Saturday, January 30, 2016

People’s March in Defence of the Republic
गणतंत्र की हिफाज़त में अवामी जुलूस

WHAT: ​ People’s March in Defence of the Republic

WHEN: ​January 30, 2016 ​from 11.30 to 4 pm

WHERE: ​March will start from Mandi House at 11.30 am and pass through Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Marg and culminate at Jantar Mantar​

As announced earlier we members of the Indian public are deeply concerned with the grave assaults that are being mounted on the Republic. In the light of these adverse developments more than 60 campaigns, movements and organizations are coming together to register our concern through a People’s March in Defence of the Republic to be held on January 30, 2016. Thousands of people from civil society movements are expected to join the march.

​​March will start from Mandi House at 11.30 am and pass through Barakhamba Road, Tolstoy Marg and culminate at Jantar Mantar where cultural events will be held from 1 to 4 pm.

Kindly depute a reporter and a photographer to cover the People’s March.

Yours sincerely
Shabnam Hashmi

Retailers to help consumers leverage True 4G advantage
AIMRA to undertake True 4G awareness campaign for retailers and consumers

New Delhi, January 29, 2016: As the latest technology to engulf the Indian markets, 4G has already started making waves all over the country. Various cellphone service providers have launched 4G services in select states and regional markets, hoping to make the most of the first mover advantage. However, those who know the field well, know the difference between having a 4G connection and a ‘True 4G’ experience.
Thus, the All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) has initiated a drive to educate its members – the retailers – on what a ‘True 4G’ experience constitutes and which technology is necessary to have ‘True 4G’. Retailers will be informed that ensuring your device has the VoLTE technology is the key to having the ‘True 4G’ experience.
As a part of the drive, the association plans to conduct events, seminars, and live demonstrations for the retailers. They will also come out with a wide range of communication to help illustrate the concept of True 4G. These will be displayed at prominent locations at retail counters so that the message can be passed on to the consumers as well.
‘True 4G’ symbol will be used to mark all such communication and would be used to familiarize the consumer at large about True 4G credentials assured through technologies such as VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, andeMBMS.
The awareness drive is considered necessary in view of the launch of VoLTE-enabled 4G phones in the smartphone market. These are different from the ordinary ones that only have basic technology to deliver hi-speed data on 4G-LTE (Long-term evolution) network, and were first to hit the market. When VoLTE-enabled smartphones are launched, consumers are going to ask which one should they buy. Once told about the benefits of True 4G, consumers will prefer to buy the True 4G phones and retailers could end up with inventory of normal 4G phones. For, generally speaking, the retailers act as a guide and enabler of choices for their consumer.
Speaking about AIMRA’s role in the True 4G awareness campaign, Mr. Arvinder Khurana, National President, AIMRA said, “AIMRA is committed to bringing benefits of latest developments to all stakeholders in the mobile industry. We want to ensure that consumers are always aware about the latest technologies available in the market so that they always take an informed decision while purchasing devices. Through this campaign we believe retailers will be better informed about the key differentiators between VoLTE and non-VoLTE devices and will therefore be able to provide accurate guidance to consumers.”
‘True 4G’ pertains not just to the 4G network but also to having the technologies such as VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, and eMBMS in your smartphone. These will allow users to make voice calls in HD quality, have 7-way audio conferencing, make videocalls and organize 4-way video conferencing, simultaneous talk and surf function, and make calls directly using the Wi-Fi connection. Leading device makers such as LG, Lenovo, Micromax, LYF and Intex have started introducing VoLTE/VoWi-Fi-enabled 4G devices in the market while others are expected to join the bandwagon soon.
Thus, AIMRA’s campaign will help lead the consumers towards devices that can give ‘True 4G’ experience, by using the ‘True 4G’ symbol on those that fulfill the criteria.

