Monday, March 20, 2017


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First ever Marathi actress Smita Gondkar carves her name on the trophy of Best Actress for the Feature film Mr. & Mrs. Unwanted at the prestigious  ALTFF 2017- Alternative Film Festival Spring 2017 at Toronto, Canada.
The air in front of a power packed audience was filled with Smita Gondkars incredible international acclaim and everyone speaking with a lot of pride and honour for the Marathi film industry. While in the past she has been capturing the imagination of the audiences world wide but with this recognition, she has become an inspiration for every aspiring talent in the regional as well as the Bollywood film industry who identifies with her drive, passion and charisma. This rise to global stardom from a successful Marathi industry star is providing a lot of recognition to SmitaGondkar across a lot of International film festivals.. 
Smita Gondkar says " I am over the moon to receive the Best Actress award for the feature film Mr. & Mrs. Unwanted at ALTFF 2017- Alternative Film Festival Spring 2017, Toronto, Canada . It is a team effort & along with my producer, Executive producer Pramod Mohite, director and the Dop, I want to thank  all the technicians including the make up team, the catering team, the spotboys, the lighting men, and every member of the crew who have contributed in my success. But most importantly, I am humbled that people feel and have acknowledged that I have made Marathi cinema more relevant and prominent internationally and this feeling is my real award at the ALTFF, Toronto, Canada."
"The real sense of achievement lies in bringing pride to the Marathi film industry and my country on an international platform and I thank everyone who has worked with me and mentored me to have contributed to make all of this happen."

Guess who’s going to Paris?

Have you heard yet?! Corridors are abuzz with news of her brushing up on her French and stocking up on all the latest in Parisian couture. We hear she even tried her hand at some French cuisine while entertaining friends for dinner in preparation for her upcoming trip.

The perfect combination of beauty and talent, this Bollywood actress has this je ne sais quoi, that’s taking the world by storm and got everyone going ‘ooh-la-la’. With her innate grace, and nonchalant elegance, she epitomizes classic French beauty and against the backdrop of the City of Lights, her brilliant streak of success is only set to get brighter… because she’s worth it!

Our lips are sealed on who our newest L’Oréalista is, but we think you’d have guessed already!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

POC Medical Systems Inc. unveils ‘MammoAlert’ – A disruptive pre-screening test for early ‘Breast Cancer Detection’

Shri Prakash Mehta (Housing Department Minister), Mr Ramana Tadepalli (Board Director - POC Medical Systems), Smt Amruta Fadnavis, Mr Sanjeev Saxena (Chairman & CEO - POC Medical Systems, USA)

  • Revolutionary technology utilizing blood sample for testing Breast Cancer – Affordable, Rapid, Efficient & Accurate Results  
  • In attendance of Smt Amruta Fadnavis & Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant and other prominent dignitaries

Mumbai – 15th March 2017: POC Medical Systems Inc. today unveiled a rapid, portable breast cancer screening test, MammoAlert™ based on its Pandora CDx™ microfluidics-based platform. Smt Amruta Fadnavis, Hon. Dr Deepak Sawant - Health Minister, Hon. Minister Shri Prakash Mehta - Housing Department, Hon Minister Smt. Vidya Thakur - Women and Child Development and Shri Sunil Oza, Sahaprabhari, Uttar Pradesh were present for the global unveiling.

The blood-based test will be launched initially in India where established screening methods are not widely accessible to large populations of women. The test is the first application of the company’s platform.

The Pandora CDx developed by POC Medical Systems is a microfluidic platform for rapid, point-of-care serum screening. It is based on a unique, low cost disposable microfluidic disk. The platform is a very simple and easy-to-use system. This portable breast cancer screening test, which runs on Pandora CDx technology, uses a simple drop of blood to generate results in 15 minutes. It uses multiple cancer markers for high accuracy. The Pandora CDx has a sensitivity of 0.97 and specificity of 1 which implies an accuracy of over 95% and a false positive rate of zero.  This will have a huge social impact enabling thousands of women in India to detect breast cancer in its early stage due to the products efficient, simple, accurate and significant affordability.

