Showing posts from August, 2015


PUMA has associated with Mumbai City FC as the official kit sponsors for two seasons in the ISL Mumbai, August 22nd 2015:   PUMA launched the much-anticipated new Mumbai City FC home kit for the 2015 ISL season. The kit was launched  on Saturday  in Mumbai at Tote on Turf in Mahalakshmi The club’s trademark blue received a slick makeover and was revealed at a special launch event. Led by actor & club co-owner Ranbir Kapoor, team members Sunil Chettri, Andre Moritz, Subrata Pal & Subhash Singh walked on stage to unveil the new kit. The shirt features lightweight fabrication with dry cell for moisture management and a mechanical stretch fabric, to ensure ease of movement along with ergonomically placed mesh inserts for increased breathability. With football being a focus for the brand, PUMA is already associated with the ISL as the official ball and boot sponsor and are now further strengthening their presence in India's most popular football league through their asso

Stem cell pioneer presented “Woman Leader in Science” Award

Mumbai, 27 th  August 2015 :- Inventor of human embryonic stem cell therapy, Dr Geeta Shroff, has been presented the prestigious ‘Woman leader in Science’ award at the 6th Annual Women leader India 2015’ held in Mumbai today. The event was organized to recognize and salute the remarkable influence women leaders have made to the Indian society. Prominent personalities present at the award ceremony included politician/producer Smita Thackeray, actor Jackie Shroff and actor Parikshit Sahni amongst others.  Dr Geeta Shroff is the founder and medical director of Nutech Mediworld, the first facility in the world to offer human embryonic stem cell therapy. She received the award for her pioneering work in the treatment of incurable/terminal diseases using human embryonic stem cells.  Her groundbreaking work over the past 15 years has helped place India on the map of medical innovation. “For years, finding effective treatment for those medical conditions labeled as ‘incurable’ or ‘

Vidya Balan announced as the campaign ambassador for behavior change campaign by RB India and Pehel

 An initiative under Dettol Banega Swachh India with State Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to make 200 villages Open Defecation Free Mumbai, August 27, 2015:  As part of its nationwide initiative Dettol Banega Swachh India, RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) India, along Pehel and State Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, announced the launch of  ‘Changing Behaviour: Creating Sanitation Change Leaders’.  The project which aims to make 200 villages in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar open defecation free was inaugurated by veteran actor and politician  Shatrughan Sinha  and former Cabinet Minsiter  Jairam Ramesh  in  Patna  and  Honourable Chief Minister, Shri Akhilesh Yadav  in Lucknow along with the  Campaign Ambassador Vidya Balan  who unveiled the mnemonic of the program. Other dignitaries present at the event were HH Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and Founder, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and Professor Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organization. Speaking on t

Experion Developers foray into Commercial Development with ‘Milestone Experion Centre’

Mumbai, August 27, 2015:   Experion, 100 percent FDI funded Real Estate Developer has entered into an agreement with Milestone Ventures to develop a commercial project at the landmark location of 32nd milestone on National Highway-8, Gurgaon. Located on the main highway, the commercial center will be developed over approximately four acres of prime licensed land parcel, having total built-up area of approximately 40,000 sq. mt. The twelve storied multi-user commercial development targeted to USGBC (United States Green Building Council) LEED GOLD rating is aimed to offer retail and commercial spaces with all requisite amenities. Speaking on the development  Hemant Tikoo, Chairman ,  Experion Developers Pvt. Ltd  said, “We are excited to foray into the commercial space which represents another milestone in distinguished progressive journey of Experion. The project is envisaged to be of international standards and will provide distinctive eminence and conveniences to its occupants.”

India Shines at the Festival of Globe – Silicon Valley (FOGSV) & San Francisco Movie Fest

·           The 10 day long festival attracted  over 1,00,000 visitors ·           Film personalities from around the world descended to the Silicon Valley ·           Leading Indian actresses head a panel discussion about Women Empowerment ·           India Day Parade celebrated  India’s Independence Day Mumbai, August 27, 2015: Festival of Globe – Silicon Valley (FOGSV) & San Francisco Movie Fest  has witnessed yet another successful edition. Held from 7-16 August 2015, the festival received a footfall of over 1,00,000 visitors from the Bay Area and surrounds . Indian Film personalities  Richa Chadda, Deepti Naval, Pooja Batra, Bappi Lahiri, Gulshan Grover, Guneet Monga,  Rajat Kapoor  and many more were felicitated for their contribution to Indian Cinema. The celebrations included eight days of movie screenings, workshops, panel discussions, the prestigious FOG Awards and the India Day Parade. Three controversial Indian films - 19 th  January, Unfreedom a

Actress Nargis Fakhri’s Vacation Intrigues 1 Million Followers on Instagram

Seems like  Nargis Fakhri  has been bitten by the travel bug yet again! One look at her Instagram feed and you know that the self confessed travel junkie is enjoying every bit of her trip to Cappadocia, Turkey as part of her photoshoot for a fashion  magazine. She has been exploring gorgeous spots while teasing her  1 million followers  with images using the #NargisWasHere , without disclosing the name of the location until the very end.  With fans wondering and itching to know where their favorite actress was, she revealed that she was exploring the sights of Cappadocia, Turkey. From what we see, Nargis is every bit the explorer, a wanderer, a traveler; just like she's always said. She looks fresh, beautiful and ready to explore the world, one stop at a time! Wonder where she will be off to next. 

