Success makes me nervous: Aditya Roy Kapur

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Success makes me nervous: Aditya Roy Kapur

Post the success of ‘Aashiqui 2’, Aditya Roy Kapur talks about his roles, relationships and handling newfound stardom.

With the exception of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, he would like to make a strategic choice and focus on consolidating his position as an actor. For that he needs to do lead roles. Aashiqui 2 has worked terrifically and he has been accepted by the audiences and now it is more important than ever, for him to choose his films wisely.Still Aditya says “it’d be ridiculous to say I would be ignoring all supporting roles.”

For somone who has been recieving so many accolates for his recent release, the best compliment he has ever recieved comes from An elderly lady who came upto him and said that she had spent her entire life with an alcoholic so she knew what their peculiarities were, and he got the complexity of an alcoholic character perfectly right in the film.

When asked if he needs the assurance of a relationship to keep himself grounded??. Aditya said ” I don’t see any direct connection, but yes everybody needs a compassionate relationship. I haven’t had one in a while, but that’s not really my priority right now. If love comes and hits me on the face, then I’m not going to let it go because you can’t control the matters of the heart.”

Talking about overnight stardom “It is quite unreal. I have never seen such kind of success in my life. Not even around me. It makes me nervous. I’m trying to soak in as much as possible because I’m well aware of its tentative nature.”

The obvious question arises that why didn’t he approach his brother Sidharth Roy Kapur, who is the CEO UTV Motion Pictures to help him out with roles?. He clarifies “It was a very conscious decision among all us brothers to not to interfere in one another’s business. All three of us are doing well. I never needed his help because it was never my ambition to become an actor. I wasn’t running around Bombay asking for work. I was happy with whatever I was getting. So when these films didn’t succeed, I wasn’t left heartbroken. I did them because I felt I shouldn’t say ‘no’ to an experience.”

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Bollywood’s Child Star Raiyyan Habib also haves fan followers.

Now day’s child artists are successful and are getting popular on both silver screen and Television, they are getting importance in both places, specially some programmes on television are made having these children as main protagonist like CID, Baal Veer, Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma, and films like Agnipath, Taare Zamin Par, Stanly Ka Dibba and Chillar Party are some of the successful examples were child artist’s are in and as central character.

Raiyyan Habib is one of these child artists who has being noticed in Bollywood. His forth coming film is ‘Harry’ being made by Anil Gajraj, previously he was noticed in film ‘Bhindi Bazaar’ where he portrayed character of Tej which was critically acclaimed by film critics, also recently he has enacted major roles in some TV series. Before coming in Bollywood Raiyyan has done theaters, approximately in 25 dramas he has acted. His last released film is ‘Kasam Se Kasam Mein’, currently he has done ad films like ‘Kachha Mango Bite’ and ‘Bajaj Auto Pring’.

13 year old Raiyyan wants to become a popular Bollywood actor, but he is also concentrating in his studies as well as shootings, because he believes that education is always useful. Raiyyan aims to bag good roles in bollywood projects because he has faith in himself. Raiyyan gives all credit to his parents and guru Ganesh Nagpal for his success, as they have helped him to groom his carrier.

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Serial kisser Bharti!

Emran Hashmi has a competition in the world of serial kissing and its none other than the powerhouse of comedy, fun & frolic – Bharti Singh. Well, in all likelihood, she might just take over from him as the new serial kisser of Tinsel town!

During a special episode, Dharmendra and Bobby Deol made a special appearance on Comedy Circus ke Ajoobe to promote their upcoming comedy flick Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. Bharti Singh who is a big fan of the original ‘He-man’ of Bollywood could not resist her excitement and landed a kiss on Dharamji’s cheek much to everyones amazement. She just didn’t stop there. Bharti went ahead and kissed Bobby Deol and show judge Archana Puran Singh and Arbaaz Khan too. Everyone had a great laugh including Dharamji. The host of the show Shruti then called Bharti ‘Crime master Gogo’ because she embodied his famous dialogue ‘Aaya hu toh sab leke jauga’.

Watch out for the serial kisser Bharti on Comedy Circus ke Ajoobe at 9:00 pm, 31st May 2013 only on Sony Entertainment Television

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Industrywallas all praise for Dhanush

As the trailer of Eros International’s Raanjhanaa received an unprecedented response ,lead actor Dhanush walked away with stellar reviews as several from the industry took to a popular microblogging site to voice their support towards the actor who is soon to make his big Bollywood debut.

