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Biggest Digital Media Awards this 5th June, Mumbai

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Star India launches a public service campaign with CARE India to mobilise relief for Nepal & Northern India

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Star India launches a public service campaign with CARE India to mobilise relief for Nepal & Northern India
‘Ek Padosi hi Padosi ke Kaam Aata Hai’
Mumbai, April 29, 2015 - Star India, the country’s leading media and entertainment conglomerate, has launched a nationwide public service campaign ‘Ek Padosi hi Padosi ke Kaam Aata Hai’ with the NGO CARE India to mobilise relief for the natural disaster that struck Nepal and parts of northern India claiming more than 5,000 lives. A massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, the worst to hit the Himalayan Kingdom in 80 years. In India, states of Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh have also suffered the wrath of the earthquake.
The Star India campaign will involve Bollywood celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma Preity Zinta and a host of Star network’s renowned icons whowill appeal to Indians for donations, which will be channeled directly to CARE India. Viewers will have an option to donate …

‘Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014’ winners announced 13 years of rewarding the best in Indian writing

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‘Raymond Crossword Book Award 2014’ winners announced 13 years of rewarding the best in Indian writing



“The Blind Lady’s Descendants by Anees Salim” won the Raymond Crossword Book Award in the Indian Fiction category  The other short listed books wereThe competent Authority by Shovon Chawdhary - Aleph pyblishersThe Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baske- Hansda Sowvenbdra Shekar- AlephThe Smoke is Rising by Mahesh Rao- Random HouseThe Place by Amitabha Bagchi- Harper CollinsOdyesseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhary-Penguin Books
This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War by Samanth Subramanian won the award for Indian Non-Fiction. The other short listed books in this category wereCapital- by Rana Dasgupta- Harper CollinsA Southern Music by T.M.Krishna -Harper CollinsFilomena's Journeys' by maria Aurora Couto- AlephColours of The Cage- A Prison Memoir by Arun Ferreira- AlephPublic Secrets of Law: rape trials in India by Pratiksha Baxi- Oxford University Press.
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2nd Trailer launch of #AnuraagKashyap's '#BombayVelvet' was a showier affair than the first

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2nd Trailer launch of  #AnuraagKashyap's '#BombayVelvet' was a showier affair than the first
Actors and Producers assemble for a showier launch with the media doing honors in large numbers

Anuraag Kashyap's FoxStarStudios bankrolled, much awaited retro-period thriller 'Bombay Velvet' had it's second trailer launch at a suburban five star hotel with most of the films major stars and producers present to give the show a push up in the media. Controversy's child Anuraag Kashyap seemed gung-ho and happy to flaunt his new found acceptability in mainstream Bollywood with none other than once hated Karan Johar by his side doing the opening honors of detailing his experience on set. " It was my debut as an actor. The only time I had come before the camera previously was as a kid for the TV serial 'Indradhanush.' When Anuraag had come to me with the script I was under the impression that he was looking to me to produce the film but at the end of the n…

#X #EnglishAustralianFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: * *

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#X #EnglishAustralianFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: * *



#PicksAndPiques/SnippetFilmReview 24thApril2015/#JohnsonThomas