Silent comedies are back on SAB TV

Silent comedies are back on SAB TV

~Launches Gutur Gu Season 2 and Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman~

Mumbai, December 14, 2012: Silent comedies are back with a bang! India’s leading family entertainment comedy channel launches the second season of not one but two silent comedy shows that will have its audience dumbfounded, literally. The Chaplinesque style is known for its silent comic brilliance and once again, bringing the same vividness of humour in India on the small screen will be shows like Gutur Gu Season 2 and Chintu Ban gaya Gentleman.

SAB TV, staying faithful to its penchant for rib-tickling shows, has introduced the nation to the concept of silent comedy on television with the first season of the same shows. It is now that SAB TV launches the 2nd season of the two shows on popular demand as they were extremely admired by the audiences. The two shows are similar in approach as they both explore the genre of silent comedy but very different in concept and story line.

While Gutur Gu Season 2 continues to have Bhavna Balsavar in one of the pivotal roles, the story revolves around her family and their antics. Other leading protagonists include stalwarts in acting and comedy like Jay dutt Vyas, K.K Goswami, Bhairavi Raichura and Anita Hasnandani.

Anita Hasnandani, who plays an off-beat bahu in the show Gutur Gu, says, “It’s challenging to convey a story through the medium of silent comedy and I truly believe the cast has done a brilliant job. The concept of Gutur Gu Season 2 remains the same as its previous season but we have tweaked storyline to add a refreshing new zing to the show. My character is of the girl who is married to Rahul. She has her own peculiarities that are what make her really unique.”

Chintu Ban gaya Gentleman on the other hand goes international and is all about Chintu, the lead protagonist, travelling to various countries from Switzerland, Italy, Singapore and win the hearts of the people he encounters with his innocent charm! Chintu’s story is a simple one with a pure heart and an undying love for Pinky, the most beautiful girl in the village. The show journeys on with the two characters on their escapades to stunning lands abroad as they leave the village life behind and set out to explore the globe. Anjum Tadvi and Ashwini Kirnar will be seen goofing up while trying to adjust to the lifestyles of the new countries they visit each time. A spectacular silent comedy that reveals the innocent, unintentional comic personality of Chintu and his lady love. All this is done without uttering a single word. Such exceptional cast coming together for these two shows promises to have every house exploding with mirth, evening after evening!

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, EVP and Business Head, SAB TV said, “This is the 2nd season of Gutur Gu and Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman. Gutur Gu season 1 was listed in the Limca Book of records for being world’s longest running silent comedy. SAB was the first and only channel to successfully produce silent comedies in India. These shows, made like others on SAB, will attract family audience while offering, once again , a unique and clutter breaking product experience.”

A lot of confusion and comedy is conveyed with complete clarity in absolute silence through these exceptional SAB TV concepts. The Chaplinesque style of treatment of the shows will get the audiences to love the characters and yet witness a genre that’s not so common on television. Get ready for these refreshingly unique shows that aim straight at your funny bone. Join the Gutur Gu family and our innocent Chintu in their eccentric interactions with the world around and amongst themselves, on SAB TV, starting 15th Dec Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman at 8pm and Gutur Gu Season 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Tune into SAB TV on December 15 for Chintu Ban Gaya Gentleman at 8pm and

Gutur Gu Season 2 at 8:30 p.m.

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Veet celebrates ‘Beauty and Confidence’ with Veet ‘Be the Diva’

~A story of the girl next door transforming into a Diva~

~ Dimple Paul crowned Veet ‘Diva’ 2012~

Mumbai, December 15, 2012: Veet, the world leader in depilatories celebrates Beauty and Confidence at ‘VEET Be The Diva’ beauty contest grand finale held at Mumbai. 16 finalists of ‘VEET Be The Diva’ contest walked the ramp with the first runners-up Miss India Earth 2012 Prachi Mishra & Miss India International Rochelle Maria Rao. Dimple Paul was adjudged the winner of Veet ‘Be The Diva’ 2012 contest and crowned by Ms. Vanya Mishra, Pantaloon Femina Miss India – World, 2012. Dimple Paul the final winning “Diva” will enjoy her portfolio being managed by Nandini Mehta, a leading fashion photographer

Manmeet Kaur and Natasha Sharma were the runner-ups and all the top 3 winners are awarded an annual contract with KWAN, India’s premier celebrity management firm..

‘VEET Be the Diva’, an open to all contest, had over 1500 entries across the country. 4 city auditions were held to select 50 girls from the 200 shortlisted contestants. A voting round was initiated on Veet India Facebook page where these 50 girls competed to gather the maximum votes to be amongst the top 16 winners.

Mr. Chander Mohan Sethi, Senior Vice President, South East Asia, Reckitt Benckiser said, “Veet stands for Beauty and Confidence! We at Veet believe that every woman radiates beauty from within. The contest today is a platform for the girl next door to discover and highlight the Diva within her. Confidence is one defining quality of a Diva. And ‘VEET Be The Diva’ contest provides an opportunity to every girl, no matter who she is, or where she is from, to awaken the Diva within her and shine.”

Congratulating the finalists, Mr. Anirban Blah CEO, KWAN said, “It was a great experience working with these next girl ‘divas’. All of them are terrific and have the ‘beauty and confidence’ to take on to the world. Today walking on the ramp for Veet ‘Be The Diva’ contest mark the beginning of a new journey for all these girls. My best wishes for them.”

Ms. Vanya Mishra, Pantaloon Femina Miss India – World, 2012 said, “Beautiful touchable smooth skin is the starting point of ‘beauty’. Beauty in turn gives ‘confidence’ to every girl. Veet through the ‘VEET Be The Diva’ contest today applauded the beauty and confidence in the girl next door. A Diva is not necessarily a model or an actress; Diva, is the hidden beauty in every woman, every girl waiting to be enhanced and recognized.”

Shakir Shaikh choreographed the show and Shane Clarke was the make-up artist. Latha Sunadh, noted fashion editor STRUT120, Miss Malini, famous fashion and bollywood blogger and twitteratti, Vanya Mishra, Pantaloon Femina Miss India – World, 2012, Jaffer Ali Munshi, famous stylists, Nandini Mehta, leading fashion photographer and Akhil Chandra MD, RB India & Bertrand Delagneau, Marketing Director RB consisted of the jury.

Preparing for the Grand Finale, Veet teamed up with 5 beauty experts for grooming workshops to help all Veet Divas be their confident and beautiful best for 2 days prior to the show. These workshops were also relayed live on Veet’s Facebook and twitter page. The grooming session would be conducted by renowned experts in their respective field. The finalists will be trained on Beauty & Makeup By Venus Pereira; Ramp Walk By choreographer Shakir; Styling By stylist Jaffer Ali Munshi; Nutrition and Fitness By Deepesh Bhatta; Posing By Nandini Mehta.