Said choreographer/director Farah Khan, “I think Dhanush is one of the most charming, likeable and screen friendly hero I have seen in a long time! He is what he is and that makes it cool”.

Said Bollywood diva Sridevi , “Dhanush comes across very effectively.. The film looks very promising. I am looking forward to it.”

Rana Daggubati added , “Dhanush is outstanding in the promo. I wish him all the luck” as close friend Shruti Haasan said , “Dhanush is an incredible co-star”.

Tweeted Jitesh Pillar,Filmfare, “Dhanush, surya, karthi, kamal haasan- in various stages of careers, experiences and articulation. Success stories abound. Yet so humble”

With music composed by A.R Rahman, Eros International’s Raanjhanaa directed by Aanand L Rai, starring Dhanush , Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol is scheduled to release 21st June 2013.

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Get your hair checked by an International Expert at Richfeel Hair Forever

Mumbai, May, 2013: Hair is not only your crowning glory but a measure of your self-image, prestige and confidence. Richfeel in alliance with the Ailesbury Hair Clinic, London, has brought to India some of the best procedures in hair restoration, under the brand of Richfeel Hair Forever.

Latest surgical, non-surgical and other hair camouflage techniques are being offered through this international collaboration at great prices. Lorrine Lambert, CEO and owner of Ailesbury Hair Clinic, has over 15 years of experience in the hair transplant industry and is a leading international expert on hair transplants. Lorraine and Dr Patrick Treacy, a leading figure in aesthetic medicine, worked together to devise the latest mechanized hair implant techniques. The company is present in London, Dublin, Cork, Istanbul, Belfast, Dubai, and now in Mumbai. Lorraine will be available in Mumbai for personal consultation for Rs 495/- between May 30 and June 2.

Richfeel Hair Forever has brought the latest technology of aesthetic hair implants in India. Surgical hair restoration works essentially by extracting hair from a hair loss resistant area and planting them on the recipient, affected area. In a typical hair loss condition, hair is lost from the temples, top and crown. The remaining hair (at the back and sides of the head) is permanent hair which is not lost.

When hair loss is in a latent stage and a large balding area is to be covered or one is suffering from irreversible baldness, non-surgical hair systems are the best option. A unique non-surgical hair system allows one to achieve a head full of hair that looks natural stylish and does not restrict lifestyle.

Day: 30th May, 2013 to 2nd June, 2013

Time: 11.30 am to 5.30pm

For appointments visit the Hair Restoration Centre:

· Santacruz: B – 3, M.R. Society Relief Road, Daulat Nagar, Opp. Raheja College, Santacruz (W), Mumbai – 400 054

Tel: 022 – 2660 9090

Richfeel Hair Forever:

Hair Forever was launched in September 2012 by Richfeel in association with the Ailesbury Hair Clinic (London). It is India’s first designer hair restoration centre which offers personalised world class hair restoration solutions at value through a state of the art facility in Mumbai. Richfeel Hair Forever specializes in the latest international advances in surgical and non-surgical hair restoration techniques. Thus advanced stages of extreme thinning, receded hairlines or a bald patch can be restored to the original look.through a day’s sitting.

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Bhairavi Goswami bold love making scene in “The City That Never Sleeps” movie

No one can beat Bhairavi Goswami when it comes to raising the heat. It seems sultry actress Bhairavi Goswami is going to give a tough competition to Jacqueline Fernandez, Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor in her upcoming flick “The City That Never Sleeps”. Grapevine has it that this hottie is going to leave no stone unturn in her acting as in the movie. She will be one of the boldest babes who will drop all her inhibitions and embraced glamour with utmost grace. She will do boldest scene ever and make her fans drop their jaws with her sensuous rhythmic body movements. The movie is going to create a history in the Indian cinema which is produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid.

Bhairavi Goswami Said, “Enacting love making scene on screen is no big deal. I have never done anything like this before so it was going to be a different experience for me. I will explore every part of my physics and invent a few of my own statics”.

Bhairavi’s debut movie Bheja Fry where she acted as a lead actress were she was appreciated by audiences. She also acted in the children’s hit composite animation film ‘My Friend Ganesha 2’. She played a glamorous girl in Mr. Bhatti on Chutti, starring Anupam Kher in lead role and featuring Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo appearance.


