Swapnila Gupta Crowned Kamasutra Miss Maxim 2014
The search for the hottest girl in the country is finally over
Winner bags a Bollywood movie and would be featured on Maxim’s cover page
Mumbai, November 29, 2013: The hunt for KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014 finally ended today in a star studded grand finale at Hilton Hotel in Mumbai. Swapnila Gupta was crowned KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014 and has bagged a movie project along with a Car and will also be featured on the cover of men’s lifestyle magazine Maxim.
Chandrika Ravi was the first runner up and Kangna Sharma was the second runner up.
The pageant was judged by esteemed jury members including famous designers Rocky S and Nishka Lulla along with actor Prachi Desai, film producer Bunty Walia, fashion photographer Subi Samuel, nutritionist Radhika Karle, model Priyanka Bose and Maxim’s editor Vivek Pareek.
“The KamaSutra Miss Maxim pageant has really set a new benchmark this year. Not only did we get participants from all over the world, we got the attention of more than 1.3 million viewers across media. The winner embodies all the traits of a modern woman who’s in charge. We need to applaud the spirit of women, and that’s the basic premise behind Miss Maxim. And the millions of men who voted, who witnessed and who cheered, agree,” said Vivek Pareek, editor of Maxim.
Girls from all across the country had participated in this beauty pageant which was unveiled in mid- September after which the hunt for the hottest girl in India had begun.
The contestants have been gathering votes for last three months through Maxim’s micro site (www.maximindia.in/missmaxim) – a one stop portal to all the contestants and their profiles, pictures, Q& A and videos. A polling system was introduced on the micro site to enable subscribers, fans, readers and the general public to vote for their favourite girl with a single click. It also gave its users a chance to win a number of goodies by participating in various online contests.
The event was followed by a bikini fashion show where the contestants walked the ramp.
Ranju Kumar Mohan, Business Head and Director, KamaSutra said, “KamaSutra, a bold and mysterious brand synonyms with pleasure, has been offering every Indian an expression of sensuality and personal freedom for many years now. KamaSutra Miss Maxim celebrates the spirit of woman wearing an attitude that reflects freedom delivers recognition and offers many others to live their dreams through this unique platform. We are delighted to be associated with Maxim for the second consecutive year to present KamaSutra Miss Maxim that has received an overwhelming response across the country.”
Miss Maxim is an International Property and its footprint spans continents. It’s a pageant that highlights the hottest girl in the country. Having been hugely successful in its primary markets, Miss Maxim has expanded into many other countries including Australia, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine and Portugal. The local winners then get a chance to compete for the MISS MAXIM WORLWIDE contest in the US.
In India, Maxim had unleashed a three-month long high-decibel 360 degree media campaign for the KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014. The contestants were shortlisted from the preliminary rounds that were held all over the country, and then came together to compete for the coveted title of KamaSutra Miss Maxim 2014.
KamaSutra, famous for its bold and sensuous positioning, extended into the personal care category in 2007 by launching a range of men’s deodorants. The USP of KS deodorants is retention of the fragrances – in case of some variants; the retention is upto 8 hours. KS deodorant is a versatile fragrance that goes for any occasion and can be used when you are hitting the gym or crashing at a friend’s place.
Largely covering everything related to men’s lifestyle, Maxim is currently the industry leader for men’s magazines in India and the brand is the largest selling men’s magazine in the world as well. Launched in India in January 2006, Maxim has retained its leadership position over these years, even though it was the first international men’s lifestyle title to debut in India. The magazine is published in India by Media Transasia, which also publishes Travel+Leisure, Better Homes & Gardens, Sports Illustrated, Child, Discover India, Architecture+Design, Casaviva and other titles.
Ravi Behl woos Bharati on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali
Bharti always has her tactics to woo the male celebrity guests who visits the show. But this time she convinced the guests to come and woo her instead. After Bharti’s act was over, she requested Javed, Naved and Ravi to come on stage and impress her. Javed, Naved and Ravi being humorous as always obliged to her request and this turned into a competition between the trio. All three put their best foot forward but ultimately, Ravi Behl was the lucky man who managed to win Bharti’s heart and sweep her off her feet. Our dear Bharti surely was on cloud nine!
Catch the Boogie- Woogie trio woo Bharati on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali on Sunday, 1st December at 10 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.
Eye-catchy drama on Kehta hai Dil…Jee Le Zara
-Saanchi Slaps Dhruv –
The daily soap Kehta hai Dil… Jee Le Zara is going from high intense drama these days. The episode on Monday will see the leading character Saanchi (Sangeeta Ghosh) will slap Dhruv aka Ruslaan Mumtaz for his misdeeds. As the elders of Prabhu Nivas comes to know about Saanchi and Dhruv’s love affair they pressurize Sanchi to distance with Dhruv
Aaji and Nani has got Saanchi marriage fixed to a to a man who is divorcee and father of 2 children. When Dhruv realizes this he drags Saanchi in front of the elders of the family and he confronts Ajji and nani. Saanchi gets angry when Dhruv crosses his limits and keeps questioning Ajji and Nani. Saachi slaps him and throws him out of the house.
