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NEON SIGN

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~Amy Jackson recently attended a fashion awards ceremony wearing a dress that glows in the dark~ Amy Jackson  recently made heads turn at a fashion awards show, held over the weekend, as she was seen wearing a hand-embroidered, high-low, glow-in-the-dark gown that was designed by a Lebanese-American designer. An insider says, “ Rami Kadi, who is based in Beirut, Lebanon, designed the outfit. A gown like this has probably never been worn by an Indian celebrity on the red carpet.” People couldn’t see it glow during the awards ceremony as the venue was very well-lit, but we managed to source a picture of Amy in the gown in the dark, before she headed out to the event. Amy says, “ This is the first time an outfit designed by Rami has been worn in India. I was so excited to wear a piece from his new collection. It’s classic chic, with a cool concept. I appreciated the fact that the lower half of the dress was faux fur because I’m a supporter of animal rights, and it pro

Shruti Haasan Not a Part of Hera Pheri 3: Spokesperson

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There have been many a rumors going around about Shruti Haasan's association with Hera Pheri 3 post the success of Welcome Back. Shruti Haasan who is currently tied up shooting for 2 South films, promoting another and completing her brand commitments has had a statement released from her spokesperson setting the record straight. "Shruti Haasan has been approached for Hera Pheri 3. Due to her date commitments to her two in production South films and her soon to be announced Hindi project, she could not go through with it. She does hope to work with Abhishek Bachchan in the future " says her  spokesperson An  industry insider  states, " With lady luck riding on Shruti's side courtesy the success of Gabbar and Welcome Back in Hindi and Srimanthadu in Telugu, her inclusion in the cast of Hera Pheri 3 was considered  also with the hope to further strengthen the films box office success. In addition to being a talented and versatile performer, she is also the

Bollywood actress Ashvini Bhave honored to Emcee for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Mumbai,  September 30, 2015 : Bollywood actress Ashvini Bhave  was the Emcee for an evening honoring  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to SAP Centre  California , on Sunday September 27. Dressed in a gorgeous traditional red and gold  Sari , Ashvini addressed the highly enthusiastic audience with poise. It was an evening to remember with a crowd of  19,000 present  at the centre. The actress spoke about what it means to be  Indian-America  and how the experience was special to her.  Speaking about the evening, Ashvini said, “It was an honor to be in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. The atmosphere at the venue was charged with excitement and I’m glad was there to witness the occasion.” Currently living in the USA, Ashvini Bhave is involved in Hollywood projects; she was the executive producer alongside Oscar winning actor Sean Penn for 'The Human Experiment'. In India, Ashvini has been seen in numerous Hindi films like Henna and

SATYA PAUL AND ELLI AVRAM LAUNCH THE BRAND’S PHILANTHROPIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME: YOU + ME = EDUCATION

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New Delhi, 28 September, 2015 - Satya Paul is proud to announce the launch of its new Corporate Social Responsibility programme You + Me = Education this fall. Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karun actress Elli Avram was seen showing her support at to this initiative by the brand.  The programme is dedicated to realize the untapped potential of India's children with a promise to empower and to recognize them as a major resource with the belief that giving education is a gift of ensuring a bright future for a child. With this initiative the brand offers its customers an opportunity to partake in the noble cause of educating a child through a small donation while they shop at select brand stores. With each transaction Rs.10 (by consent of the customer) is added on the purchase invoice. The total amount collected from customers is matched equally by Satya Paul. The collective fund is donated to Light Of Life Trust (LOLT), a non-governmental organization with a vision to tran

​Malaika Arora Khan, Sussanne Khan, Vikas Bahl​, Rocky S at Femina Style Diva ​West ​Awards 2015

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Mumbai, 28th September  2015 :  Femina, India’s leading women’s magazine provided a platform to 16  young fashionistas to showcase their personal style at Femina Style Diva West 2015 presented by Ponds  BB  and powered by Shivtara Properties Pvt Ltd . The glitzy affair hosted at The Lalit, Mumbai offered the best in fashion, music and more. The esteemed jury panel included names like Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Vikas Bahl and Rocky S. Talking about Femina Style Diva, Tanya Chaitanya, editor, Femina says, “ Femina Style Diva West 2015 has set out to find that of-the-minute fashionista who knows her trends but prefers to give them her own individual twist. She owns fashion and not the other way round. Here's looking at the winner's sartorial sojourn.” The show was aimed at unveiling young and aspiring fashionistas, and to assist them to take their stylish avatars to the next level. Femina Style Diva West was looking for that chic, well-dressed woman who knows the

