Tuesday, December 18, 2018

अनु मलिक यांचे मराठीत पदार्पण



आसूड’ चित्रपटाला दिले संगीत

मराठी सिनेसंगीताच्या आकर्षणाने हिंदी चित्रपटसृष्टीतल्या गुणी गायक व संगीतकारांनी मराठी चित्रपटांमध्ये आपल्या प्रतिभेची मोहोर उमटवली आहे. बॉलिवूड इंडस्ट्रीतील एक मोठं नाव म्हणजे सुप्रसिद्ध गायक संगीतकार अनु मलिक. आजवर असंख्य हिंदी चित्रपटांतील गाण्यांना आवाज व संगीत देणारे राष्ट्रीय पारितोषिक आणि फिल्मफेअर अॅवॉर्ड विजेते अनु मलिक आसूड या आगामी मराठी चित्रपटात आपल्या संगीताची जादू दाखवणार आहेत. या चित्रपटाच्या निमित्ताने त्यांनी प्रथमच मराठीत पाऊल ठेवलं आहे. हा चित्रपट येत्या ८ फेब्रुवारीला प्रेक्षकांच्या भेटीला येणार आहे.
२ नोव्हेंबर १९६० रोजी जन्मलेल्या अनु मलिक यांना संगीताचा वारसा त्यांचे वडील ख्यातनाम संगीतकार सरदार मलिक यांच्या कडून मिळाला. १९८० साली वयाच्या २० व्या वर्षी त्यांनी संगीत दिग्दर्शन क्षेत्रात पदार्पण केले. गाण्यांमध्ये तबल्याचा वैशिष्ट्यपूर्ण वापर ही अनु मलिक यांच्या संगीताची खासियत आहे. आजही त्यांच्या गाण्यांवर तरूणाई फिदा असते. बॉर्डर’, ‘बाजीगर’ विरासत’, रेफ्युजी, ‘बादशहा’, जुडवाँ, ‘मै हूँ ना’, ‘शूट आउट अॅट वडाला’, ‘दम लगाके हैशा’, ‘यमाला पगला दिवाना’ या चित्रपटांमध्ये त्यांनी संगीत दिलेली गाणी प्रचंड लोकप्रिय झाली. ‘उँची है बिल्डींग’, ‘गरम चाय की प्याली हो’‘जानम समझा करो,’ ‘ज्युली ज्युली’, ‘मै खिलाडी तू अनाडी’ ही त्यांनी गायलेली गाणी सुद्धा सुपरहिट झाली.
हिंदी चित्रपटसृष्टीत स्वतःचं वेगळं स्थान निर्माण करणाऱ्या अनु मलिक यांचे मराठी संगीतावरही विशेष प्रेम आहे. भीमसेन जोशीलता मंगेशकर आणि आशा भोसले ही तर त्यांची दैवतचं आहेतपण त्याचसोबत सुधीर फडकेश्रीधर फडकेहृदयनाथ मंगेशकर या प्रतिभावान गायक-संगीतकरांचेही ते चाहते आहेत. आपल्या अभिनयाने प्रेक्षकांच्या मनावर अधिराज्य गाजवणाऱ्या डॉ. श्रीराम लागू आणि निळू फुले या मराठी कलाकारांबद्दल ही त्यांच्या मनात आदर आहे.    
अत्यंत महत्त्वाच्या प्रश्नावर ‘आसूड’ हा चित्रपट भाष्य करत असल्याने विषयाची खोली लक्षात घेता तशाप्रकारचं संगीत देणं अपेक्षित होतं. यातील गाणी व संगीत प्रेक्षकांच्या मनाला नक्कीच भिडणार असून आपल्या मराठी पदार्पणाबद्दल अनु मलिक सांगतात की,  ‘मराठीत काम करण्यास मी उत्सुक होतो, ‘आसूड’च्या निमित्ताने मला ही संधी मिळाली हा मी माझा सन्मान समजतो. आसूड साठी संगीत देणं माझ्यासाठी खूपच वेगळा अनुभव होता’. यापुढेही मला मराठी चित्रपटांना संगीत देण्याची संधी मिळेल असा विश्वास अनु मलिक यांनी व्यक्त केला.
गोविंद प्रोडक्शन प्रस्तुत ‘आसूड’ या चित्रपटात एका युवकाचा व्यवस्थेविरोधातील लढा दाखवताना शेतकऱ्यांच्या सद्य स्थितीचा, त्यांच्या समस्यांचा विषय हाताळण्यात आला आहे. चित्रपटाची निर्मिती दिपक मोरे यांची असून सहनिर्मिती विजय जाधव यांची आहे. लेखन व दिग्दर्शन निलेश जळमकर तर सहदिग्दर्शन अमोल ताळे यांचे आहे. कथापटकथा आणि संवाद निलेश जळमकर व अमोल ताळे यांचे आहेत. छायांकन अरुण प्रसाद यांनी केले असून संकलन सचिन कानाडे यांचे आहे. 

