Rajeev Khinchi, Bollywood Fashion and Dance Choreographer and also a National Achiever Award Winner Captured the attention of FAQ polls recently.

He has been very successful in his career from the time he started off and still he enjoys the sweet fruit of his success and being most popular Bollywood Fashion and Dance Choreographer he has been nominated for the best choreographer by FAQ polls 2012.

Rajeev has big plans to promote Indian culture along with Bollywood to the second generation Indians in America where he said that the Kids knew nothing about their own countries rich culture n heritage.

He exclaims, “I am happy to be nominated for the Best Choreographer category for FAQ polls and I think they must have selected me viewing my work and the dedication I apply. But still I hope the best one wins.”

Well, we too hope that such a person who owed his life in his career by choreographing and giving such brilliant performances win.

So guys, what you are waiting for…Start voting for Rajiv Khinchi and make him the winner.


Sunil Agnihotri Production’s Film “Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya”.

The Singer turned Actors Mika Singh and Shaan are going to be seen soon as leading actors in the Film “BALWINDER SINGH… FAMOUS HO GAYA”.

Starring:-Mika Singh,Shaan,Anupam Kher,Gabriella Bertante,Asrani, Rajpal Yadav, Vindu Dara Singh, Paramvir Singh,Nikhil Chandiramani etc..

Directed by Sunil Agnihotri.

Produced by Sunil Agnihotri Productions in Association with Vandana Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

Music Lalit Pandit

Lyrics: Nikhat Kazmi, Kumar

Dialogues. Tanveer Khan

Story Screenplay, Rajan Agarwal,

Additional Screenplay-Sanjiv Soni, Shrikant Vishvakarma.

Choreographer:-Rekha Chinni Prakash

DOP: Nirmal Jani

Sound: Uday Inamati

Art: Rangarao Chowgule

Editor: Aseem Sinha

Line Producer: Shiva Rindani

Media Consultant:-Parul Chawla (Picture N Kraft)

The film is a musical comedy

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Doubling the already doubled torture -Himesh Reshammiya

No news can be as shocking as the fact that Himesh Reshammiya the superbly talented music director and singer, has come back to acting again! He will be seen in soon to release film Khiladi 786. After torturing us with his acting skills in movies like Damadamm, Radio, Kajraare, Karzzzz and Aap ka Surroor he’ll be again hamming in Khiladi 786 along with Akshay Kumar. Why torment us with your acting skills Himesh when you can just direct and sing good songs? Why not just concentrate on directing music rather than acting? We ask!

Himesh’s career which started as a music director was astounding. He gave music for films like Tere Naam, Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya and Dulhan Hum Le Jaayenge. The songs in these movies were heart touching, really exciting and fresh. Every one of us has knowledge of his class and calibre. Even as a playback singer his charm continued to enthral the audience. He stepped in world of playback singing with the song Aashiq Banaya Apne and sung for his album, songs like Tera Suroor, Zara Jhoom Jhoom and Tanhaiyan. All these were super hits and you could hear these songs in almost every mobile, auto rickshaws and parties, such was the craze of his songs!

You can get bored of what you are doing and would want to venture new things; however, one must learn from mistakes. But if they can’t a polite advice would never harm their esteem so here’s one from us. Please do not start acting again Himesh because you are great at what you do but acting is just so not your cup of tea.

And still HR continues to haunt us in this film not just with his acting but by coming out as a multi-tasker in this one. Himesh not just composes and acts in the film Khiladi 786 but has produced it and the story too has got his label attached to it! Well now that’s like doubling the already doubled torture!


Dehradun Diary set to release on 4th January 2013

Milind Ukey’s forthcoming movie Dehradun Diary,is not only an entertainer but also has social edge to it, the movie talks and advises the much needed reforms to our Judiciary systems which are constantly misused for their own benefits. The movie is currently making rounds in the masses , is all set to hit the theaters on 4th January 2013.

Dehradun Diary is produced by Ashwagandha Productions and Directed by Paatshala Fame Director Milind Ukey and is also set to become one of the first movies to release in the New Year.

