The entire nation is boiling with the recent Delhi gang rape where a 23 year old para-medical girl was raped by a group of six in a running bus and later thrown out of the bus along with her boyfriend. Our Bollywood celebrities took to twitter to vent their anger. Vivek Mishra, a familiar name of LGBT community condemns the Delhi rape case calling it “Brutal and Horrifying”

Vivek Mishra urged to investigate what is wrong with our society and why time and again such brutal incident is taking place in our country. He posted on his Facebook : The gang rape in Delhi and its details are unavoidable and a serious matter which should not be delayed… punish the culprits, with the most severe punishment ever… But also let us introspect! What is going wrong with our society, our people.

“We are the only people who worship women in the face of Durga, Kaali, Laxmi, Kaali… then why can’t we command same respect to the womens around us???” he further added.

Let every Indian become a vigilant, a soldier, a commander that shall fight such heinous crimes with strength and conviction!!
In a separate post he wrote: The horrific rape case in New Delhi is beyond any kind of vocabulary to describe its occurrence!! It is an act of a demon, a monster that deserves the harshest punishment; a punishment that should set an example for any such perpetrator in the future.
Injustice of rape shall invite many discussions. Advocate harshness of punishment, human rights move in. Follow law… Legal loopholes. But I say we THE GREAT FULL INDIANS should do something about this…we can’t sit at home and watch the television showing such rape cases everyday….

The system had to improve and also we have to take a strong action against this face of our society.

The fear of system, of order, of conduct guided by justice, is fast disappearing.

Is this the freedom that our elders fought for!!

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Veena Malik wants to meet Santa Claus

Deck the halls; bring on those boughs of holly, warm yule logs, twinkling trees and hot chocolate and cake. This Christmas Bollywood hot actress Veena Malik wants’ to meet Santa Claus to fulfill her dreams. There is something about Santa Claus that makes every girl’s heart race dresses in Red sweater with long beard he carries lots of gifts to spread happiness all around. “I just love Christmas,” grins actor Veena Malik.

Veena said, “It’s the best part of the year, the festive spirit abounds and the whole community comes together beautifully. The city is completely lit up and the year is coming to an end and you can feel the spirit of Christmas in the air. I believe in Santa Claus.”

The beautiful actress is currently in Bangalore shooting for her Kannada Movie. She is also preparing for the contest and promotions of her forthcoming movie “The city that never sleeps” which is being produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid. “I want to wish Merry Christmas to my co-star Jeremy William who is currently in New York Celebrating Christmas. May the festival shower you with all the happiness and prosperity in the world”, she added.

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Varun Dhawan was the perfect student at his guru, Shiamak Davar’s show as he cheered on and danced through the entire time. The show performed by Shiamak’s training students was a journey of world dance. Varun who was a part of the same batch, felt at home on his favorite place, the stage.

Performing in front of a packed audience, the show was breathtaking with lifts, turns and a display of impeccable technique. From acapella to jazz, broadway to contemporary; the show was a treat to the eyes. The highlights of the show were Shiamak Style (indo contemporary and modern) and an old Bollywood medley of songs from the 1950s to the 1990s. Shiamak’s Junior Dance Company was testimony to the fact that if technique is instilled from a young age, kids develop into fine performing artists!

‘This show is a great opportunity for parents to see the progress, and understand what good training can do. Whether it is Shahid or Varun, this stage has created many stars, and for me everyone who took to the stage today is a star! Varun is really a teacher’s dream, such a fine person and so talented. It was great to have him at the show’, said Shiamak. Varun took to the stage as soon as ‘Radha’ from his movie was played, his impromptu moves had the audiences on their feet!

Also, taking to the stage with a surprise jig was Shiamak’s protégé and celebrity judge of dance India Dance, Marzi Pestonji. ‘This show is extremely close to me, I have closely worked with Shiamak for this production from its inception, and as an annual display of talent, I wait for this every year!’

Kainaaz Motiwala and Smily Suri were present reliving their dancing days. Pam Chopra came to support Shiamak, both extremely close to each other from time when Yash Chopra introduced Shiamak to Bollywood. Shahid’s mother was there to cheer on her younger son, Ishaan who is walking on the footsteps of his superstar brother.

‘Shiamak is still so fit and young and this is what dance does to you! It was such a pleasure to be here watching the show with my teacher, it was such a treat!’ said Varun.

Shiamak who is gearing up for his Mega Dance Auditions on 7th January is ready to find his next lot to train and turn them into superstars!