MUMBAI WITNESSES POWERPACKED FITNESS ACTIVITIES BY BODYPOWER INDIA ON 14TH DECEMBER 2018





~Giving Fans Unprecedented Access- MR. BODYPOWER featured a Stellar Line-Up Of Athletes such as Kevin Levrone, Jacob Sumana, Paul Poloczec, Jagienska Kaminska, Tom Coleman, Dan Wynes And Marguerita To Name A Few~


December: After the huge success of FitFactor India and BodyPower’s BodyBuilding show in Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune, BodyPower India attracted thousands of fitness enthusiasts at their fitness event FitFactor India in Mumbai on 14th December 2018 at Rangsharda Auditorium, Mumbai, 6 pm to 10 pm.

The event featured some of the best-known big profile athletes, Legendary IFBB Hall of Fame Kevin Levrone, celebrated IFBB PRO's Jacob Sumana and Paul PoloczecIFBB Bikini Diva Jagienska KaminskaWBFF PRO, PCA PRO, Muscle Model Tom Coleman, International UK Fitness Model Dan Wynes and WBFF PRO Marguerita to name a few, giving fans unprecedented, exclusive access…incredible stuff!

On BodyPower’s roaring success in Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune and Mumbai these events will also be held inHyderabad 15th DecemberBangalore 16th December and Chennai 17th December, 2018.

Commenting on the occasion, Nick Orton, CEO, BodyPower said, Whilst I may have started BodyPower in India by training Bollywood superstars, it was always my intension to take our inspirational message about the importance of staying fit and healthy, to everyman. After six years working in the country, I have seen a monster change in peoples attitude to fitness – now it reaches every corner of this great country, and I think that BodyPower has acted as a catalyst to drive that change, with our expo’s and events creating fever pitch levels of excitement amongst the youth in particular. This year’s BodyPower tour is full of excitement, challenges and top quality competitions! Visitors to the events will witness world class athletes performing in front of their eyes; they will get the chance to meet and talk to a plethora of fitness superstars and I will be the guest MC, talent spotting and having some fun along the way…prepare for the most widely anticipated tour ever to grace the country, you cannot fail to be motivated and inspired.”

Monday, December 17, 2018

‘रॉकी’ येतोय


आजच्या तरुणाईला अॅक्शनपटांचे विशेष आकर्षण आहे. अॅक्शन सोबतच इमोशन आणि त्याच्या जोडीला ठसकेबाज संवाद हे समीकरण जुळलं तर प्रेक्षक त्या चित्रपटाला उचलून धरतात. असाच अॅक्शन आणि इमोशन याने परिपूर्ण असलेला ‘रॉकी’ हा अॅक्शनपॅक्ड सिनेमा ८ मार्च ला प्रेक्षकांच्या भेटीस येत आहे
‘सळसळतं रक्त आणि अंगात रग, वाटेला गेलात याच्या तर बाजार उठलाच म्हणून समजा’ असा इशारा देत रॉकी सिनेमाचं पोस्टर नुकतंच लाँच झालं. सिनेमाच्या टीजरला प्रेक्षकांचा जोरदार प्रतिसाद मिळत आहे. एकूणच या टीजर आणि पोस्टरमुळे या चित्रपटाबाबतीत प्रेक्षकांची उत्सुकता वाढत आहे. पोस्टरवर दिसणारा पिळदार शरीरयष्टीचा हा तरुण नेमका आहे तरी कोण? हा प्रश्न सिनेवर्तुळात सध्या चर्चेत आहे. या चित्रपटाची निर्मिती ड्रीम व्हिवर प्रोडक्शन्स आणि सेवेन सीज प्रोडक्शन्स यांची असून प्रस्तुती पेपरडॉल एन्टरटेन्मेंट यांची आहे. 
या चित्रपटाचे निर्माते प्रशांत त्रिपाठी, मनेश देसाई, नितीन शिलकर, हिमांशू अशर आहेत. चित्रपटाची कथा-पटकथा दिग्दर्शन अदनान शेख यांचे आहे.