The movie stars Adhyayan Suman, Ragini Nandwani who played the lead character in zee tv’s Popular Serial, Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein, the talented young actress is also making her Bollywood Debut with this film. Apart from them the film also stars TV Actor Rohit Bakshi and Vishal BHosle of Utv Bindaas “Dadagiri”.Rati Agnihotri and Neelima Azim.

The ethos of the film is based on Real Life Controversial Murder Cases and raises its voice against injustice and failure of our Judiciary to take swift action. It’s going to be a comeback movie for Adhyayan Suman who is quiet kicked about the project. Adhyayan Suman plays the brother of the victim who gets brutally murdered. Adhyayan had to really work hard and do an extensive research and got under the skin of the character. According to sources, both Adhyayan and Ragini have given a power pack performance.

The cast and crew are excited and waiting anxiously to know the responses of the audiences once the movie hits theaters on the 4th of January 2013. Producer of the film Nitin Nadwani is positive about the response of the film and believes that the entire Cast and crews hard work will certainly pay off.

Shantanu (Media Consultant)
Shamrock Communication


Pritam Chakraborty & Tips collaborate yet again for Race 2

After giving several chartbusters on their collaborations together – right from Race, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani and Kismat Konnection, producer Ramesh Taurani now ropes in Pritam for the music of the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster, Race 2,making this their 6th film together.

Happy to have the music composer on board, says producer Ramesh Taurani “Pritam has given some of his best music for the film and we are happy to be associated with him in the second installment of the Race franchise.”

While the film’s title track “Allah Duhai Hai” has been pumped up and retained ,other songs on the album like “ Party on my mind” and “Lat lag gaye” have already become a hit this holiday season,with foot tapping tunes in signature Pritam style.

Talking about the equation he shares with the production house, says Pritam “ It’s really fun to work with the Race team once again. Race 2 is our sixth film together. It shows the faith that Rameshji has in me. Work wise, we share an excellent rapport.”

Produced by Tips ,the action thriller Race 2 ,starring Saif Ali Khan,John Abraham,Deepika Padukone,Jacqueline Fernandez,Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel is scheduled to release 25thJanuary,2013.


“Shave in the Evening to Make Me Feel Special”– says Malaika to her husband Arbaaz

Taking forward the ‘Shave or Crave’ movement, Malaika Arora demands that her husband Arbaaz Khan sports a clean shaven look even in the evening to woo her

Mumbai, 5th December 2012: Taking forward the ‘Shave or Crave’ movement, Bollywood diva Malaika Arora Khan is now on her mission to reach out to more and more women to join the protest against their partner’s evening stubble.

At the event, Malaika Arora Khan spoke about Indian women’s’ preference of clean shaven men in the evenings and how she detests her husband – Arbaaz Khan’s evening stubble. Malaika set the ultimatum of ‘Shave or Crave’ and demanded that her husband should shave in the evenings too, to make her feel special. To reiterate her message, the gorgeous bollywood beauty appeared with a large mock-up of a Gillette razor on one side and refused to get close to Arbaaz Khan till he promised to shave in the evenings too. Arbaaz Khan was left with no choice but to comply with his wife’s demands.

The shaving became easier because of the new Gillette Fusion Gamer Razor that incorporates the best shaving technology with a 5 blade suspension that allows men in India to experience the most comfortable shave even in the evenings. Not only this; the Gillette Fusion gamer comes at an affordable price of Rs 299/- leaving men with no excuse to shave both in the morning and evening.

The gorgeous Malaika Arora Khan said, “In spite of several requests men fail to understand the importance of being well groomed in the evenings as well. Evenings are important to us because that is the time our men spend with us. If they can shave in the morning for their boss, why can’t they do it for us? It clearly shows that they don’t care enough. There is now no excuse for men not to shave in the evening since they now have the best in shaving technology with Fusion Gamer which is so gentle on skin that you can shave twice a day without any irritation. I urge women everywhere who feel the same way to make their men crave their company in the evening if they don’t shave and only agree to come close if they take that extra effort to shave.”

