Announcing the third edition of L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014

· L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards to be held on March 27’ 2014 in Mumbai

· L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador Sonam Kapoor announces the nominees

Mumbai, 3rd March 2014: On the eve of International Women’s Day, Femina – India’s first and largest read women’s lifestyle magazine in association with iconic beauty brand – L’Oréal Paris present the third edition of the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards. Lauding women of worth, the awards will be held in Mumbai on 27th March 2014. Present at a special ceremony to announce the nominees were Tanya Chaitanya (Editor, Femina), Manashi Guha (General Manager, L’Oréal Paris) and Sonam Kapoor (L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador).

Honoring women with extraordinary accomplishments, outstanding leadership qualities and exceptional commitment to their careers and communities; the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards will have 14 categories including science, business and entrepreneurship, sports, art, and education, among others. The nominees have been shortlisted after an extensive research process while identifying each one’s key contribution in their respective fields. These unique awards recognize and felicitate Women of Worth, while celebrating the many facets of their growth.

The jury for the third edition of the awards chairs the most esteemed panel and achievers from across various fields like:

· Dr Swati Pirmal, vice chairperson, Piramal Enterprises Ltd.

· Sabyasachi Mukerjee, Fashion Designer

· Zarina Screwvala, Founder and Managing Trustee, Swades Foundation

Sharing her thoughts, Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, Femina said, “The L’Oreal Paris Femina Women awards 2014are an indication of however small a beginning, if a woman and her work affects even a few people in a life-changing manner, then she deserves to be recognized and applauded. Extraordinary stories, exemplary courage and the larger vision – this year’s names are an inspiration to all of us. Join the movement!”

Manashi Guha, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris said, “L’Oréal Paris is not just the world’s leading beauty brand, but also a brand that embodies self-confidence and empowerment. The L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards are an initiative to recognize and appreciate ‘Women of Worth’ – women who make a beautiful difference in their community. Since its inception in 2012, the awards have felicitated over 35 women for their commitment to their communities, selflessness and drive to make a difference in the world.”

Showing her support was L’Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor, “Every time I have said the L’Oréal Paris tag line – Because you’re worth it, I feel empowered and confident to achieve everything that I wish to. I’m extremely happy to be in the presence of such great ‘Women of Worth’ who have gone above and beyond every single day to contribute selflessly to society and make a difference to the world we live in.”

Readers are also invited to vote for the Reader’s Choice Category by visiting www.facebook.com/feminawoman and www.facebook.com/lorealparisindia

L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards 2014 Nominations





Reader’s Choice Award


Favourite Face Of A Cause

Palak Muchhal

Pooja Warier

Sminu Jindal

Suzette Jordan

Mittal Patel


Science And Innovation

Debadrita Mandal

Indrani Medhi Thies

Namita Banka

Upasana Makati


Online Influencer

Mehvish Mushtaq

Meena Kandasamy

Swati Ramanathan

Priyanka Bose


Social Impact

Neidonuo Angami- Naga Mothers Association

Vrinda Grover

Kiran Bedi

Ruchira Gupta

Editor’s Choice Award


Woman We Love

Arunima Sinha


Anita Lobo

Yasmin Sheikh

Bachendri Pal



Chitra Ramakrishnan

Nishi Vasudeva

Kirthiga Reddy

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Sairee Chahal

Jury Awards


Design and Arts

Shilo Shiv Suleman

Radhika Mittal & Madhvi Khaitan

Parvathi Nayar

Smita Singh Rathore



Rani Rampal

Bhabani Munda

Geeta Phogat

Heena Sidhu–Pandit

PV Sindhu


Business And Entrepreneurship

Pavithra YS

Aparna Banerjee

Vijaya Pastala

Neeti Tah


Music and Performing Arts

Rani Khanam

Shivani Tanksale

Kaushiki Chakrabarty

Mohini Dey

Aditi Mittal



Usha Jadhav

Kausar Munir

Anubhuti Kashyap

Nina Lath Gupta

Nimrat Kaur


Literary Contribution


Urvashi Butalia

Amruta Patil

Samhita Arni



Jamuna Tudu

Latika Thukral

Divya Mudappa

Mahima Mehra



Aarti Naik

Razia Sultana

Timira Gupta

Irfana Patel

About Femina India:

Femina was first published in July 1959 and for over 50 years now, Femina, India’s first and largest read women’s English magazine has long been the definitive life and lifestyle guide for progressive woman. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Times Group. Femina is a magazine, published fortnightly in India. It primarily features articles on relationships, beauty and fashion, travel, women, cuisine, and health and fitness. It also features articles on celebrities and cultural facets of Indian women.

About L’Oréal Paris:

L’Oréal Paris is a truly global beauty brand combines the latest in technology with the highest in quality for the ultimate in luxury beauty at mass. Our signature phrase, “Because I’m Worth It”, is meant to inspire each and every woman to embrace her own unique beauty and reinforce her sense of self-worth.

As the biggest beauty brand in the world, L’Oréal Paris has an unparalleled commitment to technology, research and innovation, providing groundbreaking, high-quality products for women and men of all ages and ethnicities. The L’Oréal Paris brand encompasses the four major beauty categories – hair color, cosmetics, hair care, and skin care – and includes such well-known brands as Excellence Crème, Total Repair 5 hair care, Youth Code, Fall Repair, Revitalift, Volume Million Lashes Mascara, Colour Riche lipsticks, Superliners and True Match foundations among many others.

L’Oréal Paris truly believes that, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity or look, “you’re worth it”.

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Launching of ICAI T.V. Channel

ICAI Spearheads Education Revolution in Collaboration with MHRD, Government of India

The first MoU signed between CA. K. Raghu, President, ICAI and Mr. Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary [TEL], MHRD in the presence of Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of HRD

The Government of India, on January 2, 2009, had launched a centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme, namely, the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). This activity has the potential to revolutionize education delivery across the length and breadth of the country in a highly cost effective manner. For the viewers the service would be free.