Commenting on the launch of MammoAlert, Honourable Smt Amruta Fadnavis said: “I am extremely proud and feel honored to be part of a movement to promote early screening of breast cancer. I would like to congratulate POC Medical Systems for its commitment towards making cancer screening accessible and affordable”. She especially stressed on the ‘Shame’ aspect. In her words, “Till now women had to go through the humiliation of exposing her self to get tested for ‘Breast Cancer’, which was one of the biggest deterrents in India apart from high cost. With ‘MammoAlert’, women can now get screened with the help of a simple blood test.”

While talking about the technology, Maharashtra Health Minister, Hon. Dr Deepak Sawant said, “In India, as per the current statistics, over 1.5 lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer and almost half i.e. 70,000 deaths are reported every year, a woman succumbs to breast cancer every seven minutes in this country. With this innovation, we can aspire to save so many precious lives. This technology makes cancer screening within the reach of common man across geographies, which already is a big goal for the Government”.

Mr Sanjeev Saxena, Founder President and CEO, POC Medical Systems Inc. says, “Healthcare is still low on priority and in major cities, screening is still an ‘alien' word. POC has developed this technology to strengthen the healthcare system and enhance the disease fighting capabilities. MammoAlert is a screening tool which detects if a particular woman is affected by breast cancer and the intensity of it in real time. Being an Indian American and after dedicating 2 decades of my life to cancer prevention, it is a moment of pride and nostalgia for me to bring a life saving technology to India.”

Breast cancer is a nonexistent entity for a majority of population till a near and dear one suffers from it. POC’s disruptive technology will allow medical diagnostics to be brought to common people, especially in villages and tier 3 and 4 cities through a distributed but connected Point of Care model using a lab in a Box in the form of a microfluidics CD. This new field is called 'Digital Healthcare’ which is working with meaningful samples i.e. blood, where all the body information is stored. This brings us to the intersection of medtech and digital health with a big data component. 

Mr Saxena further added that, “The Pandora CDx Point-of-Care System, over the period will enable the patient screening for life threatening illnesses including different types of cancers (e.g. Prostate, Oral, and Cervical), Malaria, Tuberculosis and Cardiac Disorders. POC’s ultimate goal with the technology platform is to help save millions of lives through early stage screening and detection, and in turn, significantly reduce medical treatment costs.”

POC Medical Systems plans to launch MammoAlert in India by July 2017.

BHARAT PRERNA AWARDS 2017- In recognition of The Silent Heroes

NEWS & PIC Kabir

Chief Guest-Gajanan Kirtikar (Member of Parliament)

Initiative by- Indian Speciality Chemical Manufacturers’ Association ( ISCMA ), Supported by- Industrialist & Philanthropist Dr. Aneel Murarka & Manish Murarka Mirachem Industriies, Ample Missiion & L.N Chemical Industries

Dr. Aneeel Murarka & Manish Murarka – Founders of Ample Missiion present BHARAT PRERNA AWARDS 2017- In recognition of The Silent Heroes - a brilliant and unique initiative to honor the saga of bravery of Specially Abelled Achievers of the country who have never been applauded or appreciated for their brave acts.

The event saw the presence of Pooja Bedi, Asit Kumarr Modi, Manish Wadhwa, Nitesh Pandey, Sooraj Thapar, Jiten Lalwani, Dilip Sen, Kunika, Poonam Pandey, Avinash Dwivedi, Sambhavna Seth and Namish Taneja, Akshat Singh and many more 

The idea behind this noble initiative to honor the saga of bravery of an individual and displayed an extraordinary courage or act which has become an example for fellow citizens to motivate and follow which bought pride to the country is the brainchild of Industrialist & Philanthropist Aneel Murarka & Manish Murarka, who are an achievers in their own right. Hence, they has now have put together a one-of-a-kind award function, a special recognition & award for all those who have pursued meritorious acts against all odds.  

