Spunk-chick Bidita Bag ATTACKS pornstar Sunny Leone!

Spunk-chick Bidita Bag ATTACKS pornstar Sunny Leone!

Newcomer Bidita Bag who makes her debut as the female lead in the upcoming comedy From Sydney With Love releasing in the first week of August, gets furious when asked about her film clashing with the release of pornstar Sunny Leone’s sizzling debut Jism 2.

When questioned about the clash, Bidita, who has modeled for many successful brands and campaigns, fumes, “What can Sunny show in the film that she hasn’t already shown to the world? On the contrary, I have a lot to show, that too with my jism covered. Subtle sensuality is far more explosive than raw sexuality.”

“Moreover, Sunny is not even the topmost pornstar in the world! So what’s the fuss all about,” Bidita reacts with a wink, adding that we can consider keeping that off the record (that makes it our turn to wink this time).

Such stinging statements from this new spunk-chick in town are sure to ruffle a few feathers! Wonder is how the fiery Ms Leone will react to the ‘insult’!

From Sydney with Love is releasing on August 3. For interviews with the Bong spunk-chick Bidita Bag, feel free to mail us back. You can even mail in questions, and we can promptly get them answered for you. Cheers.

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Aalaap special screening

A special screening of Shri Shankaracharya Arts’ Aalaap was held at Fun Republic. A musical one, the actors of the film including Amit Purohit, director Manish Manikpuri, producers Nishant Tripathi and Abhishek Mishra, Sufi singer Mudasir ali, RJ Dhruv among others were present.
Nishant Tripathi and Abhishek Mishra’s move of making a film of music quelling a naxal revolution made its impact. Mudasir Ali confessed that he was used to being a cop and seeing the violence in Kashmir. “When I quit the gun for guitar, it was not an easy choice, but I know my music has more power than the gun. I totally identify with Aalaap and am overwhelmed,” he confessed.
Added Manish Manikpuri, “Though my film is based on Naxalism in Chattisgarh, I am so happy that it is striking a chord throughout the country.” Here is looking forward to more such moves from youngsters.

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Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka

Wenesday, 25th July, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Only on Sony Entertainment Television

In tonight’s episode, Krish & Rajni are invited for a special Lunch by the workers who work in the Factory. The couple are happy with the warm invitation and the reception they receive. The couple is are served with multi course meal. The whole table has dishes specially prepared for the couple.

The couple are enjoying their meal and suddenly the phone rings, its Rajni who get a call. Surprised to receive a call from an unknown number she tip-toe’s away from the dining table and answers the phone. Whose call is it …

Tune in to ‘Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka’ Wednesday, 25th July, 2012 at 8:00 pm, only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Sahara India Pariwar announces the picking up of Lucknow Franchisee of the soon to be launched “Hockey India League”

To become one of the prime franchises of the ‘Hockey India League’

Lucknow, July 23, 2012: Sahara India Pariwar, a major business conglomerate and the prime promoter & patron of sports in India, has created another milestone today by announcing to become one of the prime franchisee of the ‘Hockey India League’ (HIL), which is to be started by Hockey India. The Hockey India League (HIL) will initially comprise of 6 teams which will play amongst each other (both home and away matches). Sahara India Pariwar, the Lucknow based business conglomerate, will be the owner of the Lucknow franchise. Moreover, by taking up this franchisee, Sahara India Pariwar intends to encourage young talents of this great game of skill and energy, thereby giving them a platform to nurture their skills under the supervision of talented sportsmen.

Speaking on the occasion, ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar, said “We are proud to associate ourselves with this great game, which has created legends in the past. By taking up this franchise we are sure that fresh talent will be identified at city and regional level, who in turn will bring laurels to our beloved nation. We are also hopeful, that following our efforts to encourage Hockey, other corporate entities will also come forward to support this league which will eventually benefit the game and its exponents”.

Mr. Narendra Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India, said, “I am grateful to ‘Saharasri’ and Sahara India Pariwar, for again coming forward in support of Hockey. The Group has always come forward and supported the sport of hockey at all times by providing it the much needed support.”

Apart from being sponsor to the Indian Hockey Team, Sahara India Pariwar had also joined hands with Federation Internationale De Hockey (FIH) in 2004, the World’s apex Body for Hockey, and became the 4th Global Partner of the Federation for a period of 3 years. Sahara India Pariwar has felicitated the entire Indian Hockey Team, including both the players and the officials, on numerous occasions when Indian team has registered historic wins including the recent FIH Olympic Qualifiers.

ABOUT SAHARA INDIA PARIWAR

Sahara India Pariwar is a major business conglomerate in India with operations in multiple sectors, including financial services, life insurance, mutual funds, housing finance, infrastructure & housing, print and television news media, entertainment channels, cinema production, consumer merchandise retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, sports, and information technology.

