Friday, February 09, 2018

Kartik and Naira to show Shiv-Parvati vivah in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai!

Kartik and Naira to show Shiv-Parvati vivah in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai!

A still from show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
A still from show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Jalandhar, February 09, 2018 (Akash Sharma): STAR Plus’ popular prime-time show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has always been known to showcase festivals in the best way possible.

The cast and crew recently shot for a special Mahashivratri episode wherein the lead couple, Kartik (Mohsin Khan) and Naira (Shivangi Joshi) were seen dressed up as Shiv and Parvati respectively will showcase the Shiv-Parvati vivah.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

BATA announces Smriti Mandhana as the new brand ambassador for POWER

BATA announces Smriti Mandhana as the new brand ambassador for POWER

Smriti Mandhana with Sandeep Kataria, Country Manager, Bata India
Smriti Mandhana with Sandeep Kataria, Country Manager, Bata India
Bengaluru, February 08 2018 (Online News India): Bata, the European footwear major and India’s leading footwear brand announced its association with Smriti Mandhana, the opening batsman of Indian Women’s Cricket Team. Currently on the tour of South Africa as the Vice-Captain of the ODI squad, Smriti will be the new face of POWER – the preferred sport wear brand for Indians of all ages.

The 21-year old Mandhana, is a role model for next gen Indians being young, strong and chic herself. She is among the most sought-after female sports personalities in the country, with a huge fan base. The turning point of her career was her memorable knock at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 which not only helped her win accolades but also the love of a proud nation.

She personifies confidence and possesses a very pleasing personality. That coupled with her ability to change the game, is what led Bata to identify her as the perfect fit for POWER.

Launched in 1971, POWER is the international sport wear brand from Bata. It is designed in Canada, and sold all over the world. Style, Technology, Comfort and Durability are the key qualities found in every Power Athletic shoe. Runners, team players, fitness enthusiasts, recreational athletes and adventurers who demand technically advanced footwear with superior quality and value can put their trust in Power.

Starting this month, Smriti Mandhana will be seen promoting Power’s latest range - XO Rise - Running shoes with 25% More Rebound and Glide Vapour – sock-fit lightweight Walking shoes with memory foam for added comfort. These new and exciting collections will be available across Bata stores, starting INR 2499.

“I have been playing and loving cricket from a very young age. However even till date every day is a new game. In the sense that there is a new challenge and along with it a fresh opportunity of achieving new milestone. When I was approached for POWER, the first thing that clicked was their vision to enable more and more young Indians onto a path of fitness. Any brand that fuels an active lifestyle in today’s world and helps people to overcome their inertia to start on a personal path to fitness, is a brand that I would love to partner with. It is a great privilege to be the brand ambassador for POWER as it truly reflects my personal style and values.” said Mandhana, on her association with Bata.

This association propels POWER further among its young and active target audience, most of whom are inspired by Mandhana’s hardworking and fit lifestyle.

Added, Sandeep Kataria, Country Manager, Bata India - “Smriti is undeniably one of the most talented sports personalities and a strong role model for all youngsters. We are honored to have Smriti who has brought such glory to our country, as the face of brand POWER. Together, we hope to inspire and motivate young Indians, to start an active and healthy lifestyle. Our goal is to provide excellent value to our customers and succeed as the India’s leading athletic and sport-lifestyle footwear brand.”

Smriti Mandhana is managed exclusively by India’s leading sports marketing firm, Baseline Ventures.
Mickey Mehta roped in for India’s Next Superstars

Mickey Mehta roped in for India’s Next Superstars

Mickey Mehta
Mickey Mehta
Jalandhar, February 08, 2018 (Akash Sharma): STAR Plus’ talent based reality show, India’s Next Superstars is leaving no stone unturned in giving the best of the best training to its contestants. With Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty as the judges, Mukesh Chhabra as their acting coach, Puneet Pathak as their choreographer, the team recently roped in Director Mahesh Bhatt for a special session. An addition to this list, the team has now got Mickey Mehta on board to hone the contestant’s personalities.

As promised, the show is going all out to being the next Superstars of the country. The makers of the show have roped Mr. Mickey to work towards building the contestants personalities. Excited about his association, Mickey says, “I’m really excited to be a part of the show as the wellness guru. All the contestants are young, energetic and talented, I hope to bring out their best personalities through my activities.”

Mickey shot for the first episode today and will be seen as a part of Superstars Ki Paathshala in the coming week.
‘Palang Todd’ Moment on Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya

‘Palang Todd’ Moment on Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya

A still from show Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya
A still from show Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya
Mumbai, February 08, 2018 (Online News India): Sony Entertainment Television’s Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya is giving its audience a dose of non-stop drama and twists with every episode. The ongoing wedding rituals are a treat to watch as will go through a lot of ups and downs. How Diya aka Tejasswi Prakash and Ratan aka Rohit Suchanti tackle the situations will be something that the audiences will be excited to see unfold.