Malaika Arora Khan also substantiated this by stating the survey results from the Nielsen India study. The study claimed that:

88% of young women feel special when their boyfriend shaves for them in the evening~
84% women in Mumbai feel that a man shaves before work because he cares more about what his boss thinks than what I need~
95% of women in Mumbai feel special when their husband/boyfriend shaves for them in the evening ~
88% of women in Mumbai want their Husband / Boyfriends Face to be as smooth at night, as It is in the morning

On insistence Arbaaz Khan agreed to shave on stage with a Gillette Fusion Gamer razor and said; “If me being clean shaven in the evening makes my woman feel special, I will definitely start shaving off my evening stubble to show her I care. Especially, now with the Gillette Fusion Gamer razor, the best shaving technology with a 5 blade suspension that provides the most comfortable shave, there is no excuse for men not to shave even in the evening. I also feel men should be clean shaven not just for someone but also because being well groomed makes one feel good about oneself”.

Arbaaz’s efforts to shave were duly rewarded when Malaika pulled his trolley closer with every stroke of the razor and thanked him. “I am extremely delighted that my husband has decided to be clean shaven in the evenings too and is urging men across the nation to do the same thing. This small gesture will make your women feel special and express your love and gratitude for all the effort she takes to be groomed all the time”.

Post the launch of the WOES (Women Oppose Evening Stubble) report by Malaika Arora Khan & Neha Dhupia in early November. The movement that was taken forward in Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow and Indore recently, also inspired the women in Mumbai to join this national women’s protest against their partners evening stubble. People from all walks of life namely Dipika Pallikal, Chitrangadha Singh among others in different parts of the country have come forward in support of this protest against men’s evening stubble.

The WOES survey was conducted among 1500 people of which 1000 were women and 500 were men in 10 Indian cities; namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Indore, Nagpur and Lucknow. The survey was undertaken to understand the impact of the evening stubble on the level of intimacy shared by a couple and revealed startling insights like 95% of women in Mumbai feel special when their husband/boyfriend shaves for them in the evening. Women were asked to join the “Women Oppose Evening Stubble” movement by following the two ‘Shave or Crave’ mandates if their men didn’t shave:

“If you don’t shave off your evening stubble, we will make you crave us.”
“If you are clean shaven in the evening, we will make you feel special.”

*Claims generated from men and women who were in agreement with the above statements by a Nielsen survey done across 10 cities in October 2012 and the above are a few excerpts picked up from the survey findings

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Episodic Synopsis – Day 60

A reality check in the Bigg Boss house / The bitter truth / Emotional overdrive

The day starts with a fun track – ‘hum ko tum se pyaar hai’. The housemates wake up with much energy. Rajev is seen bitching about Vishal’s and his flirtatious moves to Sana in the living area. Imam is seen in the kitchen area talking about how he loves participating in household chores. The housemates tell him that the captain of the house is not allowed to do any work. Instantaneously, Imam tells everyone that he doesn’t want to become captain as he loves the household chores. In sometime, Imam is seen complaining about the Karishma not performing her duties properly. Urvashi, Mink, Sapna, Rajev, Niketan stood up for Karishma and told him that she was contributing more than enough in the kitchen. Imam defends himself by saying that he did Karishma a favor by mopping earlier.

Almost all the housemates lose it on Imam with Urvashi leading the pack by telling Imam not to pin point others duties and rather concentrate on his own. Rajev and Niketan get up and scream at Imam due to his irritable and sarcastic response. In sometime, Bigg Boss sends in a task letter and Rajev reads it out to all. The task is called statue and release. The housemates are required to freeze every time the buzzer goes off and release from their position similarly. While most of the housemates were hanging in the living area, Bakhtiyar (Delnaaz’s brother) enters from the confession room. Delnaaz jumps with joy and just then, Bigg Boss freezes everyone. Bakhtiyar comes in and hugs his sister warmly.

