Showing posts from November, 2016

Kunal Kapoor starrer Veeram receives great response at IFFI

Mumbai, November 29th, 2016:  “Veeram – Macbeth” starring Kunal Kapoor in the lead role and directed by ace director JayaraJ Nair, was recently screened at the 47th IFFI festival. Many delegates from Kerala, especially from the Media, graced the festival and watched the film before a packed audience. Long queues were seen before the movie hall much ahead of the movie's premiere. The film was screened in The Indian Panorama section. “Veeram-Macbeth” is an adaptation of the Shakespearen classic drama Macbeth, based on the legend Chanthu, a warrior in northern Kerala. Starring Kunal Kapoor in the lead role the film has been shot in three languages, English, Hindi and Malayalam and is touted to be one of the most expensive Malayalam films. The teaser of the film has already gone viral! We can’t wait to see Kunal spell his magic onscreen with this magnum opus! Directed by national award winning film-maker Jayaraj Nair, the film has been produced by Chandramohan Pilla

The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) successfully flagged off its annual 4 city roadshow in Mumbai.

Destination Germany continues to witness Stable growth from India Mumbai 28 November, 2016 ­- The German National Tourist Office, India (GNTO) successfully flagged off its annual 4 city roadshow in Mumbai. The event witnessed great interest from the travel trade in the city and saw the participation of 8 German partners. The partners were thrilled to see the enthusiastic response from the travel fraternity in Mumbai. More than 250 travel companies attended event.  The Roadshow which is an annual event, has been witnessing encouraging participation from the Indian trade over the years. The feedback received from the operators has helped the German Partners customize their products to better suit the Indian Travellers. Mr. Romit Theophilus, Director Sales & Marketing, said “Germany has recorded over 5,00,432 overnights from India for the period of January-August 2016 a growth of 4.4% over the same period last year. To keep with the changing times and traveler trends Th

Safe Sex Emoji (Unofficial) Launched

To Mark World AIDS Day  Durex calls for people to use and share the “Umbrella with Raindrops” emoji on social media to help raise awareness of the risks associated with unprotected sex ·           “Open Umbrella with Raindrops” emoji the top choice following a global poll 1  to find unofficial safe sex emoji in response to Unicode’s rejection of a Condom Emoji earlier this year. ·           Durex research  showed that more than 75% of 16-35 year olds use emojis to discuss sex, with 9 out of 10 believing that a safe sex emoji will help people to talk more openly practicing safe sex with their partners. ·           Almost 50% of 16-35 year olds think that HIV is not something that could ever affect them despite the fact that every 30 seconds a young person is infected with HIV ·           More than 60% of young people surveyed 1  confirmed that they are uncomfortable discussing safe sex ·           The International Planned Parenthood Federation join forces with Durex on

The PNB MetLife campaign #AnythingCanHappen drives 30,000+ downloads for ‘PNB MetLife Infinity’ app in under 30 days

NEW DELHI, Nov. 28, 2016 –  PNB MetLife, one of India’s leading life insurance companies, has been focusing on delivering superior customer experience through innovations on digital platforms. The company recently launched the PNB MetLife Infinity App with an objective to provide their customers with a secure platform to save all their important documents. PNB MetLife Infinity was launched basis a customer insight survey which revealed that people are typically unable to find important documents in time of need. Whether it’s a passport, insurance papers or the will, transfer of these documents from one person to another can be very difficult and time-consuming. The key benefit of PNB MetLife Infinity app helps users keep all their important papers such as passport, marriage certificates, insurance dockets, health records, etc. in a secure digital hub, while nominating their loved ones for passing on documents in case something were to happen to them. To drive awareness and ge


Twinkle Khanna Launched her 2nd Book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad Published By Juggernaut Books on Tuesday, November 15 in Mumbai which is now on #2 across the country as per the Nielsen survey.  Nielsen is a global information and measurement company in marketing and consumer information. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad is a collection of utterly magical stories about women’s lives in India that will leave you crying, laughing and wholly enchanted. It is funny, observant and wise, this is storytelling at its most irresistible.

Bridging the divide between India and Bharat, MobiKwik launches MobiKwik ‘Lite’

-         A new mobile wallet application to help shopkeepers in receiving payments seamlessly, even with basic EDGE connection -         Under 1 mb app, that can be downloaded within 30 seconds -         MobiKwik  ‘Lite’  is available in Hindi and English and can be downloaded by giving a missed call to  80971-80971 New Delhi; November 28, 2016 : Indian mobile wallet major, MobiKwik, today announced the launch of  MobiKwik ‘Lite’, India’s lightest mobile wallet, that is easy to understand and helps unorganised retailers and shopkeepers across India in receiving payments seamlessly. Being an under 1 mb app that works smoothly on EDGE connections, MobiKwik  ‘Lite’  will address the underserved smartphone users in India, who face challenges of slow data connectivity and thus are unable to access digital payments easily. Users can download this app with just one missed call and sign up with their mobile number only, no email id required.   Speaking on the launch,  Bipin  Pr

