Showing posts from March, 2017

"Content driven & profitable" - the Mantra at Anushka & Karnesh Sharma's Clean Slate Films

First NH10, now Phillauri, the brother-sister duo deliver back-to-back profitable ventures with strong audience connect MUMBAI; 31st March, 2017:  Content has been the driving force for Anushka and Karnesh Sharma’s production house-  Clean Slate Films , and the brother-sister duo has proved it yet again with the success of  Phillauri . Committed to creating relevant, entertaining and clutter-breaking cinema across genres, they had earlier produced the thriller -  NH10  in 2015 (directed by Navdeep Singh) which was not just a critically acclaimed film but also a very profitable one for all its stakeholders.  And, the duo has repeated it once again with their recent fun, family entertainer-  Phillauri   that released last week.  Opening to a  15.25 cr  weekend (India biz), its Day 1 collections (4.02 cr) were higher than Kahaani [Rs. 3 crore] (Kolkata), Tanu Weds Manu [Rs. 3.2 crore] (Kanpur), NH10 [Rs. 3.35 crore] (Gurgaon) and Sarbjit [Rs. 3.69 crore] (Tarn Taran – Punj

NPCI and Reliance launch India's first in-store UPI Payments facility

Runs off seamless Dynamic QR solution architected by Innoviti with support from Axis Bank Reliance Retail becomes the first organized retail chain in India to offer customers the option of NPCI's mobile-based UPI app payments at its stores. New Unified Payments Interface (UPI) Payments facility currently live across more than 200 Reliance Retail stores across various formats including Reliance Fresh, Reliance Trends, Reliance Digital, among others in Mumbai. To be progressively extended to all Reliance Retail stores across the country. In-store UPI Payment is enabled through an innovative Dynamic QR-code interface architected by Innoviti, which runs off merchant's existing POS terminal. New solution allows individual cashiers in multi-lane retail to get UPI payment confirmation charge slip directly on their POS terminal - removing a long standing implementation issue for UPI spread in large multi-lane retail stores. Launch opens a path for faster ramp up of NP

Change is here! Women feel more empowered and possess the confidence to emerge as High Achievers – Minister Deepak Kesarkar

Day 2 of Global Economic Summit on Women’s Empowerment Witnesses Tremendous Participation March 28, 2017, Mumbai: Day 2 of the Global Economic Summit on Women’s Empowerment, the flagship event of World Trade Centre Mumbai (WTC Mumbai) and All India Association of Industries (AIAI), was attended by Minister Deepak Vasant Kesarkar of the Maharashtra Government. Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, AIAI and Vice Chairman, WTC Mumbai, delivered the welcome note and spoke of the importance of empowering women and creating an environment beneficial to women entrepreneurs. Speaking at the event, the Minister congratulated WTC Mumbai and AIAI for the session and spoke proudly as a representative of a district with more women than men. He discussed the many initiatives his Ministry has undertaken to increase the proportion of rural women in the workforce. He noted that change is in the air! And, political change is empowering women to the extent where they are no longer the relative of politi

Bollywoo curates Baahubali 2, The Conclusion inspired collection in association with India’s finest designers

Six designers to design clothing, apparel and accessories inspired by blockbuster     Baahubali: The Conclusion! Mumbai, 29 th  March, 2017:  BollyWoo is all set to launch the new collection inspired by the most awaited film Baahubali 2, The Conclusion. 1800 products inspired by films like Shivaay and Tum Bin 2, Roy, Main Tera Hero and many more, have already paved their way into movie lovers’ homes in past one year. Now as a giant leap, with a team of six artistically talented designers, BollyWoo has now ventured into the southern cinema, to launch the apparel and accessories of mega blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion! The grand showcase of the collection will be revealed through an interesting fashion show, with the lead star cast of the movie Baahubali 2, the Conclusion, Tammanah and Rana Daggubati will be walking the ramp on April 7 th , 2017. This collaboration will showcase the work of six creative designers – quirky Mrinalini Gupta, original Yogesh Chaudhary,

Estrade Singapore recognizes leaders in Indian Education Sector

~ Estrade Education Conclave & Awards, 2017 provides an international forum for Indian Education and Skill Development sector~ Education and Skill Development for world’s fastest growing economy Challenges in Education for the next generation of Indians Education Policy framework with a view of the future Focus on creating better opportunities for Teachers and Educators Mumbai, India, Singapore – 29 March 2017 /Team Estrade//-- Singapore’s Estrade Media Pte. Ltd. successfully hosted the Estrade Education Conclave & Awards, 2017 on 25 th  March, 2017 at Sofitel- BKC, Mumbai. The forum’s main focus was Education and Skill Development, titled – “Augmenting the future of Education and Skill Development”. Estrade Education Conclave & Awards, 2017 provided an international thought-leadership platform to bring on board various stakeholders associated with imparting Education and Skill Development that created a learning ecosystem for the exchange of ideas and bes

The Registry Collection Expands in India with Addition of The Ananta Udaipur

India (March 29, 2017)  -  The Registry Collection ®  program, the world’s largest luxury exchange program, announced its affiliation with another elite property, The Ananta Udaipur in City of Lakes – Udaipur. This will be the second affiliation in India for  The Registry Collection ; the first was The Rangers Reserve in Corbett.  Located against the breathtaking backdrop of the Aravalli hills, The Ananta Udaipur creates a fairytale-like experience by offering the best of five-star luxuries for its discerning travelers. “ The Ananta Udaipur  is a great addition to our growing affiliate network for  The   Registry Collection , which is devoted to growth in India,” said Sabina Chopra, managing director, RCI India. “ The Registry Collection  has been facilitating exchanges around the world and redefining the vacation experience for owners and developers for more than a decade.  The luxury segment in India is growing rapidly and we look forward to increasing presence in the country and

Farhan’s late night encounters in the city of Lucknow!