Well, the tale will now take a new turn from here.
To find more tune into Kehta hai Dil…Jee Le Zara, Monday to Thursday at 9:30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television
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Manan and Suniketa – The Best Buds on DID 4!
From pulling each other’s hair to laughing out loud together, the two DID 4 contestants have turned best of friends while competing with each other…
Manan and Suniketa.jpgCompeting to win the trophy as the best dancer of Dance India Dance Season 4, 17 year old Delhi boy Manan and Kolkata tigress Suniketa Bhore seem to have bonded despite all the competition that prevails. Being the youngest contestants in the Top 18, the two are forever seen fighting and pulling each other’s hair each time they are on the sets of DID. Whenever the two get down to rehearsing together, they end up teasing each other endlessly, invariably ending up in a wrestling bout. Fed up with their ways, Master Shruti was seen complaining about how the two never miss out on single chance to pull each other down and get into a fight over trivial issues every 15 minutes and how Suniketa bursts out into tears every 3 hours because of Manan’s leg-pulling. Despite all the bickering, the two are inseparable and cannot do without each other!
Hearing Master Shruti complain about the kids, Grandmaster Mithun Da called the two kids on the stage. Asking Suniketa what irks her most about Manan. Suniketa told Dada how Manan pulls her hair all the time. Giving Suniketa a chance to vent her anger out, Grandmaster Mithun Da asked Suniketa to hit him as much as she wants today and close the matter once and for all. After a nice battle on stage, Suniketa and Manan said sorry to each other and promised to never fight again. Just as Dada heaved a sigh of relief, the two were back with their antics!
While the competition is getting tougher by the day, these kids have learnt to forget their rivalry and just have a blast! They may give each other a run for their money while they perform on stage, but backstage, they’re the best of friends and immensely fond of each other … ! Salaamat rahe dostaana inka!
Do not miss watching, Dance India Dance Season 4, this Saturday at 9 PM, only on Zee TV!
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Sharing an amazing chemistry with show host Ishita Sharma,
Master Mudassar seems to be on cloud 9 these days…
Jay Bhanushali, Ishita Sharma and Mudassar Khan on the sets of DID 4.JPGSeason 4 of Dance India Dance not only introduced us to three new masters but a gorgeous new host Ishita Sharma. The Bollywood starlet-turned-DID host has been charming the socks off everyone on the sets with her winsome smile and sunny, affable disposition … and the man hit the hardest by her high-voltage smile is none other than Master Mudassar. Ishita seems to have found a special place in the young choreographer’s heart. Ishita is flattered week after week by the compliments Master Mudassar steadily dishes out to her.
Not missing a single chance of shaking a leg with her on the stage, Ishita and Mudassar often team up for a jig! Their dancing as a pair is complimented by one and all on the sets, including Grandmaster – Mithun Da. Bringing in a twist this week, Mithun Da was seen asking Jay and Ishita to anchor the show holding hands, while Master Mudassar suddenly popped up on the stage to ensure that Jay doesn’t bond too much with Ishita. Taking a cue from Ishita and Master Mudassar, Jay did not seem to miss his chance of having fun and asked Master Shruti if the two of them could instead dance as couple just like Master Mudassar and Ishita do each week.
When questioned about his new-found “affection” for Ishita by Grandmaster Mithun da, the coy Master Mudassar refused to answer. While Master Mudassar would want to remain mum, his actions speak louder than words!
Do not miss Dance India Dance Season 4, this Saturday from 9 – 10 PM, Only on Zee TV!
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Music Mania begins outdoor promotion with Global Advertisers
Mumbai: December, 2013: “it’s an excellent concept of promoting young talent. We would like to congratulate, Ghazal maestros Pankaj Udhas, Anup Jalota and Talat Aziz for Music Mania. To support this initiative, we have displayed hoardings in the prominent areas of Mumbai including Juhu and Andheri.” Said Sanjeev Gupta, MD, Global Advertisers.
Music Mania is a music club to provide the right kind of music for music lovers and promote new singing talent in the industry such as Adil Hussaini, a young Hyderabadi singer.
The club will also run a promotional campaign for new singers on the digital platform and organize events in second phase.
