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3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention

Shipping/Maritime
Top cruise executives gather to discuss the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia at the Opening session of the 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention

The 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention opened its doors , bringing together cruise lines, destinations and industry suppliers to discuss the way forward for Asia’s developing cruise market. Widespread investment in ports and infrastructure has translated into heightened confidence in Asia’s commitment to developing as a world-class cruise destination and source market. Over 350 delegates took their seats for the opening session of the conference, with an impressive line up of top industry executives, who came together to discuss Asia’s significant growth within the cruise industry, its value as a source market, its popularity as a destination and its future opportunities and challenges. During the ‘The State of the Cruise Industry in Asia’ session Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade commented “Some 200,000 Chinese sailed f…

Big Indian Picture

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Bollywood/Entertainment
Big Indian Picture New Online Magazine Prashant K. Amitabh Bachchan guest of honour at the launch of the THE BIG INDIAN PICTURE An online cinema-zine L to R - Rishi Mazumder, Reema Sanghavi, Pragya Tiwari, Amitabh Bachchan, Milind Soman, Kavi Bhansali
Mumbai : Indian Cinema’s Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was the guest of honour as Pragya Tiwari, Milind Soman & Reema Sanghavi announced the launch of The Big Indian Picture, the first of its kind online cinema-zine at JW Marriot Hotel in Mumbai. The event also commemorated the achievements of Indian Cinema in the run-up to its centenary.
Mr. Bachchan and Pragya Tiwari chatted on stage about the glory days of Indian cinema and its journey over the last 100 years. Mr. Bachchan expressed his thoughts and congratulated the team of The Big Indian Picture on the unveiling of http://www.thebigindianpicture.com/
Commenting on the launch of the web-site Pragya Tiwari, Editor-in-chief, www.thebigindianpicture.com said “Setting…

UBM India

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Expositions/Conferences India Nuclear Energy 2012 organized by
UBM India
by Prashant K. India Nuclear Energy 2012 organized by UBM India and Co-Organized by the Department of Atomic Energy Unveiled
Mumbai: The Department of Atomic Energy and UBM India today opened the doors on the 4th edition of the annual India Nuclear Energy Exhibition and Summit. The event was inaugurated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 by Dr. R. K Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission; Dr. Srikanta K. Panigrahi, Director General- Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD); Dr.S.K. Sharma, President-Indian Nuclear Society; Mr. S.K. Malhotra, Head-Public Awareness Division, Department of Atomic Energy; Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President- UBM Asia and Mr. Sanjeev Khaira, Managing Director- UBM India.
The event organized by UBM India, co-organized by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and supported by the Indian Nuclear Society (INS) and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), is des…

Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013

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Fashion/Beauty

Femina Miss India completes
50 glorious years
by Prashant K.
Femina Miss India joins hands with Pond’s to host Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013 L-R Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Miss India International 2011 with Mehar Castilino, India's first Miss India at Pond's Femina Miss India
Mumbai: Femina Miss India, the country’s most prestigious and credible pageant turns 50! Fifty golden successful years! The national platform that created actors and celebrities like Zeenat Aman, Juhi Chawla, Aishwariya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Diana Hayden Dia Mirza, Neha Dupia, Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta to name a few, who represent the perfect Woman, a woman who has the classic combination of beauty with brains.
To celebrate this remarkable journey and to unveil the new logo of this historic brand Femina Miss India joined hands with the most credible and oldest name in beauty-- Pond's. Taking this further, Femina Miss India has also partnered with the leading general entertainment chann…

Tata Motors

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ART/CULTURE
Tata Motors launches Nano Art in Motion
Tata Motors launches 'Nano: Art in Motion' The first Nano Art Car have been painted by the famous artist, Ms. Sangeeta Babani
Tata Motors announced the launch of the 'Nano: Art in Motion', for all Tata Nano fans, in association with well-known artists. Being designed to celebrate life, creativity, freedom and the spread of culture; Nano: Art in Motion will feature the Tata Nano as its canvas, with the inaugural Art Car being painted by renowned artist, Ms. Sangeeta Babani. A self taught artist from Mumbai, Ms. Sangeeta Babani, who had transformed the car from September 14 -16, 2012, at the Palladium Courtyard of the High Street Phoenix, Mumbai. Launching Nano: Art in Motion, Ms. Delna Avari, Head (Nano Product Group), Tata Motors, said, "The Tata Nano is a true innovation and a fun car, and art is all about having fun with colors, creativity and personal expression. Through this initiative, we are marrying art and …

BHOOT RETURNS in 3D

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Films/Entertainment
SPECIAL 3D PREVIEW OF BHOOT RETURNS
L-R Director Ram Gopal Varma, Actor JD Chakravarthy, child artist Alayna Sharma, Actresses Manisha Koirala, Madhushalini
Mumbai: It was a little spooky. Reason – filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma decided to show a sneak-peak of his forthcoming horror film Bhoot Returns to the media and the film’s cast for the first time. Mere 15 minutes of the film were shown to everyone in 3D as a tease to what can be expected to see in the film when it releases on 12th October. Present for the same were Director Ram Gopal Varma, Actors JD Chakravarthy, Actresses Manisha Koirala and Madhushalini, child artist Alayna Sharma and music director Sandeep Chowta who gave the background music to the film. Fear works best when it happens where you least expect it and when it happens in situations and to people with whom everyone can identify. Bhoot dealt with a simple everyday couple who get subjected to a ghost in haunted apartment. Carrying that tradition forward…

HDFC Bank Diners Club International Credit Cards

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Finance/Banking
HDFC Bank launches co branded credit cards
by Prashant K. (L to R): Ms. Diane Offereins, EVP& President, Payment Services, Discover Financial Services and Mr. Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank
HDFC Bank reignites Diners Club International brand in India
The tie-up marks the comeback for Diners Club credit cards in India
 An exclusive range of cards in three variants targeted at elite customers 

Mumbai: HDFC Bank, India’s second largest private sector bank, today launched an exclusive range of credit cards in association with Diners Club International, a business unit of Discover Financial Services. The HDFC Bank Diners Club International Credit Cards are available in three variants – HDFC Bank Diners Club Black, HDFC Bank Diners Club Premium and HDFC Bank Diners Club Rewardz.  
The Cards are tailored to complement the complex and fast-paced lifestyle of HDFC Bank‘s elite clients and offer a wide range of premium travel and lifestyle benefits. HDFC Bank Diners Club cardholders w…