Bakhtiyar tells Delnaaz to stop being so gullible and step up and answer back to people instead of listening to them always. He tells Urvashi that she is also fat and that it doesn’t look nice for a mother of two to call others saali moti etc. He also tells Niketan to grow a back bone and start owning up to situations. Bakhtiyar tells Imam that he is a pure entertainer and should stay that way and tells Vishal that he is a genuine guy. Imam breaks down after Bakhtiyar appreciates him. Bakhtiyar tells Rajev to stop acting and lying to people about his attempts to apologize to Delnaaz post their split in 2007. Bakhtiyaar also said that Rajev has never come to their house between 2010 and 2012. To make things worse, Bakhtiyar told Rajev that his constant attempts of flirting with the likes of Sana, Karishma, Mink etc looks utterly cheap from outside.

Almost as soon as Bakhtiyar leaves, Delnaaz breaks down and runs to her room. Sana and Aashka console her. An offended Rajev storms into the room, and justifies his side of the story. Aashka and Sana plead him to leave Delnaaz alone for a few minutes. When Rajev was almost at the door, Imam walked in and spoke to Rajev. Rajev flips and starts abusing Imam and tells him to stay away from his personal life. Rajev gets wild and threatens to hit him etc. Santosh, Vishal come in and pull Imam out of the scene. Meanwhile, Urvashi is seen in the kitchen area venting out her anger with Bakhtiyar’s sarcastic and demeaning comments. Imam tries to intervene yet again but the other housemates shut him up. Urvashi goes on about how nobody has a right to point a finger at her family. The other housemates pacify her and try to calm her down. In sometime, Rajev is seen abusing Imam once again for coming in between him and Delnaaz.

In sometime, the housemates are frozen again. Urvashi’s sons enter the house from the store room and start looking for their mother. Urvashi is seen lying frozen on her bed and her children enter the room. She can’t help but shed a few tears on seeing her sons. She gets extremely emotional and breaks down. The housemates are released from their position and Urvashi broke down and hugged her sons passionately. The housemates are frozen again and Urvashi’s children exit the house. All the housemates console Urvashi after their exit. In sometime, the housemates are frozen again and Sapna’s colleagues from mad or what entered the house. They came running into the house singing Sapna’s favorite tune – ‘Ullu banaya bada maza aaya’. They hug Sapna and tell her how much they love her and that her cats are doing well. The ‘mad or what’ girls walk around the house and greet everyone. Eventually Bigg Boss asks them to leave from the main door. After a while, Bigg Boss sends in a letter to the housemates that state that their performance on this task was more than satisfactory. Bigg Boss gifts them a bag full of luxury items. The housemates celebrate their success with each other merrily. After sometime, Britannia Good Day task goes into the house. All the housemates select their favorite person in the house and gift them a gold coin. Nirahua wins the task and is gifted 10 grams of gold as a reward. The housemates end the day on a happy note and go to sleep after a ‘tasking’ day!

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Playboy kitten Sherlyn Chopra turns India’s favourite cover girl

Even before she appears on the cover of the world’s most famous men’s magazine Playboy early next year, India’s only erotica icon Sherlyn Chopra has emerged a favourite with Indian magazines for their bold cover stories.

Charming the social media as well as the fourth estate, with her intellect and wicked wit, the sex kitten has been clawing teen minds and hitting the headlines faster than you can say Twitter!

After being featured on covers of The Week, Fantasy, GR8, Health & Nutrition, Model n Trends, Perfect Woman and Man’s World, Sherlyn has dazzled the cover of the December issue of lifestyle magazine Fusion Life released this week; with a raunchy photograph of her climbing… err… sorry guys… a chair!

The magazine which terms her ‘The Playboy Indian Goddess’ has Sherlyn showing off her shapely legs through floral laced-stockings in a smoldering-hot cover picture that has already attracted hundreds of crazy fan comments on social media in just two days.

“Brand Sherlyn is a bit like the real Sherlyn Chopra. It has the audacity to be unstoppable with phoenix-like qualities,” is how her publicist Dale Bhagwagar describes her new-age media romp.