In order to make use of the modern technology for its registered students, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has in the past been using all possible ICT modes, including delivery of audio video lectures extensively through Gyan Darshan etc. The ICAI intends to use the upcoming DTH platform of MHRD i.e. ICAI T. V. Channel for the benefit of more than 8 Lakh students pursuing Chartered Accountancy Course across the country.

Signing of MoU – ICAI Spearheads the Education Revolution

In pursuit of fulfilling the objective of Ministry & ICAI to work together on this project, Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of HRD presided over the function, wherein CA. K. Raghu, President, ICAI and Mr. Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary [TEL] & Mission Director, NMEICT/MHRD signed the first MoU (on sharing the MHRD DTH Platform) at the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi on March 3, 2014.

Speaking on the occasion Shri M. Mangapati Pallam Raju ,Hon’ble Minister HRD said “DTH channels would be used for imparting education for the first time, conventionally it is being used only for entertainment. We have made a beginning with one of the most credible body in the country that is the ICAI. This is a great synergy between two bodies .” He Further added that such initiative will be of great help in providing useful content to the students.

CA.K Raghu, President ICAI on this occasion added “The content that shall be beamed through ICAI channel can be of tremendous help not only to CA students but to commerce students as well. With this facility we can reach out to the remotest corners of the country.”

The ICAI is the first professional education body in the country to sign the first MOU (on sharing the MHRD DTH Platform)

An Interactive Medium

Government has decided to use ICT to make deep inroads in education system, than ever before and for this purpose DTH is the first choice.Since, TV, being most widely available ICT delivery tool, has the potential of reaching out to approximately 160 Million Indian homes (67%) out of 239 Million Households. Indeed T.V. combined with interactive features is the most powerful medium to deliver the education in most cost effective way to reach masses.

Besides DTH delivery, the content is also intended to be streamed online and shall further be converted to e-content and made available on demand, to be viewed on IP connected devices that include, PC‟s, smart mobile phones, tablets, ‘Aakash’etc.

The viewers, across the country can interact live with the teacher and ask questions and clear doubts through video conferencing (Skype & A-VIEW, etc.), mobile, landline, SMS‟s, e-mails etc. The teachers/Subject Matter Experts shall answer the questions instantaneously on broadcast mode.

About ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards.



FremantleMedia reveals distinguished Jury Members for CEO’s Got Talent

~ Celebrated Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, COLORS CEO Raj Nayak and eminent actor Raveena Tandon to judge the talent show -

MUMBAI, March 3, 2014: Following the announcement of the new initiative, CEO’s Got Talent, FremantleMedia today announced its distinguished three-member jury for the evening. Bringing together the mavericks of the corporate and entertainment world on a common platform, Raj Nayak, CEO, COLORS; celebrated director-producer Mahesh Bhatt and renowned actor Raveena Tandon are all set to be part of the jury panel. Hosted by Mini Mathur, CEO’s Got Talent is a unique initiative, featuring 12 CEOs of India Inc. showcasing a fun and lighter side to themselves. The event is set to take place at Grand Hyatt Mumbai on Friday, March 7, 2014 and will be telecast on CNBC TV18.

Illustrious Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon, jury member said, “I have recently started my own venture and, so, I can confirm first-hand that it is very difficult to find a balance between work and play. I feel humbled to be given the opportunity to be a part of this unique initiative which allows you to witness never-seen-before talent of corporates on stage. The fact that proceeds raised through this initiative will be donated towards the welfare of under-privileged children and make a difference in their lives also prompted my decision to judge this event.”

Speaking about his decision to be part of the jury, acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said, “Over the years, discovering impressive talent and bringing them to the limelight has been my passion. Through my association with CEO’s Got Talent, I am looking forward to extend my expertise to Corporate India. The initiative is a novel concept with the head-honchos from the corporate world revealing their hidden side. I am happy to be a part of this initiative and am looking forward to an enjoyable and entertaining evening witnessing the fantastic talent of today’s leaders.”

Raj Nayak, CEO, COLORS said, “CEO’s Got Talent is an incredible initiative being undertaken by FremantleMedia to encourage CEOs from across the country to step away from the hustle and bustle of their daily routine and showcase their talent. I am elated to be associated with the property as a jury member and look forward to witnessing the creative side of today’s young and upcoming leaders who have taken the corporate world by storm.”

Produced by FremantleMedia and presented by Blackberry Messenger, CEO’s Got Talent will showcase India Inc.’s leaders in a manner never seen before, even by their peers. Proceeds from CEO’s Got Talent will go to Genesis Foundation, who provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ failure, thalassemia and extreme deformities.

For more details, log on to: www.fremantlemedia.in

Or to participate write to: ceogottalent@fremantlemedia.in

For more details on the Genesis Foundation, please log on to:


About FremantleMedia:

FremantleMedia is one of the largest creators, producers and distributors of television brands in the world. It is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing, digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia International, FremantleMedia Digital & Branded Entertainment, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, among others) has an outstanding global network with operations in 25 countries, creating over 9,100 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and airing 400 programmes a year worldwide. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most famous and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Hole In The Wall, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Through the Keyhole GuteZeitenSchlechteZeite, Wentworth, Neighbours, Generation War, SalatutElamat, Grand Designs, Project Runway, Tree Fu Tom and Strange Hill High. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 75.1 percent owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. www.fremantlemedia.com

About Genesis Foundation:

Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ failure, thalassemia and extreme deformities. Genesis Foundation’s endeavor is to facilitate timely medical intervention thereby giving these children a chance to live. So far, medical treatment of over 450 critically ill children has been supported by Genesis Foundation. To know more about Genesis Foundation, do visit: www.genesis-foundation.net

For Further information, please contact:

Jolenta D’souza | Richie Mehta

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CM&D Inc. (USA) and SILA come together to form a joint venture


Mumbai, March, 2014: SILA and Construction Management and Development Inc. (CM&D) have formed a joint venture, CM&D SILA Development Services India Pvt. Ltd., to provide Project Management and related services for Real Estate development projects in India.