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Radio City 91.1 FM played host to ace actors Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal and Tina Desai today when they launched the music of their new movie ‘Table No. 21’. Rajeev Khandelwal was at his charming best as he spoke about his role in the movie, the experience of working with co-stars Paresh Rawal and Tina Desai and the off-beat script of ‘Table No. 21’. With two ‘extremely’ talented people around, Tina Desai felt a little ‘scared’ at first but nonetheless she considers ‘Table No. 21’ a great experience. According to Paresh Rawal, this was an exciting script that brought out the best in him. Speaking to RJ Sucharita of ‘Mumbai Masala’ the 3 actors revealed their the secret behind the title of the movie. Stay tuned to Radio City 91.1 FM to catch more updates from ‘Table No. 21’ and the brand new songs from the movie.


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Adamo The Bellus is the official hospitality partner for Asia’s largest electronic dance music fest Sunburn & Windsong 2012

Ø To host Indian celebrity artistes and international DJs – Lucky Ali, Rabbi Shergill and Strings amongst others

Ø After-Burn parties on the beautiful 4-acre landscape by the poolside


Mumbai, December 20, 2012: Adamo The Bellus Goa has added another feather to its illustrious cap by becoming the official hospitality partner for Asia’s largest electronic music-n-dance festival, Sunburn 2012 (December 27-29) and unique live, original & alternative Indian music festival, Windsong 2012 (December 24-25) to be held in the “Ibiza of India”.

Adamo The Bellus Goa will also offer the ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE of ‘Live, Love, Dance’ as revellers take the party into the afterhours with AFTERBURN PARTIES on the beautiful 4-acre property landscape by the longest swimming pool in Calangute. And the zangy Zaia Bar will be the kingdom of a chosen few who appreciates the best! Your chance to get up, close and personal with celebrity performers as Adamo The Bellus Goa will host celebrity artistes such as Lucky Ali, Rabbi Shergill and Strings amongst others during Windsong 2012! And some international DJs during Sunburn 2012 too!

Visitors to Goa can now book at Adamo The Bellus, which is centrally located in the heart of Calangute and close to all the major hotspots of Goa, to enjoy the various facilities offered by TripAdvisor’s Top 5 ranked hotel in Calangute. Adamo The Bellus has always enjoyed the highest inventory and offers scrumptious vegetarian cuisine to please every palate!

Mr. Harsh Ajmera, Director, Adamo Hospitality, said, “This year, write your own love story in Goa at Adamo The Bellus as we associate with Asia’s most anticipated and awaited music fest, Sunburn and Windsong. Adamo The Bellus Goa will offer attendees a considerable amount of leisure time to unwind between each event within the festival before taking to the dance floor, thus enabling a truly world class recreational experience of relaxation and revelry simultaneously within a span of 10 days. Like its name Adamo, we shall give young and young-at-heart tourists and vacationers more reasons ‘to fall in love with…’ our Goa property, the Bellus.”

With the idyllic setting of Calangute as its backdrop, Adamo The Bellus (Naiko Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez, Goa) creates sheer magic for vacationers in a beautiful setting with 125 luxurious rooms to suit all Goan holiday moods! Taglined “It’s a place where every day is a celebration and YOU are the occasion!”, Revellers can enjoy the fun, celebration and excitement of the Music Festivals during Christmas time as well as bring in the New Year at the golden sand beaches of Goa (just 300 m away) with music, parties, sumptuous special menus as well as irresistible attractions such as the beautifully landscaped 4-acre property, the longest swimming pool in Calangute, La Soin spa, Zaia Bar, Jacuzzi, pool table, chef sessions, beachside sports and games. It’s a sureshot recipe for making time stand still even as you go with the flow from silence to sound; from fun to frolic; from relaxation to revelry!

Adamo The Bellus

Adamo The Bellus (+91 832 2275334/33) offers a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces, while preserving traditional Goan décor and spirit. Each room is furnished in natural tones and textures and offers spectacular views. The interiors highlight the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that distinguishes us from the rest and seamlessly extends the magic of Goa’s blessed natural beauty in its design, while offering the finest in contemporary luxuries and services. The Bellus also offers a wide range of activities to relax and rejuvenate – whether it is a signature wellness experience at the La Soin Spa, a leisurely Goan tour past ancient churches and monuments or a game of ping-pong at our indoor games centre. Experience the pleasure of being pampered as you relax, unwind and rejuvenate at the Bellus. Wake up to the glorious sight of the Arabian Sea, bathed by the first rays of dawn. Watch the sea sparkle by day as the sun shines over its stretch to the horizon. Allow yourself to be swept away by the Goan sea’s romance at dusk. Let the nights be filled with the magic of Adamo The Bellus by moonlight. Book your holiday at The Bellus today.