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AKSHAY KUMAR & ASHVINI YARDI’s 72 MILES (EK PRAVAS) TO HIT CINEMA’S ON 26TH JULY 2013

After taking the world by storm with their first production, the blockbuster Oh My God: OMG, Grazing Goat Pictures co-producers, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi, are all set to release their first debut regional / Marathi cinema project, 72 Miles – Ek Pravas, setting the date as 26th July 2013.

A hard-hitting, poignant tale of a young boy who makes his journey into self-actualization against the backdrop of a rustic India, 72 Miles: Ek Pravas, explores a beautiful, coming of age journey for the 13 year old boy Ashok and the companionable relationships he makes through his journey.

This film aims to transport the audiences into post-independence India as experienced by the protagonist Ashok.

Akshay and Ashvini are confident that their film will touch the hearts of audiences and give them a visual introspect of Ashok Vatkar’s autobiography. Inspired from the novel with the same name, 72 Miles: Ek Pravas explores the impact of a woman named Raddhakka, on protagonist Ashok.

Spearheading investment into quality, subject-driven, film-making, Grazing Goat Pictures is taking Hindi and regional cinema to new heights with a range of innovative and fresh projects. Renowned for thought-provoking, unique and emotive film making across boundaries and genres, Grazing Goat Pictures delves deep to bring the audience films that are cutting edge and high-concept, resonating with multiple audiences domestically and across shores.

Akshay Kumar says: “72 Miles marks our first regional film and we’re delighted to announce the release date. Marathi isn’t my first language but living in Mumbai I picked up the language very quickly and immersed myself in the culture. I’ve seen some really interesting Marathi projects and love the cinema. I am personally touched by the story of 72 Miles and I hope the audience likes it as much as we do.”

Ashvini Yardi says: “It was my dream to produce a period film and with 72 Miles, I have had the chance to do so. This subject and the plot of the film is so thought-provoking that it forces you to completely engage in the film, connect with the characters and grow with their thought. What’s more its by the same director of Jogwa which won 6 national awards. Akshay and I are very proud of this project and the opportunity to be able to produce such a marvellous film. The film will definitely engage with international audiences despite the language barrier and will let them in on our heritage, our culture and a panoramic setting of post independent India. I am sure the Marathi audience will be proud of this film.”

For further information please contact:

Natasha Mudhar
Sterling Media
T: +44 207 801 0077
E: natasha@sterlingmedia.co.uk

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Melted delights with The Cocoa Trees

Chocolate Dipping Session with Chocolate expert Chef Kevin Zhang

Mumbai, May 2013: Jo Brand has rightly said, “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate”. The suburbs of Mumbai will get to experience a colorful and scrumptious chocolate dipping session as chocolate expert from Singapore Chef Kevin Zhang, arrives to give the audience a taste of his craft the coming weekend at the chocolate extravaganza “Melted Delights” that will be held at The Cocoa Trees, Natures Basket, Bandra West on Sunday 2nd May, 2013.

The fun and an interactive session will see Chef Kevin Zhang, involve members not only on art of making chocolate delicacies at home but also to appreciate the sheer quality and flavor of internationally sourced chocolates. Chef will put on an exquisite performance showing a unique flourish, sharing his knowledge while demonstrating remarkable chocolate techniques. Dipping simple ingredients such as fruits and biscuits he will transform the dipped product by decorating them with fun and creative décor and make them taste not only good but look presentable too. Chef Kevin will talk about the history of the brown elixir along with the differences between creamy milk, indulgent white and sinful dark varieties of chocolate.

As part of this initiative, The Cocoa Trees will offer special promotion to all the guests present during the event where on the purchase of 4 chocolates, one can get the 5th chocolate free, the amount which is of the lowest price.

Event Details:

Venue: Nature’s Basket, Bandra West, Mumbai
Date: Sunday, 2nd June, 2013
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
Entry: Free entry by registration only at the store.

About The Cocoa Trees: The Cocoa Trees is a retail concept store which offers the widest range of international brands under its umbrella. Conceptualized in 2000, it has now grown into a retail chain of 36 boutiques across Asia with presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Cocoa Trees boutiques are generously spread across both travel retail and domestic markets in Asia, fulfills dreams of chocolate lovers and offering choices that are undeniably the widest under one-roof. Over 40 international brands carried by The Cocoa Trees are ready treats for the lovers of the real premium chocolate.

