This Republic Day, CNN-News18 Demands a #RepublicForWomen

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 06:12:00 am


New Delhi, 24th January 24, 2017: No matter which city we live, women safety has always been a serious concern in India. Bengaluru’s New Year Eve celebrations saw a shameful display of sexual violence. Asking women to reclaim their republic, CNN-News18 has come up with a unique campaign #RepublicForWomen.

This Republic Day, CNN-News18 Demands a #RepublicForWomen


In this campaign, the channel embarked on an unusual social experiment by sending a team of journalists and volunteers undercover on the streets of major cities like Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, and Mumbai. Armed with cameras, the female reporters and volunteers decided to capture on tape a day in their life. While 5 Bengaluru girls volunteered and went to different parts of the city, CNN-News18’s reporters traversed through the streets of Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida.  At any given time, an adequate number of the channel’s crew members were present undercover to avert any untoward incident. Throughout the day what was captured on the camera was almost one would expect.

In Bengaluru, most of the volunteers could be seen visibly uncomfortable with the surroundings. While catcalls were a normal occurrence, men staring at women for a long duration just captured the reality on India’s roads. In Delhi NCR, the team decided to carry out most of these operations after sundown. While things largely went smooth, the team in Delhi encountered an unruly man trying to misbehave with one of the reporters. He followed the journalist for over half an hour and then continued to ask for her number even after being asked to leave. All this drama was captured live on camera. Instances like these, showcase that no matter what city you live in, women continue to glance over their shoulders checking for danger, especially at night.

When it comes to campaigns having a social relevance, the channel has always been at the forefront to bring forth such issues. This Republic Day, join CNN-News18 as it campaigns for women safety through #RepublicForWomen.

Catch the special campaign on 25th January, all through the day, only on CNN-News18

About TV18
TV18 Broadcast Limited [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST] (“TV18”) is a part of Network18 Group. Network18 Group is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18, the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-NEWS18, and News18 India. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV India, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24 hour an Indian news channel in English – News18, targeting global audiences. TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetization' entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties. For more information, log on to www.network18online.com  
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SLG Launches ‘Incredible India’ Collection to Commemorate Freedom

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 06:10:00 am

To commemorate and celebrate the 68th Republic Day, one of India’s leading jewellery brand SLG Jewellers unveils "Incredible India" jewellery collection that comprises tricolour ornaments to salute our independence. Inspired by the tricolour flag of India, this new collection exquisitely exudes splurges the beauty of saffron, white and green stones with pristine gold, platinum and silver. The vibrant Incredible India collection comprises an elegant range of rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and nose rings. Incredible India is a beautiful representation of Indian jewellery art and country’s rich culture for which the nation is known throughout the world. The dazzling range is embellished with the finest quality of uncut diamonds, pearls, turquoise, emeralds, polki, and other stones.
Mr. Pritesh Goyal, Director and Designer of SLG Jewellers Pvt. Ltd said, “This Republic Day, we are delighted to present 'Incredible India', the stunning range is a fabulous blend of brilliant design patterns and styles that fantastically express your love and commitment towards the nation. All these pieces are rich in designs yet light in weight, and hence provide comfort to the wearer.”
Earrings by SLG Jewellers
 Earrings by SLG Jewellers


Earrings by SLG Jewellers
 Earrings by SLG Jewellers


Earrings by SLG Jewellers
 Earrings by SLG Jewellers

Earrings by SLG Jewellers

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Exclusive quotes from Rishi Kapoor's interview with Rajeev Masand- CNN-News18

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 06:02:00 am

·         Q. What come through in the book clearly & repeatedly is that you take great pride in the work you’ve done. You are very committed to the job you’re done & very willing to share your success with your colleagues. 

Rishi Kapoor, Actor: It’s honestly team work & I’m a very committed sincere worker. I’ve enjoyed working & God has given me a job & pays me for it.