Luxurious ambience, optimal infrastructure and service for Corporate Events, Conferences and Seminars at The Bellus… step in to discover the perfect setting for your organisation’s Team Building Conference or Dealer Meet! Adamo The Bellus has noteworthy patronage of leading corporates, who routinely engage our services for hosting some of their most prestigious events. Coupling business environs with unparallelled luxury and leisure, The Bellus promises more than “just another conference” – we guarantee a memorable event and stay for your team and your esteemed guests!

Bookings can be done at Adamo Hospitality. Toll Free Nos. 1800-10-23266; Tel: +91 832 2275334/33; + 91 22 4062 8899; Fax: + 91 22 4062 8989; Email: Website:

About Adamo Hospitality

Adamo, the hospitality arm of the Ajmera Group, derives its name from the original Latin word which translates into “to fall in love with…” True to its name, Adamo Hospitality provides scenic getaways for global travelers in India, with its magnificent range of holiday destinations in Goa and Matheran, Maharashtra – with more destinations for business and leisure travelers coming up in the near future. Driven by a dedicated team of people with keen service-oriented skills, Adamo has carved a niche for itself in the hospitality space in India Its customer-centric approach, backed by passion for excellence and an enthusiastic spirit of innovation, has helped foster happiness for numerous patrons – not only from India, but also from around the world.

Adamo properties – currently at Calangute, Goa and Matheran – are prime holiday resorts and exceed expectations with their impeccable styling, luxurious living experiences and unmatched high standards of quality and service. It is our sense of urgency in and accountability for our actions, which has helped us achieve, sustain and better the range and quality of our services. The Adamo experience – for patrons – is one of rejuvenation and complete satisfaction, where family, friends and associates are treated to a new world of luxury. A stay at Adamo is synonymous with happiness and joy.

The Adamo experience – for all of us at Adamo – is a strong base of traditional, ethical and professional values that the Group cherishes and nurtures every day. It spells joy at the workplace and helps the Group serve guests with a renewed commitment to excellence. Come today! Come, fall in love with Adamo!

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Mobile Advertising trends that will rule 2013

As consumers rapidly adopt the mobile, here are the Top 5 trends that will drive Mobile Advertising and take centre stage in 2013:

1. Smartphone Advertising will evolve to Smart Advertising

Advertisers today are adapting their campaigns to the capabilities of smartphones. Also, many of them are only leveraging 1 or 2 smartphone platforms versus the broader mobile ecosystem. However, as the medium continues to grow rapidly in 2013 and demonstrates its potential as the most powerful Mass Media, advertisers with a smartphone-only strategy will miss out on a large chunk of consumers present on other mobile platforms. Mobile Internet enabled feature phones still dominate emerging markets (80% penetration) – even developed markets such as USA have 45% penetration. Advertisers will have to invest time evaluating the mobile habits and behaviour patterns of users to create smart campaigns that will connect with consumers, irrespective of the mobile platform they use.

2. Developers will blend In-App purchases with Ad based revenues in parallel

Developers using the classic in-app purchase model to monetize are seeing only 5-10% of their app users convert into paid transactions. With an increasing number of app users coming from emerging markets, this conversion rate will further reduce. So although emerging markets have a high mobile penetration, the GDP per capita is much lower & credit card penetration is only in single digits! Developers will have to take urgent action to monetize the remaining 95% of their app user base by plugging into telco billing for micro-transactions and using powerful Mobile Advertising solutions. 2013 will see such premium apps come into the Mobile Advertising foray and advertisers will benefit from being able to target the premium audience of these apps & games.

3. TelCos will try to get back into the Mobile Advertising space

Back in the day, TelCos were slated to have a significant stake in the Mobile Advertising ecosystem. However, as consumers data usage shifted from TelCo owned ‘on-deck’ wap portals to the broader mobile internet sites and apps, it looked like they missed the Mobile Advertising bus. However, it is clear that TelCos are still looking to get back into the game, and cash in on the Mobile Advertising opportunity, especially in emerging markets. Leading TelCos have already made their moves by getting significant stakes in Mobile Advertising companies. Others such as Airtel have started their own foray with m-Advertising platforms. In 2013, we will see more TelCos scouting for viable opportunities and partnerships to participate in the rapidly growing Mobile Advertising industry.