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ghulam Zeeshan

Asst. Chief Manager, Corporate Communications, Sahara India Pariwar

Ph.: 0522 2304230; Mobile: 9335235621

Email: ghulam.zeeshan@gmail.com

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INDIAN IDOL SYNOPSIS

Shooting Date: 21st July ‘12

4th Gala Round

The fourth gala round saw the cast of Kya Super Kool Hai Hum Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor join the Top 7 contestants for a fun filled and romantic themed episode. Tusshar Kapoor joined the anchors on stage in his character of a salesman (KSKHH) and brought some gifts for each contestant. He was declared as Santa Claus of the show. Later Tusshar called his super kool partner Riteish Deshmukh on stage & they both performed on ‘UP/ Bihar lootne’.

The evening started with Devendra Pal Singh singing “Tumne mujhe dekha” much to the appreciation of the judges. Riteish later gave tips to Devendra and asked him to propose to him imagining him to be a girl. He was later gifted a pen by Tusshar to poke Hussain whenever he teases him.

Next to stage was Amit Kumar who sang “Tujhe dekh dekh hasna”. Tusshar gifted him 3-D glasses to help him see all that which he can’t see otherwise. Later Tusshar and Riteish danced with Amit on the song “Dil garden garden”.

Vipul Mehta sang “Teri ankho ke siva” which was followed by a jugalbandi act between Vipul and Riteish who mimicked Sunny Deol and Sanjeev Kumar/Anu Malik respectively. He was later gifted a six-pack jacket by Tusshar.

Sohini Mishra who sang “Chupke se lag ja gale” was in for a personal grooming session from Riteish Deshmukh. Tusshar gifted her pair of high heel sandals and asked her to do a catwalk. Eventually, Riteish showed Sohini the right way to do the walk.

Patna contestant Ritika Raj sang “Taare hain barati” and was gifted “Super Kool Ice-cream Award” as she always screams for ice-creams.

Poorvi Koutish sang “Goonji si hain” which was not much appreciated by the judges. Later Anu Malik, Sunidhi and Tusshar sang Ding dong ding dole. Seeing Poorvi a bit down Tusshar gifted her smiling placards.

Lastly Kaushik Deshpande, sang “Jab kisi ki nazar” which was appreciated by the judges. He was gifted a Sauna belt by Tusshar looking at his current plum figure. Later Riteish took stage with judge Asha Bhosle to sing a Marathi song and both even danced to the tunes.

Chota Sardar Devendra Pal Singh won the award for the best performer of the day.

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SET appoints Vivek Bahl as Chief Creative Director

Mumbai, July 23, 2012: Sony Entertainment Television’s (SET) has appointed Vivek Bahl as its Chief Creative Director. In this role, Vivek will be responsible for the overall programming of the Channel. Vivek is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.

Vivek will be reporting to Sneha Rajani, Senior Executive Vice President & Business Head – Channel SET.

Vivek’s previous assignments were with:

• Turner International where he was the Chief Content Officer, overlooking the content strategy and development for Turner’s entertainment brands in India. These included Imagine TV, Cartoon Network, Pogo and Warner Brothers.

• Star Network where he did various roles as Executive Creative Director for the network and previously, Senior Creative Director- Fiction, Star Plus and Star One

• Zee TV as Creative Director

Announcing Bahl’s appointment COO MSM, N P Singh said, “Vivek’s entertainment experience and a cross-functional strategic perspective will enhance the growth of SET. On behalf of Sony Entertainment Network we look forward to a long and fruitful working association with him.”

Senior Executive VP & Business Head SET, Sneha Rajani added, “We are delighted to have Vivek Bahl on board. Vivek has great experience and knowledge of content across genres. I wish him all the success and good luck for his new assignment.”

Speaking on his appointment, Vivek Bahl said, “I’m delighted to join SET & hope to provide valuable programming inputs in all genres of shows. This is an exciting & challenging role & I’m honored that trust has been reposed in my abilities.”

About Sony Entertainment Television:

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel, SAB; a family comedy entertainment channel; SIX, a premier sports entertainment channel, PIX, the English movie channel and MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel. Since its launch in October 1995, SET has created a unique space for itself in the Indian Television industry. Pioneering new waves in television programming, with blockbuster movie premieres, big format non – fiction shows and an impressive array of fiction shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, Entertainment ke liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, Kuch to Log Kahenge, Parvarrish, CID and Crime Patrol.

Sony Entertainment Television has been providing strong platforms for over 700 brands to reach over 50 million households in India. In addition, Sony Entertainment Television is also available in US, UK, Africa, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji Islands and Seychelles. In total, SET influences over 300 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.

Sony Entertainment Television is a part of the network of channels distributed by The One Alliance – a joint venture between Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. and Discovery Communications India. Other channels in the One Alliance network include Sony HD, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, SIX HD, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo Discovery Kids and Discovery HD World, it also distributes the leading News network in the country – the TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez and the premium Sports’ channels – Neo Prime & Neo Sports.

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Nazia Hussain – the new Bubbly kid on the block….