Hinduja Healthcare Surgical receives accreditation for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)


One of the first hospitals in Mumbai / Maharashtra to get TAVI accreditation

Mumbai, 14th December 2018: Hinduja Healthcare Surgical (HHS) becomes one of the first hospitals in Mumbai/Maharashtra to get accreditation for conducting Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), a highly specialized lifesaving cardiac procedure. TAVI is a minimally invasive procedure for treating abnormal narrowing of aortic valve known as aortic stenosis. TAVI is a US FDA approved procedure.

TAVI is an alternative for the surgery that is normally done for valve replacement and is done for people at high surgical risk due to age and other complications. In this procedure, a new valve is fixed with the help of a specialised catheter. This is done without removing the old, damaged valve and without opening the patient’s chest. Surgical valve replacement of elderly patients is a high risk process as it requires open heart surgery which is not recommended due to factors like age, other ailments, previous bypass surgeries etc.

Dr. Haresh Mehta, Consultant Cardiology, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Khar, recently operated on an 87 years old patient at the hospital adopting the TAVI procedure. It is the latest revolutionary technology in treating heart valve defects and is better in terms of safety and efficacy.

“Aortic stenosis (abnormal narrowing of aortic valve) increases the stress and strain on the heart muscle, resulting in anxiety which in turn can lead to various symptoms like chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, lightheadedness, unconsciousness, and even sudden death. If not treated, 50% of these patients can face higher risks or mortality within one to two years from the onset of symptoms”, explained Dr. Haresh Mehta

“The prevalence of aortic stenosis has a considerable impact on the elderly people in India. About 4.5 lakh patients, remain untreated in India due to treatment gap. TAVI accreditation is an accomplishment to reduce these gaps and provide best services with efficient technology. This procedure is a minimally invasive procedure and is a saviour to the patients with severe symptoms of aortic stenosis”, added Dr. Mehta.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Café Coffee Day Introduces ‘Season’s Treatings’ Menu


~ Tis the season to be jolly with some festive beverages at Café Coffee Day~

Mumbai: The festive season is upon us, and it’s time to get jolly and get cosy with a hot cup of coffee or your favourite hot chocolate! Café Coffee Day is all set to make this festive season a special one by introducing a delightful range of beverages with the ‘Season’s Treatings’ Menu and add more merriment to the Christmas celebrations.
The festive beverages at Café Coffee Day are all about comfort and festive delight. If you love hot chocolate, then you must sip on to the Creamy Hot Chocolate – smooth and silky chocolate along with creamy milk is sure to give you a warm hug! If you’re looking to indulge in a chilled version of the drink, then you should opt for the Creamy Cold Chocolate which is as delightful as the Hot Chocolate but with a touch of chocolate drizzle on top.
People looking for a gourmet drinking experience; indulge in a mug of Gourmet Belgian Hot Chocolate – silky Belgian hot chocolate topped with steamy hot milk foam along with a dash of cocoa powder on top. You can also enjoy this unique blend, cold with the Gourmet Belgian Cold Chocolate.
Fans of filter coffee are in for a treat again, but this time with a twist of Indian jaggery. The Jaggery Filter Coffee is not only a classic but is also a perfect wellness drink guaranteed to keep you warm and snug as you munch on some of Café Coffee Day’s delightful food. If you’re looking for an upside-down twist, go for the Inverted Cappuccino with Jaggery – an upside down concoction of espresso and hot milk, sweetened with just the right amount of jaggery!
So, celebrate this festive season with the warmth and love of Café Coffee Day’s Season’s Treatings Menu!
Details at a glance:
What: Café Coffee Day Introduces Season’s Treatings Menu
When: Ongoing
Where:  All Café Coffee Day outlets in the city
Price: INR 119 onwards

BlueStone announces the launch of its first store in Mumbai with actress Kiara Advani



~The company increases retail footprint to 5 stores in 5 months~

Mumbai, December 11, 2018: BlueStone, the country’s leading fine jewellery destination, opens doors for the first brick and mortar store in Mumbai at Inorbit Mall, Malad, with renowned actress Kiara Advani taking us through the collection. Becoming a part of the omnichannel ecosystem, the newly inaugurated store is the fifth store that BlueStone has launched in the country since September 2018.

