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Firangi debuts across 1448 screens on UFO Moviez network screens

Friday, December 1 2017

Firangi debuts across 1448 screens on UFO Moviez network screens

An Indian period action-comedy drama film, ‘Firangi’ , directed by Rajiev Dhingra, debuts across 1448 screens on UFO Moviez network screens. Another Hindi film, ‘Tera Intezaar’ , debuts across 1133 screens on UFO Moviez network screens. Telugu movie, ‘Jawaan (Intikokkadu)’ debuts across 416 UFO network screens Telugu movie, ‘Oxygen’ debuts across 358 UFO network screens Tamil movie, ‘ Annadurai’ (Dubbed in Telugu as ‘Indrasena’) debuts across 302 UFO network screens Kannada movie, ‘Mufti’ debuts across 200 UFO network screens Other movies running successfully in theatres this Week: In its third week, Hindi movie, ‘Tumhari Sulu’ screens across 817 UFO network screens In its third week, English movie (which is also dubbed in Hindi and Telugu and released in 2D and 3D format), ‘Justice League’ screens across 309 UFO network screens In its third week, Gujrati movie, ‘Love Ni Bhavai’ screens across 151 UFO network screens In its fourth week, Hindi movie, ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’ screens across 271 UFO network screens In its seventh week, Hindi Movie, ‘Golmaal Again’ screens across 185 UFO Moviez network screens

Milestone Brandcom bags Dalmia Bharat Group | Agency News

Tuesday, November 28 2017

Milestone Brandcom bags Dalmia Bharat Group | Agency News

Dalmia Bharat Group has awarded their OOH mandate to Dentsu Aegis Network’s OOH Media & Experiential agency Milestone Brandcom for the Eastern region following a multi-agency pitch. The business will be handled by the agency’s Kolkata office. This win adds to the growing kitty of Milestone’s clients in India. Milestone Brandcom shall provide OOH Media & Experiential Service to Dalmia Bharat Group, which includes Planning , Buying & Creative Innovations of Outdoor Media & Experiential communication across six states in East region which includes Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, UP and WB. On the newly formed partnership, BK Singh, Group Marketing Head, Dalmia Bharat Group said, “We have very strong confidence on the long term growth opportunity of the Indian cement industry. We have ambitious plans to leverage this opportunity through our core experience and proven expertise of the industry. A capable partner like Milestone Brandcom will certainly bring in critical contributions and help in this process. We welcome Milestone Brandcom onboard.” Indrajit Chatterjee, Executive Director – Sales & Marketing (East), Dalmia Bharat Group said, ‘We are the fastest growing cement manufacturer in Eastern India with unique multi-brand portfolio and have an ambitious growth plan for this region. We want to leverage expertise of Milestone Brandcom in this market to establish all our brands.” Anirban Paul Chowdhury , Asst. Executive Director – Marketing (East), Dalmia Bharat Group said, “To reach the leadership position in East market, it is important to build up strong brand equity and OOH media plays a pivotal role to create desired brand awareness. We found Milestone Brandcom has the bandwidth and market knowledge to guide us to optimize media spend and help us with innovative ideas to create differentiation in the market.” Dalmia Group Cement is one of the leading Cement brands in the country in terms of annual turnover. In the East, especially in Orissa and Bengal, Konark cement is a household name and carries solid equity among the customers. Milestone Brandcom is the largest and most awarded OOH Media & Experiential agency in India in terms of Network, turnover & clientele. Nabendu Bhattacharyya, CEO & MD, Milestone Brandcom said, “We are excited at the prospect of partnering with Dalmia Bharat Group to comprehensively leverage OOH to engage with their consumers across brands & markets. I truly believe, OOH promises a great brand engagement through innovative outdoor solutions and drive conversations around their brand promise. We hope to deliver value on back of our ability to mine data and research for them and create some disruptive iconic campaigns for them through this association. We look forward to serve them with best of our ability.”