CM&DSILAaims to provide reliable and timely project delivery for clients investing in or developing projects in India. The company CM&D SILA will specialize in development, project and construction management. The services include overall owner’s representation, strategic planning, program management, project management, construction management, project controls, technical services (such as project assessment, cost estimating, design review, and scheduling), risk management analysis, claims management and resolution, and loan monitoring.

CM&D SILA’s expertise is in mediating construction disputes, which expedites the schedule and minimizes delays and cost over-runs – all projects in India to date have been examples of where Capital market client have brought in CM&D SILA to expedite or take control of the project in order to ensure timely delivery. At the front end, they can provide developers and capital market client’s invaluable assistance through realistic project feasibility assessment, development strategy, and planning. CM&D SILA manages the entire project from concept to closeout through a proprietary Project Management training system.

CM&D and CM&D SILA are currently working on various Global and Indian projects, across sectors like, hospitality, retail and entertainment, residential, timeshare, commercial & mixed use and Institutional Projects. In India they have recently completed the First International Financial Centre (FIFC Tower) – BKC, Mumbai, for Starwood Capital; The Ritz-Carlton (Shell& Core) – Bangalore for Apollo and are currently involved with Whispering Woods, (1.3 million sqft. Residential) – Jaipur, Four Seasons Hotel, Private Residences – Bangalore, as Owner Representative for Goldman Sachs.

James B Salter, CCI, CPM, Chairman (CM&D Inc.), says, “We assume the role of overall manager of the project and provide the critical leadership necessary for success. With our sound project management delivery system, we provide focused project direction and develop disciplined team framework and project vigilance. Our system enables us to deliver the financial security and risk management demanded by our clients. We are ever dedicated to our client’s vision of their project and their anticipated ROI, while constantly identifying and mitigating potential risks. In short, we are your project’s CEO and the buck stops here.”


Apurva Kale.

Crisscross Communications

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Axis Securities elevates Arun Thukral as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mumbai, March 03, 2014: Axis Securities Limited (ASL), the subsidiary of Axis Bank, announced the elevation of Mr. Arun Thukral as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st March, 2014. In his new role, Mr Thukral will oversee the stock broking and distribution business of Bank’s financial products.

Mr. Thukral, who had been appointed as the Joint Managing Director of Axis Securities in 2010, has been associated with Axis Bank and also erstwhile UTI Bank, since its inception. He moved from UTI as a member of the initial team to set up the first New Private Sector bank in 1994. He has varied experience in different departments of the bank, primarily in Treasury, Corporate Banking and Retail Banking.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nilesh Shah, MD&CEO Axis Capital said: “Arun’s contribution to the Bank and his leadership qualities at the securities business have been a valuable asset for the group. Arun’s elevation is the recognition of his abilities to drive the securities business in these challenging times.”

Axis Securities is currently providing broking services and distribution of financial products to retail customers. The Company offers wide range of products catered to meet the needs of the customer. The customers can open a single account to invest in Equities, Mutual Funds, SIPs, IPOs, Derivatives, Bonds, NCDs, ETFs and Company Fixed Deposits.

In addition to stock broking business, Axis Securities is engaged in the business of marketing and selling financial products of Axis Bank. Established in 2011, the stock broking business has acquired a large base of customers and is at the forefront of providing investment solutions to the bank’s retail customers.



Brand Ambassador ShahRukh Khan felicitated leading Indian Directors with the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 timepieces.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014, Mumbai:TAG Heuer, the unparalleled market leader in watches and chronographs celebrated ‘The Golden Era of Carrera’ by launching its newcollection of golden TAG Heuer Carrera timepieces in Mumbai.

The Carrera series was launched in 1963 and was a creation of Jack Heuer – great grandson of the brand’s founder, for race-car drivers and motor racing enthusiasts. Jack Heuer was inspired by the Carrera Panamericana road race, which is considered the toughest in the world and it has been this inspiration that has led the Carrera on its iconic journey. To celebrate the Golden Jubilee, the brand launched its new collection of Golden Carrera timepieces.

The elegant reinterpretation of an enduring masterpiece, with maximized Carrera refinement and allure, this new Carrera series by TAG Heuer is powered by the supremely accurate Calibre 5 automatic movement. Created for the true connoisseurs of luxury, this collection has options in 18 carat Gold for those who like bling and 18 carat Rose Gold for those who like to keep in subtle. With options of rose gold or gold with steel and leather straps, details are stunning in their sophistication: hand-applied TAG Heuer logo, indexes and date window.

On the occasion, Brand Ambassador Shah Rukh Khan was presented with the New Carrera Calibre 5 Rose Gold timepiece by Franck Dardenne, General Manager, TAG Heuer India.

With two in-house patented movements, TAG Heuer is also celebrating the Art of Manufacturing this year. The intricacy and detailing required for ultimate precision that goes into the creation of every watch is a task. Every component has to come together at the precise moment in order to achieve the accuracy that a TAG Heuer timepiece is known for. It is this theme that was depicted through a visual and musical extravaganza presented by a live jazz band, wherein the band showcased how different musical notes come together one by one to create that perfect symphony.

Since the evening was all about celebrating the Art of Manufacturing and Creation, and given the long withstanding association that TAG Heuer has had with the world of glamour and movies, Indian Film directors who have created unconventional cinema were felicitated at the event. Leading Directors likeKunal Kohli, Punit Malhotra and Tarun Mansukhaniwere all gifted the latest Steel and Gold Carrera Calibre 5 timepiece by Franck Dardenne and Shah Rukh Khan.

Brand Ambassador Shah Rukh Khan said: “I am very excited about the latest Steel and Gold collection launched by TAG Heuer to celebrate the Golden Era of the Carrera. TAG Heuer is one of my longest associations of over a decade. I love the fact that TAG Heuer challenges the rules and thinks outside the box and I’m honored to be associated with such an iconic and forward-thinking brand.”

