NFAI poster exhibition for Pu La’s birth centenary

A few posters to be on display at the exhibition on Sunday

: The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) will organise a special poster exhibition and film festival on its premises on Law College Road to mark the celebration of the birth centenary of multi-faceted humourist P L Deshpande, fondly called Pu La.

Actor Ashok Saraf will inaugurate the exhibition and film festival at NFAI on November 18 at 10 am in the presence of Kiran Shantaram and Prakash Magdum, director NFAI.

The exhibition will showcase 26 posters of Marathi and Hindi films in which Pu La worked, such as Kuber (1947), Vande Mataram (1948), Johar Maibaap (1950), Maisaheb (1953) to his last work Ek Hota Vidushak (1992).

It will highlight various aspects of Pu La’s contribution to Marathi and Hindi cinema as a writer, actor, director and composer.

“This event is a tribute to the genius artist who ventured into almost every field of performing arts. We plan to take the exhibition to various corners of Maharashtra next year.

A special attraction will be the display of original hand-written copy of the script of Pu La’s cult classic Gulacha Ganapati,” said Prakash Magdum.

The script was donated to NFAI by the family members of Rajguru, the producer of the film in 2015.

The three-day film festival will showcase 12 films, including Gulacha Ganapati and Pudhacha Paul.

The festival will also screen films like The Inspector General and Three Penny Opera, which were later adapted by Pu La for his work Ammaldar and Teen Paishacha Tamasha in Marathi.

“The centenary year is also a good opportunity to trace his lost films and other material. We appeal to the general public to come forward and help the NFAI so that it can be preserved,” said Magdum.

The event has been organised in collaboration with ‘Pu La Parivar’ and Aashay Film club. The entry is free and open to all, said Magdum.

KVIFF has produced a short film based on the success story of ’Vengurla Model’

Pune, 14th Nov, 2018 : KVIFF is the only environmental festival in India, which combines exclusive national-international film screenings and a number of allied activities. KVIFF is an innovative attempt to explore nature and analyze topical issues related to Environment, Wildlife, Energy, Air and Water. It presents the members with an opportunity to evolve together, on a common platform and work together towards preserving nature.

KVIFF is producing short films since last year on the success stories of people who are working immensely on the environment protection. The purpose of producing the short film is to reach out to a large number of people. This year, KVIFF is producing a short film “One Zero Zero” which is based on the success story of Ramdas Kokare.

Chief Officer of Dapoli Municipal Council Ramdas Kokare made Dapoli completely Plastic Free in the year 2010. He later got inspired by Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival and implemented the “Shunya Kachra Abhiyan” (plastic free village campaign) in Vengurla, Aurangabad, Matheran, Karjat etc successfully. He has received many National-International level awards for the same. Ramdas Kokre’s model will be replicated by local self-government bodies across the state.

Photo Caption –
From left Madhav Chandrachud ( Chairman, KVIFF), R. R. Deshpande (JMD KOEL), Ramdas Kokare (at Present CO Karjat), Virendra Chitrav (Festival Director) and Hemant Bele (Director).

Thee inauguration of photo exhibition on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary on Wednesday 14/11/18 at 12:00 noon shall take place at Balasaheb Thackeray art gallery near sarasbaug, pune at the hands of senior congress leader Shri. Harshavardhan Patil.