Reliance General Insurance Receives Final Observations From SEBI For IPO

Thursday, November 30 2017

Reliance General Insurance Receives Final Observations From SEBI For IPO

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued its final observation letter to the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) dated October 9, 2017 filed by Reliance General Insurance Company Limited. The IPO size aggregates to 25% of the post issue paid up capital of RGICL and comprises of a fresh issue of upto 1,67,69,995 equity shares by the Company (“ Equity Shares ”) and an offer for sale by Reliance Capital Limited of upto 5,03,09,984Equity Shares. The face value of the Equity Shares is Rs. 10 per Equity Share. For this proposed IPO, the Company has appointed MotilalOswal Investment Advisors Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited and UBS Securities India Private Limited asthe global coordinators and book running lead managers to the issue. Haitong Securities India Private Limited and IDBI Capital Markets & Securities Limited are the book running lead managers and Karvy Computershare Private Limited is the Registrar. The Net Proceeds from the fresh issue will be utilised for augmenting the solvency margin and consequently increase the solvency ratio,to meet future capital requirements which are expected to arise out of growth. RGICL provides a wide range of general insurance products like fire, motor, health, home, travel, weather, crop, etc. Reliance General Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Capital Limited.

Skill India partners with Airbnb to upskill hospitality entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 29 2017

Skill India partners with Airbnb to upskill hospitality entrepreneurs

In line with its endeavor to promote entreprenuership under the Government’s Skill India Program, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’s implementation arm National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) today signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, the to provide hospitality skills training to hospitality micro-entrepreneurs in India. Through the partnership, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Airbnb, NSDC and THSC will work together to create an accredited skill development module for hospitality entrepreneurs offering homestay facilities, unique accommodations and local experiences. Building on Airbnb’s commitment to support Skill India Mission by creating 50,000 hospitality entrepreneurs in India , the MoU signed today aims to empower more citizens – including those in rural and underserved areas – to join the ‘alternate accommodation’ sector and pursue new livelihood opportunities by sharing their homes. Under the terms of the MoU, the parties agree to: ESTABLISH occupation standards and competency matrices for job roles and develop the courses for hospitality entrepreneurs offering homestay and facilities, other unique accommodations and local experiences for travellers CREATE standards for certification and accreditation as per the requirements and global benchmarks of Tourism and Hospitality industry for hospitality entrepreneurs offering homestay facilities, other unique accommodations and local experiences for travellers SET the framework for long-term Council-Industry partnership STRENGTHEN the Skilled Labour Pool required by Tourism and Hospitality industry Shri . Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India in his remark congratulated Airbnb, NSDC and THSC for creating a collaborative enviroment to support the tourism, skill development and entrepreneurship in India. Shri Pradhan said, “We believe that this partnership will help to augment Skill India Mission by bringing in global best practices for the training of small hospitality entrepreneurs. The domestic tourism has immense potential in India and this partnership will benefit the ecosystem by creating opportunities for women and youth. We will extend all possible cooperation to make India a tourism hotspot.” “India’s tourism sector is at the cusp of massive growth and this presents a significant opportunity for the adoption of healthy and sustainable tourism practices that ensure the benefits of tourism go back to local communities,” said Mr. Brent Thomas, Airbnb’s Regional Director of Policy for India, Southeast Asia and ANZ . “This partnership will help to create more skilled, digitally-literate hospitality entrepreneurs – especially among the women and those in underserved areas – who can create a homestay in every home, offer authentic experiences in every Indian locality and help spread the benefits of tourism,” he further added.