Maybe he is right! Cause apart from being on the cover of Playboy next year, Sherlyn may also set foot at the Cannes Film Festival; playing the female lead in Rupesh Paul’s international motion picture Kamasutra 3D; a film the publicist recommended her for.



Ricoh to continue to offer critical state-of-the-art printing and copying services to tournament

Chennai, December 06th, 2012: The organisers of the Aircel Chennai Open today announced that the tournament had extended its association with Ricoh as an Official Sponsor. The company is a trusted technology leader specialising in the office and production printing markets. The 18th edition of India’s only and South Asia’s leading ATP World Tour event will be held from December 31st 2012 to January 6th 2013 and will see an exciting line-up of Indian and International players including four top 20 players in action.

Ricoh is associated with leading global tennis events that include the coveted Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and their continued association with India’s and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour tennis event is testimony to the significance and stature of the tournament.

In its capacity as an official sponsor, Ricoh will continue to offer critical state-of-the-art printing and copying services and aid in the smooth conduct of Aircel Chennai Open 2013.

Nobuaki Majima, Managing Director of Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. stated, “Aircel Chennai Open is among the most popular tournaments of its kind in this part of the continent. Each year, the event has grown in significance and popularity and has gone on to achieve greater heights. The partnership has been mutually beneficial and very rewarding. It’s an honour to play a part in facilitating such a significant event by offering carbon-friendly document management solutions to ATP. Being associated with a tournament of such high stature complements our effort to extensively promote high quality yet environmental-friendly business solutions to every business. We look forward to strengthening this association in the seasons to come.”

Ashu Jindal, COO IMG Reliance said, said, “Aircel Chennai Open has been privileged to garner support from leading global brands like Ricoh. Chennai has become the definitive ATP World Tour destination in South Asia and as we grow from strength to strength each year, we acknowledge and express our gratitude to partners such as Ricoh for their long standing support to us and to the sport.”


The USD 430,000 Aircel Chennai Open, owned by IMG and operated and organized by IMG Reliance, is India’s only and South Asia’s premier ATP World Tour Open 250 event. Started in 1996, by IMG, a global leader in sports management and marketing, the tournament has completed sixteen 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 event has acquired the status of a much sought-after tennis event for both players and fans alike in the International tennis circuit. The 18th edition of the tournament will be held from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 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 organized with the active collaboration of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) and Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA).


Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company’s revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/


In 2010 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, announced the formation of an equal joint venture to develop, market and manage sports and entertainment in India. The joint venture company, IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd., will create and operate major sports and entertainment assets in the country. In its first initiative, IMG Reliance entered into an agreement 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. IMG Reliance signed a 15-year agreement with the 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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Hunger strike against railways for passenger’s safety

Mumbai. Western, central and Harbour lines are being used by lakhs of passengers. As per statistics, approximately 200 people fall and die or get injured per day. Railways and government doesn’t do anything about it, when one rupee per ticket is being charged for security of the passengers, says Manmohan Gupta president of Gandhi Vichar Manch in Malad(W),Mumbai.

Manmohan Gupta has been intimating the railways and government since past 10 years to install automatic doors on the Mumbai locals like metro train. It will reduce the accidents.

Now Manmohan Gupta plans a hunger strike on January 30th, 2013, on the occasion of Gandhi Puniyathithi. “Railways and government have forced me to take this step as they do nothing about passenger safety. I will open front against the administration,” Said Manmohan Gupta.

Free health checkup & Blood donation camp

Mumbai: Parshuram Sharma, president of NCP Ward-32 has organised free health checkup & Blood donation camp On Sharad Pawar’s Birthday. NCP’s Sharad Pawar’s birthday falls on 12/12/ 2012. The camp will be held on 9th December 2012 between 10.30 A.M. to 4.00 P.M on Sunday behind Hanuman Mandir which is in front of Malad (West),opp. Malad railway station.