Speaking on the occasion, Franck Dardenne, General Manager, TAG Heuer, India: “TAG Heuer’s association with cinema goes back to the time when Jack Heuer invented the FilmMaster – timing the duration of a film sequence in the 60s. It has been the gateway to reach the wrist of many actors, from Charlton Heston to Steve McQueen, down to Clint Eastwood, and of course Shah Rukh Khan. The Carrera series proves that icons can reinvent themselves;a long legacy is an incentive to go on innovatingand creating. That is why we are happy to honour these promising directors.”

About TAG Heuer

TAG HEUER — Since 1860 — Founded in Saint-Imier in 1860 by Edouard Heuer, TAG Heuer has marked the history of luxury watchmaking, especially in the fields of chronographs and ultimate precision. A legend in prestige Swiss watchmaking and one of its most innovative Manufacture, TAG Heuer has built on its active commitment in the sports world to create the most accurate timing instruments and wrist timepieces in the world. TAG Heuer is the world leader in high precision luxury chronographs with an unequalled mechanical accuracy of 1/10th, 1/100th, 1/1000th and even 5/10,000th of a second. In 2012, thanks to the lessons learned through these achievements, TAG Heuer won the world’s most coveted watchmaking award, the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix «Aiguille d’Or». From the Olympic Games in 1920 to its role as official watch and chronograph for the legendary Indy 500 race or for the Formula E, a new FIA championship of 100% electrically powered racing cars, today TAG Heuer is unrelenting in its quest for innovation, excellence, performance and prestige. This ambition is reflected in its partnerships with F1 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team and its World Champion Jenson Button, with Audi Sport in the Le Mans 24 Hours and endurance races, and with the Automobile Club of Monaco for the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. TAG Heuer is also a partner of Oracle Racing, the 34th America’s Cup defender and winner of the America’s Cup World Series 2012-2013. More than ever, the brand epitomizes prestige and performance through active and socially responsible partnerships with actress Cameron Diaz, actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Shah Rukh Khan and Chen DaoMing, and WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova. Today, TAG Heuer develops and manufactures its own movement, the Calibre 1887, a chronograph with an oscillating pinion invented by Heuer in 1887. It also handcrafts the Monaco V4, a movement driven by belts, the Carrera Mikrograph, accurate to 1/100th of a second, and the Carrera MikrotourbillonS, a stunning double tourbillon on a 50Hz movement developed on the Mikrograph platform, and it just launched the MikroPendulumS, the first magnetic double Tourbillon. This exceptional level of watchmaking excellence has earned the company membership in the most exclusive circle of the Swiss watchmaking elite, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). This year, TAG Heuer celebrates the 50th anniversary of its iconic timepiece, the Carrera.


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Sensational Meghna Patel Video woos Muslims to support Narendra Modi

World’s Largest Democracy is having Lok Sabha elections. Every Indian must vote. It is a duty of every Indian to VOTE. Several campaigns are taking place in the city on the occasion of upcoming Lok Sabha elections to create awareness among people and youth to cast vote in the elections. Politian’s are conducting Rallies, signature campaigns and urging people to vote. Many Bollywood Celebrities have expressed their willingness to be a part of the campaign to motivate voters to go to the polling booths. Recently Model/ Actress Meghna Patel is all set to make India a sovereign country where Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian will stay together with love, peace and integrity. Meghna urges the Muslim voters to vote for Narendra Modi as he is the best Prime Minister Candidate of India. Meghna has made a video where she was singing and performing on “NAMO” song for Modi which is directed by Reedeshh Kaamble, Sung by Sapan Kumar, Choreograph by Bhupi, Music given by Nitesh Tiwari and Produced by Satish Reddy . Meghna was seen wearing a beautiful dress with Modi’s picture and logo all over it. She has ethically uses the perfect medium to mark her word.

Meghna Patel said, “Our vote is very crucial. And, everybody should use it in the right way. I want every Muslim of India to vote Mr. Narendra Modi as he is right and perfect candidate. Gujarat has always been a riot-prone state things on-ground are actually much better now. Modi and Gujarat are development symbols for the nation. Although the scars of 2002 still remain but it was not just an enigma that more than 31 per cent of the Muslims voted for the BJP in the 2012 Assembly elections. Modi has given the Muslim the boon of peace and justice which money can’t buy. Recently at Lucknow rally Mr. Modi said he wants people to unite, if that happens, India will be much more prosperous and more secure for Muslims. Few days before BJP President Rajnath Singh also made conciliatory remarks to Muslims, saying the party was ready to apologies for mistakes it may have made. He called on Muslims to give the BJP a chance. Mr. Narendra Modi had done a very good job in Gujarat, the developments, Education, poverty have seen a drastic change and I am sure he will become the best Prime Minister ever. I am really happy and grateful for my fans and NAMO supporters for all their support given to me. It’s my humble request to vote Mr. Modi.”


Cartoon Network’s ‘Thanda Dimaag’ contest for kids to tackle exam fever

~ New movies premiere across the month to entertain kids ~

Mumbai, March 03, 2014: The exam season is back! But kids have no reason to fret. Cartoon Network has lined up all its superheroes and cartoons to help kids relieve stress and exhaustion. Throughout March kids will be treated to fun contests, new movies and entertaining stunts.

Student and superhero Kris, from Roll No. 21, has packed his school bag with loads surprizes to keep kids entertained during weekdays. Kris will be dishing out easy exam tips, presented by Kokuyo Camlin, to help his fellow classmates keep a level and calm head during stressful situations. Kids can get a refreshing dose of adventure, fantasy and laughter with Roll No. 21 movies from March 24-27, 2014 at 1pm. That’ not all! Kris comes bearing gifts as well. Tune in to the ‘Thanda Dimaag’ contest every Monday to Thursday at 1pm throughout the month and win cool prizes like iPads, School Bags, Stationary Kits, etc.