Veet celebrates ‘Beauty and Confidence’ and ‘Be the Diva’ is a seamless story of transformation of the ‘girl next door’ into a ‘Diva’. Through this platform we provide the girl next door, who always aspires to be a known face in beauty and fashion. In its second year, Be the Diva has reached out to twice the number of aspiring young ladies giving them a platform to reach their dreams.

About Veet:

Veet- one of the leading brands from Reckitt Benckiser’s portfolio is the leader in Hair Depilatories worldwide and is available in more than 50 countries. Veet, World’s No 1 hair removal cream, was launched in India in November 2004. It is endorsed by supermodels around the world. In India, leading film actress Katrina Kaif is the brand ambassador for Veet.

About Reckitt Benckiser:

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and home.

With a purpose of delivering innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, RB is in the top 25 of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. Since 2000 net revenues have trebled and the market cap has increased by 5 times. Today it is the global No 1 or No 2 in the majority of its fast-growing categories, driven by an exceptional rate of innovation. It’s health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by 19 global Powerbrands including Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Lysol, Dettol, Clearasil, Veet, Harpic, Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Woolite, Calgon, Airwick, and French’s, and they account for 70% of net revenue.

RB people and its culture are at the heart of the company’s success. They have an intense drive for achievement and a desire to outperform wherever they focus, including in CSR where the company has reduced its Carbon footprint by 20% in 5 years and is targeting now to deliver a 1/3 reduction in water use, 1/3 further reduction in Carbon and have 1/3 of its net revenue coming from more sustainable products by 2020. It is also the Save the Children charity’s largest FMCG global partner.

The company has operations in over 60 countries, with headquarters in the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Amsterdam, and sales in almost 200 countries, The company employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide.

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Madhushree’s ghazal magic!

Singing sensation Madhushree Bhattacharya, the voice behind innumerable Bollywood hit numbers, brought timeless ghazals from the silver screen and paid an ode to immortal ghazal maestros like Begum Akhter, Mehendi Hasan, Jagjit Singh, our industry legends like Madan Mohan, Shankar Jaikishen, Khayyam, Rajesh Roshan, SD Burman in her first ever ghazal concert titled ‘Woh Jab Yaad Aaye… Bahut Yaad Aaye’ this evening at St.Andrews Auditoirum in Bandra (W).

It was a star-studded affair which saw in attendance celebs like Shatrughan Sinha, Anup Jalota, Medha Jalota, Rajkumar Barjatya, Mir Ranjan Negi, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Sonalika Pradhan, Champak Jain of Venus, Saawan Kumar Tak and many others. Madhushree’s husband Robby Badal was also there to support her.

The show was divided into into two parts, the first half being the tribute ghazals, and the second half covering ghazals from films over the two hours that Madhushree brought the the pathos, tribulations and richness of this song form alive. Some of ghazals she sang included soulful numbers like Baat Niklegi Toh Door Tak Jayegi, Chitthi na Koi Sandes, Aaj Jaane Ki Zidd Naa Karo, Hothon Se Choolo tum, Saawan Ka Mahina Pawan Kare Shor and many others.

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Australian Film Fest concludes

Govt working to provide best facilities to film-makers: CM Vijay Bahuguna

On the last day of the Australian Film Festival held in Dehradun over the last four days, Chief

Minister Vijay Bahuguna visited the Silver City Multiplex and made an announcement on the issue of

providing good facilities to film makers. He was also invited to Australia by Anupam Sharma, who is the

Director of the Australian Festival in India.

CM Bahuguna said it was a matter of pride that the Australian festival was being organised for the first

time in Doon. “The state has huge potential in film making and could also obtain international attention

because of the good scenic beauty available here.”

“In recent times, Uttarakhand has been visited by many Bollywood and international film-makers.

Blessed with natural beauty, the state has many more locations for shooting films than are available in

Canada or Switzerland,” he added.

He expressed confidence that festivals like these would encourage tourism here as well as film makers.

The government was working to fashion a good film policy and provide excellent facilities to film-makers

coming here.

The state was also coming up with 22 helipads to provide better connectivity. One of these would be at

Sahastradhara connecting with various places. The Naini Saini and Pantnagar Airfields were also being

extended.

He said that in the coming times, all kinds of tourism would increase, especially ‘film tourism’.

The Editor of Garhwal Post and Director of the Festival in Doon, Satish Sharma, thanked the Chief

Minister for coming to the festival and also Anupam Sharma for holding a film festival, here.

Coming out of Silver City after seeing ‘Bollywood Star’, a viewer, B Banerjee said, “As a documentary it is

actually stunning. The treatment given to the film was outstanding. I asked Anupam Sharma whether it

was created and he said it was shot live. I would say it is a superb example of documentary making.”

Volnia, another viewer, said, “It was an interesting piece of work, it was fun watching it. I enjoyed it a

lot.”

Raees Ahmed said, “This shows that people around the world have huge interest in Bollywood and they

are passionate about it. The entire movie is fun to watch.”

Also present on the occasion was Secretary Dr Umakant Panwar, DG, Information, Dilip JaWalkar,

Chairman of the Himalaya Drug Company Dr S Farooq, Dr Satish John, Director of Silver City Suyash Agarwal and

others.

On the occasion, Samadhan’s Chairperson Renu D Singh also brought to the CM’s notice the increasing

violence against women. The CM promised that any kind of violence against women would not be

tolerated. They would be provided a better and safe environment.

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“Mohammed Rafi Sahab truely deserves Bharat Ratna” – Sudip Pandey

Mumbai.Singer Mohammed Rafi is universally known, including the young generation. His songs have mezmerized generations. The hits include ‘Babul Ki Duaye Leti jaa,’ ‘Kar Chale HumFida Jaan e tan sathiyon,’ ‘Mein Zindigi ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya,’ ‘Rahi Manwa Dukh Chinta,’ ‘Likhe jo khat tujhe,’ ‘Ye Reshmi Julfen,’ ‘Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki,’ ‘Khoya Khoya chand,’ ‘ Baharon Phool Barsaon,’ ‘Teri galiyon mein na rakhe ge kadam,’ etc. He was born on 24 December 1924 in Punjab and died on 31 July 1980. He has been buried in a grave in Santa Cruz,Mumbai.

Bhojpuri action Hero Sudip Pandey says that Mohammed Rafi should be given Bharat Ratna (Jewel of India or Gem of India in English), the country’s highest civilian award.