Mumbai walks with Fortis to create awareness for Organ Donation

• Actor-Comedian Manish Paul and Singer-Lyricist Swanand Kirkire joined 600 participants to cover a distance of over 3kms • Walkathon also organized in Gurgaon, Mohali & Chennai saw enthusiastic participation Mumbai, November 27, 2016: On the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day today, Fortis Healthcare organized a walkathon where Actor-Comedian Manish Paul and Singer-Lyricist Swanand Kirkire walked alongside 600 odd participants to champion the cause of organ donation. The walk that covered a distance of over 3kms started at the Fortis Hospital in Mulund this morning at 7:30am. The walkathon was also simultaneously hosted at Gurgaon, Chennai and Mohali to raise awareness across the nation towards organ donation. ‘Fortis NDTV More to Give Walkathon – A Step towards Organ Donation’ was part of the commitment towards the cause of creating awareness around the loss of lives that happen for the want of organs. The objective of the walk was to generate a dialogue about

NDTV-Fortis organised More To Give Walkathon A Step Towards Organ Donation

The Gurgaon Walkathon was flagged off by Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan in the presence of Paralympic winner Deepa Malik   ~The cause was supported by over 5000 participants across 5 cities~ New Delhi, November 28, 2016 NDTV in partnership with Fortis Healthcare has hosted the ‘NDTV-Fortis More To Give’ Walkathon to promote and raise awareness about organ donation, in lieu of the low rate of organ donation compared to a high rate of requirement for organ transplants in our country on the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day. The Walkathon was flagged off by Actor Irrfan Khan, the Ambassador for the NDTV Fortis More To Give campaign along with Ms. Deepa Malik, Paralympic Silver Medalist. The campaign that was launched earlier this year decided to take up the cause of organ donation in an effort to positively impact the well-being of the nation. It aimed at sensitizing the eco-system, raising awareness around organ donation, creating a nationwide movement for people

Bringing her A-Game Parineeti agrees to looking like a hot air balloon at one point in time!

Watch Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur sizzle on the Koffee Couch in the next episode of Koffee with Karan season 5 Good friends, co-stars and the emerging stars of Bollywood, Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur are all set to make an appearance on the next episode of Koffee with Karan that will air on Star World & Star World HD on Sunday at 9PM. Smart, humorous and talkative, the duo will raise the Koffee temperature with their palpable chemistry and onscreen camaraderie. The episode features the talented actors getting out of their comfort zones, bravely facing Karan’s pointed and notorious questions. According to Aditya, Parineeti is the most likely to be caught hooking up in a public place…we wonder why? But the actress gets her revenge when she mercilessly teases Aditya saying,  “You have to use your brains, but you don’t have any. We will collect your brain in a teaspoon.” Honest and amusing, Parineeti also reveals the most hilarious thing she had read

Abhijit Bhattacharya inaugurates “Colours of Spring 7” Painting Exhibition

Aakriti Art Foundation is delighted to present, “Colours of Spring 7” an Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures by Mater as well as Established and Emerging artists from 27th to 29th Nov, 2016 at  The Easel Art Gallery, Janki Kutir, Juhu, Mumbai . Art lovers will get a chance to cherish as many as 50 artist from India, U.S.A, U.K. and many other countries in a VIP Preview during this exhibition. This event will mark the 7th edition of holding successful art exhibitions by Aakriti Art Foundation. Participating artists: In this exhibition a special tribute will be paid to the late F.N. Souza and Suhas Roy. The pantheon of artists whose works will be on view, includes F. N. Souza, S. H. Raza, Jamini Roy, Suhas Roy, Sanjay More, Madhusudan Kumar, Pramod Kurlekar, Ramesh Deshmane, Rajan Raghavan, Poonam Anand, Karan Singh Rathod, Chhavi, Bhargava, Kirti Chauhan, Sam Varughese, Vimla Harsh, Neelam Chandaliya, Dr. Kusumlata Sharma, Kartik Kumar Prasad, Kanchan Mahante, Sanjay Chanda

Real Estate leaders, ACE GROUP ropes in Gauri Khan as brand ambassador to design signature flats for  its luxury properties

Leading real estate luxury conglomerate, Ace Group has signed on Gauri Khan as brand ambassador to design signature interiors for their premium residential projects. ACE Group’s luxury portfolio is focused on creating ecosystems that sit on the pinnacle of home heaven. The relationship will see the celebrity interior designer oversee interiors for signature homes for the group’s many luxury projects. The collaboration aims to present a final product that definitively spells elegant opulence. Mr. Ajay Chaudhary, CMD, Ace Group, says, “We are privileged and excited to associate with Gauri Khan on our premium residential projects. Her coming on board to design luxury apartments for ACE fits perfectly with our core values of creativity and quality. Gauri has proven herself to be an artiste who constantly raises the bar in the field of interiors; her style philosophy and eye for perfection make her the innovator she is.”  The tone of slick sophistication rings through the interior