4. Windows Phone 8 will not curb Android’s “mass market” smartphone momentum

Windows Phone 8 launched in Oct’12 amidst a lot of fanfare. However, given its high minimum hardware specification requirements, the devices that use it are likely to be only mid or high end in terms of pricing. Android devices have been around for over 4 years, giving it a considerable head-start and penetration with OEMs. Everyday over 1.3 million Android devices are being activated, with majority of them being priced for the “mass market”, and in 2013 Android will cross an installed base of 1 Billion users. On the other hand, 2013 will also be the first year of Windows Phone 8 platform and its focus will be to first make inroads in the high end segment, which itself is a herculean task given the headstart iOS & Android have. Windows Phone 8 may over time bring down device prices by working with partners, but it is unlikely to happen in 2013.

5. Consumer’s mobile lifestyle will allow Brands to converge advertising, distribution & transactions!

The Mobile is fundamentally altering consumer lifestyle today – it is changing how we live, work & play! Over the past few years brands have tried to integrate the mobile as part of their overall media mix. In 2013, brands will have the opportunity to take it to the next level – leveraging the Mobile for all the 4Ps of Marketing! Marketers are now realising that mobile is ‘place-shifting’ purchases – i.e. purchase decisions are not taking place at a physical store but in the hands of the mobile consumer. Combined with the micro transaction capability of the mobile, m-coupons can alter the pricing paradigm with hyper-segmented offers! As more and more consumers use their devices for making purchase decisions which they traditionally made offline, the lines between advertising, distribution and transaction will blur.

Vidhi Shah

Account Executive • Text100 Mumbai, India • Global Communications

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Soha Ali Khan learning martial Art from Yajness Shetty for her film

Mumbai.Bollywood stars work hard to make their films hit and get totally immersed in their characters. Soha Ali Khan is working on a new movie “Joe B Karvalo,” and is playing the role of a police inspector. To play her character to perfection, she is now learning martial arts at Recreation Club located in Shastri Nagar in Andheri (West). Her trainer is Chitah Yajness Shetty, the Bollywood popular martial arts teacher for over 30 years.

Yajness Shetty says “Soha is very dedicated and hardworking. She is learning very fast. Every girl should learn the art for self defence so that they can defend themselves, since police appears to be having a problem reaching everywhere. It should be made mandatory in all schools and colleges.”

Sanjay Sharma Raj



Please attribute it to Mr. Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India subcontinent, Citrix.

Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India subcontinent, Citrix looks into the technology crystal ball of 2013 to forecast six trends that will witness substantial uptick from the perspective of IT delivery.

The top priority for Technology providers and practitioners will be to drive business transformation using technology solutions.

Given that the business environment is expected to remain volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous businesses will be under pressure to reinvent the way they work, the compute and the core business processes. The top most priority for IT will be to help businesses transform work and compute. IT service providers and practitioners will be expected to drive business transformation initiatives which help organisations optimize cost and increase productivity. IT will consider business transformation initiatives like: a) Workshifting: IT will drive programs like work from home or move work to a more optimized location and cut real estate cost and delight employees, b) Executive Mobility: IT will enable employees to work with people, apps and data from any device and any location thus increasing the productivity of employees.

The role of IT organization is changing

Today, there is a fundamental structural shift happening in the way we work. Compared to the old PC era wherein companies locked down computers allowing employees to only use monolithic products through a wired network in an office environment, today’s workers are driving change because of the empowerment they’re getting from powerful consumer devices and self-service cloud applications. So in effect, the set of assumption for IT has now been turned on its head and IT must get into service delivery. The role of IT has now transformed to respond to and for the way people need to consume “it” – the services, apps, data and information. In order to solve this problem, the only thing that will work is a holistic solution with many piece parts working together well, seamlessly to solve the problem. You can’t just solve a single-sign-on problem or a mobile device problem as an island. These narrowly defined problems are now being stacked on top of each other and are much more interrelated and need to be solved inter-relatedly. The other way in which the role of an IT organization has changed is that they need to think of themselves as “internal service providers” – and having to “compete” against commercially-available apps/products. The “IT-as-a-Service” trend extends to service-providers, who are able to provide Windows and Desktops more efficiently than the IT organization itself – and IT shops are compelled to source desktops from outside their walls. IT’s security/control/compliance models shift from the “locked-down” device, to the virtually-issued and controlled device.

Consumerization of IT is here but how we view Consumerization and mobility will continue to change.