Vivacious and Spirited Nazia Hussain, who has been making news on her family connections with Actor Sanjay Dutt, acknowledges to being compared with the dynamic actress Preity Zinta but strives to create her own persona. “I have always been compared with Preity Zinta. That is a huge compliment; she is beautiful, but I want people to like me for my own!” says the dimpled Nazia.

Aditya Samanta, her co-star in the Movie Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai comments, “I always had a secret crush for Preity Zinta, also those who have seen the promos and the trailers feel that Nazia and me share a great chemistry and look good together. “ he continued “For now we all hope that this chemistry works its magic at the box – office too.”

The buzz is that Preity Zinta does not mind her lookalike Nazia’s presence at all.

Nazia’s film Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai releases on 3rd August, 2012.

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Anthem Group Enables Secure Remote Access for Employees and Bolsters Business Continuity with Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenServer™ Solutions

Accrues savings of 35% on desktop computing and 60% on server related costs

India – July 23 2012: Anthem Group, the holding company comprising sub organizations – Anthem BioSciences, Anthem Cellutions and Anthem BioPharma today announced the implementation of Citrix® server and desktop virtualization solutions, resulting in secured remote access and boosted productivity for employees in addition to enhanced business continuity.

Incepted in 2007, Anthem group, a leading provider of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology services started operations with a team of 50; and has grown steadily to become an organization with 450 employees across its three sub companies i.e. Anthem Biosciences, Anthem Cellutions, Anthem Biopharma. Being a start-up on a fast track growth path, the company couldn’t afford to have n+1 concepts i.e. server clustering, rolling out patch management software and wanted to avoid the challenging and cumbersome process of traditional desktops by provisioning them with the requisite user applications. Additionally, the company also wanted to enforce a remote working policy for its employees while ensuring secure data access and constant uptime. To meet these business imperatives, the company opted for Citrix® XenServer™ and Citrix XenDesktop® solutions.

Commenting on the deployment, Ravi Kalla, Senior Manager – IT, Anthem Group said, “Desktop and server virtualization are invaluable technologies to address spiraling costs of IT infrastructure in today’s environment. After a careful market assessment, we decided to deploy Citrix technologies which aligned perfectly to our business needs. Through a highly cost effective, quick and simple implementation process, today we can enable optimal employee uptime and flexibility to work from anywhere, through secure remote data access.”

For the server virtualization roll-out, Anthem Group deployed Citrix® XenServer™ solution, which eliminated the need to buy any additional hardware to deploy four critical server applications in the company and reduced the deployment time to only 3-4 days. This resulted in substantial cost reduction on server, power and cooling costs while facilitating increased administrative efficiency. The company also deployed Citrix XenDesktop solution, which enabled employees to have an unchanged desktop experience. The company employees are also able to remotely access data as Citrix’s desktop virtualization solution runs on all devices with minimal bandwidth consumption.

Users will benefit from enhanced productivity as the ‘on-demand’ capabilities of Citrix solutions can enable desktop access to any user on any device anywhere with unparalleled simplicity and scalability. Through this implementation, Anthem Group has been able to save more than 35% in desktop computing costs and 62% in power expenses by enabling easy, centralized management of desktops and applications and reducing the need to refresh expensive hardware through Citrix desktop virtualization. Through server virtualization, the company created ten virtual servers from just two pre-existing physical servers which resulted in savings of 60%.

“We are pleased to support Anthem group by enabling mobile workstyles, heightened productivity levels for their employees and facilitating seamless business continuity through our desktop and server virtualization solutions. As a key player in the virtualization space, our association with Anthem Group is a testimony of our industry leading solutions, aligned with the business goals of an organization.” said Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India Subcontinent, Citrix.

About Citrix

Citrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) transforms how businesses and IT work and people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 260,000 organizations. Citrix products touch 75 percent of Internet users each day and it partners with more than 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2011 was $2.21 billion. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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ARTS IN MOTION’s “DANCE WITH JOY ’12”

“FIGHTING FOETICIDE, NURTURING THE GIRL CHILD”

SPEARHEADED BY AANCHAL GUPTA an annual show was full of emotions this evening

and as always aanchal has a special theme for all her shows to bring about that dance can bring joy to so many lives

Aanchal gupta left no stone unturned to bring a joy and smile on the faces of the innocent angelic children

this years show was dedicated
To fight against dangerous rural dogmas, outdated urban attitudes, hostile societal norms, biased familial traditions directed towards the Indian Girl Child, who constitutes a whopping 50% section of our country.

Anchal gupta looked gorgeous and her sister sonam gupta are as wonderful as the cause they support every year

aanchal needs accolades for supporting the caise unconditionally and she actually brings joy with dance to the chilrdren who may never get a platform of this scale ever

The other named celebs present at the event were Chunkey Pandey who brought a huge smile to the kids with his interesting frame ,Amy billimoria who was the blue eyed for the evening and looked stunning in a blue outfit and interacted with the children , Deepshikha Nagpal, Tulip Joshi, Kamlesh — Kaushik, Varuna D. Jani,Prashant Sharma was there to support the cause,Rajeev paul was also present at the venue .