Samsung Inspire launched to celebrate inspiring stories

Friday, December 1 2017

Samsung Inspire launched to celebrate inspiring stories

Samsung India has launched Samsung Inspire, a platform to celebrate the inspiring stories of people who have overcome difficulties and stereotypes to pursue their dreams. At the inaugural edition of #SamsungInspire, hundreds of young students from India’s top engineering colleges and B-schools and young Samsung employees from across the country got to meet Ms. Deepa Malik, who overcame many difficulties in her life including a chest down paralysis to win a Silver medal for India at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Ms Malik, a Padma Shri and Arjuna Award winner and a motor sports and swimming enthusiast, has four Limca World Records to her name. As an activist, she has been instrumental in getting several policies changed in favour of differently-abled people in India. “We do not follow our heart because we worry about what people will think. I refuse to be anybody’s stereotype,” Ms Malik told an enthralled audience, narrating her life’s story where she had to break through several stereotypes. Ms. Seema Nagar, a former student of Samsung Technical School in Jaipur and now a trainer at the same school with a government job, also spoke at the event about the determination to achieve her dreams, overcoming social and gender stereotypes to become a trained technician making her parents and family proud. Seema, whose remarkable life story inspired Samsung to make a film on it, hails from a small village near Jaipur and aspires to become a civil service officer, following the recognition of her success. Two Samsung employees also spoke about challenges in their lives and how they overcame them. Samsung Inspire aims to engage with bright young talent in the country, inside and outside Samsung, showcase to them the true values of the organization- People, Excellence, Change, Integrity and Co-Prosperity—and inspire them to overcome their obstacles and grow despite any challenges, while aiming to make a contribution to the society and transform lives. “At Samsung we inspire the world through transformational technologies. This is possible because we imbibe the values of people, excellence, change, integrity and co-prosperity, which inspire and guide each and every employee of Samsung. We sincerely hope that inspirational stories such as that of Deepa and Seema will motivate the world and individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams,” said Mr. BK Lee, Director, Human Resources, Samsung Southwest Asia.

Industrial bigwigs gathered for Marketing & Advertising strategies

Thursday, November 30 2017

Industrial bigwigs gathered for Marketing & Advertising strategies

The 4 th CII Marketing & Brand Conclave , held today in Ahmedabad saw marketers and brand leaders from across the industry verticals, discuss and share experiences on the nuances of new age communication, technology enabled ‘TECHNOcating” across genres of product services Today, technology and content marketing are relatively newfangled in India, still at a nascent stage. While the figures are minuscule compared to other international markets, India is fast establishing itself as a strong potential market in the future world of marketing & advertising. Elaborating further, Mr Piruz Khambatta, Deputy Chairman – CII Western Region and CMD, Rasna Pvt Ltd , said, “Brand extensions are flourishing for a number of reasons. More and more companies today, realize that one of their most valuable assets is the brand and not just their tangible assets and has a multiplier effect on your valuation. A strong brand commands loyalty, emotions, preference and associative powers, which are hard to duplicate by the competition. The brand is the USP for many products today.” In his inaugural comments, Mr Sam Balsara, Managing Director, Madison World & Madison Communication, said, “A right story, right content, right medium, right partner, right category, right time, right pricing, and right controls makes a successful model. The opportunities in content marketing are limitless. We have only seen a trailer in India.’ The Conclave recognized the need for more and more of CSR money being spent on social cause marketing for Nation Building through the Areez Khambatta Trust supported “Best Campaign on Social Cause” trophy. Many consumer product marketers believe that the brand has become more important than ever before and many a time, the only differentiator in many product categories. Brands with strong consumer connect, relevance and loyalty have been successfully extended into new product categories. But today, the scenario is changing, with more focus on other benefits that a carefully crafted content can deliver, apart from just royalty revenues. “In the much-cluttered marketplace, where it is very expensive and time consuming to get brand recognition and brand affinity, many companies choose content creation and marketing to launch new products, by leveraging the power of existing strong brands” Mr. Khambatta added. Some of the key note speakers included Kiran Khalap from Chlorophyll , Senjam Raj Sekhar from Flipkart, Jayen Mehta from Amul India, Anirudh Pandita from Pocket Aces, Devasis Chattopadyay from Adfactors PR Pvt Ltd ., Amit Doshi from Divya Bhaskar , Prof. Siddharth Desmukh and Prof. Falguni Vasavada Oza from MICA, Glen Dsouza from MSLGROUP India and Chandan Nath from Ideas2Brands. Indian advertising industry has made jaws drop and set eyeballs gazing with some astonishing pieces of work that it has given in the recent past. We have some excellent brands hailing from Gujarat and have reformed the face of advertising time and again. Technology and communication has penetrated virtually all areas of operations of marketing & branding and entwined with advertising practices. To effectively benefit from technology and digital applications, it is essential that marketing professionals set themselves ready for transforming their practices and keep identifying effective ways for conversions in their contexts.