The levels of complexity will get even deeper with a plethora of heterogeneous form factors, platforms and devices coming into the workplace. IT will not be prepared to support and/or secure these devices with one solution alone. The core challenge here is that about delivering and securing the app and the data, not the device. With this difficulty, it will become impossible for IT to find one solution or set of solutions to secure these devices. To add to this, the heterogeneity is not just about the device, it will extend to the worker, the app, the location as well. What was once the standard office-based worker has morphed into office-based, temporary, remote, flex-time and mobile workers. What used to be primarily Windows apps has now become Windows, mobile, web and SaaS apps and workers need secure access to all their apps regardless of where they are “located”. And location becomes heterogeneous. Apps may be delivered from the datacenter, from the web, or native on a mobile device and they will be delivered to many more locations than before.

Mobility is a lot more than just devices or apps.

The purview and definition of mobility will undergo a change as organizations will now need to consider how they will deliver all these apps to any user at any time regardless of the device. Mobility will not be just about user mobility but app mobility and moving apps around from datacenter to datacenter to cloud. An application may be delivered from two different locations to a user that could be anywhere. In the context of these newer realities, mobility won’t really be about the device that enables it but being able to do what we want, where we want and when we want.

BYOD hits mainstream and impacts first generation mobile device management solutions

The move by IT to allow BYOD by employees hits mainstream; the corporate-issued laptop begins to become a bygone piece of equipment. IT realizes that it’s able to control devices remotely through virtualization while simultaneously allowing individuals to use the devices that make them happiest and most productive. This is corroborated by the Citrix ‘Bring-Your-Own-Devices (BYOD) Index’, which surveyed 700 IT decision-makers and organizations around the globe. It was found that in India, a little over 40 percent companies already have a BYOD policy already in place. Apart from this, 95 percent of the polled respondents expect a BYOD policy to be institutionalized in their respective companies by 2013. With BYOD becoming mainstream, draconian mobile device management measures will cease to be effective and the contours of MDM will be redefined. Companies will not want a blanket kill pill but will need to adapt to the changing devices that are coming into the enterprise. In the form of a powerful feature of app delivery, a feature of management infrastructure; a feature of data protection solutions whether in the OS, app delivery or platform, mobile device management will become an enhancement to a much broader enterprise mobility strategy.

App explosion and the shift of application architectures

Existing apps must change to accommodate the Cloud. Existing enterprise apps have always been about the local interface but with anywhere, anytime access, enterprise apps will quickly need to be rebuilt to have cloud context and a cloud interface; not just web-enabled but deep cloud integration. Apps without cloud integrations won’t survive. The other facet to this is that enterprise apps are no longer the only standard. Micro apps and alternative apps (like Gmail, Google docs) are rising in the enterprises, replacing more traditional enterprise apps. Windows apps for viewers, notes apps are transforming into micro apps and cloud based services. Web-ifying and mobilizing of apps is the future. So apps are synced and can be used on any device. The enterprise level conundrum however would be granting access to any of these apps, regardless of how they were originally built and for what intended use.

Vidhi Shah

Account Executive • Text100 Mumbai, India • Global Communications

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• Winner Best Digital Campaign 2011 Campaign Asia PR Awards • Winner Best Blogger Outreach Global SABRE Award 2011 • The Holmes Report Best Mid-Sized Agency to Work For, 2012


Amar Chitra Katha encapsulates the life of Carnatic nightingale, M.S. Subbulakshmi

December, 2012, India: Amar Chitra Katha stories are known to be an inspiration for generations and there new title M.S. Subbulakshmi – Queen of Carnatic Music, is another addition in this category. A part of Amar Chitra Katha’s graphic biographic series on Visionaries, MS Subbulakshmi, is a story of inspiration and excellence about a genius known for her generosity and humility – an important lesson for children and adults alike. The comic book encapsulates the impressive journey of the singer from Madurai to her becoming the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, a life that would be inspiring for everyone. A must buy book, the Amar Chitra Katha’s new title, M.S. Subbulakshmi – Queen of Carnatic Music, will be available in all book stores and stands @Rs. 50 and can also be purchased online

She was the nightingale of Carnatic music. Fondly called MS, M.S. Subbulakshmi won the hearts of millions of fans around the world with her golden voice and kind heart. Subbulakshmi, who passed away in 2004, was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. And now, the new generation will get a chance to know her all over again through Amar Chitra Katha’s new title MS Subbulakshmi – Queen of Carnatic Music.