Sanjay Patil – NCP’s Mumbai president, Prakash Dada Surve – President of North Mumbai , Hasmukh Upadhyay – Majhi Mantri Maharastra state, Ridhi Bhaskar Khursuange, Sandhya Vipul Doshi, Sarika Austin Greaseis, Shirish Gotecha ( MaladVyapari association), Sandeep Mahida (secretary Jeevan jyothi Social service organisation), Sandeep Bhosle ( Chief Zakaria Youa Mitra Mandal), etc will be attending the event.

Parshuram Sharma has appealed the people of his ward to take advantage of the free Services. The event has been organised on Sunday for convenience of the people.

Bhakti Sandhya on Saturday 8th December

Mumbai.A Bhakti Sandhya has been organized on 8th December 2012 at 8.00 P.M. at ‘Radhee Maa Bhawan’ , Sodawala Lane, Boriwali (West),Mumbai. The event will see bhajan’s and songs on Shree Durga Maa. Later on the blessings & divya darshan of Mamtamayi Shree Radhe GuruMaa will be recived by the Seekers. The entry is free, everyone is welcome.




Veena Malik Clarifies on her MMS video

Bollywood Bomshell Veena Malik hit the internet after a series of vulgar MMS clips were released on YouTube by unknown person. The MMS that had leaked was not personal but it is part of her upcoming movie Zindagi 50-50 the romantic song sequence was shot between Rajan Verma and Veena Malik and was sung by Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Veena Spoke to movie Director Rajiv Ruia and asked him to investigate the matter and take serious action against the culprit.

Veena clarified and said, “I am very upset about the mms that was leaked portraying me wrongly. It takes lot of energy and hardwork put in to achieve work I have been shooting day and night for my upcoming Telugu movie “Nagna Satyam” which is based on true story and I am also preparing for the contest and promotions of my forthcoming movie “The city that never sleeps” which is being produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid. I am looking forward for the release of Mumbai 125Kms directed by Hemant Madhukar, dirty picture in kannada and supermodel in post production so I don’t need such kind of cheap and false publicity using fake sounds which was originally my song I have put lot of efforts to reach this far like I say my work speaks more than words”.

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Differently abled have a field day with Sufi and sports!

Special children from various schools like Kalyandeep KC Nanawati School, Save The Children School and many others came together for a sports competition on the occasion of International Disability Day (5th December) at Goregaon Sports Complex. Seen in the photo are Principal Daksha Vyas of Kalyandeep KC Nanawati School and Sufi singer Mudasir Ali who sang and danced with the kids on Salman Khan numbers like Dhinka Chika, Tere Meri Meri Teri et al. The kids made floral rangoli, sang, danced, participated in different sports and even sang Ganesh Vandana for the artiste, making the day memorable.


Harmony Foundation announces recipients of the 5th edition of the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2012

Mumbai, 28th November, 2012: The Harmony Foundation on Wednesday honoured Dr. Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission & former Deputy Prime Minister of Afghanistan and Ms. Malala Yousafzai , student and education activist from Pakistan who was shot at by the Taliban for speaking up for right to education of the girl child, with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2012 for their invaluable contribution towards social causes.

Several other eminent personalities from India were also felicitated for their individual work for social justice and upliftment. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resources Development, India Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Union Minister and Prof. P J Kurien, Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha were the Chief Guests for the evening along with other dignitaries like actor Kirron Kher, film maker Mukesh Bhatt, Salim and Helen Khan, actor and parliamentarian Raj Babbar and Dr. Rajan Welukar, the vice chancellor of the Mumbai University, who were among several high profile dignitaries in attendance.

Dr. Sima Samar was the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Women’s Affairs of Afghanistan and currently is the Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). A profound revolutionary, she has consistently stood and fought for human rights of women and girls in Taliban ruled Afghanistan. She has been honored with the alternate Nobel Prize and was also a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Ms. Malala Yousafzai, is a school student and an education activist from the Swat District of Pakistan, who won praise and recognition for her resolute valor and valiant efforts to promote education for girls. On 9 October 2012, Miss. Malala was shot at in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen and is currently hospitalized in the United Kingdom for intensive treatment.

