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August 2014

Launch of the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 26th and 27th August, 2014 at Ranga Shankara Theatre


The next edition of Attakkalari India Biennial (AIB),  South Asia’s largest international contemporary dance festival, will be held in venues across Bangalore from  6 to 15 February, 2015 and will aim atanimating the city.


Programmed around the theme ‘Dance Connect’,  Attakkalari India Biennia 2015 is organised by the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (ACMA) to foster new connections in producing, presenting and receiving contemporary dance locally as well as globally. True to the theme of the next Biennial – “Dance Connect” – Attakkalari has devised a series of activities to connect individuals, communities, localities and organizations right across Bangalore and indeed throughout India and internationally. Biennial 2015 will be officially launched on 26th and 27th August with an exciting performance by the Attakkalari Repertory at Ranga Shankara Theatre, JP Nagar.

The launch event will be attended by artists, friends, supporters and partners from the Media, Corporate, Educational, Cultural, Diplomatic, Government and Non-Government sectors.

Over the 6 editions so far, the Attakkalari India Biennial has emerged as a unique, vibrant and most important platform for contemporary movement arts in the South Asia region,  stimulating many artists andorganisations to launch their own initiatives. (Please visit for details about the 2013 Festival). Bringing more than two hundred  artists from twenty odd countries toBangalore, the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 has evolved as South Asia’s largest international contemporary dance festival.  

Mr Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, says “Attakkalari India Biennial 2015 will mark the coming of age of contemporary dance practices in India,  and will open up new avenues for dance artists and audiences alike. Fresh ideas in training and skills development, experimentations and collaborative approaches in creation of new dance works, innovations in presentation, openness blended with constructive critiquing in the reception of performances etc., will be the hallmark of the coming Biennial. The citizens of Bangalore will connect with the Biennial and embrace it with their own initiatives to make dance part of their living in the city, wherever they reside, study or work. ”

Venue: Rangashankara, JP Nagar, Bangalore

Dates: August 26th and 27th, 2014

Time: 7.30 PM

Tickets at Rs 200 are available on and at the venue.

For more information: 080 2212 3684 or 4148 3534 |


Kirtilals celebrates 75 years of legacy

kirtilalBangalore: Kirtilals, India’s premium diamond and gold jewellery brand, revered by its patrons, launched its new showroom with largest and splendid  range of diamond and gold jewellery collections in Jayanagar,  Bangalore: Mr. Suraj Shanthakumar, Director – Business Strategy and Ms. Seema Mehta, Director – Creative Kirtilals inaugurated the exclusive showroom in the presence of world renowned classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Jacqueline Shave from Britten Sinfonia.


On occasion, Ms Seema Mehta, Director – Creative Kirtilals said “ Bengaluru is fast evolving as a trend setter in haute couture and this includes the fine diamond jewellery segment too. Consumers are always looking forward to unique and personalized designs, which would suit their personality. To carter to this well-educated market on style and fashion, we offer all the 3 looks in fine jewellery – Heritage, Classic and Contemporary. We are elated to launch our new showroom and bring the best of design and experiences.”


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Bangalore, August 22, 2014: LiveJam, in their Breakfree Tour, performed at TRIO World School, Sahakarnagar today. With its expertise in working with school students through Breakfree tour in India and abroad, LiveJam aims to bring a transformation in Urban Teens through Music. 
The program comprised of fun activities through the musical performance and beat boxing by LiveJam, and a small skit on handling peer pressures, stress and identity crisis. There was also a short motivational talk/interaction on the themes of freedom and identity by Mr. Bonny Andrews. Some of the students from TRIO World School also performed with LiveJam.
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Students were encouraged to identify a unique identification aspect, whether a hobby or character quality that they are passionate about and build upon that.

Maui Jim presents WASSUP: Sunglasses with unmatched clarity of lenses

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New Delhi, August 2014: Are you an outdoor activity lover who never likes to compromise on the fun? Then, Maui Jim’s latest offering WASSUP is a pair of sunglass that will bowl you over with its brilliance.

Maui Jim, the makers of the world’s clearest non-glass sunglass lenses has introduced WASSUP, a sunglass loaded with technology and packing unmatched attitude into a sleek rectangular nylon frame that hugs the face to fend off the sun.

WASSUP offers full coverage for medium faces. The frames have embedded Rubberon nose pads and ear pads. They feature the ultra-clear benefits of SuperThin(ST) Glass lenses that are distortion-free from edge to edge.

This style comes in Matte Black with Neutral Grey lenses; Tortoise with HCL Bronze lenses; Gloss Black with Maui Rose lenses; and Matte Black Rubber with Maui HT lenses.