“We want to highlight people who have made a mark in the world of performing arts. India has singers, dancers and actors whose lives could be an inspiration to young people. There was a time when children were not encouraged to take up these arts professionally. We want to highlight the courage, determination and hard work that has gone behind each success story. Today we recognize the arts as moving forces that bring peace and harmony, and also inspire change. MSS is one of the most inspiring stories of our times”, said Mr. Vijay Sampath, CEO, ACK Media

A graphic biography of 31 pages,AmarChitra Katha’s new title M.S. Subbulakshmi – Queen of Carnatic Music,explores her relationships, understands her motivations, and celebrates her success. It is about the people and experiences that made MSS the legend she was. From her humble beginnings in HanumantharayarKoil Street in Madurai, to her early lessons with her accomplished mother, the story talks about her devotion, even at a very young age, to music. While MSS’s music was a God-given gift, it was the influence of her husband, the fiery T Sadashivam – that eventually made MSS the global icon she is today.

Amar Chitra Katha’s editorial team put in about nine months of work on the comic. Scriptwriter ArunaBalkrsihna Singh read and researched, and also met people who knew M.S. Before creating the script. The illustrator is ACK artist, Rakesh C.S. And the colourist is Prakash S.

Working on this graphic biography has been a learning experience for the entire team. As artists and writers ourselves we hope we have done justice to the phenomenon called MSS, and created in the limited framework that we must work with, a story that will appeal to the young and also to all our other readers”, said Ms. ReenaPuri.Editor, Amar Chitra Katha.

“Writing this comic was a journey, spanning Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai with numerous phone calls and chance meetings with strangers. The idea behind the MSS title was primarily to educate both adults and children about the lady behind the legend and explore the life of MSS as a person and capture her qualities like her dedication to music, her motivations and influences, her disciplined austerity and her humility which will be an inspiration for the generations to come”, saidMs. ArunaBalkrsihna Singh, Scriptwriter, Amar Chitra Katha’s M.S. Subbulakshmi title.

About ACKMedia:

ACK Media is India’s leading entertainment and education conglomerate for young audiences. Some of India’s most-loved brands including Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Karadi Tales, Brainwave and well-known proprietary characters like Suppandi are part of ACK Media. ACK Media develops products for multiple platforms including print, online services, games, television, films, mobile and home videos. ACK Media is headquartered in Mumbai, has a design studio in Bengaluru and a subsidiary in Chennai.

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Suzanna Reddy to play Kareena Kapoor’s character in her Bollywood debut movie

This year is very lucky not only for our Dabangg Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan or Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor of Bollywood who are still making waves with one hit after another but also new faces who is slowly making its way to the big bad world of Bollywood. A newcomer Like Arjun Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Sunny Leone, IIeana D’Cruz, Ayushmann Khurrana, Aliya Bhatt and Varun Dhawan even got critical acclaim for their performances. The trend is definitely catching up as spates of newbies are ready to enter in the Bollywood. Once again in the end of year NRI actress Suzanna is all set to make her Bollywood debut in the forthcoming movie “The City That Never Sleeps” which will mark in Guinness Book of world Record which is Produced by Satish Reddy and Directed by Haroon Rashid.

Suzanna said, “I am quite excited about my debut movie “The City That Never Sleeps”. It’s a huge platform for me to show my acting skill and I will try my best. I feel myself very lucky to work with Hollywood and Bollywood stars”.

The gorgeous actress Suzanna will bring storm in Bollywood industry and win the heart of India. She will be seen rubbing shoulder with Hollywood hunk Jeremy Williams and Bollywood Hot actress Veena Malik.

Producer Satish Reddy Said, “Film making is all about new ideas and if you have a unique story idea, it will get positive responses. The way I perceive it, investing in newcomers is not a risk. They are the future of our industry and if we can sell a unique idea along with their talent, there is no question of the movie not performing well”.

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Barbeque Nation brings“Christmas & New Year extravaganza”

Festive season brings fun with food

India-2012:-Barbeque Nation, the restaurant initiative of Sayaji Hotels brings retreat for the food lovers this festive season from 21st December 2012 to 1stJanuary, 2012featuring the most exotic variety of meats. Converted into a Christmas village, Barbeque Nation resembles the scene of Jesus Birthplace, along with exotic variety of veg and non-veg dishes. The dazzling Christmas tree, danglers and stars captures the mood of the festival.

The Christmas and New Year extravaganza boasts of exotic Live sea food counter from where food connoisseurs can select from the large variety of sea food like clams, mussels, crabs, prawns and different kind of fishes. They can grill it as per their requirement on their table. Live dance by Barbeque Nation staff adds to the festive fun.