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92.7 BIG FM HONOURS the young achievers of Karnataka WITH
Hacchevu KANNADADA DEEPA 2013
Bangalore, 29th November, 2013: As a part of the Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations, one of the leading radio stations in Bangalore 92.7 BIG FM announced special awards for the young achievers in Karnataka. With a view to honour these young turks who have contributed to commerce, industry or society in a BIG way in the recent past, the radio station conferred on them the title of Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa 2013 (Lets light the lamp of Kannada Culture) in the presence of media here today.
Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa 2013 is an exclusive platform that acknowledges, applauds and recognizes the versatile and outstanding talent of the young achievers of Karnataka. Amongst other awardees, 92.7 BIG FM Bangalore Station Head Kiran Thangarajan honoured Shekar Naik, the incredible Captain of the Indian Blind Cricket team who lifted the trophy of T20 World Cup for visually challenged. The platform also recognised achievers in the field of entertainment. Pawan Kumar, the most critically acclaimed filmmaker of recent times, was honoured for his success with Lucia.
The award ceremony also honoured the immensely talented Shraddha Somanth, a child prodigy, for bagging two silver medals at the Asian Schools Chess Meet. He was accompanied by Girish Kumar, renowned for instituting an all-new category for the ‘longest tube passed through the nose in one minute’ at the Guinness Book of Records. Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa also honoured the most talked about young entrepreneur and writer of recent times – Varun Agarwal who is a 27 year old founder of a million dollar e-commerce company.
Commenting on Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa 2013, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head – 92.7 BIG FM said, “During the month that celebrates the formation of the state of Karnataka, we would like to honour and felicitate these young achievers who have brought glory and laurels to Karnataka. We congratulate them on their tremendous achievements, which encourage everyone around. We hope that this inspires them towards greater success in the years to come.”
About Reliance Broadcast Network
Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media entertainment conglomerate with play across radio, television and television production. The company houses the following verticals: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s largest FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4 crore Indians each week; BIG CBS Networks – a joint venture with CBS Studios International offering English Entertainment Channels – Love and Prime (which is available in dual feeds of English and Hindi), as well as a regional General Entertainment Channel for the Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh (PCHP) region called Spark Punjabi; BIG RTL THRILL – a dual feed channel from the Company’s joint venture with Europe’s RTL Group, targeted at male audiences and positioned as the ultimate action destination; BIG MAGIC – a General Entertainment Channel featuring family dramas, crime shows, sitcoms, reality shows and weekend blockbuster movies. The Channel has expanded further and launched BIG MAGIC Bihar and Jharkhand, with specially created programming for the market. BIG MAGIC has also expanded into the United States, Canada and Australia under the brand name BIG MAGIC International; BIG PRODUCTIONS – the television content production division caters to the creative needs of the diverse Indian television landscape. Reliance Broadcast Network also distributes Bloomberg TV India, the country’s premier business news channel as part of its television bouquet. For more information log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com
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Sony TV’s Bhoot Aaya to narrate Pune based incident – Richa
Sony Entertainment Television’s horror series ‘Bhoot Aaya’ will narrate Pune based incident this Sunday. This incident occurred with Richa and her husband Himanshu who reside in the city of Pune. They were deeply in love with each other and soon they got married. Their life took a new turn when they discovered that Richa is pregnant. But destiny had planned something else for them, there was an evil eye who wanted to ruin this happiness in Richa and Himanshu’s life. One day the couple decided to go for dinner, after coming back Richa suddenly got a feeling that someone is chasing her. She went and complained to her husband about this but Himanshu didn’t take her seriously instead tried diverting her mind. Time and again evil uncertainties started occurring with Richa but it was only when it happened in front of Himanshu he started believing on Richa’s worries. Through a friend’s consultancy they decided to seek help from the Indian Paranormal Society experts. They got to know that there is a bad omen that is haunting their life because of a bad deed done by Richa in her past life.
What was that past deed? Will Richa and Himanshu be able to get rid of the ghost?
To find out tune in to ‘Bhoot Aaya’ on 1st December 2013
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ENCOURAGED BY THE SUCCESS OF SEASON ONE, 92.7 BIG FM and SPARK PUNJABI LAUNCH THE SECOND SEASON OF ‘BIG BOLI STAR’
TALENT HUNT AIMS TO FIND THE BEST ARTISTES OF PUNJABI FOLK ART FORM – ‘BOLIYAN’; AUDITIONS TO BE HELD ACROSS 8 CITIES IN PUNJAB
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Mumbai, November 29, 2013: Riding high on the stupendous success of season 1 of BIG Boli Star, 92.7 BIG FM and Spark Punjabi are proud take the mega talent hunt to the next level with the launch of season 2. BIG Boli Star which saw tremendous participation and great fan following in its debut season will soon be launching auditions across 6 cities of Punjab where they will be hunting for the best Punjabi folk art ‘Boliyan’ artistes across the state. Needless to say, the show will be promoted extensively on TV and radio.