P. D. Hinduja Hospital signs MoU with Marrow Donor Registry of India (MDRI)

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Mumbai, September 28, 2015:  P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Marrow Donor Registry of India (MDRI); India’s first NGO that maintains a computerised database of voluntary, unrelated stem cell donors and facilitates blood Stem Cell transplants for patients with life-threatening blood diseases. With this MoU, P. D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre becomes an apheresis centre in the city for harvesting (collecting) peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) from voluntary donors . Mr. Gautam Khanna, CEO, P.D. Hinduja & MRC  said,  “There is a growing demand for stem cell transplants however, shortage of qualified collection centres across the country has been a major drawback. We at P.D. Hinduja Hospital are happy to partner with MDRI in line with our vision of providing quality healthcare for all. This initiative should inspire more donors across the country.” P. D. Hinduja Hospital has received the

VLCC committed to spreading awareness on World Heart Day

                   Conducts knowledge session with eminent Cardiologist Dr. Mahesh Shah Mumbai,  29 September 2015  :   Joining the cause of World Heart Federation in spreading awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and strokes, VLCC today organized a knowledge sharing session on the occasion of World Heart Day. Following the theme for 2015:  Heart Choices Not Hard Choices , it collaborated with eminent cardiologist,  Dr Mahesh Shah,  MD, DM (Cardio), Interventional Cardiologist at Hinduja (Khar), Breach Candy and Nanavati Hospitals . The idea was to raise awareness about leading a healthy lifestyle and incorporating small changes in one’s daily routine which can make a big difference in a person’s overall wellbeing. Dr Shah, who has more than 20 years of experience and is a renowned cardiologist in the city, addressed the people of Mumbai about the various side effects of leading an unhealthy life. People living in packed spaces with very less exposure to natural surround

Free Workshops by experts on Tea & Coffee on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at World Tea & Coffee Expo

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For all the Tea & Coffee fans, here’s a chance to sharpen your skills at exclusive and free workshops by leading experts of the field being conducted along the sidelines of The World Tea & Coffee Expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai. Leading luminaries are conducting training workshops on the last day of the 3-day expo which falls on Saturday 3 rd Oct 2015. Renowned Chefs and cooking experts are showing newer and more innovative ways of savouring your daily cuppa… whether it’s Tea or Coffee. Amongst the bigwigs who a   will be conducting these workshops  is  Chef Yogesh Utekar, Head of the Department at Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management, teaching on the Usage of Tea & Coffee in Main Course and also on Tea & Coffee Service Etiquette. Also to be learnt is the art of Cooking with Tea from Chef Michael Swamy & Chef Shaival Chandra, founders of Hoppingchef, an innovative concept wherein  celebrated chefs are brought to one’s home, al

ManageMySpa’s Benchmark Report uncovers interesting trends in the beauty and wellness industry

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Demonstrates clear growth across performance segments & shows increasing gender balance in terms of spending propensity Mumbai,  September 28, 2015 :  Five years after inception, ManageMySpa, the leading provider of software solutions to the spa, salon and medi-spa industry released a Benchmark report for the salon and spa industry to help players in the domain keep abreast with its interesting evolutions and trends.  The objective of the report is to bring data-driven conclusions about the industry to the fore so that domain players can make better and more informed choices. The aim is to give spas and salons a real and tangible way to measure their business performance against industry peers, based on the actual performance of thousands of businesses across India. The conclusions of the report will also help them adopt industry-best practices and digital strategies to successfully tap the true potential of this ripe sector in the country.   The Zenoti Benchmark Report

Irrfan Khan Set to Rule the Big Screen in October!