Manjhi – The Mountain Man rakes in Box Office Collections!

Mumbai,  August 29, 2015 :   One of the most anticipated movies of 2015, ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’, produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, NFDC, Maya Movies and directed by Ketan Mehta, released successfully on August 21 and the reactions from both the box-office and the critics have been stupendous so far. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, NFDC and Maya Movies’ ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ grossed a net box office collection of Rs 10.17crores in 7 days. The film started with garnering Rs 1.40crores on Friday, Rs 2.25crores on Saturday, Rs 2.70crores on Sunday, Rs 1.10crores on Monday, Rs1.02crores on Tuesday, 85lakhs on Wednesday & 85lakhs  on Thursday . It’s considered a remarkable figure for a film in the biopic genre. Ketan Mehta film has remained the first choice of most viewers thanks to the hype around it and extensive promotion by the talented actors – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte along with Ketan Mehta. Also, several Bollywood stalwarts like Salman Khan and Shatr

LJOW Launches New Exquisite Jewellery Collection from D’damas Exclusively at Shoppers Stop

Stylish and lightweight designs created with innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology Perfect for the upcoming festive season Mumbai Aug 22:  Leading   Jewelers of the World (LJOW) today launched an exciting and exquisite new jewellery collection from D’damas exclusively at Shoppers Stop’s all nine outlets in Mumbai. The collection of stylish and lightweight designs in gold and diamonds was unveiled at a fashion show this evening at Shopper’s Stop, In Orbit Mall, Malad.      Each piece looks large and solid, but is actually extremely light and easy to wear. The secret? Hollow interiors that are not apparent to the viewer due to special techniques used in crafting. Stylish and lightweight, the pieces are also extremely affordable. The famous fashion designer Nidhi Jain Kumar – famous for her Indo-Western blend, designed a special collection for the launch. Speaking on the occasion Nidhi said “D’damas is a revolutionary brand and with the new collection

Workshop on the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015

The Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 has introduced a compliance window for the assessees at large, which is open up to  September 30, 2015 .  Further, Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Rules, 2015 have also been notified. Considering the importance of the new legislation namely Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 and also the efforts and initiatives being made by the Government to curb the generation of the black money in various sectors, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Ministry of Finance, Government of India decided to go out and conduct workshops which are being organized by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to clarify doubts of the assesses regarding scope, procedures etc. As ICAI closely works with the Government as a Partner in the Nation Building, these workshops aim towards creating awareness amongst

~Brings together government bodies, actors, medical practitioners, citizen groups, educators and                                                                                                                                                                                              NDTV & Philips present ‘Breathe Clean Conclave’ 2015 corporate together to demand better indoor air quality~

New Delhi, August 25, 2015 India is home to 6 of the world’s most polluted cities, and the air we are breathing causes more deaths  than tobacco smoking or poor nutrition. Indoor air is 2 to 5 times worse than outside air. It is toxic for  our children and families, causing cancers, reduced life expectancy, lung damage and air borne allergies. Inhaling pollutant air takes away atleast 1-2 years of a typical human life. In an effort to highlight this  critical national issue and recommend possible solutions, NDTV and Philips hosted the ‘Breathe Clean  Conclave 2015’ today at Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi. Actor Soha Ali Khan also extended her support for the  initiative. The conclave began with an opening keynote address by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for  Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge)  and was attended by leading medical  practitioners, environmentalists, NGOs and concerned citizen and parent grou

Deloitte Selects ‘Maverick’ B-School Winners for West Zone

SIBMPune, TISS Mumbai and JBIMS Mumbai win regional round and qualify for Deloitte’s Maverick Challenge Season IV Finals Mumbai, August 25:  Deloitte a large professional services organization, concluded the West Zone regional round of its industry-academia connect programme Maverick season IV. SIBM Pune, TISS Mumbai and JBIMS Mumbai emerged winners from the 20 teams that competed from the West Zone, and will now face the winners from other Zones at this season’s grand finale, that will be held at Deloitte’s Hyderabad office on  September 04, 2015 . The regional round, held at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM), posed challenges to test the contestants’ ability to propose and defend solutions to complex and real business challenges in a simulated business environment. Both the qualifying teams demonstrated their strength to work in teams, and participated in live debates & presentations that were evaluated by experienced business leaders from Delo