A special arrangement of Christmas Turkey and muttonchops and sausages is made on Christmas Eve, 24th December and New Year’s Eve on 31st December. However the highlight of Christmas Eve remains the Secret Santa who will give away surprise gifts to guests at the restaurants.

Get ready for the festive bonanza!!


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Indian Teachers Visit Israel for lessons on the Holocaust

A delegation of 20 principals, heads of the department and faculties teaching humanities are visiting Israel to learn about the Holocaust in a special programme organised by the International School of Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. 6 out of 9 million Jews living in Europe were brutally murdered by the Nazi regime of Germany during the Second World War. The programme is an initiative of the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi and the Consulates in Mumbai and Bangalore. In this two weeks programme, the participants will study about the horrors of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and learning the lessons of this horrific event. Yad Vashem is Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953 through the law passed by Israel’s parliament.

India is one of the very few countries in the world where Jewish people have been living for more than 2000 years with peace and harmony. Jews never suffered any incidents of anti-Semitism or discrimination in India. On the other hand, not much being is taught about the Holocaust and atrocities against Jews in Indian schools. Yad Vashem International School regularly conducts training programmes for teachers in the European countries. Taking into consideration India’s close relations with Israel and its status as the largest democracy in the world, we decided to organise this programme for the Indian teachers for the first time hoping to make it an annual event. Apart from classroom studies, the programme also include interaction with the Holocaust survivors, study tours and interaction with the Jewish community of Indian origin in Israel.


Bombay Hospital & Jaslok Hospital

Place India’s First Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold implants today

Thursday, December 20, 2012:

Leading cardiologists from Bombay Hospital and Jaslok Hospital have today placed fourth generation coronary stents, known as the Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold [BVS], for the first time in the country.

The Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold “AbsorbTM”, developed by Abbott Vascular, is the 4th revolution in Intervention Cardiology. It is unique and it disintegrates and disappears in the body within 2 years.

At 7:00 am this morning, Dr B K Goyal, Director – Cardiology, Bombay Hospital, along with his team of doctors, first performed this breakthrough procedure in a 37 year old man.

At 8:00 am, the team of doctors at Jaslok Hospital [Dr A B Mehta, Dr Ajit Desai and Dr S R Handa] placed the Bioresorbable stent, “AbsorbTM” in a 57 years old gentleman, for the first time after its official launch.

For the first time, young patients will benefit from this revolutionary therapy as it provides options for future interventions unobstructed by a permanent implant. It will eliminate sources of Vessel inflammation and irritation and restore it to a more natural state. Also, patients may no longer require the prolonged antiplatelet (DAPT) therapy for lifelong”, said Dr B K Goyal, Director – Cardiology, Bombay Hospital.

“The learning curve for the doctors is simple and easy for this kind of stents. One must possess full knowledge about the stent and the blocked area in the artery should be adequately opened before such a stent. In a time to come, this will replace currently used metallic stents completely”, explains Dr A B Mehta, Interventional Cardiologist, Jaslok Hospital.

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Ali Zafar says “skinny” is not in !

Actor and music sensation Ali Zafar, who was recently named South Asia’s second most Desirable Man by Eastern Eye ,gives us his take on what it means to be sexy !

The actor throws light on the inferiority complex and poor-body image that seems to be rampant amongst Gen-X, asking them to get over the “perfect image” hangover.

Says Ali , “You don’t have to devise your concepts of beauty on people based on what you read or see in the magazines. It may be the most cliché remark but it works every time…dive deeper than the skin and everybody is beautiful in some way or the other…You don’t have to be a Size zero or sport a six pack to be deemed attractive”.

That being the said, the singer-actor does not advocate complacency and encourages people to be fit and healthy.

“I want people to reassess their concept of fitness and not be complacent and de-motivated. A fit human being, in my opinion, is mentally fit first. Body follows the mind. Physical exercise with right nutrition is certainly a must for everyone. Aspiring to look a certain way and working towards it is important, but not on the cost of being unhappy, during the lack of it. Live. Not survive. “adds Ali.


Acting crazy crew of film

2 Nights in soul valley

Film 2 nights in soul valley is releasing on 28th December. In this super natural film almost entire crew of the film has played a small yet significant role. The crew members of the film were crazy about acting and no member thought of leaving the opportunity that came their way to act in the film.

