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Freedom from Stupidity this Independence Day
Watch the all new season of ‘Science of Stupid’ with Manish Paul on 15th August
On India’s 69th Independence Day, National Geographic Channel and Manish Paul is launching a special campaign to help people achieve a new kind of freedom. Freedom from Stupidity!
On 15th August, with the launch of the much awaited new season of Science of Stupid on National Geographic Channel, Manish Paul will showcase amazing misadventures of people from around the world. All of these mishaps, from biking stunts gone wrong to people slipping on wet floor, will be analyzed to find the scientific reason of what exactly went wrong and why. Manish will explain the physics, chemistry and biology at play, and then present forensic details to explain the stupidity that resulted in failure.
Catch the premiere of the new season of ‘Science of Stupid’ at 9 pm on August 15, 2015 on National Geographic Channel.
The new season combines science with some of the craziest, most spectacular and painful user generated clips ever recorded from all over the world. It not only has UGC footage of these unbelievable fails, but also combines great animation sequences with incredible slow-motion photography to explain the stunts.
Manish Paul, who has also hosted the two earlier seasons of the highly successful series, says ‘This new season is much more exciting than any episodes you would’ve seen earlier! It not only has some mindboggling clips of stunts gone wrong, but also showcases some really fascinating science theories! Of course, watching it will be incredibly entertaining. But it will also make people more aware of stupid and embarrassing things they can commit. Hopefully, we will give them Freedom from Stupidity through this series!’
Tune into National Geographic Channel to catch the launch of the new season of Science of Stupid at 9 pm on 15th August. The series continues every Monday to Friday at 9 pm on the channel.
Life OK launches a new comedy-crime show ‘Daffa 420’
Watch as two conmen and a cop join hands to solve unique and bizarre cases
Life OK presents an all new genre of comedy - crime with a unique partnership between conmen and a police officer who get together to solve bizarre cases of scams and conning
We often hear of a common phrase, ‘Police walokinadostiachihainadushmani’ (It’s neither good to be friends or an enemy with a policeman). The chasebetween a cop and aconman has always beenprevalent. But when they both tie up with each other, their relationship becomes even more exciting.
Starting August 15th 2015 Life OK presents a new comedy-crime series called Daffa 420. The show will air every Saturday &Sunday at 8pm only on Life OK.
Manoj Pahwa(Chand) who was recently seen in the super-hit Bollywood film DilDhadakne Do, is popularly known for his excellent comic timing. He plays a pivotal role here along withthe versatile actor Amit Mistry (Bhola). Amit has played a fundamental part of several movies like Singh Saab The Great, YamlaPaglaDeewana and many more. Yuvika Chaudhary(Anusha) who is known for her sizzling character as Dolly in Om shanti Om, playing the role of an honest and sharp police officer. She is challenged with bizarre cases that prove difficult to crack while keeping to the code of law. Through Chand and Bhola, she gets an insight into a conman’s mind which leads her to solve these bizarre cases. This unusual partnership evokesinstant laughter and adventure in this light crime caper.
Chand, is a cynic-chauvinist strategist who, with his sharp and witty mind, reads what the naked eye can’t. His partner,Bhola, who is always in awe of him, loyally follows all his orders and considers him his hero. Each character’s different mannerism and individualistic perspective sheds a different light on each of the cases. Chand and Bhola’sunbreakable relationship and their conning experience will help them tackle different cases strategically.
Inspired by world famous cons, this unique show will take the audience through strange yet hilarious cases with every episode. Anusha will be seen cracking these unique cases with the help of Chand and Bholawho con oblivious people by leading them to temptation.This exciting sequence of funny and bizarre cases and the manner in which the trio solve them, will bring thrill and suspense with lots of laughter and entertainment to the show.
Commenting on the show, a Life OK spokesperson said, “We are excited about the launch of this all new genre of fictional comedy-crime series with a unique storyline and promising actors. Manoj Pahwa and Amit Mistry have an exceptional comic timing and Yuvika Chaudhary is a very talented actor. I’m sure they will entertain the audience and give the show an interesting look. We are optimistic about the show and trust the viewers will enjoy it too.’’
Daffa 420 is co-produced in collaboration with Saregama India and Mahir Films.
Says Manish Popat, “Saregama Productions is looking forward to the launch of Daffa 420. It is anupbeat comedy-crime show with talented actors and a very jovial story line that will entertain the audience with every episode. Anusha and the duo Chand and Bhola, will bring in lots of laughter and entertainment as they crack absurd con cases.’’
Mahir Khan, Producer at Mahir Films comments, “This is a one of a kind show which has been inspired by world famous cons. We conducted extensive research for almost three years and are very pleased with the outcome. The modus operandi of these confident tricksters comes alive in a beautiful way throughout all the episodes. Our core focus was to ensure it is a family drama by limiting the violence factor.”
Backed with a unique storyline and hilarious comic moments of the talented actors, Life OK promises to givethe audience a feel-good experience withDaffa 420.
92.7 BIG FM celebrates Independence Day at Siachen
There are heroes and heroic tales of battles won; then there are sacrifices and tragic stories; all for the sake of India’s Independence.
To celebrate the glorious 69th year of our freedom and the privilege that our armies and freedom fighters have left us behind with, 92.7 BIG FM gives soldiers the BIG Salute at Siachen, the highest battlefield in the world with ‘BIG Paigham – Sarhad Ke Naam’.