<आर सिटी मॉल की दीवाली इंडियावाली कैंपेन का धमाकेदार समापन मुंबई, 12 नवंबर: ब्रांडेड कपड़ों और जीवनशैली उत्पादों की रिटेल के लिए मुंबई में सबसे बड़ा मॉल आर-सिटी मॉल ने अपना कैंपेन दीवाली इंडियावाली का समापन करने के लिए,बड़े पैमाने पर पुरस्कार वितरण किया। यह कैंपेन 3 सप्ताह तक मनाया गया। वितरण समारोह की शान बढाइ पूर्व फेमिना मिस इंडिया पूजा चोपड़ा। वह विजेताओं को पुरस्कार देने के लिए उपस्थित थी। आर सिटी 50 लाख रुपये के पुरस्कार दिए, जिसमें एक नई वेंटो कार, 3 घरेलू यात्राएं, 4 आईफोन, 24 स्वर्ण सिक्के और 20000 लोगो के लिए उपहार वाउचर शामिल थे। एक उत्सव की चमक में मॉल में एक फ़्ली मार्किट भी स्थापित किया जहां पूरे भारत से हस्तनिर्मित उत्पादों और बढ़िया कलाकृतियों को प्रदर्शित और बेचा गया था। परंपरागत संबंध विशेष क्षेत्रीय प्रदर्शन के साथ बढ़ाया गया था, और देश के विभिन्न हिस्सों से कार्य सप्ताहांत के दौरान दिखाए गए थे। मॉल - रनवाल ग्रुप के सीईओ श्री राजीव मल्ला कहते हैं, "हमें अपने ग्राहकों से भारी प्रतिक्रिया मिली। हमें 3 सप्ताह के दौरान 9 लाख आगंतुकों की रिकार्ड तोड़ उपस्थिति रही। " श्री संतोष पांडे - हेड, आर सिटी मॉल कहते हैं, "आर सिटी मॉल हमेशा ग्राहक को खुश रखने में विश्वास रखता है। इस तरह के मौसमी उत्सवों को ग्राहक अनुभव और ग्राहक संतुष्टि को ध्यान में रखने की योजना बनाई गई है, और निश्चित रूप से, हमें अपने सबसे वफादार ग्राहकों से सराहना की भारी प्रतिक्रिया मिली है। हम आने वाले वर्ष में सभी के लिए अधिक फायदेमंद अभियानों की योजना बना रहे हैं। " दीवाली इंडियावाली ने दुकान के लिए 20,000 से अधिक उत्सुक प्रतिभागियों को देखा और प्रतियोगिताएं जीतने के साथ-साथ 50,000 से अधिक राफल कूपन भी भरे। पारंपरिक भारतीय कार्यक्रम ने ग्राहकों की खुशी में चार चांद लगा दिए

Fiddlecraft’s to perform an open-air gig at Amanora Mall

Pune, 13th November, 2018: Pune’s favourite Indie Pop Band ‘Fiddlecraft’ is all set to perform at Amanora Mall on Saturday, 17th November. Indulge yourself in the real-life stories of love, peace, passion, while they perform their original & relatable compositions at the open stage.

The band’s energy and enthusiasm is viral and you cannot resist dancing to their tunes. They will be also introducing their recently released brand new debut album ‘Hawai Jahaaz’.

So catch them live at The Amanora Mall as they deliver mesmerizing performance that will surely leave you spellbound!

DATE: Sunday, 17th November, 2018

TIME: 6.30 pm onwards

VENUE: The Amanora Mall


A prize distribution ceremony & a gettogether has been organised on eve of birthday ceremony of youth leader – ” Ashish Kante”

Sandeep Agarwal’s book P.R.I.D.E – launched at the hands of Ganesh Natarajan in Pune

Practical GUIDE leading to Success In Professional Career and LIFE

Meant for Young Professionals by Experienced Professional

: Crosswords Bookstore at Aundh was abuzz with readers from various ages and professions. Sandeep Agarwal, S/o Babulal Agarwal , Lonavla; a Professional in the IT Industry with over 25 years of experience and EVP at Happiest Minds Technologies, Bangalore, in his 25th year of IT industry, is targeting to help a Million Young Professionals thru’ his new Book P.R.I.D.E which stands for Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity, Development and Excellence.

The Launch of his book, P.R.I.D.E took place today at the Crosswords bookstore, Aundh where the honors were done by Ganesh Natarajan, Ex CEO Zensar Technologies and Chairman 5F World SVP India and Pune City Connect. Also present amongst the other dignitaries to name a few were KK Goyal, K L Bansal, Rajesh Agarwal, Vinod Jalan, Sir Uday Gujjar, Mathur Sir.