Henry is no stranger to exam tension and so his tantrums are not only loud but also ridiculously hilarious. Catch the entertaining special called Horrid Henry: I Hate Exams MNR4_ POSTER 02on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 12pm for all of Henry’s antics.

With Holi set bang in the middle of the exam season, the new movie My Name Is Raj 4 –

Vizukama Ki Takkar scheduled to premiere on March 17 at 12pm, will add colour and give respite to children. Other movies premiering during the month include Bhootraja and Ronnie 2 on March 08 at 12pm and Arnab aur Jadui Locket on March 22 at 12pm.


Launched in India in 1995, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s (TBS) Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ entertainment channel in India reaching more than 34 million households. Drawing from the world’s largest cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles, the Network also showcases original series including the Ben 10 franchise, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. Cartoon Network is currently available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. Recognized as the resident kids’ expert with a 360-degree presence through successful on-air and online presence, ground-events, promotional licensing, product licensing, publishing and DVDs.

www.cartoonnetworkindia.com is India’s leading destination for kids’ online entertainment attracting close to 5.6 million page views. Kids can find the largest selection of cartoon character based games, video on demand, and a community site featuring personalized avatars and message boards. (*Source: Omniture Site Catalyst, October 2013).


A division of Time Warner, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. is the arm of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. that creates and manages the sales, distribution, marketing of Turner’s news and entertainment brands in India and South Asia region including CNN International, Cartoon Network, POGO and WB. The company also manages advertising sales and distribution for HBO and distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India.

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The new song ‘Tu Hi Hai Aashiqui’ from ‘Dishkiyaoon’ is now LIVE on YouTube. The song can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/TuHiHaiAashiqui-song

Written and directed by Sanamjit Singh Talwar, ‘Dishkiyaoon’ is produced by Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sunil Lulla. Presented by Eros Now, the film stars Harman Baweja, Sunny Deol, Suraj Pancholi and Ayesha Khanna. It is slated to release on 28th March 2014.


At a B-School event attended by working students in their interview-best, Ayushmann Khurrana (Mohit Chaddha) and Sonam Kapoor (Mayera Sehgal) presented a tongue-in-cheek look at the corporate world while announcing the unique promotional campaign ‘Get a Job at YRF.’

To know more watch a special message from Ayushmann and Sonam at: http://www.bewakoofiyaan.com

Along with having the required qualifications for the marketing position, one must also be able to impress Ayushmann and Sonam in the final selection round. While Ayushmann who plays Mohit – a marketing whiz kid will judge the applicant’s marketing and communication capabilities, Sonam playing Mayera – a financial brain will conduct the interview on the grounds of personal conduct and presentation skills.

‘Get a Job at YRF’ has received an overwhelming response with excited and enthusiastic applicants from across India participating in it since the contest was announced!

As Mohit says, apply karo kyuki love mein BEWAKOOFIYAAN chalegi, par career mein nahin!

Directed by Nupur Asthana and Produced by Aditya Chopra, BEWAKOOFIYAAN, is a contemporary slice of life story which turns set notions about relationships on their head. The film has been written by the versatile writer/director Habib Faisal.

The film stars Rishi Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles. BEWAKOOFIYAAN releases worldwide on 14th March 2014.

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Gorgeous Claudia Ciesla took the Auditions for Perfect Miss Mumbai 2014

‘Perfect Miss Mumbai’ is a unique platform for the girls 18 years of age and above to start and dazzle in the glamour industry. Germany-born actress Claudia Ciesla of Bigg Boss fame, along with child artist Ahsaas Channa, organizer Gurubhai Thakkar and Khooshi Thakkar took auditions for girls, who came to take part in the beauty pageant. The pre-finale round of Perfect Miss Mumbai 2014 started with the contenders introducing themselves. They briefly spoke about their aspirations, hobbies and background.

Sharing her experience of judging the contestants, the gorgeous actress said,”It was wonderful experience, I am very very glad and happy being part of Perfect Miss Mumbai-2014. We judged the pre-finale round. All the participants are doing amazing job. Most of the models are novice, yet they carried themselves with confidence and perfectly used their body language. They are very confident and there personality is coming really very well on stage.”

Talking about the three qualities a Perfect Miss Mumbai should posses, the Balma Girl said, “First one is good body language, expression and most important is confidence.”

Giving her two cents to the participants, the oomphy babe said, “Work harder on dreams, because you come here for your dreams. They are already good but they can be more perfect. They need much more to polish themselves. Finale is on 27th April, so they have around two months to work on their body language, expressions.”

“Most of the contestants are up-and-coming models; this platform will be a learning experience for them. Gurubhai and Khooshi Thakkar are looking for a girl with a right attitude towards the life and must carry herself with a lot of confidence. The winner of PMM-2014 contest will bag many accolades, being the cover girl of ‘Perfect Woman Magazine’ is one of it,” said K Himaanshu Shukla, who is part of Perfect Woman magazine.


Thomson Reuters Launches Monitoring Tool on Eikon for Real-Time Analysis of Oil Supply Chain

Innovative service in Eikon integrates information from multiple sources, providing unique monitoring capability for key predictive indicators in commodities markets

LONDON, NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 – Thomson Reuters today announced that it has added a tool to monitor and display the flow of commodities along the physical supply chain on its flagship desktop, Thomson Reuters Eikon. The new tool, Commodity Flows, provides commodity market professionals with an innovative assessment tool to track the global movement of oil assets in real-time and forecast the influence of important impact factors upon supply, demand and market prices.

Oil flow data has historically been available via a number of sources, requiring financial professionals to compile various data points to obtain a complete picture of oil flows around the globe. Commodities markets participants are increasingly looking for a complete picture of the flow of oil assets in order to better monitor key predictive indicators and their effects on prices.

