Keep calm and karaoke on along with ladies night @ Classic Rock Coffee Co.

Sing your heart out at Classic Rock Coffee Co’s English karaoke night this Thursday. All you music lovers out there come and bring out that Elvis Presley in you by singing to some of the most loved and popular English tracks. Enjoy not just the karaoke but also the ladies get to feel special Thursday being the Ladies Night. Get ready to karaoke, pomp and eat at an ambience which will cater to your music as well as food. So, drop by with your folks and drive away the mid week blues by making the most out of this special evening!

DATE: Thursday, August 25, 2016

TIME: 8:00 PM Onwards

VENUE: Classic Rock Coffee Co. Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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Nirmal Verma’s Dedh Inch Upar on Sept 2nd in Pune

Pune City based Leading Marathi Film, Theater Actor, Girish Pardesi former National School of Drama, Alumni is performing his new solo “Dedh Inch Upar”

Synopsis:
Dedh Inch Upar is a story of a man – one of the many lives impacted by Second World War. A story unfolds with a common man who was living a simple married life until one day suddenly from nowhere his wife was arrested by Gestapo for Anti-Nazi activities leaving no clue for him about her past and present. Today after 15 years, while he is sitting in a Bar he takes a swing in past and through many beautiful memories, he is still searching answers to many unanswered questions.

Venue: Sudarshan Rangmanch
Date: 2nd September
Time: 7:30 pm.

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CITADEL EXTRAVAGANZA 2016

MR. NARI HIRA, MR. ASHOK DHAMANKAR
& MS. SWAPNA IYER
MAGNA GROUP
Press briefing to announce the upcoming
FACEPICK.IN presents
CITADEL EXTRAVAGANZA 2016
AND
MR & MISS CITADEL PUNE PAGEANT 2016
in association with
Sansui & Le Meridien
7 female & 7 male finalists of MR & MISS CITADEL PUNE 2013 will be introduced

Venue : Pride Hotel, Shivajinagar, Pune
Date & time : Wednesday, 24th August 2016 at 7.30pm, followed by cocktails & dinner

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Maati Baani recreates MJ’s ‘Heal the World’ with global artists using just Internet!

India’s very own Indie Music band, Maati Baani, popular for its beautiful blend of cultural compositions, now endeavors to spread peace across the globe. Teaming up with young artists from around the world, Maati Baani is all set to release a refreshed version of hit number ‘Heal the World’ by Michael Jackson on the legend’s 58th birthday on August 29. To erase boundaries and artistic inhibitions, to spread the message of love and peace, to create awareness on the sufferings of the war victims, Maati Baani has recomposed this song by collaborating with children in the age group of 5-12 years traversing the globe, to feature 20 acts and more than 40 child artistes in the song.

Maati Baani has creatively used technology to recompose this song without actually meeting these children in person. By means of technology and the love for music, the band has taken the wonderful initiative of bringing music buffers on a single, virtual platform and creates awareness for the war sufferers. The new adaptation of ‘Heal the World’ is a dedication to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and inventiveness by Maati Baani to pause the acts of terror campaigns.

‘Heal the world’ is a song dedicated to children living in countries facing wars from terrorism. The lyrics in every possible way reflect the grievances that children suffer due to such conflicts and the way it hampers their growth and well being. The upcoming song is unique fuse of musical tunes and features the passion of young buds for the common aim of bringing harmony to the world. Composed in a span of over six months with child prodigies all over the world completely through the internet, Maati Baani has inventively portrayed the simplicity and innocence of children which will no doubt be soul stirring.

Nirali Kartik, Music Composer and Hindustani Vocalist and Kartik Shah, Music Composer, Producer and Guitarist at Maati Baani comment, “Maati Baani is known for bringing artists together to create new ideas, music and compositions. Using this USP, we decided to exploit technology and identify trained, arty broods from Japan, Russia, USA and South Africa to redefine the song ‘Heal the World’ which in itself is an extraordinary message on Love and Peace. We are excited and hopeful that this initiative influences people to join hands against terrorism and make this world a better place for children.”

Promo Links:-

Brandon is one of the child prodigies featuring in Maati Baani’s upcoming song release.
The song is cover of Heal The World by Michael Jackson.
It is slated to release online on the 29th august, on the day of MichaelJackson’s bday.

Freddie and Teddie are two tap dancers who are also featuring in Maati Baani’s Heasl the World cover .
Both the brothers are tap dancers and have featured on Ellen’s Little Big Shots Show.

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Stephen Lang leads the way in showing how far one can go to get into the skin of the character!