For more information on The Cocoa Trees, please visit: http://www.thecocoatrees.com/

For further media queries, please connect: Crisscross Communication
Tejal Daftary | 9820404621 | daftarytejal@gmail.com Esha Chikhalikar | 9870128220 | esha@crisscross.in

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Rajasthan Royals continues to thrill fans – launches exciting limited-edition Tablet

Device introduced in collaboration with ICE X Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

Royals becomes first sporting club in the world to have its own line of branded smart electronics devices

JAIPUR, 27th MAY 2013: Rajasthan Royals today announced its exciting new partnership with Mumbai based ICE X Electronics, a manufacturer of an exclusive range of tablet computers, smart-phones, and other Android devices. This first-of-its-kind association between the IPL franchise and electronics manufacturer, will see a Royals line of limited-edition smart devices. As a first product, the club announced the launch of the limited Royal Edition of ICE Xtreme Pro, a high-end dual core 3G calling tablet.

The exclusive launch has made Rajasthan Royals the first sports team in the world to introduce its very own range of branded smart devices and adds to the exciting inventory of merchandise the team offers fans. The Royals will be launching many more co-branded smart devices with its new official handset partner ICE X in the future, and these devices will focus on the latest technology.

The newly launched ICE Xtreme Pro tablet comes loaded with exclusive content and RR App that will help cricketing fans to follow the sport and the club on the go. The sleek dual sim calling tablet is equipped with a powerful dual core processor, 1GB RAM and supports 3G data and calling. It also comes with HD display and 8 GB storage, besides Bluetooth, GPS and dual camera. The tablet runs on latest Android Jelly Bean operating System and comes in an amazing limited edition packing, which fans would like to keep for years. As a part of the Royal Fan experience, the

customers would also get one year doorstep service warranty. In keeping with its policy to provide amazing products to its fans at extremely affordable prices, the high end limited edition tablet would be available at a price point of just around Rs.10,000.

The tablet will be sold through the Rajasthan Royals’ official website and exclusive pre-booking will be accepted through online sales partner Snapdeal and retail sales partner Big Bazaar starting 25th May.

Mr. Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rajasthan Royals, said, “We are glad to partner with ICE X Electronics and launch a limited-edition branded tablet for fans. Rajasthan Royals has always endeavoured to take advantage of the best in technology to offer one-of-a-kind products and services.

The launch has made us the first team to have our own line of devices. We are confident that our fans will love the new product.”

Commenting on the association, Mr. Ravi Jakhar, Managing Director, ICE X Electronics Pvt. Ltd, said, “ICE X Electronics is proud to partner Rajasthan Royals in this unique endeavour. The tablet has been designed keeping the RR fans in mind and they will find tablet to be as stable as Dravid, as dynamic as Watson, fast as Tait, and solid performer like the entire RR team.”

The association has been serviced through Total Sports Asia and speaking on the partnership, Mr. Vipin Nair Vice President Sales and Business Development said “We are proud to have enabled the first in its line of sports branded technology products in India, through the partnership between Rajasthan Royals and ICE X”.

Royals has pioneered the use of technology in the IPL, and taken advantage of it to offer the team and its fans innovative services and products. In 2009, it became the first IPL team to bring a Technology Partner on board, which enabled greater efficiency on and off the field and ensured technological superiority over other competing franchises. It recently launched an exclusive mobile application that gives fans access to live matches, scores, players’ lists, and the most recent news.

The team also announced the launch of RR TV, a new media asset that offers enthusiasts a compilation of up-to-the-minute content related to the team and its activities across all media platforms worldwide.