The function started with lighting of the traditional lamp and an introduction to the Chief Guest and welcoming all the other dignitaries, booklovers, media and guests.

Sandeep Agarwal narrated a few paragraphs out of his book and explained why he thought of writing this book and why it’s a perfect practical Guide for young professionals.

Booklovers were seen taking autographs of the Author after the event was over and signed books were also being sold which was like a prized possession for a reader.

In his book Sandeep has created the Framework which would help young professionals design their Professional Career and Life. 10% of the Book Profits are planned to be donated to The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) for Food, Water and Health needs for the needy.

“Most Corporate executives are familiar with the need to have mission, vision and values statements for the organization. Sandeep Agarwal has adapted this approach for individuals and through his book, P.R.I.D.E has created an invaluable tool for young professionals to plan their careers and live the lives successfully” Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds Technologies and Co-Author: Entrepreneurship Simplified: From Idea to IPO.

Readers of his books have expressed great enthusiasm for the easy to read content, full of anecdotes, related stories to emphasize the points and exercises thru’ templates that can help young professionals Identify their purpose, create their own vision, and build a strong foundation based on P.R.I.D.E VALUES.

P.R.I.D.E was launched in Bangalore by S. Janakiraman (Jani) who mentioned that while many management books start with one theme and end with the same, Sandeep Agarwal’s P.R.I.D.E has a well-defined flow, and more importantly each chapter brings out a new paradigm and richness to allow the reader to grasp the content with ease, and still maintain the overall Framework

About the Author:

Sandeep Agarwal, brings 25 years of Industry experience, and supports various Volunteer organizations and activities, Prior to joining Happiest Minds, Sandeep was part of Mindtree for 12+ years, and have lived in US for 3+ years in mid-90’s. This book is his way to give back to the industry in his 25th year and wanted to live some strong basics for the young professionals. The book will be available on all leading stores and online, and will be translated in major languages soon.


Author of the book P.R.I.D.E. Mr Sandeep Agarwal addressing the media at the the press conference in Pune.

Times & Trends Academy achieves another milestone, Wins Regional Franchisor of the Year Award 2018

Times & Trends Academy (TTA), India’s premier Ed-tech vocational training academy has been bestowed upon yet another prestigious award “Regional Franchisor of the Year 2018 – West”. The award has been announced by Franchisee India in the recently held “16th Franchise Awards & 13th Star Retailer Awards 2018” exhibition at Delhi on 22nd October 2018. This is TTA’s 5th award by Franchisee India which marks TTA’s persistent effort towards attaining perfection. TTA has been claiming awards from Franchise India since last three consecutive years. In previous years TTA has won “Innovation in skill training award (2018)”, “Vocational education programme of the year award (2017)” and “Certificate of excellence award (2017)” at Indian education awards. TTA has also won “Concept of the year award (2016) at All India Franchise meet.

This year franchise India received more than 100 nominations. TTA had to compete with all these companies involved in diverse businesses in various categories. Franchise Awards 2018 highlights those remarkable organizations that have demonstrated that franchising success is more than the sum of its parts. The Franchise Awards put standards, ethics and best practices at the top of their agenda. Through positive recognition of those that lead the way, the franchise awards are seen as the industry’s top accolade. It is judged by an independent panel of experts and supported by the Indian Franchise Association (IFA) & with Francorp India as Process advisors; Franchise Awards 2018 will reward organizations that have shown outstanding business acumen, passion, and achievement of franchise businesses across India.

Times & Trends Academy is a multi-domain Academy founded by Mr. Amit Agrawal in Pune. Mr. Amit Agrawal with his 12 years of experience in the education field did an extensive research and formulated the best vocational courses and programs in the world. Times & Trends Academy is one of the premier Ed-tech vocational training academies that offer courses like Fashion Designing, Fashion Styling, Fashion Boutique Management, Interior Designing, Interior Business Management, Event Management, Animation, Graphic Designing, Jewellery Designing, and Finance & Accounts. TTA focuses on providing sound technical knowledge to the students along with building soft skills, and this allows 360-degree development in the student that lets them achieve success in their careers. With eight centers all over India, around 12,000+ students have passed from TTA in the last 13 years.

