji

Wednesday and Friday, 5pm

Tamil

Chandigarh

Neelesh Misra

Wednesday and Friday, 5pm

Hindi

Bangalore

RJ Rohit

Wednesday and Friday, 5pm

Kannada

Eminent authors Ruskin Bond and Chetan Bhagat along with editorial team at Rupa Publications India shortlisted the top fifty stories from 5,000 plus entries received from across India as part of Max Life i-genius Young Authors Hunt.

Promising to bring a unique flavor to entertainment and change the way people listen to radio in India, 92.7 BIG FM chose ten stories from this unique book. The radio network is now bringing these stories to life in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Kolkata with storyteller Neelesh Misra and in regional languages in Chennai and Bangalore with RJ Balaji and RJ Rohit respectively. The presenters will also interact with the winning authors during each episode of the show.

Commenting on this unique show, Ashwin Padmanabhan, 92.7 BIG FM said, “It is our endeavour to bring a delightful experience to our listeners with interesting concepts to suit varied interests across age groups. While ‘Chote Geniuses Ki Kahaniyan’ with Neelesh Misra focuses on children, we are confident that adults will enjoy it too. We would like to thank Max Life Insurance for their efforts in the area and for partnering us in this unique effort.”

Speaking about the programme, Anisha Motwani, Director and Chief Marketing Officer, Max Life Insurance said, “In a country like India, which has a great storytelling heritage, radio is indeed the perfect medium to be used as a platform to keep this tradition alive. The programme Chote Geniuses Ki Kahaniyan with Neelesh Misra will boost the confidence of these young authors. I am extremely happy that we could partner with 92.7 BIG FM to use radio as a platform as it’s an opportunity for non-English speaking children to listen and get inspired to think and write such stories in future.”

92.7 BIG FM’s first story based show Yaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra garnered phenomenal and unprecedented success across the major 35 Hindi Speaking Markets of the network. Neelesh is an award-winning former journalist and lyricist for several huge Bollywood hits – he has been an author of four books and a scriptwriter who has successfully executed this show with his unique style of storytelling that had garnered a magnificent and overwhelming response.

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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After successfully hosting the inaugural edition of the
India Non Fiction Festival, which is Asia’s largest nonfiction festival, Mumbai once again gears up to welcome the audience at the 2nd edition of this unique festival. To be held from Friday, 24th January’14 to Sunday, 26th January’14 at, Nehru Centre, Worli, the event will start from 12 pm and will last till 7 pm everyday.

An unique aspect Get Booked: A chance to get published, the festival will offer an open platform to budding non-fiction authors to talk directly about their work to prospective readers, publishers, and literary agents and get their work published.

The three days of the festival will be packed with interesting and stimulating sessions from established authors and eminent personalities in their respective genres. Kiran Rao, Ajit Balakrishnan and Subroto Bagchi will began the first session of panel discussion on the subject ‘India: Our Time is Now’ and touch upon the topics like Youth, Society, Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Ambition. The festival will register the presence of host of other renowned speakers, specialized in the wide range of genres, such as sociologist Dipankar Gupta, spiritual guru Radhanath Swami, documentary film makers Pankaj Butalia, Anil Zankar, ultra runner Rajat Chauhan, leader Meera Sanyal, leadership and motivational speakers Priya Kumar, Sneha Mehta, and Deepak Chatterjee, corporate executive R Gopalakrishnan, and media honcho Uday Shankar.

Raghu Ram of roadies fame, chef
Vicky Ratnani, foodie
Kunal Vijayakar, child psychologist Zirak Marker, parenting expert Gouri Dange, authors Ashwin Sanghi, Geeta Anand, Jerry Pinto, Naresh Fernandes, Hussain Zaidi, Shankkar Aiyar, Mini Menon, C Balagopal, Sudeep Chakravarti, Sidharth Bhatia, Vaibhav Purandare, senior journalists and writers R Jagannathan, Sachin Kalbag, Niranjan Rajadhaksha, Pradyuman Maheshwari, Indrajit Gupta, Peter Griffin, and many other thinkers and writers will also be a part of the discussions at the festival.

Some international authors who will participate at the festival are Sumantra Bose, Rana Dasgupta, Somnath Batabyal and Faith Johnston. The subject of discussions will range from management, leadership, politics, economics, and sociology to health, fitness, media, cinema, and food, including welfare, personal development, motivational and inspirational, along with many more genres.

Another exciting feature of the event will be the exhibition of cartoons and caricatures titled ‘The Politickle Pickle’ by editorial cartoonist Shreyas Navare. The festival continues to serve as a platform for discussion and to create awareness around important but often neglected citizen issues.

On these lines, the
‘National Voters Day’ will be celebrated, along with panel discussions, exciting contests and book launch related to the subject. On 26th January, the festival shall also celebrate the Republic Day with a key panel discussion and contest.

The festival will mark the launch of some exciting books on political topics such as The New Clash of Civilizations: How the Contest Between America, China, India and Islam will Shape Our Century by author Minhaz Merchant, and Konjo: the fighting spirit by author Sandeep Goyal. On the same lines Suraj Sriram’s Excuse Me, Can We Have Our Country Back? and Sanjay Kumar’s Indian Youth and Electoral Politics: An Emerging Engagement will be launched on the National Voters day. Acting Smart: Your Ticket to Showbiz by Tisca Chopra, Rules of the Game by Sumit D Chowdhury and Magic Mantras: For Young Adults to Achieve Success in Life by Laxmi Dhaul are some of the interesting books to be launched on the Republic Day that ardent readers will look forward.

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Gabbar is an out and out Akshay kumar film says Krish

Sunil Grover is a famous stand up comedian. He has done a few films and recently there were rumours that he is going to play the parallel lead role in Akshay kumar’s film.
The film director Krish says it’s and out and out Akshay kumar film let me clarify that Sunil has a supporting part,but it will be an important one though. The film is a mix of comedy and drama. It’s too early to reveal the intricacies of the characters

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Film by Tricolors Creations, EON Films & Mithuntara Movies
Starring Zeenat Aman, Shubh Mukherjee, Indrani Halder,
Rajesh Sharma, Avalok Nagpal, Trishaan Sarkar,
Paru Gambhir & Sangita Sonali.
Directed By Sanghamitra Chaudhuri
GUEST WHO ATTENDENT FUNCTION VENUS CHAMPAK JAIN,MUKESH RISHI,SHAKTI KAPOOR,Mr. YOGESH LAKHANI, MUSIC DIRECTOR SHRAVAN, Sharbani Mukherjee,Ayaz khan,LOVEL OF COLOSES COUSIONS,SHILPI SHUKLA,SAHILLA CHADDHA,
POONAM JHAWAR,Sneha Paul,Shomu M ukherjee ,HARISH,SHIVA,KALPNA PANDIT,BOBBY DARLING,LIZA MALIK AND ALL STAR CAST AND CREW AND MANY OTHER.Its music on venus.

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