Commodity Flows provides a single database of individual oil cargoes, incorporating information from vessel tracking, fixtures, tenders and port inspection to provide an assessment of the forward and historical movement of a commodity into a particular port or trading hub. Customers can view the aggregated assessment provided by Thomson Reuters team of analysts or build their own commodity flow models. Commodity Flows models can be exported to Microsoft Excel or viewed in real-time using advanced map imagery available in Interactive Map in Eikon, enabling customers to view the data in the way that best suits their needs. Thomson Reuters plans to add flow data for additional commodities to the Commodity Flows monitoring tool over time.

“Commodity Flows in Eikon has achieved over 90% accuracy for its monthly forward projections of crude oil imports into China, as compared to actual Chinese government customs data,” said Shaun Sibley, managing director, commodities, Thomson Reuters. “With Thomson Reuters Eikon, we are providing commodities markets professionals with the real-time actionable insight they need to make more efficient and better-informed trading decisions.”

Thomson Reuters Eikon has been designed to provide a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. It realizes Thomson Reuters vision for a financial markets desktop that is connected, informed, intelligent and open and provides access to a messaging community of over 200,000 financial professionals.

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Successful Completion of “Maa Bhagwati Jagran” on Birthday of Shri Radhe Guru Maa

Mumbai: The Maa Jagdambe Jagran in sannidhya of Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa organised annually by the Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust was held for the eleventh consecutive year in Mumbai on 2nd March 2014.

Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa’s guidance and teachings guided her devotees in their efforts to organize the Jagran and Divya Darshan and Langar was served to all devotees as Prasad,Jagran was attended by lakhs of devotees from all over India and abroad including Trustees of Mumba Devi Temple and Vaishno Devi temple and Manmohan Gupta, Shivji Gupta, Sanjeev Gupta,Amit Gupta,Rajeev Gupta and others.There were musical performances by Bhajan Samrat Narendra Chanchal and Swar Samragyi Anuradha Paudwal,Shamsher Singh Mehdi,Sanjeev Kohli who entertained devotees with songs to the goddess and Dolly Bindra also attended event. Scores of other singers similarly offered seva to Maa Jagdambe and Shri Radhe Guru Maa at the event.For 45 years,Narendra Chanchal has kept the flam lit up with his bhajans,therefore he honoured by Manmohan Gupta.

A resplendent golden chariot driven by five white stallions bought Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa to the stage of the jagran.Every item of shringaar, every flower and the smallest act of devotion offered to Guru Maa was an act of gratitude on part of her devotees for her countless blessings and guidance in their lives. The golden chariot was but a small gesture of deep devotion that the feet of Guru Maa inspire in the hearts and minds of her devotees.

“Devotees are happy that sevadars of Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa could come together and create this event. We thank everyone for the opportunity to serve our Guru Maa and serve Maa Jagdambe, including the decorators, singers, devotees and sevadars who made this possible,” said Sevadar Sanjeev Gupta of the Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Trust, the organisers of the event.

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Ekta Kapoor and Sunny Leone to shoot for Comedy Nights with Kapil !

The war between Kapil and Sunny Leone seems to be a thing of the past. There was major talk in December that Kapil had refused to have Sunny on his popular weekend show, which did not go down well with Sunny. But equations have changed now.

Comedy Nights With Kapil has pulled off a major coup by getting Sunny Leone and Ekta Kapoor together on the same platform. The show is known to invite youth icons as guests too, which explains the appearances made by popular cricketers in recent times.

The producers were keen to have an otherwise camera-shy Ekta Kapoor on the show and she consented as it was to promote the keenly awaited ‘Ragini MMS-2′, featuring Sunny Leone.

Ekta and Sunny are expected to shoot for Kapil this evening in Mumbai.

Produced by ALT Entertainment and directed by Bhushan Patel, ‘Ragini MMS 2’, the sequel to the 2011 hit ‘Ragini MMS’, is slated to release on March 21.


The team of Queen and ‘Rani’ (Kangana Ranaut) recently partied at the hep nightclub Tryst, in Mumbai. The images for the same can be viewed and downloaded from here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g6koks2x4hqncns/F5fHqvLkRm

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, ‘Queen’ is a Phantom Production. The Kangana Ranaut starrer is directed by Vikas Bahl, and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap. Queen is scheduled for release on March 7, 2014.


starbucks introduces a whole new way of experiencing coffee with Starbucks Refreshers™

Revolutionary Green Coffee Extracts artfully combined with fruit juices make for some delicious flavored beverages like Triple Orange and Very Berry Hibiscus

Mumbai, March 4, 2014: Discover a whole new way to experience coffee with Starbucks new and unique offering, Starbucks Refreshers™. A unique way to refresh and energize, Starbucks Refreshers™ is a global breakthrough beverage innovation containing green coffee extract, a natural source of energy, combined with real fruit juice. This offering will be available in two exciting flavors including Triple Orange and Very Berry Hibiscus.

Introduced in line with Starbucks ongoing commitment towards innovation and leadership in all elements related to coffee, Starbucks Refreshers™ will provide customers a completely new coffee experience with the green coffee extracts. Unlike the traditional process, green coffee beans are not roasted, which results in a mild and fresh flavor while still retaining naturally occurring caffeine. The flavor is very different from the traditional coffee.

Very Berry Hibiscus

Chilled and lightly caffeinated, the Very Berry Hibiscus is a lively blend of flavors with tangy blackberry and Green Coffee Extract

Triple Orange

Citrusy refreshment with real orange slices and Green Coffee Extracts, Triple Orange is a perfect afternoon pick-me-up drink to uplift your energies and beat the scorching heat

Both these lightly-caffeinated beverages give customers a boost of natural energy. The Starbucks Refreshers™ offering is surely going to be the best pick of this season. You can now enjoy coffee in its purest form with Starbucks Refreshers™! The Starbucks Refreshers™ will be available for a limited period across all 36 stores in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Pune and Bengaluru starting March 4 to April 31, 2014.