·         Q. You know what also comes through is genuine hurt when that generosity and that grace is not extended by others, you know example being Amitabh Bachchan who you’ve said that

Rishi Kapoor, Actor: I hope people don’t miscues doing this. Someone asked me what do you feel about Amitabh Bachchan? I said Amitabh Bachchan is the greatest actor that we had. The very fact that his image, his acting and he is such a great actor that if we all ran a 100 metre race, there was always a 50 meter handicapped to Amitabh Bachchan because he always does the roll which fit in for him. You know everything pre the writers, the directors had praised him. You live in a paradise and you know there is no better role than Amitabh Bachchan. So I said, all of our actors during our time in the 70s worked in the films ignoring that he had a better role. So I guess we have also been those small runs in his ladder of success where he went because you see in a generation before us all the actors Shammi kapoor, dharmendra no dharmji sorry, ashok kumar, dilip kumar, raj kapoor, dev anand all of them had to beat each other to have success or current generation like these khan’s or akshay or ajay … they are not working together but Amit ji being such a powerful actor and popular actor we always worked with him because that was I guess the way films are being made so in that reference I mentioned that.

·         Q. Do you feel like this book brings you closer to the people which mean a lot to you? Was it eye-opening? Did it lead to some discovery?

Rishi Kapoor, Actor: I don’t think I had this in mind when I was writing this book to you know create a better relationship with my family .I am quite happy the way it is and it is not anything except that I think I need to work a little harder on my association with my son.

·         Q. Talking about that you’ve you know in fact Neetu says it well that your relationship with ranbir almost mirrors the relationship that you had with your father Raj Kapoor. Ranbir says that he would like to be a different kind of parent. In the book says that he would like to have a slightly closer relationship with his son. Is that one of life’s regrets?

Rishi Kapoor, Actor: Aisa hai ki jab when the impression for the years of Ranbir when you’re young,I was mostly busy and out of town or not in town. My children would be more close to the mother, At the very onset we decided who’s gonna be the home maker and who’s gonna be the bread maker.So obviously I was the bread winner so I had to be working and this is the same case that happened with me and my father.I think when you’re over committed,over busy with you tend to be a little away from the family and that is one kind of a sacrifice any actor’s family has to give.Perhaps not talk because now Ranbir works at time when he’s got only one film at a time. We use to work in several films,we use to work in double shifts so that actually kept us away.I hope Ranbir is alright. i hope he is living the life the way he wants to live,he would like to live with his kids but I was in a condition in my mind I was I always to have a relationship with my son ofcourse I do love him greatly but …The very fact that I cannot be a friend to a son and I can’t be you know stabbing on his back and say aur kya haal hein and what’s happening with the chicks? what you doin? Ek tarah ki ya ek pardah hohna chaheyeh you know some kind of distance is maintained, he’s my father I’m his son you know that and I feel that

·         Today’s actors are much more confident than we were at time.
·         Now film making is become very competitive
·         When it comes to acting, you need to alert and you need to be focused
·         Whatever I have done, I have never done because of fear or favour
·         Naming national assets just after one family, I don’t think it’s good idea
·         There are eminent citizens in our country who contributed for our India, we should name after them as well
·         Name national assets after who served India all their lives
·         Everybody has right to share and express their opinion
·         I might name my child Cadbury Chocolate if I want, you mind your business
·         other or didn’t say hello to each other and we use to communicate with the dance masters assistance or the cameraman’.
·         ‘Shammi Kapoor being our very favourite uncle also ,first of all he use to come late, to make an entry’
·         ‘If he (Shammi Kapoor) is trying to impress somebody and that other person would not give him enough lift, he would go and smash the glass and you know he use to have his hand bleeding and all the women used to come running. Then he want to go put his hand in the electric meter just to gain sympathy, just to attract attention’.
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Sonal’s Bijoux: Shades of Love Valentine Gifting range

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 05:58:00 am

Sonal’s Bijoux, the name synonymous with fine jewellery is ready to enthrall you with its mesmerizing “Shades of Love” collection. Celebrate the day of love with exclusive “Shades of Love” collection which is ideal for gifting your beloved. The entire collection is a mélange of adorable cufflinks, tie pins, rings, hoops and earrings which aims to complement men and women on the occasion of Valentines.

The collection is a perfect gift for the occasion that promises an everlasting bond of love. Crafted in yellow gold, white gold, pearls, rubies and diamonds, the assortment offers a variety to choose for the person you cherish.