Accepting the honour, Dr. Sima said, “I accept this award on behalf of thousands of Afghan women and men whose struggle for a free and just society is endless and I share this honor with my colleagues at the AIHRC who tirelessly work to advance with dedication the human rights of Afghans and protecting many poor against the powerful in Afghanistan. I thank the Harmony Foundation for this honour.”

“Continued terrorist and Taliban attack on girls schools and students is pushing Afghan society to major setbacks on what they achieved in the past 12 years. I call from this podium today that its time for us to stand tall with those children who deserve to live with dignity and dream for access to education and better life to keep Mother Teresa’s passion continued,” said Dr. Samar.

In a telephonic conversation from Miss. Malala bedside at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, her father Mr. Ziauddin Yousafzai said, “We thank the Harmony Foundation for this honour. We would like to thank the millions of people praying for Malala’s speedy recovery and are expecting a miracle to happen.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, said, “These awards respect the efforts of individual people who have magnanimously contributed towards social justice, going beyond the threshold of life threats and perilous challenges. They are living examples for the world to get encouraged and believe in the indispensable philosophy of humanity. It is my honor to be present at such a graceful event and indeed it is a moment of pleasure that I could associate with such a selfless initiative.”

Dr. Abraham Mathai, Founder of the Harmony Foundation said, “The sole motive of our foundation is to restore mankind’s faith in humanity. Globally human existence is going through troubles, challenges and uproar which are created by man only. Radicalism, terror and disparity are commonplace today and it is threatening the very foundation of human existence. By acknowledging some extraordinary deeds of people from around the world towards communal integrity and peaceful co-existence, we want to emphasize on tolerance, egalitarianism and peace in our society.”

Praising the Harmony Foundation for hosting the only awards event in honour of Mother Teresa backed by the Missionaries of Charity, Sister Prema, the Superior General, said, “Peace is not just the absence of conflict or war. Peace is the presence of God who is love. I congratulate all awardees and pray that God may grant them the grace to continue to be His light in the world today.”

About the Harmony Foundation:

The Harmony Foundation was founded in October 2005 by Dr. Abraham Mathai to establish communal harmony between various communities, castes and work towards the benefit of all the communities without any discrimination of religion, caste, creed, gender or region. The Harmony Foundation in association with patrons like Mahesh Bhatt, Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat and Tushar Gandhi hosts the Mother Teresa Memorial International Awards for Social Justice to felicitate selfless and intrepid individuals who have channelized all of their energies and creativities toward social justice. The first recipient of the International Award was Baroness Caroline Cox, the Deputy Speaker – House of Lords, United Kingdom in 2005, followed by Dr. Mahathir Mohammad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2006, Ansar Burney, former Human Rights Minister of Pakistan and Member of UN and His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the living icon of worldwide peace was conferred with the honor in the year 2010.

The foundation works tirelessly to ensure that the legacy of Mother Teresa is honoured and that social justice prevails. The foundation seeks to ensure barriers of divide fall down and peace loving people unite to fight hate.

For more details please contact:

Joshua Patnigere

The Harmony Foundation


Bidisha Roy

MSL India



JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship flagged off in Kohima, Nagaland

~56 cars and eight two-wheelers taking part in the 140 km rally over Dec 5 and 6, 2012~

Kohima, December 5, 2012: Dr. Chumben Murry, Minister for Agriculture, Government of Nagaland, flagged off the fourth round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship that is being run as part of the JK Tyre Hornbill Rally at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Wednesday.

In all, 56 cars and eight two-wheelers, are taking part in the 140 km rally that will begin on Thursday morning and conclude later in the day. The event is being run coinciding with the World famous Hornbill Festival and organized by the Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) in association with Berunda Adventure Sports Club, Mysore with support from the Government of Nagaland. Of the 64 entries, 20 are participating in the JK Tyre-FMSCI TSD Indian National Rally Championship while the rest in a concurrent event open to local enthusiasts.