Aneel Murarka playing a strategic role in the company is a known philanthropist mentions “If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, these ordinary people have pursued extra ordinary acts of bravery without fearing for life. I along with my team have worked hard to put everything together & have received immense support from our friends in the industry to make my dream project happen

Manish Murarka says “The bravery acts these people have performed have gone unnoticed; hence we would to award these people for their saga of bravery and propel the people to pursue acts of bravery”

1.      Ms. Sarbani Dasgupta - Patient of Congenital Cerebral Palsy - Written poetry and lyrics for Bengali and Hindi movies 
2.      Ms. Hemali Lalji - Hearing Impaired - Civil Engineer 
3.      Ms. Ketaki Nitesh Jani - Alopecia - Mrs.India Winner
4.      Mr. Hiren Dave - Visually Impaired - Singer 
5.      Ms. Jyoti Dhawle - Hearing Impaired - Community Advisor, Motivational speaker, writer and blogger
6.      Ms. Sara Thadani Patel - Hearing Impaired - US based Makeup Artist
7.      Dr Roshan Shaikh - Can't Walk - Doctor at KEM Hospital
8.      Mr. Chirag & Mr. Devang Nadola - Hearing Impaired - Animation Expert
9.      Mr. Vinayak Jagannath bhise - Visually Impaired - Administration officer at National Insurance Company
10. Ms. Sanam Suraj Karunakar - Can't walk - Opened a home care for Dogs
11. Ms. Awantee Jathar - Hearing Impaired - Works at CRISIL 
12. Ms. Prerna Agarwal - Visually Impaired - Singer 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bollywood Actress Radhika Apte Encourages Girls To Feel Comfortable In their Skin and Be Truly Unstoppable with the New Whisper Ultra Soft

8th March 2016: Women today are on their individual unique journey but their ultimate goal is the same, they all want to be successful at what they choose to do. This International Women’s Day, in a bid to encourage girls of the country to go all out to chase their dreams, be comfortable in their skin and be truly unstoppable, the extremely talented Radhika Apte celebrated the launch of the New Whisper Ultra Soft.
Talking about the need for women in India to realize their full potential and be unstoppable in life, Radhika Apte said, “It’s important for us women to create a sense of self-worth in everything we choose to do in our lives. We need to be unstoppable and realize our full potential. This is possible only when we feel comfortable in our skin. Comfort is also a factor that matters in a woman’s life. We want to be & feel comfortable not just on regular days but also during those five days of the month. It’s necessary to make our needs priorities which includes opting for the best sanitary solutions like ‘New Whisper Ultra Soft’ that provides the superior ‘comfort’ a girl deserves during those five days.”

Whisper, the country’s leading Feminine Care brand, has always strived to unleash the confidence of women. In this constant endeavour to work towards encouraging women across the world to be truly unstoppable – it has in the past come up with path breaking campaigns like ‘Touch the Pickle’ and ‘Like A Girl’. This has changed the paradigm of conversations about Female Health and Hygiene in India, be it encouraging girls to break free from period taboos or about boosting confidence of young girls as they approach puberty. With this year’s International Women’s Day theme being “Be Bold For Change”, the brand not only continues to celebrate women’s achievements but also continues to work towards their endeavour of encouraging women to be comfortable in their skin and be truly unstoppable.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

‘मला लगीन करायचं’ म्युझिक अल्बम प्रकाशित

काही दिवसांपासून मानसी नाईक लग्न करतेय का? मानसी नाईक लग्नाच्या बेडीत अडकतेय का? मानसी कोणाशी लग्न करतेय? अशी कुजबूज मनोरंजन क्षेत्रात सुरु होती. मानसीच्या लगीनघाईचा खुलासा नुकताच उलगडला तो ‘मला लगीन करायचं’ या म्युझिक अल्बमच्या प्रकाशन सोहळ्यात. नानूभाई जयसिंघानी यांच्या ‘व्हिडिओ पॅलेस’ प्रस्तुत ‘मला लगीन करायचं’ या धमाकेदार म्युझिक अल्बमच्या निमित्ताने रंगलेला  मानसीच्या लग्नाचा अनोखा प्रमोशन फंडा सुपरहिट ठरला असून हे गाणं प्रदर्शनापूर्वीच खूप लोकप्रिय ठरलंय. या म्युझिक अल्बमच्या प्रकाशनासाठी त्यांची संपूर्ण टीम लग्नाच्या थाटामाटात अवतरली होती.