Mumbai, March 28th, 2017:  Bollywood’s multi-faceted man Farhan Akhtar was seen riding a scooter with his on-screen friend Alok  & director Ranjit Tiwari in Lalbagh for Emmay Entertainment’s upcoming film Lucknow Central. Farhan was spotted sporting a black jacket teamed with a mustard coloured t-shirt and trousers. In his usual fun mood, Farhan stopped the scooter outside a wrecked car near Bhopal House, cracked a couple of jokes and rode on! In the presence of Producer Nikkhil Advani, Farhan’s co-actors Diana Penty and Airlift-fame Inaamulhaq have also shot during the Lucknow schedule in the last few days. The team has shot on the roof of Chota Imambara, Centenniel College, Jahangirabad Palace, Malihabad, Roomi Darwaza, Kaiserbagh, Residency, Lalbagh and several other localities. Talking about the theme of the film, director Ranjit Tiwari said, “On a personal note I don’t have any connection with the city but film’s central theme has brought us to the city. T

Future development of the society is contingent on the inclusiveness of women into the global workforce, and economic participation, says UNCTAD Sec-Gen

WTC Mumbai and AIAI flagship event 6 th  Global Economic Summit off to a grand start ITC launched SheTrades in India with an aim to connect 1 million women entrepreneurs across the market by 2020 March 27, 2017, Mumbai: The sixth edition of the Global Economic Summit on Women’s Empowerment was inaugurated by Dr.MukhisaKituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Commission of Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland. Those in attendance include dignitaries and experts including Ms. Dorothy Ng’ambiTembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre; Ms. Michaela Marksová, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic; Ms. Nora K. Terrado, Undersecretary,Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines; Ms.Ruby Dhalla, Canadian Politician; and Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah, Deputy Director-General,World Trade Organization. The Global Economic Summit is the flagship event of World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries. Delivering t

World Book of Records England honours Sandip Soparrkar in London for his contribution in the field of Dance

Sandip Soparrkar has always been passionate about teaching dance. In his career so far, the dancer-choreographer has not only taught Bollywood stars but also the Hollywood stars.  He is the only Indian Choreographer who extensively promotes  Ballroom Dancing At the House of Commons in London "Indo-British Ballroom Dance Jewel Award 2017" was conferred upon him by leading organization in the world record certification and documentation across the global  – World Book of Record (WBR) and Indo-British Intellectuals Forum. This honour and this prestigious title was given to him for his unmatched contribution in the field of ballroom Dance and choreography and for being the first Indian to promote Ballroom Dancing all over the World. The award was given to him by Honourable Minister Virendra Sharma, Ealing Southhall, United Kingdom and Chairman of World Book of Records, Honourable Dr Diwakar Sukul In presence of renowned dignitaries like Senator of Brussels Honourab

Two Decades of HARDtalking: BBC’S flagship interview programme celebrates 20th anniversary Special interview with Sir Ian McKellen

Mumbai, Wednesday March 27 th  2017:  BBC World News’ legendary interview show HARDtalk will be marking 20 years of asking the questions that matter with a raft of dedicated content, it was announced today.   The cornerstone of a week of programming will be a special edition of the half hour programme, as presenter Stephen Sackur interviews legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen, in front of an audience in the BBC’s historic Radio Theatre in London (recording Monday April 3 rd  for broadcast on Tuesday 4 th  April). HARDtalk launched on BBC World News on March 31 st  1997, with award-winning journalist Tim Sebastian at the helm. The first ever guest was the acclaimed British actor and film director, Richard Attenborough. The late writer and theorist Edward Said, journalist Irma Kurtz, yachtsman Pete Goss and the late raconteur Quentin Crisp rounded out HARDtalk's first week. Since then there have been more than 4500 guests willing to sit in the HARDtalk hot seat, from int

Tata Trusts and People For Animals announce plans to launch state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Navi Mumbai

The Animal Care Centre will be the first of its kind healthcare facility in India Mumbai, March 24, 2017 :   Tata Trusts, one of India’s oldest philanthropic organisations, in partnership with People For Animals, among the country’s largest animal rights organisations, today announced their collaboration to build a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital and emergency clinic that will serve the needs of all domestic and farm animals at accessible and affordable rates. The hospital will be located at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai and is expected to be ready to welcome animals in two years. The project cost including construction, facilities and infrastructure is estimated to be over INR 100 crores. People For Animals has been at the forefront of animal welfare in this country, rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need and lobbying for animal rights. Tata Trusts, o ver the 125 years of its existence, has been driven by the fundamental principles of compassion and the