Being a traditionally rich & culturally rooted property, BIG BOLI STAR is a competition-based reality show. A ‘boli’ expresses situations in typical poetic verses and boliyan is a folk genre of Punjab that is passed down from generation to generation purely by word-of-mouth. Season 1 of BIG Boli Star saw scores of ‘boli’ performers showcasing their talent while the show was packaged with elements like musical performances, folk dances and a lot more as the race built up for the top 2. The grand culmination event was held at Chandigarh to confer the title to the ultimate BIG BOLI STAR.
The show conceptualized as a 36 episode series will see excellent amplification on radio as an extension to its on-ground leg. The audition for the talent hunt will take place across RWAs, malls etc. across 8 cities in the region. The rigorous audition phases will be judged by prominent celebrities ensuring the best talent comes to the fore.
Commenting on the launch of the new season, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head, 92.7 BIG FM said “Punjab being one of the most affluent and thriving markets in the country, has witnessed rising demand from advertisers wanting to reach the consumers in this region. BIG Boli Star will help brands to reach across all demographics and penetrate deeper into markets in the region. We are very encouraged by the participation we received for the first season and are expecting season 2 to be even bigger!”
The show has been designed to engage audiences on both Radio & TV. At the same time, it is a unique opportunity for brands to dramatically increase their salience in a key market like Punjab. In a true talent hunt style, the search begins with on-ground auditions to be held across Punjab. The property is to get 360 degree amplification on Radio, TV, Print, OOH and Digital. After a series of selection processes, Big Boli Star will culminate in a Grand Finale event at Chandigarh.
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In tonight’s episode of Comedy Nights with Kapil, catch Saif Ali Khan promoting his movie Bullet Raja with Kapil’s wacko Sharma family. Further, watch the Nawab Prince as he shakes his leg to “jab bhi koi ladki dekhu” with Dadi and Bua. The Superstar even charmed the audience by playing the guitar. Don’t miss tonight’s episode as Dulari makes an entry with Lacha leaving the audience in splits of laughter.
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Royal Enfield introduces the spirit of café racing to India with the all-new internationally acclaimed Continental GT
~ The lightest, fastest and most powerful Royal Enfield in production, the Continental GT has been designed ground-up as the definitive classic sports motorcycle~
~ The Continental GT creates a new category in the mid-size motorcycle segment where Royal Enfield aims for global leadership~
Goa, November 26, 2013: In an era where consumers are increasingly experiencing life through virtual interfaces, Royal Enfield introduces its philosophy of bringing back uncomplicated, approachable, hands-on ‘pure motorcycling’ experience with the all-new Continental GT that brings the core idea of café racing from the 1960s roaring to India. Designed ground up, the Continental GT is a highly responsive and nimble motorcycle with a lot of useable power and torque for the 21st century motorcyclist – one that is outstanding fun to ride at regular road going speeds. Available in the signature GT red and a brand new shade of GT yellow, the bike will retail for Rs. 2, 05,026 lakhs, on-road in Delhi and for Rs. 2, 14, 043 lakhs on-road in Mumbai.
“The Continental GT is inspired by the café racers of the 1960s in its form and simplicity; and it captures the feeling of freedom, fun and responsiveness that riders were trying to achieve then and brings it into the modern context. It is the definitive classic sports motorcycle to have. In the best café racer traditions, the bike is simple and devoid of the excesses that characterise the cruisers and the superbikes of today. At the same time it has been designed ground up, incorporating both traditional craftsmanship and relevant modern techniques at our state-of-the-art new plant in Oragadam to deliver a deeply engaging motorcycling experience that is unlike any other,” said Mr. Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and CEO, Eicher Motors Limited (the parent company of Royal Enfield).
“In today’s post-performance motorcycling age where power is no longer the most important attribute for an enjoyable ride, design and responsiveness have taken the lead over sheer speed. There is a revival of simpler, evocative and classic bikes that engage the rider. As the world re-awakens to the sound of modern café racers, Royal Enfield is bringing back an icon that introduces the spirit of one of the most popular motorcycling cultures in history with the Continental GT – the lightest, fastest and most powerful Royal Enfield in production”, he further added.
At the heart of the Continental GT is the tried-and-tested single-cylinder air-cooled Unit Construction Engine (UCE) which has been upgraded to 535cc with a re-mapped ECU and lower inertia to deliver that extra punch and responsiveness that is so essential to its café racer character.
Years of chassis development has resulted in a motorcycle that is highly responsive and great fun to ride, thanks to the Continental GT’s razor sharp handling and superior rigidity. Also, the ride is super smooth across most road conditions and the motorcycle responds naturally and instantaneously to the rider’s body. Royal Enfield worked closely with UK-based Harris Performance to create the bike’s new chassis, which delivers this authentic café racer ride and handling via a nimble double cradle frame as well as new 41mm front forks and twin gas-charged Paioli rear shockers. The Pirelli Sport Demon tyres provide excellent grip, and the Brembo brakes give outstanding response and stopping distance to this meticulously designed motorcycle.