Priced at Rs. 14,700 WASSUP sunglasses provide exceptional comfort and style and is available at all leading optical stores across cities.

WASSUP is an aggressive new offering from Maui Jim that optimally showcases the company’s patented lens technology that is now encased in frames that offer many advantages for outdoor adventures that demand optical clarity.  WASSUP is available in digital prescription with parameters of +3.00 to -4.50,” said Mr. I Rahumathullah, Managing Director at Maui Jim India.

Bangalore witnesses beauty and glamour yet again -7 girlswere Nidhi Agerwal, Rakshitha Harimurthy, Noyonita Lodh, Veena Singh, Asha Bhat, Monisha Ramesh and Jeevana Vishwanathan. from Bangalore has been shortlisted for the finals in Mumbai

Contestants at the Bangalore auditions for Miss Diva Universe 2014

Bangalore, Aug 21, 2014: The beautiful city of Bangalore received an outstanding response to the glamorous auditions of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014.  The city has yet again not failed to surprise with the enormous talent it has to offer. The shortlisted finalists from Bangalore are fast tracked to the final round of auditions at Mumbai in September.  The seven shortlisted girls were Nidhi Agerwal, Rakshitha Harimurthy, Noyonita Lodh, Veena Singh, Asha Bhat, Monisha Ramesh and Jeevana Vishwanathan.

L- R( Jeevana, Noyonita, Veena, Rakshitha, Nidhi, Monisha, Asha )with judges Waseem Khan and Parvathy Nair

 The auditions were judged by well known photographer Waseem Khan, popular South Indian actress Parvathy Nair and Anirban Das Blah, CEO of renowned talent agency CAA Kwan.

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Inorbit Mall, Whitefield in association with CRY, invites you to ‘OPEN YOUR EYES’

A photo exhibition from 22nd to 24th August 2014

Bangalore 21st August, 2014: Inorbit Mall, Whitefield joins hands with Child Rights and You (CRY) to spread awareness about child labour through theOPEN YOUR EYES’ photo exhibition campaign on 22nd, 23rd and 24th August, 2014, at the mall.

As part of their annual photo journalism campaign, Click Rights, CRY will exhibit photographs and audio visuals focusing on child labour. This would be the final phase of the campaign that uses photography as a medium to sensitize people on issues affecting child rights in India. CRY also hopes to draw attention to the state of child labourers in our country, a social phenomenon that is on the rise, eating away into our nation’s future. Here are some facts:

  • 10.1 million child labourers in India between the ages 5-14!
  • 22% rise in number of working children between 5-9 years of age!

Through this initiative, CRY wishes to connect with the patrons at Inorbit Mall, Whitefield and sensitize them to the taboo called child labor – a curse that not only deprives children of their education and their mental and physical development, but also steals their childhood.

Inorbit Mall, seconds CRY in the belief that Zero Tolerance is the only way to combat child labor. To spread awareness about this issue in India, CRY volunteers will perform ‘Nukkad Natak’ to spread awareness regarding the issues of child labor. They will also be interacting with the patrons to highlight the grim situation of child laborers in the country and how they can help to eradicate it. The photos being exhibited have been taken by eminent photographers, CRY volunteers and children from CRY project areas.

The event is a part of Inorbit Connect, under which the mall conducts events that cater to various social causes and issues.This weekend, come join this mission to get India to ‘Open your eyes’ and say NO to Child Labour, only at Inorbit Mall, Whitefield. Bring your children along for the art and craft activities at the mall.

 Where:  Main Entrance Ground Floor, Inorbit Mall, Whitefield

When:   22nd to 24th August 2014

Time:     11:00 am onwards


For any further information please contact: Inorbit Mall on 080 67280000

Satyug Gold announces “Satyug Mera Gold Plan” The transparent & efficient way to buy Gold


India, August 20, 2014: Satyug Gold Pvt Ltd announces its latest Gold Plan “Satyug Mera Gold Plan’ wherein customers can buy gold from just Rs.50/- a day. A gold plan which comes with the guarantee from IDBI Trustees & Brinks as safekeepers, this gold plan is an absolute safe and secure way to purchase gold.  It is the first gold plan in the market with complete transparency and no hidden cost at competitive pricing. Satyug Gold has tied up with some of the best regional commodity distributors to make gold accessible to every household and has a pan India presence. All due diligence and back office for Satyug Gold will be managed by Karvy Computershare.

Satyug Gold has signed long term sourcing contracts with mines in South Africa, Ghana and Peru for consistent supply of gold directly from the mines through their own refinery in India; this will keep the pricing competitive and lower than other jewellery brands. Satyug Gold is aiming for 2 lakh customers. Currently customers can invest in the plan either online or through their 600 distributors, which is in tie-up with Karvy Computershare spread across the country and are aiming at 5000 distributors by the end of this financial year through tie ups with cooperative banks.