The whole auditorium was in a state of gesture as the girls performed on the stage showcasing their part with joy it was dance with joy indeed

Chunky pandey was overwhelmed and touched with the performances and thanked the girls and Aachal Gupta for making his day by presenting such a performance.

chunky says, “If I had not been here, I wouldn’t have understood the plight a girl goes through. It’s Aanchal who had called me here and gave me a chance to be with those beautiful girls and spending some quality time with them. I think she is doing a great job by giving them a ray of hope.”

Press Release

Arts in Motion (AiM) Dance Studios, a 7-year old renowned one-stop dance academy promoted by Aanchal Gupta, will conduct “Dance with Joy ’12 – FIGHTING FOETICIDE, NURTURING THE GIRL CHILD” on July 21st, 2012, at St. Andrews Auditorium, Mumbai in association with Go India foundation & Akshara Centre.

Aanchal Gupta, Proprietor/Director of Arts in Motion Studios, says,” Is our fight against dangerous rural dogmas, outdated urban attitudes, hostile societal norms, biased familial traditions directed towards the Indian Girl Child, who constitutes a whopping 50% section of our country. This annual event is the triumph of spirit over suffering, of joy over despair, of mind over matter, through the medium of simple dance & music”.

Proprietor/Director Aanchal Gupta conceptualized & foundedArts in Motion Dance Studios as a 1-stop address for dance in every form. It is her primary aim to actively promote culture through dance, fitness, theatre & music by bringing together international trainers, individual experts & companies from all over the globe. AiM DANCE: Salsa & Latin Ballroom, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, Bachata, Bboying/Bgirling, Popping, Jazz & Hip Hop, Moder/Contemporary, Bollywood & Urban Funk, Krump Hop, Lyrical Hip Hop, Kathak Yoga; AiM FITNESS: Bollybics, Power Yoga, Spinning, Kickboxing, Personal Training; AiM Music: Basic Beats with Taufiq Qureshi, Drum Circle; AiM Theatre: “After Hours” Theatre for Recreation by Quasar Padamsee.

Over the past few years, AiM’s scope has broadened to include classes in fitness, theatre and music with the best known artists of these fields. Once a year, Arts in Motion pauses to pay tribute to students who share their passion for dance & to all those teachers who dedicate themselves to this art through a lavish dance extravaganza titled Dance with Joy. This show, a unique platform is provided to a wide variety of Indian & international dances in their pure & classical form presented by local students, under the aegis of one dance institution, an explosive display of extraordinary expertise all at once. Through this show Arts in Motion also promises to serve society by spreading joy through the medium of dance.

Dance with Joy ‘07, Challenging Arthritis, Embracing Life, supported by Johnson & Johnson was a spectacular show of celebration of life after disease, a triumph of movement over immobility.

Dance with Joy ’08, Breaking Barriers, Embracing Street Children, came about as a result of our principal sponsors’ (HSBC bank) belief -‘Investing in our children’ & our commitment to society.

Dance with Joy ‘09, Fighting Cancer, Living Life, in association with V Care, was our humble tribute to all those fighting & surviving this disease & carried a simple message to never give up.

Dance with Joy ‘10, Challenging Differences, Accepting Autism, supported by the Forum for Autism was our attempt to create awareness & inculcate integration of those suffering from autism.

Dance with Joy ’11-,Rolling Over Obstacles, Soaring Above Paralysis, in association with Neuro Gen Brain & Spine Institute, in the aid of patients suffering from spinal cord injuries ,was about overcoming disability and frustration that came with being on a wheelchair.

DANCE WITH JOY:-

Once a year, Arts in Motion pauses to pay tribute to students who share their passion for dance & to all those teachers who dedicate themselves to this art in the Arts in Motion. This show is a unique platform provided to a wide variety of Indian & international dances in their pure & classical form presented by local students, under the aegis of one dance institution, an explosive display of extraordinary expertise all at once. In the last 6 years, Arts in Motion has also been working tirelessly to create awareness in our society for the special requirements of the differently challenged thru annual Dance with Joy shows. Held under media blitzkrieg, Dance with Joy shows enjoy public, corporate & celebrity patronage. Mental, physical, financial & social trials can break the body & bruise the spirit making life painful & despairing. Physically, dancing encourages a stronger mind body connection & music is known to have amazing healing properties; emotionally, dance can bring joy to all. AiM Dance with Joy platform is a modest attempt to create awareness for a social cause & to help integration through interaction.

An already and ever expanding and pioneering premier dance, fitness and theatre institution, AiM also announced a unique school of music in an exclusive collaboration with the Prince of Percussion, Taufiq Qureshi and his Ridhun Academy of World Rhythms (RAWR). AiM heralded the beginning of a new music chapter with the arrival of RAWR at AiM through a unique performance by Taufiq Qureshi & his students during its 4th annual dance extravaganza. AiM Music will collaborate the two into an energizing cohesion of arts, a fusion of music & dance; a synthesis of rhythm & art in movement.