“Mohammed Rafi Sahab truely deserves Bharat Ratna and there should be no two opinions on it. He is inspiration for many film industry singers. Film Industry should also celebrate 24 December as ‘Mohammed Rafi Jayanti. I go to his burial place every year on the day to offer my respects, but I don’t see any singers from the industry. Some channels do show his profile, but not all. Channels like only item songs and the items girl’s birthdays are celebrated. Why don’t they remember the greatest singers of India on that day?” says Sudip Pandey.

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The Online Premier you cannot escape- Chakravyuh live on Eros Now

Chakravyuh opened to a positive response with critics and audiences giving the movie a thumbs up. The movie enthralled the entire nation with a very strong message and outstanding performances by the ensemble cast. It released on the 24th of October and within two months of release, Eros Now is all set for Chakravyuh’s grand online premiere. Eros Now offers full length feature Hindi films in addition to songs and music videos.

Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakravyuh’ deals with a sensitive topic of the Naxalite movement which poses to be India’s biggest threat. The movie exposes the core motive of the outburst and also gives the audiences an insight into the Naxalite (Maoist) problem that has been spreading across the nation. The fight between the Capitalists and the Communists is highlighted and it showcases both sides of the movement without being biased.

Movie-lovers who missed the opportunity to see this epic movie are in for a treat as Eros Now has added Chakravyuh to its movie library. Eros Now stands as a single platform of its kind to showcase the latest and some of the best films of Bollywood. The website offers over 250 films that can be watched online. Eros Now is currently offering a 14 day completely free trial so subscribe today and watch Chakravyuh and many more Bollywood blockbusters online!

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Sexy Santa Claus Niharika Sharma launches Save Our Street Kids ‘SOS’ campaign

18-year-old actress Niharika Sharma launched the Save Our Street Kids “SOS” campaign with a photo shoot based on the theme of a “sexy Santa Claus”. Niharika Sharma dressed as Santa Claus appealed to everyone to donate their old clothes, blankets and towels to the Citizens Action Forum, which will donate the items to street kids and payment dwellers’ this winter season. The collected items will be donated to three NGOs working with slum dwellers and street kids on on 20th December 2012 .

The campaign which was kicked off by Niharika Sharma’s photo shoot has several other film and TV industry actors like Shilpi Sharma and photographers like Ramakant Munde and Raju Asrani participating in it.

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Music of film 2 Nights in soul valley scared me – Kailash Kher

This is what Singer Kailash Kher said when he heard the music of the film 2 Nights in Soul Valley during its launch event. After unveiling the music when he spoke to media about his long and friendly association with PRO Harish Sharma, who has directed the film, he made a special mention of its music.

Kher said, “Harish Sharma has been with me as my PRO since the start of my career and the association continues even today. Sharma as a PRO has made it big and Sharma’s venture into field of Direction also promises to gain him equal credence. I forward him my best wishes and all the support.”On asking if he liked the music of the film he said, “Music of the film scared me.” Further adding, “The film being a horror film the music not just scares you, it creeps within and send chills through your spine but maintains the melody factor as well.” Kailash Kher, if could not sing for Sharma’s debut film yet promised that he would be singing in Sharma’s next.

On the occasion Harish Sharma said, “Music is an important part of any horror film and I have made sure that the film of my music is not left out on that essential element. The music of the film is spooky and melodious all at the same time.”

Along with Kailash Kher other celebs present to give Sharma their best wishes for the film and its success were Entrepreneur N. Dehal, Director Alok Nath Dixit, Producer Mukesh Choudhary, Lyricists Sajan Agarwal, Entrepreneur Gopal Krishna Hooda, Writer Sandeep Srivastava, Director Ashwini Choudhury, Director-writer Ahsan Baksh, Actor Vishal O Sharma,Actor Mukesh Rishi,Singer Kshitij Tarey, Singer Vipin Aneja and TV artist Nupur Alankar. Films cast and crew- Hemant Pandey, Sumeet Sharma, Aakshi Khari, Meenakshi, Suumit, Gaurav Shah, Iha Sharma ,the music composer-singer-lyricist of the film Varsha-also dazzled on the occasion.

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Pritish Nandy honoured in Bangladesh

Noted humanitarian, poet, journalist, photographer, TV host, painter, editor, columnist, and filmmaker Pritish Nandy just added another feather to his already feathered cap. He was invited by the Government of Bangladesh for a special State honour on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation struggle. The awards ceremony on December 15. was to honour those who participated in the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and helped the nation become free. Pritish Nandy attended the event along with his wife Rina. Talking about the honour Nandy says, “’The birth of Bangladesh was a miracle. Most wars end in stalemate but Indira Gandhi won it decisively and with amazing precision. I was proud to play a role in the making of a new nation, a nation born out of the love for a language and a proud culture: Bengali.”

The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, who is also the National Convenor of the Friends of the Bangladesh Liberation Struggle, recently wrote to Nandy saying that though it is forty years late, it is never too late to recognise and honour someone who did so much for their freedom struggle. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Bangladesh.

Nandy, barely entering his twenties then, was one of the most ardent campaigners for a free Bangladesh. He reported first hand on the war for freedom, translated the works of the then little known poets of the Bangladesh movement who are now iconic figures in Bengali literature across the border and got them published from London, Chicago and other parts of the world to bring focus to their war efforts, and was one of the central figures of the movement when he lived in Calcutta in the early seventies. All the leaders of the freedom struggle were his personal friends, including Sheikh Mujibur Rehman who became the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Interestingly, the man who subsequently assassinated him, Major Dalim was also known to Nandy during the freedom struggle days when he came to Calcutta as a young army officer for medical treatment after a serious grenade injury. Nandy was a leading poet then and some of his own poems in the book Madness is the Second Stroke were inspired by the Bangladesh war. The famous British painter Feliks Topolski collaborated with Pritish Nandy to bring out poems from Bangladesh, a book of poems from London. Nandy is one of Indian poetry’s most celebrated name whose books, record albums and readings have drawn him an iconic following and won him the Padma Shri and the EM Forster Literary Award at an age most people barely begin their literary career.

Nandy launched his production company Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd, in 1998, which has made over 25 films over the past decade including (Kaante, Jhankaar Beats, Chameli, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Shabd, Pyaar Ke Side Effects) now acclaimed as cult movies. His next production, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan rolls next year.

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Lucky Ali to perform live in Goa at Tesò

While most party hot-spots choose to do it loud and noisy this festive season,Tanya Kumar’s resto-lounge Tesò have managed to rope in Lucky Ali to perform on the 24th night .The singer/songwriter known

for his soulful and strikingly simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice will bring Christmas in at Tesò ,while he performs with a live band with never-heard-before elements being incorporated.