Price- On Request

Available at- www.sonalsjewellery.com

Tie Pin for men_Sonal's Bijoux
 Tie Pin for men_Sonal's Bijoux


Cufflinks for men_Sonals's Bijoux
Cufflinks for men_Sonals's Bijoux


Cufflinks for men_Sonals's Bijoux
 Cufflinks for men_Sonals's Bijoux


Earrings_Sonal's Bijoux
 Earrings_Sonal's Bijoux


Hoops for woman_Sonal's Bijoux
 Hoops for woman_Sonal's Bijoux


Ring_Sonal's Bijoux


Ring_Sonal's Bijoux

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Phoenix Marketcity celebrates Republic Day Musical Extravaganza

Posted by: at 1/24/2017 05:51:00 am

Event: Phoenix Marketcity celebrates Republic Day Musical Extravaganza
Dates:  26th Jan to 29thJan 2017
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity
Timings: 6.30 PM onwards
Entry: Free

Republic Day Special “Ustad Rafique Khan” performing live at Phoenix Marketcity
Dates: 26th Jan2017 (Thursday)

This Republic Day, the stage is all set for the musical maestro to enchant Bengaluru with melodies. Ready to witness Ustad Rafique Khan performs live and be a part of this unforgettable musical journey!

Ustad Rafique Khan is a world renowned Indian sitar player and belongs to the ‘Dharwad Gharana’ of musicians. Born in Dharwad, Karnataka, he took up the baton of playing the instrument from his father, the late Ustad Abdul Karim Khan who himself was a distinguished sitar player of his time. He is also amongst the few who has mastered the ‘Gamak Taans’, which is seen as the most difficult technique on the sitar. Today he is regarded as the one of the finest musicians in India and the All India Radio has rated him as a top ranking artiste in the country. Ustad Rafique Khan has also toured Europe, Gulf, Russia and South East countries numerous times where he participated in prestigious Indian music festivals.

Some of the prestigious concerts:
·         Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Pune        
·         Performed Jugalbandhi along with Grammy Award winner
·         Pt. Vishwamohan Bhat at Bangalore & Mangalore  
·         93rd Birthday Celebration of Padma Bhushan
·         Dr. Gangubai Hanagal, Hubli
·         Performed Jugalbandhi with Pt. Ronu Majumdar at Mysore & Bangalore              

“Salvation Creed” band is performing live at Phoenix Marketcity
Dates: 27thJan2017, Friday

Salvation Creed is a neo-classical rock band founded by Billy and Richard in 2013.Salvation Creed picks up some of the best classical music of the past and blends it with today’s rock, creating a grand musical fusion. Some of the classical compositions chosen include those of Beethoven, Isaac Albéniz, Carl Orff, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paganini. Salvation Creed has a unique way of slipping in audio effects during their songs, the effect of which can only be experienced. Aside from the great quality music, Salvation Creed has an aura of energy about them and a great stage presence.

Another very important aspect of the band is that, during the live performance, the band is dedicated to motivate and inspire people with positive and uplifting messages.

Band Members
Richie - Vocals,
Billy - Guitars,
Sanjit - Keys,
Arvind - Bass,
Prasanth - Drums.

 “Project Mishram” band performing live at Phoenix Marketcity
 Dates: 28th Jan 2017, Saturday

Project Mishram is a modern progressive Carnatic fusion band. Picking Carnatic classical music as a starting point, Mishram infuses rock, EDM, jazz, metal around it to bring out the piece in a way that isn't conventional. The various genres of music are given equal importance and executed with faith to the genres themselves.

As a progressive outfit, their music is not hinged around the usual 'verse-chorus' formula, instead revolve around the spectrum of emotions that the piece is trying to portray. Mishram aims to preserve that priceless quality of Carnatic music that makes it technical, yet places enormous emphasis on aesthetics.

“Mh 43” band performing live at Phoenix Marketcity
Event dates: 29th Jan 2017, Sunday

We are MH43 India! A Retro Bollywood Groove Rock Band for the audience who cannot stop grooving, jumping and head banging to our music! We play Bollywood tracks in our own style.

Project Mishram is the India's only college band that has performed more than 90 commercial shows and won 38 Awards in various competitions across India. We still have one more year left in college and we are looking forward to get create a world record for the maximum shows in the academic career.


Band Members

Keyoor Karadkhedkar
Kunal M Singh
Kamal Soni
Soham Basu


Mh 43
 Mh 43
Mh 43
 Mh 43
Project Mishram
 Project Mishram


SAlvation Creed
 SAlvation Creed
SAlvation Creed
 SAlvation Creed

Ustad Rafique Khan
 Ustad Rafique Khan


Ustad Rafique Khan
Ustad Rafique Khan
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