Acting is not just about feeling the character, but also getting into its skin, bringing a sense of realism and horror that audiences can identify with. Ace actor, Stephen Lang, goes an extra mile to add authenticity and nail the character of a blind man in his upcoming horror thriller, ‘Don’t Breathe’.

He essays the role of a former member of the US military who loses his eyesight to shrapnel. To get the character as close as possible to reality, Lang wore special contact lenses that not only made his eyes look clouded over, but also prevented him from actually being able to see clearly.

“The nature of his blindness is war wound; it’s shrapnel that shredded the eye. So it’s not just being born blind. It’s not a normal eye. They’ve been ripped up a bit. As fine an actor as I am … I can’t do that. So you create the lens. But I think we conferred about it and they did a very smart, canny job of it. It’s not that sort of zombie-like or white horror lens that you’ll see. They’re lenses that you can see the eye has been sort of messed up, but not jarringly.” says Stephen.

When asked Lang about how much he could see, he said that​ “cuts it down to just shadows.” Only an actor of Lang’s caliber could carry this experiment of depicting realism and horror with such élan and ease.

Watch Don’t Breathe, releasing September 2nd in cinemas near you

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Pune Hosts 4th IAMAI-Google Start-up Summit

More than 200 entrepreneurs attended

The fourth Start- up Summit of IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India), commenced today at The Westin, Pune, and it was a great success. The inaugural address was delivered byMs. Vineeta Dixit (Public Policy and Government Relation, Google India)

Ms. Vineeta Dixit’s opening address was followed by a talk by Mr. Vivek Bhargava (CEO, iProspect) Mr Bhargava said that the start up economy in India is going to be the best in the world. The number of startups and SMEs in India are one of the largest but the challenge they face is of mentorship, learning, education, investment and initiatives such as the one taken by IAMAI will go a long way in promoting the startup ecosystem in India.

Chetan Krishnaswamy, Head Public Policy, Google India, said, “India is one of the fastest growing internet economies. And today in India, the growing demand for rich content and superior digital experience is coming from cities and towns beyond the metropolitan and tier one cities, largely led by mobile. On our part, Google has always believed that an open ecosystem is essential for this and we continually strive to enable startups to build scalable solutions to unleash the latent value that mobile hold for Indian users.”

There were nearly 200 entrepreneurs present at the occasion and were seen sharing their thoughts and views on the challenges faced by start ups and entrepreneurs. The start up Summit was done in association with Google which was undoubtedly a great experience and Google now plans to promote Internet and mobile start ups.

Other speakers and entrepreneurs present at the occasion were Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD; Abhimanyu Bhosale,Co-Founder & CEO, Livehealth; Shrikant Ekbote, Design Principal, Barclays Technology Centre India; Siddharth Deshmukh, Founder & CEO, ShimBi Labs; Prasad Kajarekar, Co-founder, GameEon; Anjusha Chaughule, Social Activist, Producer, Actor, Writer; Tanya Munshi, Lifestyle Features Writer & Editor, The Lifestyle Portal; Hemang Arunbhai Pandit, Founder, MD & CEO, GaneshaSpeaks.com; Anurav Rane, Founder and CEO, PlanMyMedicalTrip.com; Ankita Jp Shroff, CEO and Director, SAV Chemicals Pvt Ltd & Associate Director- Shroff Group; Vishakha Singh, Founder, RedPolka.com; among others.
To shed some light on IAMAI, IAMAI is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, but in the last 12 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile & digital payments among others.

Twelve years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of over 250 Indian and MNC companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.

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Sunday Brunch along with Open Jam Sessions at Classic Rock Coffee Co.

: The Sunday Brunch along with open jam at Classic Rock Coffee Co. is the perfect mix for all you food and music lovers. As this quirky place is always got some activity going on just to make your weekend a special one, this Sunday come and be a part of the Live BBQ brunch along with their fabulous open jam session. Swing by this Sunday at Classic Rock to make it a memorable one as they are all set to offer a great amalgamation of food and music!

DATE: Sunday, August 21, 2016

TIME: 1:00 PM Onwards

VENUE:
Classic Rock Coffee Co. Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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PRESS BRIEFING

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has emerged as a leading facilitator to bright young minds, who have donned the role of entrepreneurship. At its 4th Start-up Summit scheduled in Pune, IAMAI has brought together leading players from the start-up ecosystem, with the theme, ‘Innovative Minds in Mobile & Internet Space’.