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Mumbai, September 25, 2015:   Irrfan Khan  is one of the biggest Khan’s in the  industry today and this October is going to be a treat for all his fans. Irrfan will be seen in pivotal roles in two back-to-back releases with ‘Talvar’ on the 2nd and ‘Jazbaa’ on the 9th . ‘Talvar’ , based on the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, has already been screened and appreciated at the Toronto International Film Festival. Apart from that it will be screened at the BFI London Festival for its European premiere and the Busan International Film Festival for its Asian premiere. In  ‘Jazbaa’ , Irrfan will be seen with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the first time. Both films are expected to be filled with surprising twists and the audience has high expectations. Here’s looking forward to a great month with both films.

Solutions for water challenges in Mumbai: Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra unveils BASF white paper

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September 24, 2015 , Mumbai, India –Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri DevendraFadnavis today unveiled a whitepaper titled  “Co-creating solutions for Mumbai’s water challenges”  introduced by BASF. The white paper includes seven potential solutions to enhance the water infrastructure in Greater Mumbai, drawn from 124 ideas based on the research, collaborative ideation during a two-day water summit and field work conducted in January 2015. The summit was held as part of BASF’s global 150 th  anniversary co-creation program, Creator Space™. Notes to the Editor: Over the past 18 months, BASF has worked with numerous experts in Mumbai to explore challenges and co-develop solutions that can improve access to safe, affordable water in Metro Mumbai through changes in technology, policy and behavior. At the Creator Space TM  tour stop in Mumbai in January 2015, more than 60 water experts and officials from municipal corporations, funding agencies, water consultants

SpielwarenmesseeG announces the third edition of Kids India 2015

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Latest trends, technologies and brands on display Make in India and Source from India Comprehensive platform for collaborating, networking and knowledge enhancement Mumbai 21 st   Sep 2015, SpielwarenmesseeG announces the third edition of Kids India, an international B2B event for the toy industry scheduled to take place at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre from  September 24  - 26, 2015  in Mumbai. The exhibition is supported by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC) and The All India Toy Manufacturers Association (TAITMA). Leading companies such as Simba Dickie, Funskool, ArtsanaChicco, Frank Educational Aids, Jasco, Peacock Toys, Vinex, Zephyr along with other national and global players will present their latest products during the three day event.   The market size of the Indian toy industry is currently projected at 400 million USD and is expected to increase to 450 million USD by 2017. The tremendous growth of th

E-XPRESS KICKS OFF PES LEAGUE – ROAD TO MILAN WITH MUMBAI QUALIFIER

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o     ANIRUDDH JOSHI WINS THE TOURNAMENT AND EARNS 25,000 o     MUMBAI CITY FOOTBALL CLUB PLAYERS ALSO SHOW OFF THEIR PES 2016 SKILLS 21 st  September, 2015 (Mumbai): e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt Ltd, a leading distributor of game software in India in association with Games The Shop, a leading game retailerand with the presence of Indian Super League’s Mumbai City FC team successfully settled the first qualifier of PES League – Road To Milan in Mumbai. MrAniruddh Joshi won the PES League Road To Milan qualifier, beating fierce competition and won a sum of  ₹  25,000, while, MrRitesh Mukherjee finished, as the 1 st runner up and won  ₹  10,000 whereas Mr Rohit Thakur earned the 2 nd  runner up title and received ₹  5,000. The event proved to be a huge success as it attracted more than 70 players and much larger audience. While most of the players were from Mumbai, some came to participate from cities like Ahmedabad, Delhi and Pune . Mumbai City Football Club pla

Madhur Bhandarkar’s hidden talent!

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Mumbai,  September 23, 2015 :  We are well aware of Madhur Bhandarkar’s talent with filmmaking, but what we bet you didn’t know is the director’s affinity with music. Madhur plays the piano and was seen playing one on the sets of his upcoming film ‘Calendar Girls’. Apparently he kept the cast and crew entertained with some of his favourite tunes. A source close to the director revealed,  “Madhur would have impromptu sessions during breaks. He used to play his favourite songs; it was a very fun environment .” Set to release on 25 th  September, ‘Calendar Girls’  essays the story of five models, who go through various phases from fame to anonymity. It stars Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Ruhi Singh and Satarupa Pyne  in pivotal roles. Produced by  Sangeeta Ahir’s Manglmurti Films ,  ‘Calendar Girls’  is directed by  Madhur Bhandarkar .

Kanika Kapoor is all set to launch her first single!