Indo – Nippon Golf Cup 2016 
supported by
(Japan chamber of commerce and industry in India)
Invite you for the announcement of
Indo – Nippon Golf Cup 2016
Join in to celebrate the evening over
Cocktails & Dinner
On Friday, 29th January 2016
5, Sardar Patel Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
  1. 15 pm Onwards
Guest List
H.E Kenji Hiramatsu Ambassador of Japan to India
Mr. K. Nagaraj Naidu Minister of External Affairs
Vice Admiral Naval staff KB Singh
Classical Dancer Sonal Mansingh
Sunil Kanoria ASSOCHAM President
Neelam Pratap Rudy
Sandeep Marwah
to name a few

Media RSVP
Rashi Rohatgi Khan

The Derby goes Ultra! 
The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby partnered by Signature Packaged Drinking Water
to be held on Sunday 7th February
~A thrilling display of equestrian excellence, enchanting fashion and plenty of Good Times await
 India’s Biggest Horse-Race & Show of Fashion!~
Mumbai, January 30, 2016:
Combining the worlds of glamour and fashion with adrenaline-pumping top class horse racing, Kingfisher Ultra, the hugely successful brand from United Breweries,announced its first ever association with the Indian Derby, leading to the 2016 running of the Grade 1 Indian Derby being called
THE KINGFISHER ULTRA INDIAN DERBY partnered by Signature Packaged Drinking Water.
The week-long countdown to the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby partnered by Signature Packaged Drinking Water which will be held on Sunday, 7thFebruary was kicked off with the unveiling of the prestigious Silver horse winner’s trophy at the Mahalaxmi Race Course today.
Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President – Marketing, United Breweries Limited along with Mr. Zavaray S. Poonawalla, Chairman of the Royal Western India Turf Club and Mr. Vivek Jain, Chairman of the Marketing Committee, RWITC, unveiled the coveted trophy, which is inspired by the regal legacy of equestrian racing. The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby partnered by Signature Packaged Drinking Water is one of the richest sporting events in India boasting an unmatched stake money in excess of Rs. 3 crore, and a spectacular exhibition of equine power and high fashion. Over 30,000 guests, including many of Mumbai’s hip and fashionable set are expected to descend onto the Mahalaxmi Race Course for this iconic event.
Commenting on Kingfisher Ultra’s sponsorship of the Indian Derby, Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President – Marketing, United Breweries Limited said, “Kingfisher Ultra is a super-premium mild beer brand and is one of the fastest growing brands in our portfolio. Ultra is the only beer brand in the country that associates itself with fashion. We have leveraged fashion and lifestyle to create a distinct premium identity for Ultra, and the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby is India’s biggest show of fashion, apart from being the most prestigious horse race in the country. We look forward to delighting consumers with the Ultra Experience – The Emperor of Good Times”
Subroto Geed, Senior Vice President – Marketing, United Spirits Limited said,  “USL will continue to partner with RWITC through revised terms of engagement for the remaining two years of the existing contract – in 2016 and 2017.  USL and RWITC have had an unprecedented long and mutually beneficial relationship for over 3 decades, with USL building the Indian Derby to its current stature as India’s premier racing and lifestyle event.  USL through Signature Packaged Drinking Water will continue partnering with the Indian Derby as a title partner as the title transitions to the new sponsorship.”
The upcoming extravaganza will boast internationally acclaimed jockeys and their prime stallions battling it out on the turf as the city gears up to put their best fashion foot forward. The Indian Derby is the single largest attended event in Mumbai and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.
Zavaray Poonawalla, Chairman RWITC, said, “The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derbypartnered by Signature Packaged Drinking Water is India’s biggest race by far. We are privileged to host it once again with our usual pomp and pageantry.”
Vivek Jain, Marketing Head RWITC stated, “This year will be the first co-branded Indian Derby in history. We are delighted that two leading brands in their respective fields – Kingfisher Ultra and Signature will partner to bring this iconic race to our Turf. The promotion and build up will be mammoth and we are committed to host yet another grand weekend.”
Says one of our racing experts, “The 2016 running of this iconic event is amongst the most open in decades and has compelling stories emerging with just a week to go. TheKingfisher Ultra Indian Derby partnered by Signature Packaged Drinking Water is the second leg of the Indian Triple Crown and is run over a mile and a half which requires the perfect balance of speed and stamina to win this prestigious race. It is expected that while the front runners will be colts or geldings, the emergence of a star filly from Pesi Shroff’s stable, called ‘Myrtlewood’ is giving the boys sleepless nights and many believe that she will win this battle.”
The races will be telecast live on the Neo Network and a recent arrangement with Bloomberg TV will increase the footprint even further. The races start at 12:30 and go on till sundown. Tickets are easily available at the venue. For more details
About Kingfisher ULTRA:
Kingfisher ULTRA, the Emperor of Good Times was launched in September 2009. A high-end brand from United Breweries, ULTRA assures consumers the best quality, taste and the most differentiated experience across every touch point. Kingfisher ULTRA is made from the finest imported malts and hops giving it a distinctive taste. The packaging is unique with an embossed flint bottle, ring pull crown, gold metalized neck and front label.
The brand has based its activations on prominent genres like fashion and music. Apart from these, Kingfisher ULTRA has also launched various other activations and promotions across all points of sale which have met with positive response amongst its consumers. It is a beer for the classy, modern, urban, confident, independent and self-assured consumer. It is for those who want the best and deserve the best. It is currently available in all major cities of the country.