Present at the occasion would be the following speakers:

Vivek Bhargava, CEO, iProspect; Chetan Krishnaswamy, Country Head, Public Policy- Google India; Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD; Abhimanyu Bhosale,Co-Founder & CEO, Livehealth; Shrikant Ekbote, Design Principal, Barclays Technology Centre India; Siddharth Deshmukh, Founder & CEO, ShimBi Labs; Prasad Kajarekar, Co-founder, GameEon; Anjusha Chaughule, Social Activist, Producer, Actor, Writer; Tanya Munshi, Lifestyle Features Writer & Editor, The Lifestyle Portal; Hemang Arunbhai Pandit, Founder, MD & CEO, GaneshaSpeaks.com; Anurav Rane, Founder and CEO, PlanMyMedicalTrip.com; Ankita Jp Shroff, CEO and Director, SAV Chemicals Pvt Ltd & Associate Director- Shroff Group; Vishakha Singh, Founder, RedPolka.com; among others.

Date: Friday, August 19, 2016
Time: 10 am onwards
Venue: The Westin, Koregaon Park, Pune

ABOUT:
The Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, but in the last 12 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile & digital payments among others.

Twelve years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of over 250 Indian and MNC companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.

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Pune To Host 4th IAMAI-Google Start-up Summit

The start-up ecosystem is constantly evolving and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has emerged as a leading facilitator to bright young minds, who have donned the role of entrepreneurship. At its 4th Start-up Summit scheduled in Pune, IAMAI has brought together leading players from the start-up ecosystem, with the theme, ‘Innovative Minds in Mobile & Internet Space’. The earlier summits were held in New Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad & Ahmedabad. The summit is supported by Google India.

With the Prime Minister of India releasing the Start-up Action Plan, entrepreneurship has received a big boost from none other than the government. That the start-up ecosystem is robust can be ascertained from the fact that 8 out of every top 10 VC / PE firms in India are foreign and investors like Softbank accelerating investment in India.

Talking about the Summit, Dr. Subho Ray, President, IAMAI, said: “IAMAI is working closely with the industry and the government to support and boost the digital start-up community in India. The event in Pune is a step forward towards that direction.”

The 4th Start-up Summit will have speakers like Vivek Bhargava, CEO, iProspect; Chetan Krishnaswamy, Country Head, Public Policy- Google India; Rishi Kapal, CEO, EDUGILD; Abhimanyu Bhosale,Co-Founder & CEO, Livehealth; Shrikant Ekbote, Design Principal, Barclays Technology Centre India; Siddharth Deshmukh, Founder & CEO, ShimBi Labs; Prasad Kajarekar, Co-founder, GameEon; Anjusha Chaughule, Social Activist, Producer, Actor, Writer; Tanya Munshi, Lifestyle Features Writer & Editor, The Lifestyle Portal; Hemang Arunbhai Pandit, Founder, MD & CEO, GaneshaSpeaks.com; Anurav Rane, Founder and CEO, PlanMyMedicalTrip.com; Ankita Jp Shroff, CEO and Director, SAV Chemicals Pvt Ltd & Associate Director- Shroff Group; Vishakha Singh, Founder, RedPolka.com; among others.

The day-long Summit will be held on Friday 19th August, 2016 at The Westin, Pune.

About IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI] is a young and vibrant association with ambitions of representing the entire gamut of digital businesses in India. It was established in 2004 by the leading online publishers, but in the last 12 years has come to effectively address the challenges facing the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile & digital payments among others.

Twelve years after its establishment, the association is still the only professional industry body representing the online and mobile VAS industry in India. The association is registered under the Societies Act and is a recognized charity in Maharashtra. With a membership of over 250 Indian and MNC companies, and with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the association is well placed to work towards charting a growth path for the digital industry in India.

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Actor Raveena Tandon felicitated with an award at Festival of Globe in Silicon Valley

Renowned Actress Raveena Tandon was felicitated for her contribution towards empowerment of the girl child by the Festival of Globe (FOG) in Silicon Valley, San Francisco recently. FOG is an annual event held to empower and integrate global cultures and communities through Film Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Folk Arts. This year, FOG had taken up the cause of Empowering Youth to fight Sex Crimes.

An actor, producer, columnist and a former model, Tandon has been a strong advocate of fighting the stigma around single motherhood – she herself adopted two girls when she was just 21.

Tandon has since actively been involved in many initiatives associated with motherhood and women’s rights. Her next release is Ashtar Sayed’s ‘The Mother’, written and produced by Michael Pellico

A delighted Raveena Tandon said, “It gives me immense pleasure to receive this award. I am proud to join hands with Festival of Globe in their fight against sex crimes and their drive for empowering youth towards a brighter tomorrow.”

Ashtar Sayed, the Director of the film ‘The Mother said, “I am thrilled for Raveena and On behalf of the team of The Mother also congratulated Raveena and acknowledged her social work specifically aimed at saving the girl child.”

The team of ‘The Mother’ is extremely proud of their leading actress being awarded with one more accolade and believes that she truly deserves the honour.

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