What are Green Coffee Extracts?

Traditionally, after coffee is harvested, green coffee beans are roasted to bring out dark colors and bold flavors that it is famous for. Starbucks gives this process a twist to pull the naturally occurring caffeine and other elements from 100% green arabica coffee beans before they are roasted. The result is Green Coffee Extract which has the natural energy from coffee, but with none of the coffee flavor.

Download high-res images of the beverages from:

About Starbucks Coffee Company

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.in

About Tata Global Beverages

Tata Global Beverages is a part of the global Tata Group. Tata Global Beverages is a global beverage business and the world’s second largest tea company. The group’s annual turnover is US $1.5 bn and it employs around 3000 people worldwide. The Company focuses on ‘good for you’ beverages and has a stable of innovative regional and global beverage brands , including Tata Tea, Tetley, Himalayan natural mineral water and Eight O’ Clock Coffee. For more information, please visit www.tataglobalbeverages.com

For further information contact:

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Queen has a “rock-ing” climax ! Literally!

While the climax of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Phantom Films’ Queen directed by Vikas Bahl have left most with a feeling of euphoria ,very few know that the scene in question was shot at an actual rock show that the makers organized.

When the crew was shooting for the film in Amsterdam,the world’s party capital ,they heard of the city’s most popular indoor show venue where several concerts took place. That was when director Vikas Bahl decided that the venue made for a fitting location and was adamant on recreating an actual live concert, despite being aware of the challenges shooting at a live rock show would pose.

The team organized a rock show with performances by a band called “Green Lizard” and invited music lovers across Amsterdam to be part of the concert.

The shoot took off smoothly , courtesy the cast and crew’s enthusiasm as well as lead Kangana Ranaut’s energy and participation , resulting into a scene that not only looks and feels real but filled with energy and adrenaline, making for the perfect climax.

Says director Vikas Bahl, “While shooting in Amsterdam we decided to go all out and organize this rock show with Green Lizard and went out into the streets to invite locals across the city….the turnout was unprecedented .We decided to shoot the real live concert as there was a certain energy and vibe that would have been impossible to recreate on a normal set.It was a double whammy as the shoot turned out fantastic and we all ended up having a great time”

Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Phantom Films’ Queen directed by Vikas Bahl is scheduled to release 7th March.


Valentine Happy Hours week at Rastafa Hotel

Pune, 2014:- This Valentine celebrate ‘The Valentine Week’ at Rastafa- The Highway Shack, Baner from 14th February to 21st February. Share candle light dinner with your loved one and avail 15% discount on the food and beverages throughout the valentine week. And not just that, Rastafa- the Highway Shack is also offering ‘buy one and get one free’ on the complete menu throughout Feb during happy hours between 7pm-9pm…Exciting, isn’t it? So, now you know where to spend your valentine’s Week.

For reservations, please contact:

Ajay Shirole: 09890343993

Venue: Rastafa-The Highway Shack

Mumbai – Bangalore Highway,

Between Nissan and Mahindra showroom,

Next to sus- Pashan Bridge.

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Devendra Mali: 08600993611

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Two new posters for Transformers: Age of Extinction leaves all with palpitating mystery

Mumbai, 4th March, 2014: The makers of the blockbuster hit franchise ‘Transformers’, have released two new stirring posters from their latest sequel, Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The posters of the fourth grand installment of the blockbuster, starring Mark Wahlberg, leaves one wanting more. One poster shows a rugged Walhberg, who stars as Cade Yeager, a single father and struggling inventor, holding a heavy weapon. Standing on a field, he looks as though ready to fight the enemy with his lethal machinery and grit.

The second poster shows a determined Shane Dyson (Jack Reynor), looking out of his vehicle, as if anticipating a perilous situation to be dealt with. Both the posters are a part of the series of 4 posters to come. The two posters, together, cast a trembling air of change around the franchise, as they edict- The Rules Have Changed- hinting a blasphemous twist, in the much anticipated and latest installment of the franchise.

A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Deceptions – and a paranoid government official – on them. Starring Mark Wahlberg, the action packed film is directed by Michael Bay and also stars Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, among others.

Presented by Paramount Pictures, Transformers: Age of Extinction is slated for a June 27th release. The film will be released by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in India.


~ Mallika Sherawat to be seen on the hugely popular series, Hawaii Five-0 on AXN India~

~ Super successful show, Hawaii Five-0 to air soon in India exclusively on AXN~

India, 2014: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, a regular face at global events such as the Cannes and Oscars, will be the first Indian celebrity to join the cast of ‘Hawaii Five-0’, the famous American crime series. ‘Hawaii Five-0’will soon premiere exclusively on AXN in India.

Mallika has had her stint with Hollywood before in movies and is a recognized face in the international entertainment fraternity. Mallika is currently in Honolulu, Hawaii where she will be shooting for the series.

AXN has earlier showcased International series with Indian artists as the protagonists like Anil Kapoor in the series 24. However, this is the first time that an Indian Bollywood celebrity will be shooting with the international studios and the international star cast of the series Hawaii Five-0.

‘Hawaii Five-0′ is an American police procedural drama television series and a revival of the original 1968–80 television series. While we don’t know the part Mallika will be portraying on the show, we know that the show follows an elite state police unit/task force set up to fight crime in the state of Hawaii.

AXN India, the number 1 English GEC channel, has tied up with CBS Studios for a content deal. With this, the channel gets telecast rights of five fiction shows in India, including the popular Elementary, Beauty and The Beast, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0 and Reckless.

Hawaii Five-0 to air soon in India exclusively on AXN.

About AXN

Backed by the powerhouse of Sony Pictures Entertainment, AXN is the first 24 hour cable and satellite TV channel in Asia exclusively dedicated to action and adventure programming. Launched in 1998 in India, it is a leading English general entertainment destination among upscale, affluent adults aged 18-44. The channel delivers four distinctive types of programming which includes the latest global hit series, action movie blockbusters, latest seasons of adventure-reality and lifestyle sports programs and innovative AXN original productions. The channel not only enjoys a high penetration and viewership in the metros, but is also popular in tier II and tier III cities and reaching 110 million viewers in India yearly. As promised by the brand, AXN brings to its viewers intelligent, edgy, exciting, unpredictable, high energy and an unparalleled entertainment experience.