About Signature Packaged Drinking Water and Signature Start Up Accessories:
For over two decades, Signature has been acknowledged as a highly distinctive and premium brand in the USL portfolio. Under this trademark, the company also successfully operates strong brand extensions in Signature Packaged Drinking Water and Signature Start Up accessories. The exciting range of Signature Start Up accessories includes trendy T-shirts with messaging that inspires people to make their mark on the world by starting up and following their passion. The Signature Start Up accessories collection is available on leading e-commerce sites.


·       NSD’s 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav to be held in New Delhi from February 1 to February 21, 2016
·       More than 10 countries from around the world with almost all the states of India to come together to showcase their best theatre talent
·       ‘World Theatre Forum’ to be a part of BRM, where eminent theatre personalities from various countries will come together
·       Some of the finest names in the theatre world, including Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe Pankaj Kapur, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Saurabh Shukla, among others to be a part of the festival
·      BRM to also travel to Jammu, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Thiruvananthapuram this year

Preparations are underway on a massive scale at the National School of Drama, as the institute is gearing up to host the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav.

The best of plays from around the world will be a part of this international festival, which promises to be bigger and better than previous editions. To be organised from 1stto 21st February 2016, the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav will be held across leading venues in New Delhi.

The inauguration ceremony to kick off the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav will take place at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi on Monday, 1st February 2016 in a grand way. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) & Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and eminent stage and film personality Mr. Nana Patekar have consented to be the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor at the inaugural ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by the performance of MACBETH in Manipuri, by Chorus Repertory Theatre, which is directed by renowned theatre personality Shri Ratan Thiyam.

Bharat Rang Mahotsav promises to be bigger and better than ever with theatre groups from over 10 countries including USA, Australia, Italy, Sri Lanka, Poland, Bangladesh, Spain, China, Pakistan, Austria. Some of the finest names in the theatre world from India and abroad are set to be a part of the festival. The biggest theatre groups from almost all the states of India will also travel to showcase their talent at the festival. In a bid to promote theatre in other parts of the country as well, Bharat Rang Mahotsav will also be held at Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Ahmedabad (Gujarat),Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), and Bhubaneswar (Odisha).

The performances will be held at Abhimanch and Open Air Theatre at the NSD Campus along with LTG Auditorium, Kamani Auditorium and Shri Ram Centre in New Delhi. Tickets will be available at NSD box office and at the website 91-11-23382821, 23387916) in denominations of Rs. 50 and Rs. 100 at Open Air Theatre; and Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 200 and Rs. 300 at all other venues.


National School of Drama

Cordially invites you to the

 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav

International Theatre Festival of India

Monday                                           5.45 pm                       Kamani Auditorium
February 01, 2016​                                                  Onwards                      Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-1
Chief Guest: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Honble Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) & Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India
Guest of Honour: Shri Nana Patekar, Eminent Stage & Film Personality
Presided by: Shri Ratan Thiyam, Chairperson, NSD Society
 Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama will also be present on this occasion

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