As a result, according to the test riders who put the Continental GT through its paces around various types of roads and at classic tracks such as the Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire, the motorcycle remained true to its glorious café racer roots and delivers a thrilling ride. It is built for burn-ups.
Café racers of the 1960s and Royal Enfield’s own 1965 Continental GT – the first mass produced café racer of its time – in particular were the main design inspiration for this motorcycle. It has a stretched out low-profile fuel tank with knee recesses for the authentic period café racer look. Style meets functionality when genuine clip-on bars conspire with the flat sculpted racing seat with contrast stitching and bump stop along with rearset foldable footrests to urge the rider to tuck his elbows in neatly and get into a sporty yet ergonomic position for spirited riding. Trimmed front and rear mudguards add to the clean lines of the Continental GT and an upswept exhaust allow more ground clearance when cornering at speed. Royal Enfield worked closely with Xenophya Design of UK to get the overall look and proportions just right and to ensure that each detail on this motorcycle is well crafted so that it will become a modern classic in its own right.
“The involving new Continental GT evokes a sense of nostalgia and aims to revive the mood of romantic and free spirited optimism of the swinging ‘60s. It is built to be a motorcycle that insists on being ridden frequently,” said Mr. Lal. “It is a no-nonsense bike that is easy to maintain and own, and one that turns heads without exception. Novices and veteran riders will appreciate the complete control of this bike; the experience of the Continental GT is pure motorcycling at its best, much like in the heydays of café racing,” he added.
Café racing as a culture evolved during the 1960s and involved motorcycle enthusiasts using stripped down, customised, fast motorcycles to race between transport cafes. These sporty, souped- up motorcycles gave birth to the café racer genre. Light, powerful and fast, low set handlebars and rear set footpegs lending to a crouched down riding posture were the hallmarks of these café racers. They were also simple machines that could be customised easily to make them more responsive and quicker.
Complementing the Continental GT is a range of ‘Burn-up Wear’ – well-crafted, meticulously-detailed, purpose built motorcycling clothing and accessories. This line has been crafted from Royal Enfield rider experiences, in collaboration with veterans of riding apparel. The detailing is a nod to classic motorcycling clothing. Each article has heritage you can see and performance that you can’t do without.
Leading the pack is a textile riding jacket with CE approved removable protectors, high visibility reflective piping, removable winter liners and ventilation. Additionally, the GT Brando Leather Jacket is inspired by heritage styling but with thoughtful and helpful features for present day riders. There is also a special edition co-branded leather jacket designed by the iconic Lewis Leathers based on their Lightning series. Durability, safety and comfort are the hallmark of our half-face AGV helmets featuring stunning Royal Enfield vintage graphics and insignia. Bringing up the rear are Ton-up T-shirts, Continental GT T-shirts and pit shirts that are high on style but low on maintenance.
The Continental GT range also includes a line of all-weather ankle length shoes that combine contemporary style with signature racing features. Long and short leather riding gloves are beautifully constructed and wear well. High abrasion resistant riding trousers have removable hip and knee protectors to complete the Continental GT range of apparels and accessories.
The Continental GT is a global product from Royal Enfield that adds a new segment in mid-size motorcycling.
“Aptly timed, the Continental GT is an important catalyst in realising our ambition of achieving global leadership in the mid-size motorcycle market. We believe there is an interesting space for our kind of motorcycling with bikes that are holistic in their approach, and are great fun to ride in cities and beyond the urban landscape as well”, Mr Lal said.
Every Continental GT will roll out of Royal Enfield’s state-of-the art new manufacturing facility in Oragadam near Chennai (Madras) which became operational in April 2013. With the surge in demand for Royal Enfield motorcycles in recent years, the overall production capacity has been increased to 175,000 motorcycles for 2013 and 250,000 motorcycles in 2014. The new facility has been designed with a master plan that allows Royal Enfield to scale production capacity to 500,000 motorcycles in the future. Royal Enfield’s new plant has also been benchmarked to achieve the highest level of quality and productivity.
The 2013 Continental GT is a machine with a story, a nod to motorcycling’s finest hour and the best expression of a cultural phenomenon that has simply refused to fade away – the café racer.
About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic bikes. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield is able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With 50% growth every year for the last 3 years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working towards re-inventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.
Royal Enfield’s product line‐up includes the Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird models in both 350 and 500cc displacements; and the recently introduced Continental GT 535cc café racer. Royal Enfield operates through 11 company-operated stores and 250 dealers in all major cities and towns in India, and exports to over 40 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and South Asia.
Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides , more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over India to the lovely beaches of Goa, and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. Royal Enfield also conducts the popular ‘One Ride’ where people around the world ride out on their motorcycles on the first Sunday of April.
About Eicher Motors Limited:
Eicher Motors Limited (EML) is the flagship company of the Eicher Group, which was a catalyst in the green revolution in India with the production of India’s first agricultural tractor in 1959. EML is now a leading player in the Indian automotive space. Its 50-50 joint venture with the Volvo group, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, designs, manufactures and markets reliable, fuel-efficient trucks and buses; and is leading the path in driving modernization in commercial transportation in India and other developing markets. Eicher Motors also owns the iconic Royal Enfield motorcycle business, which leads the premium motorcycle segment in India. The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production world-wide, Royal Enfield has witnessed a huge surge in demand in the recent past, and is charting its course to be the leading player in the mid-size motorcycle segment globally. EML’s 50:50 strategic joint venture with US based Polaris Industries Inc., Eicher Polaris Private Ltd. is in start-up phase, and is currently designing and developing, and will soon manufacture and sell a full new range of personal vehicles. In 2012, Eicher Motors recorded its highest ever sales of INR. 7,000 crores (USD 1.3 billion).
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Amar Chitra Katha captures the life of the legendary late Dr. Verghese Kurien “The Man with the ‘Billion-Litre’ Idea”
November 2013, India: Amar Chitra Katha stories are known to be an inspiration for younger audience and there latest title on Verghese Kurien-The Man with the ‘Billion-Litre’ Idea is another addition to this category. A part of Amar Chitra Katha’s graphic biographic series on visionaries, Verghese Kurien, is a story of inspiration and excellence about the genius behind Amul and the success of milk cooperatives in India. Targeting the young adults in the age group 10 -15 and above, Amar Chitra Katha’s new title narrates the story of an inspiring role model from Indian heritage. A must buy book, Amar Chitra Katha’s new title, Verghese Kurien-The Man with the ‘Billion-Litre’ Idea, is available at all book stores and stands @Rs. 50 and can also be purchased online @ www.amarchitrakatha.com
“The inspirational life of Verghese Kurien is the story of visionary and his unshakeable belief in the primacy of human development as the foundation of a progressive nation. He was a pioneer, a far sighted entrepreneur and a disciplined man with a broad vision. There could be no better time than his 92nd birth anniversary, to launch this new Amar Chitra Katha title”, said Mr. Vijay Sampath, CEO, ACK Media during the launch event.
“The sheer enormity of Dr. Kurien’s monumental achievements is truly amazing. He is one of the few nation-builders who contributed immensely towards shaping the future of post-independence India. His remarkable life and achievements are an embodiment of his faith in the ability of the common man to exercise control over his destiny. This faith helped him to create world-class Institutions that become shining examples of excellence. Father of ‘White Revolution’ in India; doyen of dairy cooperative movement; institution-builder par excellence who ushered in a socio-economic revolution in rural India, Dr. Verghese Kurien has been instrumental in transforming the lives of 15 million farmer families across the country”, said Shri R S Sodhi, Managing Director, GCMMF.
“Dr. Verghese Kurien is one of the most important role models from modern India. He worked tirelessly to empower people from rural markets and make them self-sufficient. He put India on top of the world in milk production. When we started writing his story it was a difficult task trying to edit all his achievements and doing justice to this great man. Dr Kurien’s daughter, Nirmala, and R. S. Sodhi, Managing Director of GCCMF gave us a lot of support, in terms of reading material, photographs and information. It has been a learning experience for the team and we hope that through this graphic biography we are able to tell the story in a way that is inspirational to young people” said Ms. Reena Puri, Editor, Amar Chitra Katha.
A graphic biography of 32 pages, AmarChitra Katha’s new title, Verghese Kurien-The Man with the ‘Billion-Litre’ Idea traces the story of late Verghes Kurien when he stepped down from the train on to the dusty platform in Anand, Gujarat. A true visionary who not only changed his destiny but that of thousands of small, marginalized farmers who, until then, had only known exploitation and deprivation. A die-hard patriot, Kurien was committed to the co-operative cause. He put the milk industry in the hands of the farmers, believing firmly that with ownership comes responsibility and great success. He also believed in the empowerment of women so that entire families progressed and became economically secure. The story of Dr Kurien is the story of Amul. It is the story of Operation Flood, the ‘billion-litre idea’ that set India on the top of the world map for milk production
“My father, Dr. VergheseKurien always said that true development is the development of men and women. Through the dairy cooperative movement, which my father championed throughout his life, he helped our farmers to obtain a steady source of income, enabling them to improve their standard of living. His relentless hard work has helped to generate gainful employment for the most vulnerable section of our population including small and marginal farmers, landless laborers and rural women. It is largely thanks to the efforts of Dr. Verghese Kurien that women of rural India have some measure of economic independence, through dairying,” said Ms. Nirmala Kurien, daughter of Dr. Verghese Kurien.