“It gives me great pleasure to launch the Satyug Mera Gold Plan, a smart and efficient way for the people in India to buy gold in a systematic manner. Our key features are unique and we have our own consistent supply of gold direct from the mines through our own refinery in India that keeps our pricing very competitive. Along with my team we have spent days and nights in putting together a plan that is regulatory compliant, efficient and effective for the consumer. Welcome to the satyug mera gold plan.”  Says Ceo Raj Kundra

“Gold has always been an important part of our culture and a safety haven when markets become turmoil. We have seen Gold give good returns in the past years and above all is a very liquid asset. Now through my company Satyug I introduce ‘Mera Gold Plan’ making gold buying much more affordable, easier and 100% safe. I thank IDBI and Brinks for tying up with us in this innovative Gold Plan initiative and look forward to a long association” Says Chairperson Shilpa Shetty Kundra

We are associated with Satyug Gold Private Limited as Trustees”-Said Subrat Udgata, VP, IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited

“We are pleased to be associated as a strong front office and back office service provider for Satyug Gold. We believe that our pan India network coupled with a strong technology platform would help provide a high level of customer service for their investors. We wish Satyug Gold the very best” –said V Ganesh, CEO of Karvy Computershare Pvt Ltd

Satyug Mera Gold Plan (SMGP) is offered by Satyug Gold Pvt. Ltd. (SGPL), a Shilpa Shetty Kundra venture, to enable systematic accumulation of gold grams by customers for their personal requirements. SMGP enables customers to accumulate physical gold in small quantities on a monthly basis through the benefit of “Monthly Rupee Average Pricing”. We have our own state-of-the-art gold refinery in India and are able to deliver the most competitive gold prices because of our direct mine to consumer setup.

Key Features of SMGP:

  • Buy Gold from just 1000/- a Month
  • No Lock in Period
  • No Storage Charges
  • No Hidden Fee’s
  • 100% Safe and Secure
  • Pure 24k Satyug Gold Coins

Saree Festival at Inorbit Mall

ZEST from Tata Motors, the All-new Stylish Compact Sedan, now in Bangalore

Bangalore, August 19, 2014: Tata Motors today announced the launch of the Zest, the all new, sub-four metre compact sedan with a start price of Rs.4.69 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Bangalore, for the petrol Revotron 1.2T model and Rs. 5.73 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Bangalore, as the start price for the diesel variant. Zest from Tata Motors, clearly showcases the three key vectors of DesigNext, DriveNext and ConnectNext to deliver best-in-class performance with unparalleled driving pleasure in a spacious, dynamic, comfortable and stylish sedan. The company on 12thAugust, 2014 opened sales nationally of this most awaited car. The cars will be on sale across the country in over 470 Tata Motors Passenger Vehicle sales outlets from today.  

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 L- R  Girish Wagh,Sr Vice President,Head Product Designing, Mr. Virat Khullar, Head Product Marketing, Mr Nakul Gupta,Regional Managaer, South1, Tata Motors

The company also launched an industry first service offering with the 333 Confidence. This unique programme offers best-in-class warranty of 3 years or 1 lakhs Kms (whichever is earlier), an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) of 3 years/ 45000 kms (whichever is earlier) and a free 24X7 Roadside Assistance service for 3 years. With this, Tata Motors is offering its customers high reliability, reduced cost of ownership and great resale value for the Zest.

According to Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “We at Tata Motors are delighted to launch the much-awaited Zest. It has been engineered for global customers, by global teams across India, UK, Italy and Korea to offer a car that matches refinement with performance – from the engine, to suspension & braking, the NVH or premium materials. All this has brought elegance to life in this segment. With 29 segment-first features, Zest from Tata Motors is the first all-new vehicle in the Horizonext journey with our commitment to bringing disruptive innovation to this segment of car-buyers. Both the petrol and diesel versions come with their unique segment-firsts and we are confident it will delight our consumers with its design, driving pleasure and great connectivity features.”

As the name suggests, the all-new Zest exudes excitement and energy and is designed to give the driver total control of his vehicle. Zest is the first vehicle from Tata Motors that clearly exemplifies the HORIZONEXT themes of Intense Product Focus, World-class Manufacturing Quality, Enriched Purchase Experience and Consistent Quality of Service for its passenger vehicle business.

The Zest is being manufactured at the Pimpri and Ranjangaon Plant in Pune, on a completely modified X1 platform. For further details on the car or please visit:

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