AXN India is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and managed by SPE Networks – Asia.

Visit www.axn-india.com for more information.


Shah Rukh Khan praises Nakash Aziz

At Mirchi Music Awards in Mumbai recently, ‘Saree ke fall sa’ fame singer Nakash Aziz also performed in this awards, which celebrates music, lyrics and singers of our country. Nakash sang songs of Shah Rukh Khan along other singers to pay tribute to SRK. He sang ‘Aakho mein teri’ from the film OM SHANTI OM.

When Shah Rukh Khan went up to stage he praised Nakash Aziz but wrongly called him Aakash on stage. Later, when he realized his mistake, then he hugged Nakash back stage and said sorry; and also said to the singer that his voice is really great.


Rajat Kapoor adorns various hats – he is a writer, director and actor all at the same time.

He has distinct filmmaking sensibilities which over the years have earned him accolades from critics and audiences.

Rajat’s stories largely stem from his personal experiences. However, even though he writes the story he prefers not to play the protagonist in the films he directs.

He plays the support cast in these films, however does not play the main lead.

Even though he would know the nuances of this character well…. He feels that another actor would bring on table a different perspective, a different emotion.

Plus he prefers to concentrate on his direction and various other aspects of filmmaking.

Once again in his upcoming film, Ankhon Dekhi while he has written the film and is also directing it while Sanjay Mishra is playing the protagonist.


Ghulam Ali’s Famous Ghazal ‘Dasni Sharab Di’ Gets Remixed In ‘Gang Of Ghosts’

The makers of Satish Kaushik’s upcoming ghost-comedy ‘Gang Of Ghosts’, who had wanted to remix Ghulam Ali’s famous ghazal ‘dasni sharab di’, roped in none other than Ghulam Ali’s son Aamir Ali for the remixed version and Aamir Ali feels that the remix will surely strike a chord with the youth.

Talking about how he got associated with the film, Aamir said, “Satish ji had attended one of my shows last year and when we met, he aked me to sing a song in his film.”

The song has been much appreciated by all and elated at the response, Aamir gushes, “I have got positive reviews about the song so far and I hope that people who are fans of the original ghazal too will like the remixed version.”

Venus Records and Tapes and actor-director Satish Kaushik’s ‘Gang Of Ghosts’ stars Sharman Joshi, Mahie Gill, Meera Chopra, Parambrata Chatterjee, Anupam Kher, Saurabh Shukla, Vijay Verma, Jackie Shroff, Rajesh Khattar, Chunky Pandey and other actors. The film is slated to release on March 21.


Twinkle Khanna to be Chief mentor of INIFD Academy of Interiors

Pune, 2014:- ‘INIFD Academy of Interiors’ with Chief Mentor Twinkle Khanna was launched today, pan India. The first of its kind exclusive Interior Design nationwide chain ‘INIFD Academy of Interiors’ has been started at INIFD Sagar Arcade, F.C. Road, Pune to train students for the fastest growing Interior Design industry. Bollywood Star & Celebrity Interior Designer Twinkle Khanna is the Celebrity Mentor for ‘INIFD Academy of Interiors’.

INIFD Celebrity Mentor Twinkle Khanna – a Bollywood Star herself with super hits like Baadshah with Shahrukh Khan, Mela with Aamir Khan, is the wife of Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar & Daughter of Veteran Bollywood Stars Rajesh Khanna & Dimple Kapadia. She is the most high-end Interior Designer in India and owns a chain ‘The White Window’. She has received Designer award thrice in her short span of career as Interior Designer. She proudly went on to receive the Elle Décor International Design Award. She will be sharing her expertise with students and faculty to shape up their careers.

While Twinkle Khanna will be the Chief Mentor for the ‘INIFD Academy of Interiors’, other mentors like Mr. Massimo Ottone – Head of CIA international, Italy/ ‘Hello Kitty’, Mr. Sundeep Koachar – the famous astrologer & Vastu Expert of Zee TV fame, Mr. Wasim Khan – leading Interior Designer from NID Ahmedabad, Mr. Tarak Shah – India Head of the Italian furniture chain ‘Minotti’, besides other Industry experts will be the mentor to INIFD Interior Design students.

Mr. Amit Agrawal the Centre Director of INIFD Deccan Pune Says: “The advent of Malls and Multiplexes and boom in the Real Estate Industry has increased the demand for Interior Designers. Over 1000 multiplexes with over 4500 screens will change the face of Indian entertainment industry and India will become home to almost 50 million sq.ft. Of Retail Space. As per industry benchmarks for every 1000 sq.ft., four persons will gain employment. Over 2 lac jobs await trained professionals at middle level management to meet the demand by 2015. With an era of specialization the lifestyle organizations are looking forward for trained professionals with design and lifestyle sense. Now, with Twinkle Khanna as a mentor to us in this field, its like Cherry on the Cake”.

Ms. Aditi Srivastava, President INIFD Corporate shared “INIFD is a perfect blend of style and education & Twinkle Khanna is the leading Interior Designer with perfect combination of style, glamour with vast experience in interior design industry. Under her mentorship the students will be suitably guided for this ever growing field of interior design”.

Ms. Anju Sharma, Academic Head INIFD, said “The curriculum has been specially designed to have a balance of class room study and practical training. Interior Design industry experts will be sharing their experience with the students to enrich them. Specialization programs from 1 year to 3 years will be offered.”

The ‘INIFD Academy of Interiors’ is starting at the premium centre at INIFD Deccan, Sagar Arcade, Pune branch from 1st March 2014. The Interior Design Students of INIFD Deccan Pune are

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