For Further Information Contact Parul Chawla : 9833577407 / 9004136155

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TOPSGRUP, India’s largest and leading Indian security brand, has completed the £19.5 million acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company Limited, a reputed British security firm. Please find attached the official press release.

The transition has positioned TOPSGRUP’s Global Chairman, Dr Diwan Rahul Nanda, as the only entrepreneur of an Indian Multi-National Company (MNC) to purchase a 100 percent stake in a British security company.

Dr Nanda’s acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company comes after his new entrant status in the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, with an estimated personal fortune of £168 million.

Dr Nanda will be in Mumbai and available for interviews should you be interested in speaking to him in regards to the announcement. On the back of the announcement, Dr Nanda could conduct commentary pieces on the following topics:

General comments on the announcement
The difficulties and experiences of acquiring a UK based company
Cultural difficulties in acquiring a UK based company
How to identify a company for acquisition
The future initiatives for TOPSGRUP and their plans on expansion
The future initiatives for The Shield Guarding Company
How the security industry is beating the recession: ‘you can’t put a price on security’

India’s Largest SecurityCompany TOPSGRUP Acquires 100% stake in The Shield Guarding Company Limited

TOPSGRUP Stamps Seal on the UK Security Industry

TOPSGRUP, India’s largest security group and the most preferred security brand, has completed the 100 percent acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company Limited, a reputed British security firm for a sum of £19.5 million. This acquisition has positioned the company’s Global Chairman, Dr Diwan Rahul Nanda, as the only entrepreneur of an Indian Multi-National Company (MNC) to purchase a 100 percent stake in a British security company. Dr Nanda’s acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company Limited comes after his new entrant status in the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, with an estimated personal fortune of £168 million.

TOPSGRUP originally acquired a 51 per cent majority stake in the company in 2008, and then took up its option to purchase a 100 per cent stake in the company. The pioneering acquisition of The Shield Guarding Company Limited by TOPSGRUP marries two award-winning and top performing companies into one powerful security services conglomerate. The acquisition completes TOPSGRUP’s move into the UK security sector after conquering the Indian market.

Dr Nanda will assume his position as Executive Chairman of The Shield Guarding Company Limited with the existing management team remaining in place. Stuart Kedward, who has been with The Shield Guarding Company Limited for fifteen years, will assume the role of Managing Director. The company will ensure that its reputation for superior service and quality for its clients will continue unaffected.

Dr Nanda commented “We welcome the completion of this acquisition. We have been majority shareholders for four years now; this acquisition ably demonstrates TOPSGRUP’s resounding faith in the Company, our customers, our stakeholders and our employees. We stand committed to the British security industry and delivering world class security solutions. The Shield Guarding Company Limited has consistently demonstrated its market leader status both in terms of unrivalled quality and service and that is something that we are very proud of. Together with the continued efforts and enormous hard work of my incredible teams at both TOPSGRUP and The Shield Guarding Company Limited, we will ensure that we go from strength to strength and will create a truly global security service to better others.”

Acknowledged as the pioneer of the burgeoning security industry, Dr Nanda joined TOPSGRUP at the age of 22 in 1992 when the industry was plagued by uncertainties and problems. He ushered in a new era by corporatising private security not only for TOPSGRUP, but for the entire Indian security industry.

The multi award-winning TOPSGRUP started off as an ailing company with just eight customers and is now India’s largest security group, valued at over £200 million. It comprises a conglomerate of 12 companies with 93,000 employees, over 8,000 clients in India, Israel and the United Kingdom, and has 120 offices.

Under Dr Nanda’s astute guidance, TOPSGRUP has won several awards, including: the Frost and Sullivan Award for the Best Manned Guarding Company (2008) and Advertising & Marketing Magazine (A&M 2001) recognised TOPSGRUP as the ‘number one’ brand in the Indian security industry. Dr Nanda has been applauded for his leadership and spirit of innovation, having been awarded the National Security Award for the Best Security Personality of the Year (2007); The Brand Leadership Award at the CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding and Marketing; the Asian Leadership in International Business Award at the 24th Asian Who’s Who Annual Dinner (2011); the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the GG2 Leadership Awards (2011); and the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the TiE UK Annual Awards (2011).

The Shield Guarding Company Limited is an award-winning, innovative provider of security services for internationally recognised brands in the commercial, industrial, charitable and public sector. The company’s award accolades include being named ‘Guarding Company of the Year’ at the SEA (Security Excellence Awards) Awards in 2009 with two further awards won in 2011. Operating out of six offices in the UK, The Shield Guarding Company Limited is responsible for employing over 2000 trained and motivated people, and projects sales of £58.5 million for the fiscal year 2012-2013. The company is also in the process of mobilising an Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), which will go live in August 2012 and enhance the range of services that the company can provide to its clients.