Orient Fans gets the prestigious 'Superbrand 2017' status

Thursday, November 30 2017

Orient Fans gets the prestigious 'Superbrand 2017' status

Orient Fans, a business vertical of Orient Electric, has been conferred with the Superbrand status for 2017 by leading independent brand arbiter Superbrands India. It has retained the prestigious status for the second time after getting it earlier for the year 2014-15. Orient Fans has been recognised for maintaining the highest standards of product integrity and category development. It emerged as a powerful entity in its category after a thorough evaluation process by eminent professionals in marketing and advertising. Also, it ranked amongst the top 10% of all brands across categories in India. This year’s effort was endorsed by 19,151 people who scored across 1343 brands and 200 categories. Mr. Atul Jain, Sr. VP & Business Head, Fans, Orient Electric expressed his delight and cited, “It’s truly an honour to retain the consumer validated Superbrand status. This recognition serves as a testimony to our commitment to achieve and exceed industry benchmarks in quality and processes. The competition today does not come from peers but from challenging and raising the bar for ourselves, in delivering innovation, efficiency, performance, and design. As always, we will continue disrupting the market with breakthrough innovation in fans category.” Orient is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fans from India with more than 60% share in exports and a presence in over 35 international markets. In the domestic market, it has penetration up to the small towns with a retail reach of 1 lakh retail outlets and has a strong service network covering 144 cities aided with a 24×7 call center. Orient Electric, as a unified brand operating across four business verticals of Fans, Lighting, Home Appliances, and Switchgears, has also been conferred with the ‘Business Superbrand’ status for 2016.

Yahoo announces Year in Review for 2017

Monday, December 4 2017

Yahoo announces Year in Review for 2017

Yahoo announced the 2017 Year in Review (YIR) for India. YIR is a look at the top newsmakers and happenings which caught the interest of Internet users in India, and were trending in 2017. Ten years ago, we launched this review based on users’ daily search habits and an editorial selection of what they read, recommended and shared most on Yahoo. Over the last decade, Year in Review has chronicled the all-consuming passions and shifting preferences of India’s exploding Internet audience. Politics, cricket and entertainment, stirred in with controversy, captured the Indian Internet user’s attention in 2017. Master strategist Amit Shah , who orchestrated the BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur in 2017 – altering India’s political landscape – was named Year in Review Personality of the Year 2017 . Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Yahoo India’s Most Searched Personality in 2017, on the back of his government’s news-worthy reforms. Honeypreet Insan’s controversial life and Kapil Sharma’s public fallouts snagged them both spots, with Virat Kohli and Donald Trump rounding off the line-up of Yahoo India’s 10 Most Searched Personalities in 2017 . Sunny Leone continued her reign as Yahoo India’s Most Searched Female Celebrity , while fans of actor Vinod Khanna , who passed away, made their icon this year’s Most Searched Male Celebrity . Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made a self-assured entry into the Year in Review Political Newsmakers list, finding his footing alongside seasoned leaders like Prime Minister Modi, and Arun Jaitley. His growing political clout took Adityanath out of his home state and into the national spotlight. Nirmala Sitharaman also stormed into this list when she was named Defence Minister of India, only the second woman to hold this post since Indira Gandhi. President Ram Nath Kovind, Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah and Sushma Swaraj were other prominent Political Newsmakers of 2017. Meanwhile, Yahoo India’s Most Searched Politicians in 2017 predictably included Indian leaders like Modi, Arvind Kejriwal and Sasikala , with one notable overseas import. Yahoo users remained riveted by US President Trump , who refused to budge from this all- desi line up, after his thunderous entry into the Most Searched Politicians list last year. Away from the celebrities and public figures they follow, Yahoo India users revealed what was top of mind in their everyday lives – Aadhaar was No. 1 on the list of Most Searched Newsy terms of 2017 . Close on its heels was the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the major reform in India’s indirect taxation system. GST was also the Top Business Story That Shook the Nation . Other stories that made it to this list were India’s giant leap up 30 places in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking, and Moody’s Investor Services’ first sovereign rating upgrade for India in 14 years. In 2016, Indian sportswomen and Olympians PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar wrested attention from Cricket to rule as top newsmakers. This year, while Sindhu continued her stellar run online, Virat Kohli smashed his way right back to the top of Yahoo’s India’s Most Searched Sportspeople . He was joined by his super-charged counterparts from women’s cricket, Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur . Their popularity skyrocketed after the Indian Women’s Cricket Team had an epic run, reaching the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup. If you’re trend-spotting, you might know that small is now the new big. 2017 was the year of the Celebrity baby . Bollywood A-listers and sportspersons who welcomed new additions to their families, saw them become instant stars online. It caused a flurry online when Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar announced his twins to the world, after taking the unconventional route of becoming a single father through surrogacy. Yahoo users embraced the news and avidly followed the progress of Yash and Roohi Johar . They also celebrated the arrival of Nidhyana Jadeja alongside her parents, Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja and wife Reeva Solanki . Inaaya Naumi Kemmu – Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu daughter and Zack Lalvani – Lisa Haydon and Dino Lalvani’s son , were among the other news-grabbing tots. Yahoo India users also stayed glued to their favorite stylish Indians . Relative newbies on this list like Mithali Raj, Jhanvi Kapoor, Athiya Shetty and Mira Rajput, held their own alongside style icons like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Malaika Arora, Alia Bhatt, Virat Kohli and Prime Minister Modi. This year’s Best dressed Male and Female celebrities , Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor, consistently rocked the red carpet. Both crafted distinctive looks that were keenly followed by Yahoo India users.