unINDIAN selected to screen at the Montreal World Film Festival

Mumbai,  August 26, 2015 :  The first Indo-Australian film unINDIAN, featuring Australian cricketer Brett Lee and Tannishtha Chatterjee, directed by Anupam Sharma, has been selected to screen at the prestigious Montreal World Film Festival where the film will have its World Premiere. The film has also been picked up by the Scandinavian boutique international sales agent Yellow Affair. Yellow Affair will launch sales with a major presence for the film at the Toronto Film Market. Yellow Affair’s Chris Howard said:   “We’re very proud to be representing unIndian. Not only is it entertaining and genuinely funny, it touches cleverly on cultural differences and has a charming love story at its centre. We feel the film has a commercial charm that should get it healthy distribution around the world.” The film’s director Anupam Sharma said:  “For a film which was never intended to be a festival film, it is an honour and a pleasant surprise to be selected to Montreal and also have the wo

NITCO unveils Explorer Edition 2015 A range of tiles across categories, high on design and built to last

Mumbai, August 2015: NITCO, a leading player in tiles and interior aesthetics solutions provider in India, has launched its latest collection, Explorer Edition 2015. With design and performance at its core, the new launch comprises of a range of tiles that are not only aesthetically beautiful but built to last. These include tiles across all categories from Wall tiles, Ceramic Floor tiles, Glazed Vitrified tiles and Vitrified Double Charged tiles. To meet consumer needs and satiate their exploratory spirit for more wall and flooring options to beautify their homes, NITCO’s Explorer Edition 2015 presents itself as the perfect solution offering a whole new range of designs and colors in tiles under the popular NITCO brands, NITCO Casa, Dura Digi, Duracottura, Trulife range. Inspired from timeless shapes, forms and patterns that have defined the very foundation of art, NITCO Casa tiles are an eclectic masterpiece. With the help of reactive finish, Casa Wall tiles crea

Taskbob flashmob on #DontDrink&Drive dazzles city, grabs attention of the Mumbai Traffic Police

Flashmob broke out at Carter Road, Bandra on Sunday evening Mumbai, 26th August, 2015:  People hanging out at Carter Road in Bandra on Sunday evening were in for a pleasant surprise when a group of young and vibrant youngsters broke into a Flashmob, leaving them completely enthralled. The flashmob was led by Taskbob,Mumbai’s leading app-based on-demand instant home service, as part of their campaign #DontDriink&Drive.  It was organized as their first step towards their campaign for promoting road safety and urging people to stop driving after drinking. The flashmob which was repeated on public demand was telecasted live on #fame. It instantly grabbed eyeballs on social media as well.  ' Taskbob '  was also trending on iOS for their efforts in spreading the message. The initiative also received praise and support of the Mumbai Traffic Police. Speaking on this front , Joint   Commissioner of Traffic Police, Mr. Milind Rambhau Bharambe  said,  “It’s pleasant to see c

Eros International & Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh to have its World Premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival

Mumbai,  August 26, 2015 :   Hansal Mehta is known for his sensitive, quality films that have a substantial story to tell.  Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) , the prestigious Asian film jamboree has recognized this National Award winner’s ability to tell unusual human celluloid stories by lending its platform for the World Premiere of his next,  Aligarh  in its section - A Window on Asian Cinema. The most applauded & keenly watched film festival in Asia, BIFF brings together some of the best filmmaking talent from across the world. Starring acclaimed actors,  Manoj Bajpayee & Rajkummar Rao  in key roles,  Aligarh  is based on a real life incident in Uttar Pradesh which found its way into the headlines not so long back. A Professor (Manoj Bajpayee) is suspended by his University for being gay after he is caught on camera in a sting operation. A young journalist (Rajkummar Rao) investigates his first breaking story. Set in the myriad dark lanes of a volatile, decadent

Sony Entertainment Television sets the clock for 2025 ~Announces the launch of its first futuristic comedy show~

~ 2025 Jaane Kya hoga aagey Launches on 31 st  August 2015, Monday  –  Friday  at  9:30 pm ~ Will robots take over humans? Will you be able to directly download food using apps? Will there be flying cars? Will families choose maids or it will be the other way round? Will body parts be replaced with technology? Will humans be equipped with superpowers? Each one of us, at some point of time, has thought about how the world will be in the future. Giving a sneak peek into a life decade from now,  Sony Entertainment Television  brings a light-hearted futuristic comic caper – 2025 Jaane Kya Hoga Aagey ! Produced by  Optimystix   Entertainment , the show will explore the lifestyle and daily struggles of human beings overpowered by technology in the most humorous way which is sure to bring a smile on the viewers’ faces.  Launching  31 st  August, 2015,  it will air  Monday  to  Friday  at  9:30 pm  only on Sony Entertainment Television. Set in 2025, the show revolves arou