With the vision of esteemed global entrepreneur Dr Nanda and the wisdom and experience of TOPSGRUP and The Shield Guarding Company Limited team of trained corporate heads, managers and security staff, the coming together of two giants can only signify enormous gains for the security industry in the UK and in India.

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For further information please contact:

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About TOPSGRUP

TOPSGRUP is an ISO 9001:2008 certified conglomerate of 11 companies and 1 specialised division offering Total Security Solutions™ to over 8,000 clients in India and United Kingdom. TOPSGRUP’s holistic range of Enterprise Risk Management Solutions include Manned Guarding, Investigations, Electronic Security Integration, Facility Management, Advanced Training & Consultancy and Emergency Response Services like TOPSLINE 1252 and Tops Air Rescue. TOPSGRUP is India’s largest security group and undisputedly, the most preferred security brand in the country, employing around 93,000 trained and motivated multicultural employees. The company was established in 1970 and completes 42 years of business excellence on 15th July 2012. With an ambitious organic and inorganic growth plan, TOPSGRUP is poised to spread its operations to South East Asia, Middle East and the Americas in the coming years and is confident of being ranked amongst the top 10 global security leaders in the coming years. TOPSGRUP is networked through 120 offices across the globe with its global headquarters in the financial capital of the world, London. For more information on TOPSGRUP, visit www.topsgrup.com.

TOPS Awards:

· 2011 – Dr. Nanda has been honored with ‘International business of the year’ by Asians Who’s Who international awards

· 2011 – Dr. Nanda wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ by TiE UK

· 2011 – Dr. Nanda wins GG2 Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Asian Media & Marketing Group

· 2011 – Mr. Ramesh Iyer wins coveted “Security Personality of the Year Award”

· 2011 – Brig. M. I. Jaisinghani (Retd.), conferred with “Suraksha Seva Award”

· 2011 – Mr. M. Sashidharan was awarded the “Security Leadership Award”

· 2010 – Brig. M. I. Jaisinghani (Retd.), conferred with “Security Professional of the Year”

· 2010 – Mr. Vishwanath V. Katti was awarded the “Security Leadership Award”

· 2010 – Brand Leadership Award at CMO Asia Awards for excellence Branding & Marketing

· 2009 – Lifetime Achievement award for Major R.C. Nanda (Retd.) at the Global Security Conference, New Delhi

· 2007 – The Best Manned Guarding Company # The Best Security Personality Award

· 2007 – National Business Leadership award # Favorite Security Agency Award

· 2007 – Frost & Sullivan Business Leadership Award

· 2006 – Best Cash in Transit Company- Security Today Awards

· 2003 – Best Security Management at India’s leading exhibition at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi at ISS&FE 2003

· 2003 – One of the most prestigious awards, conferred upon TOPSGRUP at the time of conference on Economic Development by IES

· 2001 – Best Recognized Brand in Security Industry by A&M

· 1995 – Award conferred on TOPSGRUP towards excellence in productivity, quality, innovation and management

The Shield Guarding Company Limited Awards:

· 2011 – The Shield Guarding Company won the coveted ‘Security Partnering Initiative of the Year Award’ and the ‘Contract Manager of the Year Award’

· 2009 – The Shield Guarding Company (UK) wins ‘Security Guarding Company of the Year‘


Warm Regards,
Sonia
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NO ENTRY PUDHE DHOKA AAHEY’

The film is directed by Ankush Choudhary who also plays Salman Khan’s role from the movie. NO ENTRY PUDHE DHOKA AAHEY’ boasts of the best of talents from the Marathi film world. Super talented comedian Bharat Jadhav plays the part of Anil Kapoor, Aniket Vishwas Rao plays the part of Fardeen Khan and Pandrinath Kamble plays the part of Paresh Ganatra.
Amongst the female cast, Bipasha Basu’s character is played by the equally saucy Saie Tamhankar, Gorgeous Kranti Redkar plays Lara Dutta’s part, Manava Naik playing Celina Jaitley’s role and Sai Lokur playing Esha Deol’s character.

The crème de la crème of bollywod playback singers have come together to do the music for this film. Sonu Nigam, Anu Malik, Sunidhu Chauhan, Sajid Wajid, Jahnvi and Swapnil have together and done the music written by lyricist Guru (Gurunath) Thakur.
Please find attached the invite for the same.
Warm regards,
Arati / Prerana – 9867184309
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Wedding bells for Gadhaprasad in Chidiyaghar on SAB TV

July 23rd, 2012: SAB TV’s Chidiyaghar has amused and entertained the viewers with its unique concept and its characters that have some or the other characters of animals have gained immense popularity amongst masses. One of these characters which is loved by old and young alike is Gadhaprasad. In the upcoming episodes viewers will witness their beloved Gadhaprasad tie the knot and entire Narayan family indulged in grand wedding celebrations.

Gadhaprasad the lovable, dumb servant of the Narayan household is all set to tie the knot. But there is a twist to this tale. Kesari Narayan (Rajendra Gupta) the patriarch of the family gets wedding invitation from Chopra, their neighbours. Their daughter Kasturi is getting married. Bauji gets alarmed knowing about Gadha’s affection towards her. Meanwhile Gadhaprasad has gone to Billo Bua’s house and Bauji tries to contact him.