Says a source “Lucky Ali has always been an exclusive musician who does 1 or 2 live performances in India since he is out of the country most of the year…. Tesò is fast becoming a highlight in Goa and managed to get the artist on board for a special live performance. They also have several international artists lined up, details of which are tightly being kept under wraps to maintain the lounge’s exclusivity”.

Not too long Tesò was frequented by guests like Vikram Chatwal & Jake Jagger(Mick Jagger’s daughter), Zayed and Malaika Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Wardha and Sajid Nadiadwala, Anil & Sabina Chopra, Queenie Singh, Rocky S, Mugdha Godse to name a few,

The brainchild of Tanya Kumar and a treasure in the truest sense of the word – Tesò located in Goa, the country’s ultimate party destination, is the perfect way to unwind on the Waterfront at Siolim.

Fast becoming a hot-spot for Bollywood celebrities,the exclusive property,re-inventing elegance and integrity brings elements of nature and luxury for a day of vibrant music and fine dining.

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Ali Zafar – Asia’s Second most desirable man

Actor/Singer/Songwriter/Painter Ali Zafar beat the likes of his contemporaries to make it to the runner-up position on Eastern Eye’s Asia’s Sexiest List .

Beating off tough competition from around the world,the versatile talent won by an impressive margin as he received votes from all over the world from continents that included Asia, Europe, Africa and South America from fans of all ages and different cultures.

Says Asjad Nazir,editor Eastern Eye “Ali Zafar is one star who ticks all the boxes, who is a terrifically talented singer, actor and musician. The fact that he is good-looking and a devoted family man has added to his appeal with fans around the world. I think he will go from strength to strength in Bollywood and wouldn’t be surprised if Hollywood comes calling”.

Says Ali Zafar , “It’s always interestingly heart warming to be made aware of the admiration people have of you. I want to thank all my fans and Eastern Eye magazine for the apotheosis. ”.

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>> Ankit Rawat’s club ” Ghost” witnessed Priyanka Chopra’s performance for the first time.
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>> CLUB “Ghost”witnessed a grand performance of priyanka chopra,she was excited to perform at club “ghost” Ankit Rawat the owner of Ghost club was enthusiastic at the divas performance at his club ,priyanka loved the vibe and the crowd of Ghost…
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>> Reyna Malhotra , Amy Billimorai, Narmada Ahuja, Rituparna Sen Gupta were others who were present
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>> The club was buzzing with wonderful crowd,amazing music ..and anticipation of great music and performance by priyanka chopra..

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Yvette Shaw love John Abraham’s Sexiest Body

Well it’s nothing new to the eyes, mind and heart to callthe stunningly fabulous John Abraham the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’. He has throbbed the heart of millions femalefans and his suave looks and carved-out body has won the heart of Muscle womenYvette Shaw. He sets the fire within Yvette through his super-fantastic abs andwell-toned, chiselled muscles. Yvette will be seen in her Bollywood debut movie“The City That Never Sleeps” which is Produced by Satish Reddy and Directed byHaroon Rashid.

Yvette said, “I love the man who has sexy body and anequally sexy mind and john has it all. I wish that one day I will work with theBollywood hunk. I want john to show his beautiful abs and sexy muscle in frontof me.”

Yvette Shaw has rubbed her shoulder with Hollywood hunkArnold and many action stars. She can be describes as a finest and toughestwomen in the world. She has been accomplished by her achievements as anInternational athlete muscle model and leading Actress.

“If you talk about being sexy and look worldwide, youhave John Abraham. I think sexiness is also a quotient of success, butaccording to me more than that is intelligence. Because every person’s physicalappeal only lasts a while, but in the long run the mind matters”, she added.


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AJU MANWANI LAUNCHED SANDHYA SHARMA’s MI SALON

Chairman of Lions Club, Raju Manwani launched Priyanka Sharma’s MI Salon at Mumbai Suburb on the

very notable date of 12/12/12.

Priyanka state this date very auspicious as it will be memorable and lucky for her.

Raju Manwani launches the Salon with cutting the Ribbon and Priyanka with her Family and Raju Manwani celebrated this occasion over a cake cutting do and lavish lunch.

Raju Manwani states, “I feel great when women turn entrepreneur, they are so responsible and manages everything with ease. Priyanka is very ambitious and positive about her business. I am very sure she will be successful very soon.”

Priyanka Sharma exclaimed, “I am so happy about this day…It was a dream for me to launch my own Salon and this memorable date 12/12/12 adds more charm to my happiness. Raju uncle came and blessed me with all his wishes…so I think it is a great start to a business.”

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Janko Tipsarevic Counts on Improvement in Game and Big Wins on World Tour to Win Aircel Chennai Open 2013

After losing the season-opening title by a whisker in 2012, Tipsarevic looking forward to clinching the title this year in probably the strongest field coming to Chennai

CHENNAI, December 14, 2012: Buoyed by a great season in 2012 and wins against the best in the world, World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic feels the overall improvement in his game would take him to a title win in the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.

The Serbian almost started 2012 as the winner in the season-opener at Chennai but had to end up as runner-up after a hard-fought epic three-hour 14-minute singles final against 21-year-old Canadian Milos Raonic. However, it was a small consolation that few hours later he won his first ATP World Tour doubles crown, for which he had teamed up with Indian star Leander Paes.

“I have improved my game in all aspects but the biggest change came in my mindset and how I was able to keep up with the constant pressure. I feel it is mainly the attitude on court,” he said speaking about the changes made to his game during the 2012 season.

Aircel Chennai Open 2013 will mark World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic’s sixth visit to India’s tennis capital to participate in South Asia’s only ATP World Tour stop. Before coming to India last year, he defeated world No. 1 and compatriot Novak Djokovic in the 2011 year-end World Tour finals in London. This year, he is back after beating the best player in the world for a second time.

“It’s not easy playing against Novak. I was trying to be more aggressive than him and for those matches things went my way,” he confessed recollecting his win over the World No.1.

As one of the top ranked players for the Chennai tournament, Tipsarevic is looking forward to kick starting the new season in style. “It’s a great event. You have been seeing a lot of me in the last few years, and every year I am playing better and better as you can see and I really want to win the whole thing this year,” he said smiling as he talked of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013. “The Indian crowd is great. And the fact that we play out matches in the evening makes the atmosphere even more electric,” he added.

Tipsarevic has had an exciting run this season, reaching the semis at the Madrid Open, winning the ATP World Tour Title in Stuttgart, making it to the Swiss Open final and the quarterfinals of the US Open. The Belgrade native served as an alternate in the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals but qualified outright for the first time this year.