या अल्बमचे वैशिष्ट्य म्हणजे यात ‘डान्सिंग क्वीन’ मानसी नाईक सोबत ‘कॉमेडी बादशहा’ जॉनी लिवर आणि ‘डीआयडी’ फेम सिद्धेश पै या तिघांनी प्रथमच एकत्र ताल धरला आहे. शिवाय जॉनी लिवर यांनी प्रथमच मराठी रॅप स्टाईलमध्ये ‘मला लगीन करायचं’ या गीताचा मुखडा गायला आहे. तिघांच्या जुळून आलेल्या केमिस्ट्रीमुळे हा अल्बम खूपच देखणा झालाय. मराठी आणि पाश्चिमात्य संगीताच्या फ्युजनमध्ये काहीतरी नवीन करायचं या विचारातून या गीताची निर्मिती झाली आहे. ‘व्हिडिओ पॅलेस’ प्रस्तुत ‘मला लगीन करायचं’ या अल्बमची निर्मिती, दिग्दर्शन व कोरिओग्राफी अशी तिहेरी जबाबदारी सिद्धेश पै यांनी सांभाळली आहे. याचे आणखी एक वैशिष्ट्य म्हणजे मानसी नाईकने या गीतात जॉनी, सिद्धेश व १२ डान्सर मुलींसोबत रॉकिंग परफॉर्मन्स दिला आहेच; शिवाय या गीतातील प्रत्येकाचे लूक आणि स्टाईल डिझाईन केले आहेत.

रोशनी भालवणकर आणि मानवेल गायकवाड लिखित या गीताला संगीतकार स्वरूप भालवणकर यांनी संगीत दिलं असून स्वरूप भालवणकर सोबत आदर्श शिंदे यांच्या दमदार आवाजात ते स्वरबद्ध झालं आहे. या अल्बमचे छायाचित्रण किरण गुंजाळ यांनी केलं असून वेशभूषा दिपेश हिंगु यांची तर कलादिग्दर्शन प्रणय व प्रितेश यांनी केलंय. कॉमेडी किंग जॉनी लिव्हर यांच्यासोबत काम करण्याची संधी मिळाल्याबद्दल खूप आनंद झाल्याची भावना मानसी नाईकने या निमित्ताने व्यक्त केली. जॉनी लिवर यांनी देखील काम करताना खूप धमाल अनुभव आल्याचे सांगितले. सिद्धेश पै याने देखील ‘व्हिडिओ पॅलेस’ने इतक्या दिमाखदार स्वरुपात हा अल्बम प्रदर्शित केल्याबद्दल नानूभाई जयसिंघानी यांचे आभार मानले.

येत्या लग्नसराईत ‘मला लगीन करायचं’ हे गीत नक्कीच धुमाकूळ घालेल.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

‘फक्त मराठी’ वाहिनी करणार ‘सलाम स्त्री शक्ती’ला

‘फक्त मराठी’ वाहिनी नेहमीच आपल्या प्रेक्षकांसाठी वैविध्यपूर्ण चित्रपटांचे सादरीकरण करीत असते. याच पार्श्वभूमीवर ८ मार्चच्या जागतिक महिला दिनाचे औचित्य साधत ‘फक्त मराठी’ वाहिनीने वैविध्यपूर्ण स्त्रीप्रधान चित्रपट रसिकांच्या भेटीस आणले आहेत. ‘फक्त मराठी’ वाहिनीवर येत्या ४ मार्च ते १० मार्च दरम्यान दुपारी २:३० वा.‘सलाम स्त्री शक्ती’ विशेष चित्रपट दाखविण्यात येणार आहेत.

यामध्ये प्रेक्षकांना ‘मोहिनी’, ‘हिरवा चुडा’, ‘पोलिसाची बायको’, ‘सत्यमेव जयते’, ‘आईच्चा गोंधळ’, ‘सख्खा सावत्र’, ‘सवतीचं कुंकू’ या सात स्त्रीप्रधान चित्रपटांचा आस्वाद घेता येणार आहे. स्त्री व्यक्तिरेखांचे विविध कंगोरे या चित्रपटांमधून बघण्याची संधी आपल्याला मिळणार आहे. आजवर‘फक्त मराठी’ वाहिनीने सादर केलेल्या कार्यक्रमांना प्रेक्षकांनी नेहमीच भरभरून पसंती दर्शविली असून ‘सलाम स्त्री शक्ती’ मधील चित्रपटांना देखील रसिकांची पसंती लाभेल.