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‘Ekulti Ek’ filmstars Sachin-Shriya & Ashok Saraf go ‘live’ at virtual premiere in Mumbai, Thane, Nasik & Aurangabad

· Film industry celebrities such as Sulochana, Kiran Shantaram, Renuka Shahane, Ashutosh Rana, Sumeet Raghavan, Nishikant Kamat, Satish Shah & Nivedita Saraf seen at the premiere

Mumbai, May 27, 2013: It was truly a golden jubilee moment in Indian film industry as several film personalities and celebrities attended the virtual premiere of actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar’s new film ‘Ekulti Ek’ starring his debutante daughter Shriya at Mumbai’s historic Citylight theatre near Shivaji Park marking the completion of his 50 years in the world of films. Coupled with the actors Sachin, Shriya, Supriya Pilgaonkar and Ashok Saraf, some of the luminaries seen at the virtual premiere included the grand old lady of cinema – Sulochana, Kiran Shantaram, Renuka Shahane, Ashutosh Rana, Sumeet Raghavan, Nishikant Kamat, Satish Shah and Nivedita Saraf. The packed house at Citylight theatre also included several friends, associates and relatives of Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar. Based on the sensitive theme of father-daughter relationship, Ekulti Ek is an entertainer to be shown throughout the state from Friday, 24th May.

With actor Sachin Pilgaonkar completing 50 years of his illustrious film career, he offered a golden jubilee treat to his fans by showcasing the special virtual interactive premiere of his new film ‘Ekulti Ek’ starring his daughter, Shriya. Sachin’s first film to have a virtual premiere was shown to viewers in UFO digital theatres located in the State – Mumbai, Thane, Nashik and Aurangabad –at the same time. Producer-Director-Actor Sachin took the significant step of inviting the masses to a virtual premiere show of his new film ‘Ekulti Ek’ and it was a grand success and milestone in Marathi cinema. Citylight in Mahim, Gold in Thane, Damodar in Nashik and Big Anjali in Aurangabad were the theatres selected for the virtual premiere show, held on on 23rd May.

Film-goers sitting in UFO Digital theatres at all these locations could see and interact ‘live’ with Sachin, his daughter Shriya and the versatile Ashok Saraf, who were seated at the UFO studio. The audiences included the father-daughter duos, who had won the special ‘Ekulti Ek’ marketing campaign in association with UFO Moviez, and had the special privilege of asking questions to Sachin & Shriya. Also, viewers at one location could see and hear those at another, while they interact with Sachin, Shriya and Ashok. No Hindi film producer has so far attempted such an initiative, pioneered now as part of the Marathi film ‘Ekulti Ek’. And this happened on the day exactly 50 years after his first film ‘Ha Maza Marg Ekala’ was released in the state.

“I am glad that the virtual premier of ‘Ekulti Ek’ in many places across Maharashtra at the same time became a big success and a milestone in Marathi cinema. I was extremely happy to see many friends, relatives and associates at the premier and their positive reactions to the film and my daughter Shriya’s debut role made me quite emotional. I’m pleased that 50 years after my debut, I could leverage satellite digital technology to give ‘power to the audiences’, who made me so popular. It is a great feeling that all these positives coincided with my daughter’s debut and my golden jubilee gift to the audiences ‘Ekulti Ek’,” said Sachin Pilgaonkar.

Mr. Ashish Malushte, Chief Financial Officer, UFO Moviez India, said, “ We at UFO Moviez are happy to provide our unique digital cinema technology to Sachin Pilgaonkar to support the virtual premiere of his new film ‘Ekulti Ek’, starring his daughter, across different places in Maharashtra. Our technology shows the world that it is possible to unite film lovers in different locations of India with popular film personalities at the same time. We believe our satellite technology empowers the aam admi to connect with the stars. We are confident that Sachin’s new film ‘Ekulti Ek’ will break box office records and his daughter Shriya will make a very successful debut.”

About UFO Moviez India Ltd. (www.ufomoviez.com)

UFO Moviez, the world’s largest satellite delivered digital cinema network, has revolutionized the way films are distributed and exhibited throughout India. Presently, UFO has a base of 3182 digital screens (including 124 3D screens), spread in over 1,300 cities in 28 states and 5 union territories of India. UFO has so far released 5,789 films in 30 languages and has conducted over 14.6 million shows till date.