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Aamir Khan had to be on medication to keep nausea down for days when the actor was shooting for Dhoom 3’s song, Malang.
The song has been shot at a huge height of about 80 feet and Aamir was to rotate 60 times in a minute for the same.
Aamir plays the role of a gymnast in Dhoom 3 and this was required. It is the first time the actor will be doing a thing like that. However, the perfectionist that he is, the actor willingly took it up without complaints and wanted to do it just the right way.
It took the team about 15 days to complete the shoot of the song and Aamir Khan was on medication for those many days. The medication was to help him keep nausea down. As he was at a huge height, taking turns, it is human to feel nauseated.
Also to make sure all is well, the makers of the movie specially called a doctor, who works with gymnasts, to be on the sets to help Aamir.
Dhoom 3 is a high on energy song. In terms of scale or budgets it is going to be massive. The song is around the central theme of gymnastic and will have 200 dancers in the frame.
Spokesperson of Aamir Khan says, “The song was being shot at about 80 feet from the ground. To do this, Aamir was on special medication to be able to perform at ease without major effects on his health”
Express yourself through a T-shirt Design contest @ Voxpopclothing.com
Mumbai, November 2013: Are you creative? Then it’s time for you to just log onto VoxPopClothing.com and create and convey your thoughts through the themes outlined at VoxPop! The portal is initiating a unique contest for passion maniac’s who can now design their own T-shirts and enter the contest starting from 15th Nov – 15th Dec’13
The best design gets a chance to win cash prize of Rs.10,000/- to add to it VoxPopClothing.com will also provide the winner a platform to sell the winning design on the portal.
Grease up those grey cells and let the creativity flow, and spin out designs on the following themes:
Power to the People: As five state elections are around the corner, create innovative designs to express ones support for NaMo or Congress?
Retro: Relive the pop culture era and swing into the 70’s; Re-visit and rewind the madness while making rousing originals
Chemistry: Weird and Nerdy! If you’ve paid attention in class, you’ll pass this litmus test of the ultimate chemistry nerd-designer!
Rock Fans: Rock, to die for! Translate music to design.
Go deep with your thoughts, articulate with your creativity on a T-Shirt @ www.voxpopxclothing.com.
Contest Dates: Till Dec 15, 2013
VoxPopClothing.com, a community driven design platform to crowd source designs by individuals across the country through various contests and a vision to create merchandise designed for fans by fans. A collage of unique expressions, designed for people who can speak their mind and wear their attitude.
Sonali Bendre’s sprint to the top!
The actress rushed to receive her award when she heard her show’s name being announced while walking the Red Carpet…
IMG_0124.jpgHaving bagged various awards during her career in Bollywood, Sonali Bendre’s excitement knew no bounds when her show – India’s Best Draamebaaz, had been nominated in the category of Best Non-fiction show. Walking the Red Carpet with her husband – Goldie Behl, Sonali was the happiest to have spotted her friends. Meeting Feroz Khan (Judge on DID 4) after a long time, Sonali was exchanging pleasantries with him just when India’s Best Draamebaaz was announced as the winner in the category. Hearing the news of her show winning an award, Sonali leaped and jumped from the Red carpet to receive the award for the show.
Getting onto the stage, Sonali was ever-ecstatic to be receiving the award on behalf of the makers of the show. Seeing Sonali get on to the stage, Ritwik Dhanjani, who was anchoring the award ceremony was quick to compliment her on how beautiful she looked that night without noticing Goldie Behl accosting her on stage. Soon as Ritwik noticed that Sonali is in company of her husband, Ritwik seemed embarrassed. Putting Ritwik’s embarrassment at ease, Goldie lapped up telling Ritwik that he knows he has a very pretty wife. Not missing the opportunity, Ritwik said, “Ma’m you look very pretty and I have been a big fan of yours and have always loved you.” While Sonali smiled at the compliment, Ritwik went red in the cheeks.
Taking away the award with Vivek Oberoi and the kids, Sonali along with the entire troupe of the show was seen celebrating the moment. We hope the sprint from Red carpet to the stage didn’t leave Sonali with a sore feet post the ceremony.
Do not miss, Zee Rishtey Awards on Sunday, 2nd December at 8 PM, Only on ZEE TV!
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Arjun Kapoor would accompany Sonam on her dates!