BREATHTAKINGLY B'FUL! See Inside Pictures From Aashka Goradia & Brent Goble's Indian Wedding Now!

Monday, December 4 2017

BREATHTAKINGLY B'FUL! See Inside Pictures From Aashka Goradia & Brent Goble's Indian Wedding Now!

» BREATHTAKINGLY B'FUL! See Inside Pictures From Aashka Goradia & Brent Goble's Indian Wedding Now! BREATHTAKINGLY B'FUL! See Inside Pictures From Aashka Goradia & Brent Goble's Indian Wedding Now! News Updated: Monday, December 4, 2017, 16:38 [IST] Subscribe to Filmibeat Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble Got MARRIED | FilmiBeat After a white wedding, yesterday (November 3, 2017) Aashka Goradia and Brent Goble performed all the rituals of Indian wedding in Ahmedabad, and we're here with all the inside pictures, which are too stunning to miss! From Aashka-Brent's romantic pose to Aashka's gorgeous piece of jewellery/lehenga, the Knotting Bells has captured some of the most beautiful moments from the wedding and now it's going viral on the social media! We're sure you don't wanna miss it. Beautiful Is The Word! Aashka Goradia looks every bit royal in this picture, while striking a pose at the Gulmohur Golf and Country Club, which was decked to the hilt for her regal wedding. Look Of Love! Aashka & Brent look beyond perfect in this picture and we just can't stop staring at this picture, which is filled up with happiness and love. That Neck-piece Looks So Pretty Aashka was looking so beautiful in the pink lehenga designed by the Padmavati designers, Rimple and Harpreet Narula. She paired up her bridal look with Orra jewellery. The Most Loved Pic From Aashka's Wedding When Brent Goble made Aashka Goradia wear the 'mangalsutra' and had us all swooning over their love. Swag Se Swaagat Aashka danced to her mandap accompanied by her squad and see, how cute she looks! 'The Pheras' Any Indian wedding is incomplete without the 'pheras' and here the duo can be seen taking the seven pheras. On a related note, celebs including Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan, Karanvir Bohra, Abigail Pande, Sanam Johar, Kishwer Merchantt, Asha Negi and Rithwik Dhanjani were amongst those seen in attendance from 'Team Bride'.