UFO Moviez is widely acknowledged for the impact of its satellite-based digital cinema technology solution, which enables movies to be transmitted first day-first show to millions in theatre complexes, including in tier 2 and tier 3 towns. UFO Moviez has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in India, securing 39th rank among the Top 500 Companies, as listed by ‘Inc. India 500’ in 2012. Using satellite technology to transmit first day-first show movies to 3,000 plus network theatres, UFO Moviez India Ltd has bagged the prestigious Marico Innovation Foundation award (4th edition held in 2012) for Innovation in the Business category. UFO Moviez’s end-to-end digital cinema solutions encompassing content digitization, encoding, encryption, delivery and projection of content using digital technologyhas been awarded the ISO 27001:2005 certification by the British Standards Institute, earning the internationally accepted certification on information security from one of the world’s leading management systems registrars. It received the award for ‘Deloitte fastest growing 50 companies in Technology, Media & Telecom space’ in 2010. UFO Moviez won accolades in the following categories, at The Advertising Club Awards, Big Bang 2007, held in Bangalore: for Best Media Innovation- Cinema- GOLD; Best Media Innovation – Digital – GOLD; Best Media Innovation- Never before used Media- BRONZE.

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UFO Moviez India Ltd. – Shalini Bhattacharya – PR Manager, (+91)9920839720

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Citrix Extends Enterprise Mobility Strategy with XenDesktop 7

XenDesktop 7 Mobilizes Virtual Windows Apps and Desktops on Any Mobile Device

India – May 27, 2013 – Citrix at Citrix Synergy™ announced the next major release of the market-leading Citrix XenDesktop® desktop virtualization solution. XenDesktop 7 is the first release of Project Avalon, a multi-phased initiative to deliver Windows as a cloud service. XenDesktop 7 offers integrated Windows app and desktop mobility, easier deployment options and simplified management, all delivered through a new, cloud-style architecture. Current XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp® customers will find the new architecture easier than ever to deploy, manage and support. XenDesktop 7 represents the state-of-the-art in app and desktop virtualization, enabling any business to mobilize Windows apps and desktops and deliver them as a cloud service to any device.

New HDX Mobile™ Technologies Deliver an Intuitive, Mobile-Friendly Experience

Enterprises are under mounting pressure to respond to the demands of an increasingly mobile workforce. However, most businesses use Windows apps that were never meant to be mobile. Breakthrough technologies in XenDesktop 7 enable any Windows app to function intuitively and transparently on mobile devices, providing a seamless experience on devices of any type:

Innovative touchscreen capabilities translate multi-touch gestures and finger swipes into smooth navigation and scrolling commands.

Native menu controls streamline interaction with the application by translating pull-down lists and complex mouse navigation
Powerful compression and redirection technologies automatically adjust to accommodate mobile broadband networks
Industry-leading HDX technologies now fully incorporate H.264 compression for a 100 percent increase in WAN bandwidth efficiency.
New HDX compression capabilities can dynamically optimize the bit rate of full HD video so it is viewable over 3G mobile networks.
New Citrix StoreFront interface unifies and secures app and desktop access through a seamless user experience – whether on the corporate network or away from the office via the Citrix NetScaler® Gateway solution.

Simple to Deploy, Manage and Support

XenDesktop 7 simplifies administration and operations with purpose-built consoles for managing and deploying virtual apps and desktops:

· Simplified workflows and automated configuration checking to eliminate as much as 80 percent of the time and effort needed to deploy new services.

· Wizard-driven installation gets deployments up and running in 20 minutes.

· Advanced cloud management capabilities provide a purpose-built help desk console and real-time troubleshooting with EdgeSight® end-user experience analytics tools.

Cloud-style Architecture Designed for Automation and Scale

XenDesktop 7 integrates the market-leading XenApp and VDI desktop virtualization technologies into a unified FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) for the most scalable solution for delivering Windows apps and desktops as cloud services.

· Simplified architecture can deliver Windows Server (RDS) or VDI desktops from a single console, speeding production deployments by as much as 80 percent.

· Automated physical to virtual app migration tools powered by Citrix AppDNA software speed application migration time by 90 percent compared to manual validation.

· Powerful new administration features automate common tasks while integrating the configuration of profile management, StoreFront, publishing and storage optimization.

· Built as an open platform that can be deployed on any hypervisor or cloud management solution, including Citrix CloudPlatform™, powered by Apache CloudStack, or Amazon Web Services.

Partner innovation For XenDesktop 7

Citrix Ready® partners, of all sizes, optimize their solutions for XenDesktop to help mobilize, simplify and secure virtual Windows app and desktop deployments and continually push down cost and complexity.