Times & Trends Academy (TTA) is an institute that runs on a philosophy to build careers for all students and aspirants. The Institute provides a perfect platform for all students to build technical skills along with soft skills. Times and Trends Academy (TTA) takes extra efforts to bring out creativity from aspiring designers, and also develop their personality.

TTA, since its inception, has been able to churn quality professionals from the Institute. The Institute holds a good record to place its students across the industry verticals. The Institute focuses on building the personality of students. Therefore, a student who passes out does have not only sound technical skills but also have amazing soft skills.

I am humbled: Prateek Parmar on MKDNH success

People can not stop talking about Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. The Vasan Bala directed film that bagged the Grolsch People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018. It was India’s first ever win and was welcomed with huge appreciation at the Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival, where it opened.

Prateek Parmar (who plays the role of Samurai) is the man behind the action sequences in the film. He is a professional martial-arts practitioner trained in wing chun, karate, taekwondo and wushu. Parmar can pull off the most daring stunts without the help of technical gear. While this is not his first time as an action choreographer, this project was definitely different to him. Talking about this, he says, “The whole process of designing action that looks so real and not over-the-top was an experience. Everything that looks so flawless on the screen is actually carefully planned and executed to the perfection. You have to take special steps to make sure the scenes look natural and not animated.”

When asked about how the audience took a special liking to his role, he says, “I am overwhelmed and humbled. I am glad the audience can appreciate just the pure, true action and a storyline like MKDNH. It is why I do what I do.” Prateek is also an independent film-maker. His web-series, Raging Fist, the first action web-series in India, has received international acclaim.

Though the date hasn’t been finalized yet, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is expected to release sometime early next year. While the movie is doing huge rounds, the audience especially loved the climax which is packed with high octane kicks. Meanwhile, Prateek will be seen in more unique, action-based films soon.


मुनिश्री पुलकसागरजी महाराजांच्या हस्ते

‘स्वरप्रतिभा’ दिवाळी अंकाचे प्रकाशन संपन्न

दिवाळी सारख्या आनंद देणार्‍या सणामध्ये लक्ष्मीचे पूजन केले जाते, धन संपत्तीचे पूजन केले जाते. मात्र दिवाळी अंकांच्या माध्यमातून सरस्वती पूजन करण्याचा प्रयत्न अभिनंदनीय आहे. दिवाळी अंक प्रकाशित करणार्‍या सरस्वती पुत्रांचे मी कौतुक करतो, अशा शब्दात दिगंबर जैन मुनिश्री प.पू. 108 पुलकसागरजी महाराज यांनी ‘स्वरप्रतिभा’ दिवाळी अंकाचे प्रकाशन करताना कौतुक केले. सिंहगड रस्त्यावरील माणिकबाग दिगंबर जैन मंदिर हॉलमध्ये झालेल्या प्रकाशन संमारंभावेळी ते बोलत होते. याप्रसंगी सकल जैन वर्षायोग समितीच्या अध्यक्षा शोभा धारिवाल, कार्याध्यक्ष मिलिंद फडे, ज्येष्ठ निवेदक सुधीर गाडगीळ प्रमुख पाहुणे म्हणून उपस्थित होते.

मुनिश्री पुढे म्हणाले, जेथे तलवार देखील प्रभाव पाडू शकत नाही तेथे साध्या लेखणीचे सामर्थ्य जगाला उजळून टाकते, मी देशभर फिरत असतो मात्र त्यातही महाराष्ट्रात विशेषतः पुण्यात मला अनेक नवीन चांगल्या गोष्टी बघायला मिळाल्या. पुण्यासारख्या सांस्कृतिक राजधानीत मराठीतील सर्वाधिक दिवाळी अंक प्रकाशित होतात, ही पुण्याच्या लौकिकात भर घालणारी बाब आहे असे सांगून त्यांनी मराठीतील सर्व दिवाळी अंकांना शुभेच्छा दिल्या.