In the ongoing track, we will witness a lot of drama in picturesque settings. The awkward moments between Diya and Ratan while they stay in one room and adjusting with each other will be something to watch out for. Also, the weird adjustments doesn’t end there. The viewers will get to see a ‘Palang Todd’ act where both of them meet with an accident and the bed is broken.

One of the sources close to the sets informs, “The scene was a difficult one to shoot as the actors were already on a bed which was a little unstable and we had to take a lot of precautions. The team is very cooperative but ‘honi ko kaun taal sakta hai’? Before the que the bed went down but the scene turned out to be perfect without Diya and Ratan being hurt.”
Amit Mistry and Ami Trivedi to essay the role of the very entertaining Desais’ in ‘Saat Pheron Ki Hera Pherie'

Amit Mistry and Ami Trivedi to essay the role of the very entertaining Desais’ in ‘Saat Pheron Ki Hera Pherie'

Amit Mistry and Ami Trivedi in Sony SAB's Saat Pheron Ki Hera Pheri
Amit Mistry and Ami Trivedi in Sony SAB's Saat Pheron Ki Hera Pheri
Jalandhar, February 08, 2018 (Akash Sharma): Sony SAB’s upcoming show Saat Pheron Ki Hera Pherie is a laugh-a-riot which uses the diversity between two generations and their relationship with their wives to keep the audience entertained. The show brings together for the first time on television two fine actors Amit Mistry and Ami Trivedi. They will play a married couple who are always at loggerheads to ascertain their dominance in the relationship.

The versatile Amit Mistry plays the character of Parimal Desai who is in his mid-thirties and works as manager in a broking firm. He is so glued to his work that even his blood pressure rises and falls with the sensex! Parimal is a henpecked husband and never dares to contradict his wife. His wife, Rupal is quite spendthrift and Parimal has taken loans for everything possible for her.

Rupal, played by the talented Ami Trivedi, is married to the quintessential middle-class Parimal. She loves to control her husband and enjoys to show-off. A fickle minded person, she constantly changes her hobbies and businesses like her clothes. Even her close friends are not spared and she enjoys critiquing them. Rupal is a terrible cook but helpless Parimal does not have the courage to complain. Skilled at convincing people, she is extremely self-centred.

Elaborating on his character, Amit Mistry said, “I am privileged to be working on a show with stalwarts like Shekharji. Comedy is my favorite genre and I am thoroughly enjoying playing this fresh role of Parimal Desai. I am quite confident that the audiences will identify with my amusing situations and have an entertaining time.”

Ami Trivedi who is thrilled to be a part of the show said, “I am happy coming back to Sony SAB after a long gap. The show is a fun story and a family show which everyone will enjoy watching together. My character Rupal is a no-mischief person and it is her attitude towards her husband makes the show full of comic situations."

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches an array of premium products at Auto Expo 2018

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches an array of premium products at Auto Expo 2018

(L - R) Mr. Sajeev Rajasekharan, EVP – Marketing and Sales SMIPL; Masahiro Nishikawa, Executive GM – SMC; Mr. Satoshi Uchida, MD – SMIPL and Mr. Tsoyushi Tanaka, Chief Engineer – SMC unveils Suzuki GSX – S750, Burgman Street Scooter and Intruder FI
(L - R) Mr. Sajeev Rajasekharan, EVP – Marketing and Sales SMIPL; Masahiro Nishikawa, Executive GM – SMC; Mr. Satoshi Uchida, MD – SMIPL and Mr. Tsoyushi Tanaka, Chief Engineer – SMC unveils Suzuki GSX – S750, Burgman Street Scooter and Intruder FI
Noida, February 07, 2018 (Online News India): Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today unleashed a new aggressive product road-map for the Indian-market as the 14th edition of the Auto Expo got underway, here today.

Leading the onslaught was the new BURGMAN STREET, a 125cc scooter and the descendant from the legendary BURGMAN portfolio. With a cutting-edge premium design from the European scooter design language, the BURGMAN STREET promises to redefine personal-mobility for the Indian-customers and provides the experience of advanced luxury. The features like luxurious LED headlamps, body mount windscreen, flexible outstretched foot position, and Front disc combination braking system adds to the advanced features of the scooter. Amongst the biggest-attractions showcased by Suzuki at the Auto Expo 2018, the BURGMAN STREET is scheduled for a launch in 2018.