CA Technologies announced new infrastructure management capabilities for Citrix XenDesktop 7, providing customers with faster problem resolution and optimized service delivery.
Dell introduced Dell DVS-Enterprise Integrated Storage for Citrix XenDesktop 7. The new solution has demonstrated results that cut the cost of VDI in half. Using local storage, the virtualized desktops are built on modular Dell PowerEdge servers and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V infrastructure which support a range of 50 – 1,000 users in a pooled VDI environment for a compute, storage and networking infrastructure total cost of less than $200 per user.
Through performance testing, NetApp has demonstrated that a combined architecture with XenDesktop and NetApp Data ONTAP can help customers deploy storage for persistent and non-persistent virtual desktop use cases for as low as $35.
New Citrix HDX 3D technology enhancements offer unmatched direct GPU acceleration to support the most complex 3D and graphical applications. Combined with the new H.264 compression, organizations can now deliver engineering design, CAD/CAM and other graphics design apps on-demand to any mobile device. First introduced with Citrix HDX 3D in 2009, NVIDIA enabled accelerated hosted-shared (RDS) sessions for multi-user scalability. Now, coupled with NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology, XenDesktop 7 delivers graphics-intensive applications with greater performance and scalability than ever before, enabling multiple VDI sessions to leverage a single GPU. The technology will first be delivered to the industry in a private tech preview of Citrix XenServer®.

Over 20 additional partners, including Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft have signaled their support and are optimizing their solutions for XenDesktop 7.

Availability

XenDesktop 7 will be available in June 2013. XenDesktop 7 is available in Platinum, Enterprise and VDI editions on a per-user, per-device or concurrent basis. In addition, the new XenDesktop App edition is available for all hosted-shared (RDS) app and desktop workloads. XenApp Enterprise and Platinum customers with active Subscription Advantage can update to this edition at no additional charge and migrate their environments at their own pace.

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From L- R. Lara dutta, Amish Tripathi, Anju Poddar
Three Gifted Writers Collaborate to Showcase the ‘108 Shades of Divinity’

26th May 2013

A sacred journey across India through 108 places of worship of nine religions 108 shades of divinity marks the coming together of three talented writers Anju Poddar, Late Mukul Singhal and Sethu Vidyanathan, highlights India’s myriad holy places of nine different religions. In an effort to reach out to the younger audience of today who look at pilgrimages as long and arduous, this book will encourage them to set out on a journey to attain their quest for a connection with the divine.

The book also features successful entrepreneurs, media professionals, actors, philanthropists and many creative minds who have shared their views on religion, their beliefs and what keeps them going. 108 Shades of Divinity journeys through India’s breathtaking landscapes visiting holy shrines evoking the spiritual side of the reader. The book explores the significant places of worship of Hindus, Buddhists, Jainism, Sikhism Muslims, Christians, Parsees and Jews.

Speaking about the book, Anju Poddar says ‘This book invites believers to embark on a sacred journey, giving them details on how to get there, what to expect en route the destination and also interesting facts on the legends and rituals associated with a particular place of worship.”

At the launch of the book Sethu Vidyanathan said, “I am fortunate to be born in India, a land which practices nine religions. This book is our endeavor to encourage youngsters to explore the rich, beautiful, tapestry of our country. We hope that every pilgrim finds this book as compelling guide and companion on their journey.”

“I have been a traveler, wanderer and seeker from young age. Through this book, I want the next generation to know that going on a pilgrimage isn’t what it used to be… Each journey helps me get closer to finding an inner serenity and peace as well as gives me a way to connect with my late parents whi initiated this journey for me more than 40 years ago’. – Mukul Singhal

For Further information on the book please contact

Author Anju Poddar

Telephone: 9849018469 | 9248019469

Emai: aanjupoddar@gmail.com

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Interlink rivers and save water – save life’ campaign meeting held at Borivali

Mumbai.The meet of NGO ‘Gandhi Vichar Manch’ for Interlink rivers and save water – save life’ campaign and 25th June 2013 planned march from gateway of India to Delhi’s India Gate has been inconclusive. It has not been decided if they will walk till Delhi or travel via vehicles and walk only in major cities. The next meet is in June 1st week.

Gandhi Vichar Manch’s president Manmohan Gupta said,” The Rivers of India should be interlinked with canals. This will enable flood prone areas to heave a relief and drought prone areas to get water. Water can flow to desert, People get jobs, and famer can get water. Government should address the money constrains by recovering black money or give amnesty to tax hoarders with penalty.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj

(P.R.O.)