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After giving back to back super hit songs in Bollywood films,  Kanika Kapoor  is all set to release her first single. But what’s interesting is that its not going to be the regular run of the mill song. The song called  'Teddy Bear'  will bring alive the essence of the book  The Big Indian Wedding  by Sakshi Salve  (Daughter of lawyer Harish Salve). Through the peppy, foot tapping song, Kanika accentuates the book’s anecdotes and the larger-than-life life styles mentioned in it. Salve and Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati will also be seen in the video along with Kanika Kapoor as the bride and the groom. Insiders who have heard the song claim that the song will stand true to Kanika's hit record and fun that big Indian weddings stand for. "This song is a unique idea of bringing a book alive through a song and video. It will be a pleasant surprise for all my fans and I hope that they like and love it as much as they have loved my previous songs."  says  Kan

Shraddha Kapoor Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with Family

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Mumbai, September 18 th  September, 2015 : Ganesh Chaturthi is Shraddha Kapoor’s favorite festival, and she is a firm believer of Lord Ganesha. The actress, who is busy shooting for ‘Baaghi’ in Kerala, came home to Mumbai to celebrate the occasion with her family. Shraddha expressed her excitement on Twitter by posting a selfie with Bappa. Shraddha revealed ,  "I have very fond memories of the festival right from childhood. This is one festival when the entire family comes together. This year, Sabbir Sir has been very sweet and accommodating to let me come back to Mumbai for two/three days from our Kerala shoot. We are all very excited to welcome our Ganpati Bappa home." Like every year, Shraddha joined her family for Bhajans during the day. She also indulged in some delicious Maharashtrian food and sweets. The actress will also be seen alongside Farhan Akhtar in  ‘Rock On!! 2’ . Here’s wishing Shraddha a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi! 

Tamasha begins...poster launched

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Mumbai,  September 19, 2015 :  The poster of  Imtiaz Ali ’s upcoming film,  Tamasha , was launched on digital platforms this morning. Riding on the excitement created by the pictures from the shoot and the videos released a few days ago, the poster has created quite a stir amongst the audience.  The trailer of the film will be launched on  22 nd  September 2015 . Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala & Directed by Imtiaz Ali,  Tamasha  releases worldwide on  27th November, 2015 . The film is presented by UTV Motion Pictures and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

BELVEDERE VODKA CELEBRATES SPECTRE007 PARTNERSHIP AT THE FREEDOM TOWER IN NEW YORK CITY

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New York, September 11, 2015  – Last night, Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, hosted a private event at the One World Observatory in the Freedom Tower to celebrate its partnership with the highly anticipated 24th Bond adventure from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment,  SPECTRE , due for release in the UK on October 26, 2015  and in the US on  November 6, 2015 . Belvedere revealed a global advertising campaign featuring Mexican actress  Stephanie Sigman , who plays the role of Estrella in the opening scene of  SPECTRE . The TV campaign, directed by director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, is a journey revealing the intricacies of the legendary martini cocktail. Martha Hunt, Sean O’Pry, Leigh Lezark, Estelle, Derek Blasberg, Cory Kennedy, RJ King, Bettina Prentice and Gia Genevieve were among those who ascended to the top floor of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. Sipping  Belvedere  SPEC

P. N. Gadgil Jewellers launches its grand showroom in Kalyan

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P. N. Gadgil Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. has been successful in fulfilling the commitment made this January to open 9 stores in 9 months. The Kalyan store launched on 11 th September 2015 coincides with the 101 st  birthday of Lt. Shri Dajikaka Gadgil and also marks the opening of the 9 th  store. The elite showroom was launched by Bollywood Diva Raveena Tandon, in the presence of Mr. Saurabh Gadgil -Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Parag Gadgil - Executive Director and Mr. Vidyadhar Gadgil - Director, P. N. Gadgil Jewellers. The jewellery store is about 2000 sq. ft. elegantly designed with contemporary look, spacious enough to treat every jewellery admirer. The showroom will boast of an array of exquisite & opulent variations of Silver, Gold and Diamond jewellery, highlighting its distinguished creations. Kalyan is one of the largest localities in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), having benefits of Kalyan-Dombivli twin city it will drive and boosts Mumbai's Gold mark