याप्रसंगी शोभा धारिवाल म्हणाल्या, दिवाळी हा मांगल्याचा सण आहे. मुनिश्री पुलकसागर महाराज यांच्या शुभहस्ते ‘स्वरप्रतिभा’ दिवाळी अंक प्रकाशित होत आहे ही मांगल्यात भर टाकणारी बाब आहे. साहित्य समृद्ध होण्यासाठी दिवाळी अंकांची गरज निश्चित मोठी आहे. सध्याच्या व्हॉट्सअ‍ॅप, फेसबुक, ट्विटर अशा सोशल मीडियाच्या गर्दीतही दिवाळी अंकांचे स्थान व महत्व कायम आहे असे सांगून दिवाळी अंकाचे त्यांनी कौतुक केले.

मिलिंद फडे यांनी म्हटले की, महाराष्ट्रात 400 हून अधिक दिवाळी अंक प्रकाशित होतात. त्यातील 100 हून अधिक दिवाळी अंक पुण्यात प्रकाशित होतात. त्यातून पुण्याच्या साहित्य समृद्धीचे दर्शन होते. घरोघरी पोचणारा दिवाळी अंक कुटुंबामध्ये आनंदाबरोबरच चांगले संस्कारही देत असतो.

सुधीर गाडगीळ म्हणाले की, गेली 14 वर्ष संगीताला समर्पित ‘स्वरप्रतिभा’ दिवाळी अंक प्रकाशित होत आहे ही कौतुकाची बाब आहे. अशा दिवाळी अंकास मिळणारा मोठा प्रतिसाद समाधान देत आहे. माध्यम बदलत राहिली तरी दिवाळी अंकांचे मराठीतील स्थान अबाधित राहील.

प्रारंभी दिवाळी अंकाचे संपादक प्रविण प्र. वाळिंबे यांनी मुनिश्री पुलकसागरजी महाराज यांनी अंकाला आशिर्वाद दिल्याबद्दल मुनिश्रींना धन्यवाद दिले. 20 वर्षांपूर्वी मिलिंद फडे यांच्या पुढाकाराने पुण्यात मराठी जैन साहित्य संमेलन भव्यतेने आयोजित केले गेले होते, याची आठवण सांगून वाळिंबे म्हणाले की, महाराष्ट्राच्या सांस्कृतिक जडणघडणीत जैन संस्कृतिचा मोठा वाटा आहे. आता पुन्हा पुण्यात जैन मराठी साहित्य संमेलन आयोजित करावे तसेच जैन समाजाचा दिवाळी अंकही प्रकाशित करावा. त्यासाठी श्रीमती शोभा धारिवाल आणि मिलिंद फडे यांनी पुढाकार घ्यावा असे आव्हाहन त्यांनी केले.

याप्रसंगी ‘अक्षरमिठाई’ कल्पना साकारून दिवाळी अंकांना प्रोत्साहन देणारे डॉ. शैलेश गुजर, ‘स्वरप्रतिभा टीम’चे मधू पोतदार, श्रुती तिवारी, अमोल बोरसे, अस्मिता फाटक राजे, तन्मयी मेहेंदळे, महेश माने यांचा सत्कार शोभाताई धारिवाल यांच्या हस्ते शाल व श्रीफळ देऊन करण्यात आला. भोजनानंतर हा कार्यक्रम संपला. कार्यक्रमास मोठी गर्दी होती.

फोटो : Swarpratibha prakashan photo

फोटो ओळ : 14व्या ‘स्वरप्रतिभा’ दिवाळी अंकाचे प्रकाशन दिगंबर जैन मुनिश्री प.पू. 108 पुलकसागरजी महाराज यांच्या हस्ते संपन्न झाले. याप्रसंगी डावीकडून मिलिंद फडे, मधू पोतदार, डॉ. शैलेश गुजर, मुनिश्री पुलकसागर महाराज, शोभाताई धारिवाल, सुधीर गाडगीळ व संपादक प्रविण प्र. वाळिंबे.