“Making it to the world tour finals was a big goal of mine and the fact that I made it directly this year is an even bigger achievement”, he said cheerfully, ahead of opening the new season at Chennai’s SDAT-Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium. Tipsarevic is among the highest ranked players in an exciting field for the 18th edition of this leading ATP World Tour event.

Fully believing in Mohammad Ali’s wise saying – ‘’Don’t count the days, make the days count’ – the mature Serbian is one among numerous leading tennis players to have come out of the small country. Most budding players are encouraged and supported by their families during the early stages of their career, according to Tipsarevic. Talking about tennis in his home country, he said, “We have a lot of youngsters playing tennis now because the sport is more popular than ever. A lot of personal hard work goes into coming up and I am positive that in the near future we will be producing more champions.”

A true countryman who has been representing Serbia for the past 13 years, he was upset after losing to the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final this year but is confident of putting up a great show in the forthcoming edition of the tournament. “Losing the Davis Cup is never easy, especially for a guy like me who takes it emotionally, he said recalling the loss.

India’s ace tennis player and best bet in this year’s tournament, Somdev Devvarman, has been granted a wild card entry into the tournament. “He has been unlucky with his injury lately, but I am sure he will be back. Chennai is a great place to start the comeback,” said Tipsarevic, talking of Devvarman, who is a good friend.

In his free time, the 28-year-old loves to read books on sociology and when in India, gorge on chicken tikka and butter chicken. Music is a big passion and a major part of his life. “I like electronic house music and follow and enjoy Swedish artists on the tour,” said the World No.9 whose hobby is DJing and absolutely loves it when crowds dance to his music!

When life gets hectic, favourite movies like Donnie Brasco and The Usual Suspects help him relax. And when there’s some time, Tipsarevic heads to his favourite holiday destination, the Maldives, with his wife. But this New Year weekend, it’s game time in Chennai for Tipsy!

ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013

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).

ABOUT IMG RELIANCE:

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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Ramji Gulati and Jazzy B’s Rock the

“Bhangra Night” at Kshitij Fest ’12

It was a celebration mode as Mumbai’s most happening fest

Kshitij Fest ’12 of Mithibai College is on roll with lots of blast and dhamaka.

And here the fest added glow to the joy of students when

A Bhangra Night was organized with Superstar Prince of Bhangra

JAZZY B and RAMJI GULATI.

Ramji Gulati performed with aplomb and looked wonderful in a jacket

Ramji also witnessed unveiling of the first look of THE LALIT’s NEW YEAR

Performance by Ramji Gulati, Jazzy B and Ashish R Mohan (Director of Khiladi 786)

The city witnessed two Rockstars Ramji Gulati and Jazzy B performing together for the first time.

Amy Billimoria Dropped in to wish Ramji Gulati

The Event was organized by Skyways and Richboyz Entertainment

Ramji Gulati says, “It’s always a fun to perform between college students… they have such a high energy to cheer and while doing that they provoke our confidence too and when it is Bhangra no wonder that it takes less effort to make crowd to show off their moves.”

The event was full of energy and the two rockstars (Ramji Gulati and Jazzy B) heated the temperature up and make the crowd woo on the pure bhangra songs.

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Nataliya Kozhenova has a Nasha of Kisssing

Bollywood most sexy, hot and racy Ukrainian actress Nataliya Kozhenova is ready show her new Avatar in her upcoming movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which is produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid. Nataliya will be seen kissing every part of the human body. The Nasha of her kissing will addict you and burn fire within which is totally sparkfull. The beautiful actress is very passionate of hard kissing.

Nataliya Said, “I’m a great believer in kissing whatever is offered, a hand, a cheek, or forehead after all you must start somewhere. Kissing is a art which express your feeling the smooth kissing is make you feel like heaven and wildest is go it show the craziness and excitement”

That’s not all. The actress also said that she is now not only comfortable with kisses but has become a believer in the love act! Nataliya had played the controversial role in film Anjuna Beach where she had played a 15-year-old girls Scarlett keeling unfortunate young foreigner who was brutally raped and murdered in Anjuna Beach on February 2, three years ago.


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Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga all set to bring audiences closer to Indian mythology
~ Colors presents its first ever women-centric mythology series that encapsulates the life and experiences of Goddess Durga ~

Mumbai, December 14, 2012: After enthralling audiences with shows of different genres, COLORS is all set to bring to its viewers the untold tales of Maa Durga with the launch of its new show, Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga. A childhood folklore that we are all told about at some time in our life, Durga is one deity that is common in most Indian households and standing by its philosophy of encouraging cohesive viewing, COLORS is brings to you the tale of her strength, perseverance and will power. The show captures the story of Durga from the time of her birth and aspects of her life that have never been seen before on the silver screen. It describes the Avatar of Durga as a young girl, who is a manifestation of Maa Durga, to an equally powerful woman who protects innocent victims against evil forces. The show is produced by mytho maestros from the Sagar Group who are known to remove the ‘myth” from mythological shows and bring to life the characters that we have grown up revering. The show is slated to go on air starting December 17, every Monday to Friday at 7 pm.

Commenting on the launch of the show, Prashant Bhatt, Weekday Programming Head, COLORS said, “Goddess Durga represents the modern, evolved Indian woman of today. She is an independent woman, a force to be reckoned with an untapped potent power. While the show, Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga narrates the stories of Maa Durga in her various manifestations, it also highlights an underlying message of the power of a woman. At COLORS, we have always ensured that our programming is aligned with our core messaging and with Durga, we will be further strengthening our line-up”. Speaking on the timeslot, he said, “By introducing Durga at the 7.00 pm time band, we aim to ensure a family appointment, while offering a show that can be viewed by the entire family thereby satiating the entire family’s need for high-quality entertainment”.