Powered by the heart of GSX-R, the GSX-S750 marks Suzuki Motorcycle India’s presence in sub-1000 big-bike segment. From the bold, upswept lines of its crouched stance to the aggressive styling of its new headlight, fuel tank and body trim designs, every aspect of the GSX-S750 speaks of the raw power, predictable performance and functional beauty inherit to a true apex predator. The new GSX-S750 will be Suzuki Motorcycle India’s second ‘Made-in-India’ big bike after the Hayabusa.

The Suzuki pavilion in Hall No. 2 at the Auto Expo, designed to deliver a premium lifestyle experience to visitors, had 17 models showcased across scooters, motorcycles, Big-bikes as well as motorsport category.

Suzuki Motorcycle India has reinvigorated the domestic bikes portfolio for the upcoming year. The recently launched Suzuki Intruder – India’s modern cruiser, gets a new Fuel-Injected variant to complement its unique luxurious styling that draws inspiration from Suzuki’s legendary INTRUDER lineage. Injecting fresh excitement and thrill into the popular Gixxer motorcycles portfolio, the 2018 Gixxer and Gixxer SF-FI models were also launched at the Auto Expo. Besides the Metallic Triton Blue and the Glass Sparkle Metallic Matt Black, a new colour –Candy Sonoma Red/ Metallic Sonic Silver, has also been introduced.

Masahiro Nishikawa, Executive General Manager, Suzuki Motor Corporation, “India is an important market for Suzuki Motor Corporation globally. Not only is it one of the biggest-markets for two-wheelers globally, but it also one that is the fastest-growing and with maximum-potential in segments that Suzuki has expertise in. Today, we are extremely excited to introduce two new products with a global pedigree – the BURGMAN, and the GSX-S750 to India. We will continue to invest towards ensuring that Suzuki Motorcycle India continues its upward growth-trajectory in India.”

Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “We had made a commitment to launch several new products every year. Today we are here to fulfil our promise. With BURGMAN and GSX-S750, we have reinforced our strategy of focusing on premium products to tap on the opportunities in the Indian market. Along with the new fuel-injected Intruder variant and the new Gixxer 2018 series, we now have new growth-drivers to help us achieve our target of clocking 1-million unit sales by 2020. The excitement has just begun.”

Sajeev Rajasekharan, Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “The year 2017 was a stellar year for Suzuki Motorcycle India. We want to continue to build on this momentum as we are gear up to make 2018 even bigger and better. The Indian two-wheeler industry has come of age. Customers in India now have a greater appreciation for premium products aspire that offer superior technology. By extending our presence in the most exciting segments – 125cc scooter – Burgman, 150cc premium motorcycle – Intruder with Fuel Injection; and the sub-1000 sports bike category in a CKD – GSX-S750; we now have a well-rounded portfolio to cater to every Indian customer who aspires a premium lifestyle.”

The 2018 legendary Hayabusa, one of the most iconic and widely recognised motorcycles, recently announced in two new colours – Pearl Mira Red/Pearl Glacier White and Glass Sparkle Black, was also exhibited for the first-time in India. The V-Strom 650 and the Burgman 650 on display offered further a glimpse into Suzuki’s versatile repertoire.

Suzuki’s legacy in motorsports was also at display, with the presence of Moto GP race bike – the GSX-RR and Suzuki Gixxer Cup - Gixxer SF. The off-road variants – the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450, the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z250; and the 2018 Suzuki DR-Z70.

The brand has also created a special VR experiential zone wherein visitors can experience the speed and throttle of how the former World Champion motorcycle road racer - Kevin Schwantz rides the GSX-R1000R on the racetrack.
Greenwood High students embark on a voyage across the globe through music

Greenwood High students embark on a voyage across the globe through music

Students perform on stage during annual day celebrations
Students perform on stage during annual day celebrations
Bangalore, February 07, 2018 (Online News India): Greenwood High students of Bannerghatta campus created a musical extravaganza by taking the audience through an enigmatic journey of mystery, discovery and reality as a part of their annual day celebration.

The young pathfinders welcomed all to be part of this dazzling exploration of they call “Trouvaille” and close to a thousand people were present for this event. The charm of the graceful dancers and theatrical performers left every one mystified till the climax of the adventure.

‘Trouvaille’ or ‘a luck find’ started off over thousands of years ago from the land of Egypt to Africa, modern China and finally set foot in India, the land of diversity and eminent leaders. Quoting from Bhagavad Gita, ‘I am the beginning, middle and end of creation’, Louis J Dias, Principal explained the importance of being a responsible being to make this world a better place for the present and future generations. He further added that happiness lies within us how much ever we try seeking it externally.

Speaking on this occasion, Niru Agarwal, trustee,Greenwood High said, "The charm of the graceful dancers and theatrical performers not only entertained the audience with their immaculate talents, but also left them ruminate the true meaning of existence, inner peace and happiness. Greenwood High has yet again carved a niche for itself and proved their potential by winning accolades from the audience this evening.”