~ Arjun Kapoor opens up about his relationship with Salman & cousin Sonam Kapoor, growing up amongst the stars, and a lot more ~
Born and brought up in a starry family, Arjun had an interest in the glitz and glamour of Bollywood since the very beginning. Demanding for a DVD player as a teen, this actor’s passion for the industry was crystal clear through his enormous movie collection. Catch the hunk talk about his journey from behind the cameras to front facing them only on zoOm’s show GeNext, The Future of Bollywood.
While Arjun may have been the only AD to sleep on the sets of Kal Ho Na Ho, he certainly toiled hard to prep for acting. Trained under the Dabangg Khan of industry for three-four years, this producer’s son undoubtedly learnt tricks of trade from the best. Watch him disclose the nuances of his relationship with guru and mentor Salman Khan and ‘rakhi’ sister Katrina Kaif only on zoOm.
While his role in Ishaqzaade was a disrespectful, insensitive, carefree character, Arjun is diabolically opposite. This star not only over thinks each action but lacks the courage to even confront girls as well. Don’t miss him chat about his favourite uncle Sanjay Kapoor and the memories of sharing his first drink with him.
His co-star Parineeta did bag the National Award for the film; however Arjun’s relationship with her wasn’t as rosy in the beginning. In fact Arjun found her behavior on the sets annoying. Watch him expose Parineeti’s numerous quirks only on GeNext.
That’s not all! Catch family and friends- Bonney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Punit Malhotra share their view on the heartthrob. Being the same age, Arjun and Sonam may have shared the closeness like that of twins however she always relied on him in the matters of the heart. Watch Sonam Kapoor spill the beans on how she would force Arjun to accompany her on her dates only on 2nd December 2013.
Tune in to GeNext, The Future of Bollywood on Monday, 2nd November 2013, 8 pm only on zoOm – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel!
Blockbuster nights this December on MOVIES NOW!
~Catch the biggest and most popular films every Sunday at 11pm~
National, December 2013: MOVIES NOW, this month is all about getting your groove on. Kick-start your entertainment in December with the biggest, most popular hits of all time! Starting 1st December 2013, Blockbuster Nights will enthrall one and all every Sunday at 11pm.
Presenting its fans with simply the best, Blockbuster nights will showcase movies that have done exceptionally well across genres at the Box Office. Be it thrillers, sci-fi, suspense or animated action fun, MOVIES NOW presents the widely popular hits ranging from $25 Million-481 Million at the Box Office! Featuring X-Men first class, Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda, The Last Air bender, Salt, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dead Man Down, Blockbuster Nights is sure to leave every adrenaline lover at the edge of their seat.
The channel is all set to leave no stone unturned in setting the year end party and action mood with hits that have topped charts all over and bagged innumerous awards. So don’t miss the entertaining and electrifying line-up on MOVIES NOW every Sunday.
This December, strap on your boots because it will be a party to remember on MOVIES NOW – Hollywood in HD!
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Find’em Tracking Debuts World’s Thinnest Bluetooth Tracking Device
Never leave your valuables behind with this loss prevention technology
Find’em Tracking officially launches today as the most advanced and thinnest Bluetooth tracking device on the market. Specifically designed for use in wallets, bags, purses and luggage and at only 2.4 mm thick (the thickness of two credit cards), this product helps users easily keep tabs on their identity.
Used with the free Find’em Tracking mobile app, this innovative tracking device uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to alert the user when they are about to leave valuable belongings behind. The mobile app is integrated with Google Maps to help users locate the last place their phone and wallet were together to give users the exact location of where they last had their card and valuables.
“Leaving your valuables behind is a problem that people face in their daily lives and can be avoided with the Find’em Tracking device and app,“ said Find’em Tracking CEO Gary Nazarian. “Since our product is the thinnest Bluetooth tracking device out there, it easily fits into a wallet and allows you to never leave your valuables behind ever again. And if you never loose your valuables in your wallet, your identity is that much safer.”
Another benefit of this premium Bluetooth tracking device is that it can notify users at airports with an alert for when their luggage is out on the baggage carousel so that picking up baggage is hassle free.
Find’Em Tracking Features:
· Instant Loss-Prevention Alert – Set the distance from 10-150 feet and get an instant alert once out of range.
· Reverse Tracking – Find’em Tracking card has a button to make your phone ring if users can’t find their phone.
· Find’em Tracking Radar – Precise radar will indicate the radius between the user and their valuables and guide the user to find their valuables.
· Google Maps GPS – If for any reason the user doesn’t notice the alert go off or their wallet is not within tracking distance, use integrated Google Maps to find the last specific GPS location.
· Luggage Tracker – Alerts users when their luggage is ready to be picked up from the baggage claim terminal.
· Software languages – Available in English, Spanish, Russian and French.
To find out more about Find’em Tracking and to order the device, visit: www.findemtracking.com. The app will be available in the Mac App Store and Google Play store and works on the latest iOS and Android devices.
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