Commenting on the show, Prem Sagar, Sagar Group, said, “Just like our previous mythological ventures, Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga is a power-packed show that combines mythology and modern day story-telling techniques. The scale and magnitude of the show has been raised a notch higher keeping in mind the the historical and cultural context of the show. We are confident that audiences across different age groups will like the content and presentation of the show”.
The show marks its beginning with Sage Vyasa having finished writing Durga’s story and handing over the manuscript to Sootji, his trusted sage who will further continue to read it out to the other rishis and munis. Daya Shankar Pandey will be seen portraying Sootji’s character, thereby taking care of the narration of the show. Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga’s story will be showcased from its inception showing her as the Adishakti who has created the universe.
For the first time we will see Maa Durga worshiped in different avatars like Mahishasurmardini, Gouri, Chamunda, Bhabani or Kali Durga. From her many hands emerge her shaktis – the 9 navdurgas, the 8 matrikas and the 10 mahavidyas. The Jagjanani then created the three Maha devis Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati and MahaKali and the three Mahadevs – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. These characters have an implicit relationship with Durga and will come to the forefront when the various manifestations of goddess Durga’s powers are unleashed. Animals have also always been an integral part of Indian mythology. From a mouse to a cow, every creature bears significance and is considered to be sacred. One such animal is the powerful Lion, which is considered to be Durga’s mount. Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga will feature a real life lion as a character to add more authenticity to the show. The graphics and special effects of the show will be never seen before on Television till now, using the latest technology. The concept of showing larger than life was kept in mind while designing the sets hence we will see how grand the sets are. While designing the sets a lot of research was done so that the look of all the three loks is different from each other (Swarg lok, Dharti lok and Pataal with emphasis on Patal lok with hot lava and volcanoes. Also for the first time on screen we will see the Durga lok with beautiful Himalayan ashram.
In this show, Durga will be seen coming to the rescue of the Gods to stop the terror spread by evil Asura Kalkeyi. She takes birth in Rishi Katyayani’s ashram where he and his wife are ardent Durga Bhakts. She grows up into a young girl who is 7-8 years old, and lives with her family in the ashram.The little, bubbly, cheerful girl, whose miraculous ways are not known to anyone in the ashram or the kingdom she stays in, helps the people around her with her shaktis in every way she can. But parallely, each time an asur is sent down to kill her, she takes the avatar of Mahadevi Durga and kills the demon before taking back the form of the little girl again. To watch the chronicles of Goddess Durga, tune in to Jai Jag Janani Maa Durga, every Monday to Friday at 7 pm only on COLORS.

About ‘COLORS’
‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Kairi – Rishta Khatta Meetha, Sasural Simar Ka, Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Madhubala…Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Uttaran, India’s Got Talent, Sur Kshetra, Bigg Boss Season 6 amongst others.

About Viacom18
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and TV18. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates seven general entertainment channels – MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1, COLORS, COLORS HD, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com, respectively For any further information, please reach out to:
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Tanya Kumar launches Goa’s exclusive oasis- Tesò

The brainchild of Tanya Kumar and a treasure in the truest sense of the word – Tesò located in Goa, the country’s ultimate party destination, is the perfect way to unwind on the Waterfront at Siolim.

Fast becoming a hot-spot for Bollywood celebrities,the exclusive property,re-inventing elegance and integrity brings elements of nature and luxury for a day of vibrant music and fine dining.

Open from breakfast to midnight, Tesò,that promises to be nothing short of the realm of your luxury dreams,is fast becoming a hot-spot for Bollywood celebrities and was in the spotlight during the Sunburn Festival and AfterBurn parties last year which boasted of guests like Vikram Chatwal & Jake Jagger(Mick Jagger’s daughter), Zayed and Malaika Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Wardha and Sajid Nadiadwala, Anil & Sabina Chopra, Queenie Singh, Rocky S, Mugdha Godse to name a few, not to mention internationally renowned DJ’s.

Talking about her brainchild says Tanya Kumar “When I was a little girl, I remember telling my mom that,’ one day I want to own a hotel of my own and luckily my passion for traveling and discovering new destinations kept my dream alive.”. Adding her inspiration behind the name “I’ve always had a thing for Italy…Italian places,people, clothing, music, food and also the language itself. The cuisine decided was Mediterranean, primarily Italian …and since this a treasure in the true sense of the word, I was sure about naming it Teso’, which is derived from an Italian word ‘Tesoro”, meaning Treasure”.

Adds Kishan Kumar “The Indian customer is evolving fast. They are travelling a lot and are discovering new concepts, which they would like to see back home in India. This new concept that has been created for India will cater to Indian tastes on par with international standards so that there is something for everyone”.

Tesò is soon to see its official launch this December.

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“The City That Never Sleeps” movie team celebrates Christmas and New Year

The City that never sleeps is a very famous Tagline for London, Dubai, Egypt, Argentina, Spain, Lebanon, Canada, Italy, France, Mumbai and New York. These countries are turning out to be the place for A-list Bollywood and Hollywood stars for New Year celebrations. Last year Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan was seen celebrating New Year in Dubai. Beautiful actress Katrina Kaif had celebrated her last new year with family in London. This time the star cast of Bollywood movie “The City that never sleeps” is in mood to celebrate New Year in the city which never sleeps.

The Hollywood hunk Jeremy William is right now in New York City where he will be celebrating Christmas and New Year, he said, “it will be great to celebrate my New Year eve in New York the city that never sleeps with lots of pomp and fun.”

Bombshell of Bollywood Veena Malik will shake her leg either in Mumbai or Dubai like Hurricane at the time of New Year she said, “I am very happy to celebrate New Year with my fans they made me who I am today. I am humble that my fans wants’ to bring this New Year with me.”

Producer Satish Reddy is to take break from his hectic schedule to celebrate New Year in Spain. He said, “It’s a great to celebrate New Year evening with family. I am wishing you a safe and prosperous New Year in advance.” Director Haroon Rashid is planning to celebrate his new year in Egypt.

The Dabangg cop of Hollywood Yvetta Shaw will fly to UK as she is going to have a private party with parents and friends she said, “What a lovely time of the year in UK. Weather is great and it will rock to celebrate a New Year with friends and family.

British born pop icon and legend singer Taz of Stereo Nation will make groove the lovable city of Italy on his music or perform in Pakistan he said, “A New Year celebration without music is incomplete so here I comes Italy so be ready for the musical New year ever.”

Choreographer Longiue Fernandez will be seen shaking his best moves in the city of romance France or might be seen in Amchi Mumbai he said, “Dance is the best way to express your happiness on the eve of New Year.”


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Kunal Kapoor gets scripting

There is more to actor Kunal Kapoor who recently received rave reviews for his performance in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana -Apart from his acting chops,Kunal is also indulging his creative side and is venturing into scripts, a passion so far he kept under wraps.

Ask the actor and he is quick to reply , “I’m not actually writing the script, its more like co- developing it. On the sets of Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (his last film), I met a lot of like-minded people with whom I shared a lot of ideas, out of which they liked three,” Adding that “
“One is an action film which is sort of locked in a time period. The second will be a musical and the third a story about three guys. I’m really looking forward to see these ideas develop and see what happens with them.”

If that wasn’t all, the actor who is a huge F1 and rally aficionado, under the training of a professional coach, will also be competing at the National Rally Championship next year.