Film’s screenplay and dialogue writer, Meenakshi Sharma, has played the character of protagonist Harry’s mother. Production controller Umesh Singh is seen in the character of a Porter. Hair dresser is seen cooking in some scenes and plays the role of Porter’s sister. Costume coordinator Neha Verma is seen as the receptionist of the hotel, the choreographer of the film Iha Sharma is seen amongst the many customers of the hotel seen sitting at a table. Iha along with Assistant Director Sujat Shyamal is seen passing by in a scene. Producers of the film are seen as money lenders in the film. The restaurant scene also has Director Harish Sharma, Producers Pinta & Dehal, Resort Owner,Photographer Umesh Verma and actress Milli Moonstone’s Boyfriend. And in many of scenes the film’s spot boys are also spotted playing a few cameos.

To tell you the inside story, to act was one reason but the other reason that prompted these cameos was low budget. Director Harish Sharma when told this to his crew they happily stepped forward to fill in the requirements for the cameos.



Vikram Bhatt signs Prachi Desai for next installment of 1920

Fresh off the success of Raaz 3 and 1920 Evil Returns, director/producer Vikram Bhatt, known to be the Face of Indian Horror,is already planning for his next thrilling installment of the 1920 franchise under the ASA Production banner.The producer has signed on actress Prachi Desai for the horror ,which also marks the directorial debut of Tinu Suresh Desai .

Talking about his decision to cast Prachi says Vikram Bhatt , “The girl in the film belongs to a royal family and Prachi is someone who looks extremely classy and dignified. She has that allure of royalty.”

All praise for the producer-director says Prachi Desai “ I am glad Vikram and I are finally working together. The story blew my mind, it’s never been seen before. His films have clearly touched the pulse of the audience and this will be my first thriller/horror movie and I’m very excited to be trying my hand at a different genre”.

The film goes on floors in March 2013 and is to shot entirely in London.


Photographer Darshan Dixit’s anti-rape campaign

To protest against the rising crimes against women, Mumbai-based fashion photographer Darshan Dixit has incorporated an anti-rape message in his fashion calendar. Darshan Dixit who shot his calendar in Mumbai and Goa said, “I was pained to read about the rape and brutal assault on a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi in a transport bus. I was in Goa shooting my fashion-bikini calendar when the incident happened. On coming back to Mumbai, I decided to incorporate an anti-rape message in my calendar.”

Darshan Dixit’s hi-fashion and glamour bikini calender includes 12 bikini models who will be featured in 12 different themes including that of a sexy semi nude Santa Claus.

Darshan Dixit is a Mumbai-based international fashion photographer who has redefined glamour and fashion. Photography is not just his profession; it’s his love affair with lights. This calendar shoot is a search of this restless photographer in the photo of this lifetime.





December 14, 2012, Chennai: 92.7 BIG FM, Chennai’s No. 1 melody station and winner of the ‘Golden Mikes Broadcaster of the Year Award’, launched its first studio audio launch with the release of ‘Ethir Neechal’ today. Ethir Neechal is the first production of Actor Dhanush’. Actor Dhanush, Sivakarthikeyan and Music Director Anirudh were present at the 92.7 BIG FM studios for the launch.

After the mega success of their last project – ‘Kolavari Di’, Dhanush and Anirudh have teamed up once again to score ‘Ethir Neechal’. For ‘Ethir Neechal’ Siva karthikeyan has been roped in as a hero with actor Priya Anand, whereas Dhanush will be seen in a guest appearance only. This will be Siva Karthikeyan’s third movie. Ethir Neechal promises to feature some breathtaking melodies. The Album consists of six tracks, and the title track ‘Ethir Neechal’ sung by Yo Yo honey singh, ‘Nijamellam Maranthupochu‘ sung by Dhanush and Anirudh. Other singers such as Mohit Chouhan, Shreya Ghosal and Vivek Siva have also lent their voices for the album.

Another highlight of the album will be ‘Yo Yo Honey Singh’, who will do a track alongwith Dhanush and his team. Together they are hoping to give their fans another “Kolaveri Di”, like experience which incidentally took the world by storm around the same time last year. Commenting on the Audio Launch of Ethir Neechal, the company spokesperson said, “We, at 92.7 BIG FM are extremely fortunate to be a part of the Ethir Neechal audio launch. We thank the team for the opportunity and for choosing us as a partner. We had earlier partnered with the team on ‘Kolaveri Di’. The team has now aided us in our first studio audio launch. We wish the Ethir Neechal Team all the best and hope to continue to partner with them in all their future endeavours.”

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