The brand has a rapid expansion plan, with the aim to open 100 stores in the next two years. Prior to setting foot in Mumbai, Bluestone has established their presence in 4 major cities in the last five months – Delhi, Chandigarh, Mohali and Chennai, with Hyderabad in the pipeline over the next month. The skilled consultants at the stores will assist customers with their selection also offering them the flexibility to request a change in the products gold purity and colour as well as customize the cut, clarity and color in the diamond to suit their needs.

The new stores have taken the value of providing world-class customer service to gain their trust and strengthen the credibility through the provision of multiple touch points for patrons to interact with the brand. Situated in the largest shopping destinations of each city, the stores are designed to offer buyers an immersive jewellery browsing and buying experience.

Speaking at the launch of the new store, Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, Founder and CEO, BlueStone said, “It is with immense pleasure that we inaugurate our new store in Mumbai and our fifth store this year, in the country. This has been the most exciting few months for us at BlueStone. The speed with which the various teams have worked to set up our stores has been amazing, and we hope to continue this momentum. With the stores, our aim is to provide customers with a superior jewellery browsing experience.”

Inaugurating the store, actress Kiara Advani says, “I am super excited to launch the first BlueStone store in Mumbai. The brand has unique and stand-out collections, that I feel will appeal to the youth of Mumbai. I’m sure that every woman who walks into the store will find something that will define her personal style.”

The brand has continued to expand its offline footprint by opening a series of stores during the last five months in the country. This new store in Mumbai is another step forward in the direction to provide people with its wide range of jewellery and to create more than just an experience for the customers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Godrej host Agri- Conclave – “Shaping the Future of Indian Agriculture” to highlight the role of corporates and civil society in doubling farmer income



Mumbai, 11 December 2018: Godrej Group, a diversified conglomerate, today, hosted an agri-conclave focusing on ‘Shaping the Future of Indian Agriculture’In the run-up to Kisan Diwas, the aim of the conclave was to focus on the role of allied stakeholders, such as corporates, civil society, and academia, in doubling of farmer income.

Thought leaders from Corporates, Non-Profit Organisations, Academia and Media came together to discuss agri-interventions that will empower farmers to significantly improve household income and also explore how the sector can be made more attractive for women and youth. In addition, they also discussed the role of millets and protein sources from both a nutrition and livelihood standpoint.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nadir Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Agrovet Limited and Managing Director, Godrej Industries Limited said, “With the government laying special emphasis on the agriculture sector with the vision of doubling farmer’s income by 2022, we are positive about the growth and foresee a lot of potential for farmers. The coming together of like-minded professionals and academia will create much needed awareness on the areas of importance in agriculture”.

Women farmers, Kalavathi V, Rathnamma M, Maya Bai and Neelam Sahu shared their experiences and stories from the farm. The conclave witnessed participation from industry stalwart such as Dr Avinash Kishore, Research Fellow, IFPRI, Dilip N KulkarniPresident, Sustainable Agriculture & Strategy, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Raghunathan N, Co-Founder of Vrutti; Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, Omnivore; Arun Ambatipudi, Founding Trustee & Advisor, Chetna Organic; Dr. Yasmeen Ali Haque, UNICEF Head India; Chef Harpal Singh SokhiKurush Dalal; Culinary Anthropologist, and Balakrishnan S, COO, Vrutti.

Adding further, Mr Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet said, “The agriculture sector offers tremendous opportunities and we at Godrej aim to be at the forefront of these developments. With our focus on research and technology, we strive to offer innovative solutions to enhance the productivity of the sector”.

Vikas Goswami, Head - Sustainability, Godrej Industries Ltd. said, “Women farmers are the backbone of Indian Agriculture. To create a vibrant rural economy it is important that in partnership with women farmers we revive sustainable agricultural practices. The revival of millets along with sustainable agricultural practices will also positively impact long-term soil health and productivity. With this conclave, we aim to not only acknowledge but also bring in the forefront, the important role women play in agriculture landscape.”

Godrej is a prominent player in agriculture and is dedicated to improving the productivity of Indian farmers by innovating products and services.