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Katrina Kaif announced most downloaded celebrity on Airtel Mobitude 2012

Proving yet again that she is Bollywood’s sweetheart, Katrina Kaif topped the findings conducted by Airtel Mobitude 2012 – India recorded over 75 million wallpapers (with 300% growth) and 150 million plus music downloads this year. While Chikni Chameli from Agneepath was the most downloaded song of the year, its actress Katrina Kaif who continued to maintain the leading position in the category of images downloaded for the 4th consecutive year.

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, recently released the results of the 4th edition of Airtel Mobitude for the year 2012. This annual survey of customer preferences is the first-of-its-kind in India to capture the ‘mobile attitude’ of 186 million plus customers in the country and point out the India’s very own consumption preferences, likes and dislikes.

Based on research conducted over the preferences of over 186 million mobile customers in India, Wallpaper downloads witnessed a 300% jump from last year ,where downloads of female actresses outnumbered the same recorded for their male counterparts by over 6788% with Katrina Kaif ruling the roost.

Says Katrina Kaif, “It’s a great feeling to know that your fan base shows so much love and support…the fact that it’s the 4th consecutive year makes it that much more special”.

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Pooja Mishra support Mink Brar Lesbian act in Bigg Boss6

Nowadays is a very popular search on Internet is Mink Brar lesbian lip-lock act with a female pool partner. The lesbian act of Mink Brar, Sana Khan and Aashka Goradia is criticise by many people but Bigg Boss5 contestant Pooja Mishra move one step ahead to support her lesbian act. Homosexuality is a taboo subject for the society but Pooja want equal rights for them. Pooja Mishra is currently busy on her forthcoming movie “The City that Never Sleeps” which produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid.

Pooja Mishra said, “I openly supporting Mink Brar lesbian act and I don’t feel shy about doing it. I personally feel every citizen have rights to live on their rules and it should taken in a positive way. I think this cause should be discussed like game in a sexual orientation”.

This is such a huge step taken forward to support lesbian act. Homosexuality is inhibited by the fact that sexuality in any form is rarely discussed openly. However, attitudes towards homosexuality have shifted slightly.


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Vserv.mobi energizes Indian mobile app development ecosystem

Announces cash prize of Rs 1 lakh for Hackathon session at AppFest 2012, Hyderabad

Hyderabad/Mumbai, December 14, 2012 : Vserv.mobi, a leading Global Mobile Ad network, reiterated its commitment to energize the developer ecosystem by announcing a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 for the winner of the Hackathon session at India’s first IAMAI AppFest event scheduled from 13-15th December 2012. Representing one of the tracks for AppFest 2012, Hackathon is a team based coding marathon running over 24 hours to create an app based on a specific idea.

Commenting on the event, Binay Tiwari, Head – Global Marketing, Vserv.mobi said, “Vserv.mobi is commited to pushing forward the mobile internet ecosystem by enabling powerful monetization for App Developers. We have tirelessly worked to demonstrate the monetization opportunity on mobile – including initiatives such as ‘Developer of the Week’, which showcases success stories of our developer partners across the world. With our AppFest Hackathon cash prize initiative, we want to bring together the App Developer community in India and encourage their efforts to trigger the next round of innovation. Over the next year we will further expand this initiative to our other global geographies.”

A Gartner report suggests that the Indian mobile apps market is pegged at nearly Rs 750 crore ($150 million) with a steady growth in downloads across various platforms. Other reports suggest that India has the third largest base of developers in the world, after the US & China. In this context, the mobile developer community needs to follow ingenious monetization strategies that are based on the realities of Indian app consumption patterns to drive greater downloads.

Since its inception, Vserv.mobi has built solutions by leveraging its solid understanding of emerging markets and mapping it to the monetisation challenges of developers in emerging markets like India. Typically, developers enable ads on their apps through the traditional way of integrating an SDK, which is a tedious process that requires significant source code changes and even app layout changes. Also to enable other forms of monetization such as paid in-app purchases, the developer has to integrate additional SDKs. The company’s flagship AppWrapper technology dramatically simplifies this and enables comprehensive app monetization in just one click, without any coding. In July this year, the company created a unique variant of the AppWrapper platform in the form of Paid Monetization models. This makes Vserv.mobi the first and only company, to offer comprehensive App monetization in One Click, across both – micro transaction based paid models and premium advertising based monetization, to create a compelling App monetization approach for developers.

Resultantly, the company has enabled developers across metros and smaller towns of India to earn money from both feature phone & smartphone apps. Having monetized over 10,000 Apps, developers are earning unprecedented global revenues powered by Vserv.mobi AppWrapper. A case in point is Twist Mobile, an Indore based mobile app development company that has seen tremendous growth in it’s global revenues powered by AppWrapper and recently got Series A funding as well. Another example is VenkatRamanan Ramasubramanian, a student developer from Trichy, who reportedly was earning 15 times than his job salary, from App revenues powered by the AppWrapper.

Organized under the aegis of IAMAI, AppFest is a first of its kind forum for all stakeholders in the Indian apps economy. AppFest 2012 will have three tracks –– Talkathon, Hackathon and Challengathon. Developers will be able to share ideas on technology, revenue models and current opportunities with each other. It will also provide an opportunity to participants to compete and create on-spot customised solutions for brands present and immediate opportunity to work with them on larger projects.

About Vserv.mobi:

Vserv.mobi is a leading Global Mobile Ad Network with strong presence in emerging markets. Vserv’s pioneering technology AppWrapper powers One Click App Monetisation for 10000+ Apps across platforms. AppWrapper is the World’s Simplest App Monetization – it enables premium advertising & innovative pricing models on any app, without coding, in just one click. Vserv is the only Ad Network with App media across feature phones, smart phones and tablets, thus providing advertisers unparalleled reach and engagement. Built on superior technology, the Vserv Marketplace delivers exceptional ROI to advertisers as well as enhanced earnings to developers & publishers. Visit www.vserv.mobi for more details.

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Salmans Hat-trick performance …. includes going ‘Gangnam Style’

Salman Khan fans are in for a great treat at the BIG Star Entertainment Awards. Bollywood’s favourite Bodyguard is all set to raise the entertainment quotient as he presents not one but three performances which are guaranteed to set temperatures soaring! Apna Sallu will perform a hattrick of performances – for the first-time-ever!
In three separate segments through the show, Sallu will have the audience eating out of his hands as he sets the floors ablaze with a bevy of belly dancing beauties, then charming them with his moves in true blue Dabbang 2 style and finally have everyone swooning as he performs the latest international rage in dance ‘Gangnam Style’. Audiences will see Salman like they have never seen him before.
The latest edition of the BIG Star Entertainment Awards promises to be bigger and better that ever before.

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On its 25th anniversary Penguin India is proud to announce the sixth Penguin Annual Lecture to be delivered by the country’s highly respected visionary—former President of India, Bharat Ratna awardee and bestselling author —Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The lecture is titled ‘Beyond 2020’ and will concentrate on achieving sustainable development, vital to the future of the nation.