Prestigious wins for Genesis Burson-Marsteller at international awards

Friday, December 1 2017

Prestigious wins for Genesis Burson-Marsteller at international awards

Genesis Burson-Marsteller, a leading public relations and public affairs consultancy that has been pushing boundaries for 25 years and delivering integrated communications services to some of the best global and Indian companies, continued its winning streak by bagging three awards at prestigious international forums. Genesis Burson-Marsteller was named the Consultancy of the Year – India and South Asia at the Public Affairs Gold Standard Awards 2017, held in Hong Kong on November 30. The consultancy also won the ICCO World’s Best Campaign Awards for its Back to Work campaign for Medela in the Healthcare category and for its Keep India Smiling campaign for Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. The ICCO Global Awards were held a day earlier on November 29 in London. Coveted by PR trade associations representing 55 countries worldwide, ICCO Global Awards recognize excellence and effectiveness in PR at the global level, while the Public Affairs Gold Standard Awards recognize communications and public affairs professionals operating across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller Asia Pacific & Founder, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, said “Winning at such prestigious platforms is a testament to our 25 years of pushing boundaries of communication—whether it is for our clients, the industry, our people or the community at large. Our win as the Consultancy of the Year – India and South Asia at the Public Affairs Gold Standard Awards is a true reflection of our team’s collective hard work and integrated approach towards delivering award-winning work. Our campaigns for Medela and Colgate have won several awards and accolades for us this year, and to win at the global level is extremely gratifying. We are truly proud of the work done by the teams. Congratulations all!” Issam Bachaalani, Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited , said, “Colgate’s goal to ‘Keep India Smiling’ through our annual Oral Health Month programme, run in partnership with the Indian Dental Association, has helped promote good oral hygiene across the country and enabled 30 million free dental check-ups. We are pleased to know that the effort has won Genesis Burson-Marsteller the ICCO Global Awards and congratulate them.” Vishwanath Kannan, Marketing Manager, Medela India, commented on winning at the ICCO Global Awards “We are extremely happy to be recognized for our work at this coveted platform . At Medela, we strongly believe that breastfeeding is the best feeding and has endless benefits for the mother and baby. The Back to Work campaign is at the core of our vision and mission of supporting mothers in their breastfeeding journey through our research and evidence-based products. We have been empowering mothers across the world to initiate and sustain breastfeeding while maintaining work-life balance. We would like to thank the esteemed jury for recognising our efforts and initiatives in helping mothers take the breastfeeding decision.” Recently, Genesis Burson-Marsteller also won the coveted India Consultancy of the Year at the SABRE Asia Pacific Awards, while Prema Sagar, Vice Chair, Asia Pacific for Burson-Marsteller and Founder/Principal, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, was conferred the prestigious Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE award for her contribution to the industry. The consultancy also won three Gold awards for its campaigns at the SABRE Asia-Pacific 2017 held in Hong Kong in September 2017. Genesis Burson-Marsteller’s Back to Work campaign for Medela India was ranked 9 th among the Top 40 campaigns at the Global SABRE Awards 2017.