Revolution towards Disaster

The Planet Earth is a special place as far as we know because an intelligent species like humans evolved here. Modern humans have walked this abode since about 200,000 years. Today about 7.2 billion humans occupy about 15.77 billion acres of habitable land along with other diverse species. Our number will increase to more than 9 billion by 2050. With our multiplication we have wiped out about 58 percent of wildlife in last 42 years and many other bio diverse species too have disappeared. We have made Water and air too - the most essential elements for life - garbage cans. Trees are wantonly cut to make more room for our greed for space for increasing number of humans and for agriculture. Humans thought that technology would solve most of the problems instead we have created major catastrophes. A day may come when we would have polluted our abode to the level that it will become unlivable by us since we would have immensely polluted air, water and land- our main arteries of surviv

Manish Paul, Rohit Khandelwal, Adaa khan, Devoleena and many more B-Town celebrities walk the ramp for Archana Kochhar marking 26/11 Global Peace initiative 2016

- Ace Designer Archana Kochhar showcased Ahimsa ‘peace’ silk at Global Peace Initiative by Welingkar Institute 25thNovember 2016, Mumbai: In the memory of the victims of 26/11 attacksand spreading the message of peace ace designer Archana Kochhar led a charity runway “Peace Fashion Show” for the Global Peace Initiative 2016organized by Welingkar Institute. It was a star studded event graced by well known faces from television and Bollywood industry. 40 celebrities including Manish Paul, Rohit Khandelwal, Ravi Dubey, Abhishek Kapoor, Adaa khan, Aditi Mittal, Devoleena B walked the ramp supporting the noble cause.  Ace designer showcased her collection made of Ahimsa Silk also known as Peace silk, which is a part of “Make in India” campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The entire concept of Ahimsa Silk is that it was created without killing a single silk worm.The collection was a fusion of Indian & contemporary silhouettes, where east meets the west. The embroideries are

Because YOU Need Taking Care Of Too!

Being a mother is a profound and unique experience, it is remarkably challenging but uniquely rewarding at the same time.   To be able to stretch and accommodate a new life while tackling skin changes, swollen feet, heartburn, bladder issues, nausea, and irregular sleep, to name a few, just so that your bundle of joy arrives safe and healthy is nothing short of a marvel! And that’s why mothers need special care, love, and attention - just like babies! Himalaya, a leading home grown wellness brand understands that mothers need special care, both during and after pregnancy. To help you make this journey of motherhood healthier, smoother and more relaxing, we’ve formulated a range of products just for mums!  Himalaya FOR MOMS , is India’s first herbal range of personal care products for mums, for pre and post-natal care, infused with the power of herbs and natural ingredients, bringing together the therapeutic properties of herbs and science of aromatherapy. Providing an oppor

Bollywood personality, Amrita Rao, encourages 250 underprivileged children

Mumbai, November 25, 2015:  It was a day filled with joy for 250 kids from various slums, as Khel Khel Mein, an initiative for underprivileged children by Wockhardt Foundation, celebrated their annual day –  Umang  in Mumbai. Children got a chance to meet the youngest winner of the Prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award-  Ms. Amrita Rao. As part of the celebrations, about 250 underprivileged children in the age group of 6 to 12 years from across 15 Khel Khel Mein centers in Mumbai put up various performances including dance shows, skits, singing, musical dramas, etc. The performances were judged by  Nandan Khale , who represents the IB Asia Pacific as an official Consultant to IB schools,  Salome Roy Kapur , a dancer and choreographer of movies including Bobby, Umang and Kasauti and  Vijay Lazarus , President of the Indian Music Industry (IMI). The event thus motivated and acknowledged talents of the underprivileged children with proper guidance from the judging team. Havin

Croma-Bajaj Finserv Privileges Card: Swipe, sign and buy

Pre -approved credit limit ranging from INR 25,000 to 3,00,000 Mumbai, November 25, 2016 :   In order to serve its existing base of loyal customers better Croma and BFL today announced the launch of the  Croma - Bajaj Finserv Privileges Card . The card will enhance the consumer proposition and increase purchasing power of all Croma Customers. The card holder gets a generous pre-approved credit limit and will also have access to additional Croma Privileges and exclusive offers, mapped to their purchasing power. Access to the card is simple with minimum documentation and a ‘credit on swipe’ feature which makes it as simple as swiping a credit card. As an initial benefit, the Croma Bajaj Finserv Card will also be pre- loaded with a Rs 500 gift value. The Croma Bajaj Finserv Privileges card will be offered to all old and new customers and extended to  both finance and non-finance Croma customers. Speaking at the launch  Mr. Devang, Mody,   President – Consumer Finance, Bajaj Fi

Big Names From Construction Equipment Industry 

Sign Up For BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016 Mumabi 28 November 2016:  We are pleased to announce that the BAUMA CONEXP INDIA 2016 is going to be held at HUDA grounds in Gurugram / Delhi from December 12 to 15. Numerous big names in the industry already signed up for BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. The show will set the perfect backdrop for those dealing with construction & construction equipment sector to gauge the current mood of the market along with finding the right mix of attendees to interact and deal with under a perfect ecosystem at the venue. What makes India lucrative for Construction Sector? In the recent past, the Indian government has been taking steps to bolster its banking and financial sector, ensuring favorable policies ensures ease of doing business in India and bringing in uniform tax code among other things to keep the Indian economic growth on track and bring in fresh set of investments into the Indian market. In recent past, reports have indicated India as the fast