When Gadhaprasad returns he is heartbroken to hear the news and runs away from home. Gadha is missing.The family seeks help from police and the case is being handled by Gopi and Gulgule from FIR. The FIR team starts a search to find the whereabouts of Gadhaprasad and get Gadhaprasad home. Thus, begins the search for a beautiful, homely girl for Gadhaprasad. Gadhaprasad gets several proposals and he decided to decline them by some or the other way. But, there is no escape for him as bauji and the entire clan has decide to get Gadhaprasad married.

Bauji aka Rajendra Gupta said, “I have decided to arrange Gadha’s wedding. Everyone in the family is brimming with excitement and is helping for making all the arrangements. I have divided various activities into each one of the family members. Ghotak and Gomukh will arrange for pandal, travel of our relatives, decorations etc.Mayuri and Koyal will manage the food arrangements, gifts, shopping for the bride, kids are busy helping the elders and I am overlooking all the preparations myself.”

Who will Gadhaprasad get married to? Who all from the SAB family will attend the marriage? Join the wedding celebrations and be a part of your favourite Gadhaprasad’s wedding along with Narayan family…Lots of celebration, fun, and performances. Catch the exciting affair and tune into Chidiyaghar on SAB TV.

Watch Chidiyaghar Mon- Friday at 9 pm exclusively on SAB TV

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After Sholay 3D, Maya Digital Studios converts ‘SONS OF RAM – Heroes will rise’ in 3D, this Diwali

The company will also distribute the film worldwide and release it across 400 screens in India on 2nd November 2012

Mumbai, 23 July 2012: Maya Digital studios, the company that pioneered the art & technology of animation & visual effects in India in the 1990s, is also a leading 2D to stereoscopic 3D conversion studio today.

Maya’s next 2D to 3D conversion project is the path breaking animation film, ‘SONS OF RAM – Heroes will rise’. Produced by the legendary Amar Chitra Katha ‘SONS OF RAM’ will be India’s first ever animated film to be converted from 2D to stereoscopic 3D. Previously, iconic Hollywood films like The Lion King & Beauty and the Beast have been converted from 2D to 3D, and this a first for India. Speaking on the occasion; Ketan Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director – Maya Digital Studios said, “3D is the future of entertainment and we at Maya are extremely thrilled to bring India’s first animated 2D to 3D converted film SONS OF RAM, for the Indian audiences. It is a spectacular film with world-class 3D effects and comes from the house of the legendary Amar Chitra Katha. We are confident that the audiences will enjoy the film.”

Maya has recently completed the entire 2D to 3D conversion work on one of Indian cinema’s greatest films of all time, Sholay. 2D to 3D conversion of content is one of the key trends in the entertainment business today, and Maya being a futuristic company has already setup its production pipeline for the same.

2D to 3D conversion provides an entirely new experience of viewing the content. Maya is the only Indian studio to have worked on the 2D to 3D conversion of a live action as well as animation film. Speaking about the challenges in conversion, Hemant Shinde – Head of the conversion department at Maya said, “We’ve just finished the conversion work on Indian cinema’s greatest film, Sholay. Our next film SONS OF RAM is a visual treat for the kids this Diwali.” While Sholay came with its own technical & creative challenges for conversion, Maya successfully delivered the same within the stipulated timelines. The conversion of SONS OF RAM brought in newer challenges. “The biggest challenge was to eliminate the eye strain entirely since this film is aimed primarily at kids and family audiences”, says Ram Dhumne – Head of the conversion department at Maya.

Based on ACK’s bestselling comic book, SONS OF RAM tells Luv and Kush’s journey through enchanted forests into the revered land of Ayodhya, the home of their fabled heroes. Complete with a brand new gang of loveable characters, this feature is the epic coming-of-age adventure as never seen before.

The much-anticipated film promises to delight the entire family with a score of four original musical songs and international animation. It will release in Hindi and English in over 400 screens Pan-India on the first day of the Diwali school holidays, 2nd November 2012. Select theaters will screen the film in breathtaking stereoscopic 3D. It will also be released in Tamil and Telugu.

This is not just the first Indian animated film to be converted from 2D to 3D, but will also have the widest release for an Indian animation film with 400 screens across India. The film will make history as one of the biggest marketing efforts in Indian animation across television, outdoor, print and school contact programs. ACK Media has teamed up with its parent company – Future Group, to release a full assortment of merchandise from toys, stationary, apparel, and home products for the film to be sold in the Group’s flagship chain Big Bazaar. The deal includes prime promotional support during the busy festive shopping season and special offers for consumers to receive discounted tickets on the film.

Speaking about the wide distribution plan, Devdatta Potnis, Head – Marketing & Distribution – Maya Digital Studios said, “At Maya we believe in the power of content and it is our endeavour to provide the best possible platforms for the Indian animated content. Previously too we had a wide release for Ramayana – The Epic and even with SONS OF RAM we are going deep because we are very confident that the content will be liked by kids and family audiences alike.”