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The King is back at Ramee Grand Hotel

Pune, 2013: Ramee Grand, the only 5 star boutique hotels in Deccan, brings to you the festival of Mango, the king of fruits, at Rasoi and Oriental Fusion restaurant from 25th May 2013 until 15thJune 2013 at Lunch 12.30 pm to 3.oo pm and Dinner 7.30 pm to 11.00pm

As the temperature soars, so does the popularity of the king of fruits, Mango. This time of the year, is never perfect without mangoes and there is no better way to celebrate and indulge in mango fever than the Mango Festival at Ramee Grand, Pune.

“The festival is a tribute to the popularity of this delicious fruit and the passion which almost everyone shares for its taste, so through this festival we desire to appease your taste buds all through the month of June” says Mr Subhadeep Datta, GM, Ramee Grand.

From May 25th till June 15th, the Ramee Grand Pune wants you to treat yourself to ultimate mango creations like Fresh Mango Rabdi, Fresh Mango Rasmalai, Fresh Mango Cheese Cake, Fresh Mango Brulee , Fresh Mango yogurt parfait amongst others. That’s not all; there are delicious Mango beverages in the menu as well like Fresh Mango Lassi, Fresh Mango Milk shake, Aam Rass, Green Mango Mojito,, Mango Mock-o-ladaand many more.

The regular menu for Lunch and Dinner at Rasoi and Oriental Fusion, also experiences a twist this May-June, to tune with the ongoing festival. Yummilicious Mango Drink, Mango Dish & Mango Dessert gets added at no extra cost.

“The main highlight of this festival is our customized lip smacking desserts & drinks with a magic touch of Mango,” said Mr. Subhadeep Datta, GM, Ramee Grand. “We have specially categorized the desserts keeping in mind the Indian taste buds of all kind, simultaneously keeping the health quotient in mind. The price is also going to surprise every one as we have priced any dish for just Rs 99/- only which is reasonable and affordable,” he further added.

Referred to as the ‘King of fruits‘, mangoes are a treat for all!

About Ramee Group of Hotels

Ramee Group of Hotels, Resort and apartment consist of 33 leading business and leisure hotels located in the cities Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Tirupati, Bahrain and Oman. Ramee Group is entering the Pune Market with the launch of Ramee Grand. The Ramee group of hotels is known as the strongest upcoming hotel chain in Middle-east and India. Whether it’s a vacation, adventure, spiritual or business trip Ramee Group of Hotels ensures a contentedly luxurious stay for its customers from within the country and overseas. The group is continuing to grow in the hospitality industry with a target to achieve 50 hotels within the next 3 years.

For further information log on to: http://www.rameehotels.com

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OVERDRIVE powers “Fast and Furious 6 “.

OVERDRIVE, By far, India’s No.1 car & bike magazine, is fully committed to providing readers with in-depth information on both the glamorous, as well as the more down to earth aspects, of motoring.

Overdrive has been associated with the movie Fast and Furious 6 , A co-branded campaign has been launched across all media platforms at centre of which is a contest , winners of the contest will get a chance to watch the eagerly awaited Fast and Furious 6. Along with the traditional media emphasis has been given to digital platforms keeping in mind the TG of the campaign.

Fast and Furious 6 movie builds on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and takes the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights.

Amit Seth – Head of Marketing Overdrive says “There’s a great brand fit when it comes to cars and action. And that’s what Overdrive’s association with Fast and Furious is all about.
This association has helped both the movie Fast and Furious 6 and Overdrive to reach out to many more Indians nationally. An audience that is very critical to our business.”

Jacinto Fernandes Head of Marketing Universal Pictures India says “Fast and Furious is one of the most successful franchisee ever for Cars, action, Stunts….. So Overdrive coming on board as a partner was a great brand fit.”

Vinay Punjabi, MD and CEO, Blue Bang Media & Entertainment, the agency behind the alliance says

“Both brand Overdrive and the Fast and Furious franchise hits the best cords of a man which are supercar and speed. Where Fast and Furious highlights the speed, adventure and glamour quotient of the supercars and Overdrive India’s top auto magazine provides the best of reviews and technical specifications. “

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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