One of the most prestigious cultural events of the year, The Penguin Annual Lecture series features some of the world’s most respected leaders, thinkers and writers, and builds on Penguin India’s commitment to bring the finest minds in the world in direct contact with Indian audiences. It is the first annual lecture to be organized by a publishing house in India and has become one of the most prestigious cultural events on the calendar. The five previous Penguin Annual Lectures have been delivered by journalist and writer Thomas Friedman in 2007, diplomat and writer Chris Patten in 2008, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen in 2009, eminent historian Ramachandra Guha in 2010 and renowned spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2011.

About Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam:

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, b. 15 October 1931, is one of India’s most distinguished scientists. He was responsible for the development of India’s first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3, the development and operationalization of strategic missiles and their weaponization, and building indigenous capability in critical technologies including nuclear power. Dr Kalam held various positions in ISRO and DRDO and became Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India holding the rank of a cabinet minister. He has the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from forty-four universities and the country’s three highest civilian honours, the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (1997). He served as the eleventh President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Dr Kalam’s focus now is on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020, with an economically developed, prosperous and peaceful society. Over the last decade, he has addressed over 15 million youngsters, inspiring them to become active participants in India Vision 2020. He is the bestselling author of a number of books, including India 2020, Ignited Minds, Mission India, The Scientific Indian and Target 3 Billion, all of which are published by Penguin.

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Subhashish Bharuka

Springhead Communications

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India’s Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri awarded wild cards

for Aircel Chennai Open 2013

Chennai, December 13, 2012: India’s ace tennis players, Somdev Devvarman, who had a World Ranking of 62 in July 2011 and India’s top ranked singles player Yuki Bhambri, who is currently ranked 217, have been granted wild card entries into the main draw of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013. The tennis tournament will be held at the SDAT Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

Somdev and Yuki join an impressive field, which includes four players from the Top 20 in the world. Apart from the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych (No. 6), the grid includes Janko Tipsarevic (No. 9), twice winner Marin Cilic (No. 15) and Stanislas Wawrinka (No. 17).

Somdev notched his best run on the ATP World Tour in the Aircel Chennai Open 2009 when he reached the finals as a wild card entry. His dream run ended when he lost to third seed Marin Cilic of Croatia 4-6 6-7 (3). In 2010, Somdev won Gold in the men’s singles event of the XIXth Commonwealth Games at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium in New Delhi and followed it up with a men’s singles and doubles Gold in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

In 2012, the 27-year-old participated in Chennai and was hopeful of putting up a good show but was forced to exit the tournament due to an injury. In 2011, he had a great run at the Australian Open but a shoulder injury kept him on the back foot. This wild card entry into the tournament is a significant recognition of his talent and ability to take on the world’s best.

Twenty-year-old Bhambri defeated Amir Weintraub in straight sets to win the first ever ATP Challenger singles title of his career in Fergana, Uzbekistan on 20 May 2012. In the 17th edition of Aircel Chennai Open, Yuki shocked Word No. 101 Karol Beck and defeated him in 79 minutes . In 2009, Yuki became the first Indian to win the junior Australian Open.

Mr. Karti Palaniappan Chidambaram, Vice President, TNTA and Aircel Chennai Open Organizing Committee President, said, “Somdev was unlucky with injury this past year and we’re looking forward to his comeback to start at the Aircel Chennai Open. Additionally, currently India’s top ranked singles player, Yuki is poised for another strong year. We respect their immense talent and are confident that the young players will make good use of the opportunity. It gives us immense pleasure to give Somdev and Yuki wild cards for the singles main draw.”

Tom Annear, Tournament Director said, “It’s my first year at the Aircel Chennai Open and it feels great to be a part of the 18th edition of India’s only ATP World Tour event. We constantly look at ways to promote domestic talent and we are happy to award Somdev and Yuki wild cards into the singles main draw”

Ashu Jindal, Chief Operating Officer, IMG Reliance said, “We are delighted to award singles wild cards to Somdev and Yuki. Both are young and upcoming Indian players with tremendous potential. We are sure they will rise up to the challenge and showcase their talent at the 18th edition of Aircel Chennai Open.”

ABOUT AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN 2013

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).

ABOUT IMG TENNIS

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

ABOUT IMG RELIANCE:

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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Pritish Nandy to be honoured in Bangladesh!

Noted humanitarian, poet, journalist, photographer, TV host, painter, editor, columnist, and filmmaker Pritish Nandy just added another feather to his already feathered cap. The Government of Bangladesh has invited Pritish Nandy for a special State honour on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation struggle. The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, who is also the National Convenor of the Friends of the Bangladesh Liberation Struggle, recently wrote to Nandy saying that though it is forty years late, it is never too late to recognise and honour someone who did so much for their freedom struggle.

The awards ceremony, held only from this year on December 15, is to honour those who participated in the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and helped the nation become free. Pritish Nandy will be attending the event along with his wife Rina. Talking about the honour Nandy says, “’The birth of Bangladesh was a miracle. Most wars end in stalemate but Indira Gandhi won it decisively and with amazing precision. I was proud to play a role in the making of a new nation, a nation born out of the love for a language and a proud culture: Bengali.”

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Bangladesh. Nandy, barely entering his twenties then, was one of the most ardent campaigners for a free Bangladesh. He reported first hand on the war for freedom, translated the works of the then little known poets of the Bangladesh movement who are now iconic figures in Bengali literature across the border and got them published from London, Chicago and other parts of the world to bring focus to their war efforts, and was one of the central figures of the movement when he lived in Calcutta in the early seventies. All the leaders of the freedom struggle were his personal friends, including Sheikh Mujibur Rehman who became the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Interestingly, the man who subsequently assassinated him, Major Dalim was also known to Nandy during the freedom struggle days when he came to Calcutta as a young army officer for medical treatment after a serious grenade injury. Nandy was a leading poet then and some of his own poems in the book Madness is the Second Stroke were inspired by the Bangladesh war. The famous British painter Feliks Topolski collaborated with Pritish Nandy to bring out poems from Bangladesh, a book of poems from London. Nandy is one of Indian poetry’s most celebrated name whose books, record albums and readings have drawn him an iconic following and won him the Padma Shri and the EM Forster Literary Award at an age most people barely begin their literary career.

Nandy launched his production company Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd, in 1998, which has made over 25 films over the past decade including (Kaante, Jhankaar Beats, Chameli, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Shabd, Pyaar Ke Side Effects) now acclaimed as cult movies. His next production, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, starring Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan rolls next year.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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