Championship leaders in the TSD INRC, Karthick Maruthi and his navigator Sankar Anand, both from Erode and driving a Mahindra Thar, hoped to consolidate their position in the Overall and Pro-Expert class that they head with a tally of 65 points. “We have prepared as well as we could and we want to do better than in the previous three rounds,” said Maruthi who finished second in the opening two rounds before winning the third in Jaipur.

Heading the leaderboard in the Pro-Stock class are the Bangalore duo of Chidananda Murthy and navigator Sujith Kumar BS of Tata Motors Full Throttle who are comfortably placed with 65 points and well clear of the rest of the field. “We made a couple of errors in the third round at Jaipur that cost us some time, but we are confident of doing well,” said Murthy who won two rounds, but finished third in Jaipur and will be driving a Tata Vista.

Meanwhile, the oldest participant in the Rally, the 59-year old Mrs Dipali Poddar and her navigator Ipshita Das, both from Kolkata, in a Maruthi Wagon-R, was quite modest of her chances. “We did fairly well in the previous three rounds, but for this round, I am without my car, Maruti Esteem that couldn’t reach Kohima in time. I hope that we will do well in this round,” said Poddar who took time out from running a Nursing Home in Kolkata. “I have been rallying since 2002 and taken part in various events. My family has been very supportive of me, and I would like to win a Cup for my grandson who is just two months old and of course, my husband who has always encouraged me,” Poddar added.

The participants will traverse 140 Kms through parts of National highway 29, Touphema tourist village and culminate at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.

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About JK Tyre Motorsport

JK Tyre has always been closely associated with the world of sports. Almost three decades back the company laid down a long term and sustained approach to promote Motorsport. Participating in this form of the sport has helped the company in continuously updating its products to meet the challenges of gruelling Indian conditions. The sport at that time in India was perceived for elite but JK Tyre took upon itself to package and redesign the sport to suit the masses. The company not only made the sport affordable but also equivalent to International operating standards. JK Tyre’s foray into Motorsport was a well thought out strategic decision to not only use and develop this virgin branding platform but also to realize the dreams of making India a force in the field of motor sport.

In 2011, the company acquired the Formula BMW Series and rechristened it as the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS). With this acquisition, JK Tyre created history in Indian Motorsport by becoming the first Indian company to acquire an FIA accredited series. The series has to its credit of producing as many as six of the current Formula One drivers, including reigning two- time champion Sebastian Vettel. By taking over the series, JK Tyre promises to utilize it as a platform to encourage and support the world’s best racing drivers and promote India as one of Asia’s motorsport capitals. Thus, JK Tyre has conquered two steps in the motorsport program where the new racing aspirants first establish themselves in India, then graduate to Asian level i.e. to Formula BMW, which is now JKRAS and then they move to higher levels of racing. JK Tyre now stands closer to achieving its mission of bringing world-class motorsport to the Indian masses.

The Racing and Karting programme by JK Tyre has been the breeding ground for the country’s motorsport talents like Narain Karthikeyan, Armaan Ebrahim, Karun Chandhok, Aditya Patel and other emerging talents.

For further information, please contact:

Neha Tiwary

JK Tyre & Industries Limited

+91 97172 22586


Zzebra Sports

Ashutosh Shrivastava / Mohammad Mati

+91 987396811 / +91 9650604255

ashutosh@zzebra.net / mati@zzebra.net


Fan skips exams to meet Asin

While in Jaipur, promoting Khiladi 786,Asin was approached by a fan with a box of local sweets ,after he managed to push his way through the crowds and get past the security.

While Asin obliged him with an autograph and pictures, through the course of the conversation he divulged that he has skipped his exams to meet her.

Says a source, “The fan in question was very keen on meeting Asin ever since she shot for Bol Bachchan in Jaipur.However he never got the chance. After pushing through the crowds and running past the security ,he approached Asin with a box of sweets and told her that he missed giving his college exams just to see her.Asin was touched with his gesture”.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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