Mojarto-NDTV announces Arts Spectrum Awards: South Asia 2017

Tuesday, November 28 2017

Mojarto-NDTV announces Arts Spectrum Awards: South Asia 2017

NDTV , India’s most trusted news network’s Mojarto , in association with Serendipity Arts Trust , is organizing India’s first ever Arts Spectrum Awards: South Asia as part of The Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa on 16th December, 2017. As a prelude, there was a panel discussion to raise a conversation around the topic of Remapping India through Patronage of the Arts at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Panellists Mrs. Kiran Nadar , Founder Kiran Nadar Art Museum; Mr. Sunil Munjal , Founder Serendipity Arts Trust; Mrs. Malvika Singh , Cultural Advisor, Govt. of Rajasthan, Mr. Pramod Kumar , EKA Archiving Services and Mr. Akaash Mehta , Art Consultant, Mojarto.com among others, spoke enthusiastically about the importance of making art more inclusive for everyone. They also discussed the need to bring in philanthropic efforts in focused areas to elevate interest in art. The event saw a host of guests coming together including David Abraham , Creative Director, Abraham & Thakore; Malvika Singh , Cultural Advisor, Rajasthan Government; Pramod Kumar KG , Managing Director, Eka; M K Raina , Film and Theatre personality; Siddharth Mathur , Director at Impressario Entertainment & Hospitality; Ashish Anand , DAG Art Gallery; Kishore Singh, Arvind Vijaymohan , Founder and CEO at Artery India; Peter Nagy, OwneratNature Morte. The Arts Spectrum Awards is an attempt to recognise, encourage and promote interdisciplinary art forms. The categories include Great Collections, Arts Initiative, Visual Arts, Craft Arts, Performing Arts and Culinary Arts. Winners in five categories will receive a prize of Rs.15 Lakh each. Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Prannoy Roy, Executive Co-Chairperson, NDTV said, “Mojarto, India’s Premier Art portal announces the first ever ASA:SA (Art Spectrum Awards South Asia) to be held in Goa on December 16. ASA:SA will form part of the Serendipity Arts Festival 2017 – India’s leading festival dedicated to all forms of art. ASA:SA represents Mojarto and NDTV’s commitment and support to Arts and Crafts in India and South Asia. This is another step as we strive to bring recognition to the arts across multiple disciplines. With these premier ASA:SA Awards Mojarto aims at honouring the efforts of artists and patrons who are at the forefront of revitalising the heritage and education of the arts.” Speaking at the event, Mr. Sunil Munjal, Founder Serendipity Arts Trust, said, “We as a society thrive on patronage – whether it is education, music, art or culture. It is part of our genetic core to express ourselves in a manner that we crave to understand civilization. Hence, with the Art Spectrum Awards, we aim to recognize and appreciate art by bringing the patrons together in one place and celebrating it.” The Art Spectrum Awards: South Asia 2017 is aimed at honouring artists and their contribution to education and advancement of the arts across diverse disciplines including visual art, craft, performing arts and culinary arts. The awards is an attempt to encourage the promotion and exchange of future ideas to inspire the youth of India. The nominees have been chosen from across SAARC countries – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal & Afghanistan.

News18.com concludes the coveted Tech & Auto Awards for 2017

Thursday, November 30 2017

News18.com concludes the coveted Tech & Auto Awards for 2017

News18.com, one of India’s top breaking news websites , held its annual marquee offering – The Tech & Auto Awards in New Delhi amidst the presence of industry veterans. The awards ceremony celebrated and honoured Technology and Automotive products and innovations that have set the bar high in the respective sectors. Commenting on the occasion, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital said, “At News18. Com, it is our constant endeavour to connect with our consumers through different channels and make a difference to their lives by offering content that is most relevant to them. Tech and Auto Awards is one such platform to bring together the two most important sectors where today’s consumer spends most time on. These awards have established themselves as the benchmark for facilitating Indian consumers in choosing the best technology and automobiles by making informed choice.” Talking about the awards, Siddhartha Sharma, Editor – Technology & Auto, News18.com said, “News18.com has been a pioneer in leading discussions in auto and technology sectors. With the conclusion of the first tech and auto awards, we are proud to celebrate the collective achievements from these prominent consumer oriented sectors.” Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Cabinet Minister, Law and Justice and Ministry of Information Technology, graced the awards night as the Chief Guest . The highlight of the evening included a Key Note speech by Mr. Larry Paulson, Vice President and President, Qualcomm India and a special video address by Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping. Selected by a Jury that included veterans from auto and tech industry, the awards night witnessed brands like Maruti, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Audi, Mercedes and others go head-to-head for coveted awards like Car of the Year, Sedan of the Year and Hatchback of the Year and more. While Tech brands like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Xiaomi, LG and others were seen fighting it out for awards in the Smartphone of the Year, Design of the Year and other categories, tech savvy personalities like Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm, Amitabh Kant of Niti Aayog and others were vying for the Tech Personality of the Year award. The Tech & Auto Awards 2017 brought the best of Technology and Automobile industry on the same platform and were trending on #TechAndAutoAwards17