SONS OF RAM will be a Diwali treat for kids in 3D and will hit theatres on 2nd November 2012 and its exclusive 3D teaser will hit the screens with the release of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and viewers can also enjoy it in 3D with the Indian animated film, Krishna Aur Kans.

About Maya Digital Studios Ltd

MAYA (established in 1996) pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects in India. Founded by the internationally acclaimed film maker – Ketan Mehta and renowned film actress, producer and director – Deepa Sahi, MAYA today is one of the largest computer animation and visual effects studios in India. American computer animation & visual effects veteran, Frank Foster is the president of MAYA, and oversees the studio’s daily operations. The studio has specialized in stereoscopic 3D and offers services for S3D visual effects, S3D CG rendered animation, left and right camera live action cinematography and very high quality, cost effective 2D to 3D conversion. MAYA DIGITAL STUDIOS was the first dedicated CG animation and visual effects studio in India. Founded in 1996 as Maya, it has worked with top global clients including BBC, Disney, Google, Sony, Electronic Arts, Ragdoll Inc UK, Rainbow, Mike Young Productions, Activision, Brown Bag Films, VGI Entertainment to deliver prestigious projects in television, film and game animation. Maya’s work has won several international honours & awards including the IFTA, BAFTA, Pulcinella, FICCI and GDC.

For more information please contact:

Nidhi Thakur – 9833723204

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Italy’s finest Vodka brand ARTIC® set the mood right at the Maxim Cover Girl Night Party

ARTIC® & Maxim host the cover girl night with stunning Bollywood actress “Neha Dhupia”

Mumbai, 22nd July, 2012: Artic®, Pure Italian Luxury vodka recently hosted an exquisite and enchanting night, celebrating Maxim Cover Girl with gorgeous Neha Dhupia at Firangi Paani, Mumbai. Bringing the synergy of Artic® and Maxim together, the party welcomed the well heeled socialites, fashionistas and the crème’ de la crème, who added style and glamour quotient to the evening.

Electrifying music and exotic cocktails made with Artic® Vodka, kept the guests busy and the party continued till the wee hours of the morning. Men bonded well over drinks and women over gossip, gulping down the smooth Artic Vodka. It was a delight to watch the crescendo of the fashion, music and spirits come alive at the Artic® Maxim Night.

On the association Mr. Abhishek Modi, CEO, Modi Illva said, “Artic® Pure Italian luxury vodka has elevated the level of the vodka consumers in India with luxury, style and taste. Our brand believes in celebrating life with style and grace and bringing out the pure essence of life with no pretence. Artic® aims to take style to another rank by making it more extravagant, sensuous and flavorful.”

Present at the event Mr. Vivek Parikh, Editor Maxim said, “We are glad to partner with Modi Illva and celebrate our success along with stylish Neha Dhupia. Along with our association with Artic® we aim to bring a fresh outlook to our Maxim consumer by holding their individuality and originality and adding an essence of luxury and timeless style. We look forward to an exciting association that takes fashion and glamour to another level in India.”

About Artic Vodka

Artic® is a first of its kind luxury vodka made in India at the state-of-the-art distillery at Modinagar by the Modi Illva group, under technical supervision of Illva Saronno S.p.A. Italy. Made from 100% pure grain alcohol, the USP of Artic Vodka is its quadruple distillation process, which gives it a fine smooth taste induced with a secret ingredient from Italy that gives it a distinctive subdued flavor.

About Umesh Modi Group

The Umesh Modi Group with over 7000 employees, 16 plants, 2 R&D centers and cooperative agreements with 15 multinational companies is one of the largest corporations in India. The flagship company Modi Mundipharma, is a well known company in the Indian pharmaceuticals market and is known for its Continus technology based on products from Mundipharma, Switzerland. It also markets the brand Betadine which is marketed in India by Win Medicare, a fully owned subsidiary of Modi Mundipharma.

The JV has also successfully ventured into the cosmetics business with Modi Revlon, collaboration between ModiMundipharma and Revlon Inc, USA. Modi Revlon was the first company in India to introduce the concept of beauty advisors in retail stores. The group is well diversified into – pharma, cosmetics, sugar, writing instruments, distillery, power, iron and steel, entertainment, printing and packaging.

About Illva Saronno, S.p.A, Italy

Illva Saronno is a large Italian group diversified into Alcoholic beverages and wines, ice cream preparations, baked goods, optical lenses and flavors. ILLVA Saronno Holding SpA, wholly owned by the Reina family, is one of the European leaders on the spirits and wine markets. The group manufactures and markets the best-selling Italian liqueur Disaronno Originale in more than 150 countries. It also acquired Tia Maria worldwide in 2009. Other brands marketed by the group include Rabarbaro Zucca, Amaro 18 and Artic®® Vodka.

For Further information, please contact:

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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