As part of the initiative, 92.7 BIG FM’s RJs – Prateek, Balaji, Shruthi and Abhimanyu will host an event for the jawans. While the RJs will interact with soldiers over conversations and games, popular singer Aakriti Kakkar who has lent her melodious voice to hit songs like Saturday Saturday in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya and Iski Uski in 2 States among others, will entertain the jawans with some soulful songs and renditions at Siachen.
Apart from a normal life, soldiers are also unable to interact with family members from time to time. Giving life to the campaign, ‘BIG Paigham – Sarhad Ke Naam’, the RJs will collect messages from family members of soldiers stationed at Siachen and read out all messages to them as part of the initiative. They will also take messages from the jawans and communicate them back to their loved ones.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited stated, “Independence Day celebrations of a country especially one with a democracy and secularity like ours, largely signifies the unity that is prevalent amongst citizens. We celebrate it extensively but we also tend to forget that our jawans are still out there safeguarding our country. To extend our gratitude to them, we will be celebrating this Independence Day differently, doing something that no one ever has – travelling to the top of the Siachen glacier and accompanying the jawans, living their life and celebrating the occasion with them. Our RJs are extremely excited to listen to their stories and I am certain that our listeners will enjoy listening to them on-air too.”
Looking forward to an unforgettable experience in Siachen, singer Aakriti Kakkar said, “I am delighted to partner with 92.7 BIG FM and be the chosen one for such a prestigious activity for Independence Day. This will be my closest experience to witnessing greatness, feeling nationalist and embracing the patriotism in its truest form in Siachen. It is truly an honour and I feel in my own little way, this is perhaps the least I can do for our country's forces through music. I owe every day we live to them and it is so humbling a feeling to be able to live few moments with them this Independence Day, all thanks to 92.7 BIG FM.”
EEMA announces first edition of EEMAX GLOBAL Awards 2015
Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), the apex body of the Indian event industry has announced the EEMAX GLOBAL Awards to identify, celebrate and honour the best events and experiential marketing projects from India and around the world.
Entries for the EEMAX GLOBAL Awards are expected from agencies in India, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and USA. The three level selection process, involves taking the award entries through a screening jury, a global jury and peer voting by members of EEMA to choose the winners in 29 categories that span entertainment events, social events, sporting events, weddings, exhibitions, digital events, government events, education programs and CSR.
Mr Sabbas Joseph, President- EEMA, shared, “The EEMAX GLOBAL Awards are a clear sign of India¹s event industry going global. Indian event companies are being retained by international clients and brands for development of activation programs as well as corporate events, mega public events and also sporting galas. EEMAX GLOBAL will signify a welcome to global agencies to showcase their work in India which is the fast-developing turf for global event programs.”
The presentation ceremony will be held in Mumbai, India in September 2015. More information about the award categories and how to apply can be viewed at www.eemaxglobal.com
The event industry in India has grown exponentially over the last two decades with several 1000 entities operating in this space, in various segments and levels across 100+ cities in India. EEMA is the first and only body of its kind, which seeks to bring together the country’ leading event management companies, entertainment professionals, artist management companies and international counterparts on the same platform.
For the first time in its history, EEMA hosted a national fund-raiser in October 2014 called HUM HAIN … Ummeed-e–Kashmir across 4 major cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai; that brought the collective efforts of its members, along with the Film and Television Producers Guild, Zee Network, United Way of India and several celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali etc. for the re-development of Kashmir and Assam post the flood.
The premier convention of the live events and experiential marketing industry, EEMAGINE SUMMIT 2015, brought together global professionals like David Zolkwer, Matteo Carvino and Sarah Gardiner; Indian leaders and achievers like Poonam Mahajan, Venky Mysore, Dr. A Didar Singh, Vikas Agnihotri, Rishi Jaitly, Yannick Colaco, Ravi Krishnan and Nitin Kukreja and several other imagineers from the events, entertainment, sports, cinema, advertising and marketing industry under one roof to discuss trends and map the future of the industry in a path-breaking convention.
The focus at EEMA has been to build engagement across the regions to ensure maximum participation and regional development and to continue its purpose it will host training workshops and webinars for EEMA member-agencies on HOW TO SUBMIT AWARD WINNING ENTRIES.
Apart from honoring the best within the event fraternity, EEMAX GLOBAL will also include presentations of a few award-winning global case studies and entertainers from some of India’s finest music and cinema performers.
Arterial Pulse Analyzer and Immunize India selected as winners of Networked India 2015
Kiren Rijiju, MoS, Home Affairs felicitates winners of Networked India 2015
Ericsson & CNN-IBN today announced the winners of ‘Networked India 2015’ at The Oberoi in New Delhi. The two winning projects were: Arterial Pulse Analyzer – a low cost innovation that helps clinicians diagnose CardioVascular Diseases (CVDs) in a more effective manner developed by Sushanth Poojari and Pradeep Gatkine and Immunize India – the world’s largest free SMS service that gives parents vaccination reminders, developed by Dr. Ranjan Kumar Pejaver and Gopala Krishnan. The winning Projects were given cash rewards of Rs. 5 Lacs each.
The Grand Finale of Networked India 2015 included a keynote address by Dr. M Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre & Programme Director of Mars Orbiter Mission (ISRO) followed by brief presentations by the finalists showcasing their projects and a power dialogue with India’s leading thought leaders on ‘Networked India: Are we there yet?’.
The awards were presented to the winning teams by the Chief Guest for the evening by Mr. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt of India.
Synopsis of the Top 5 projects:
1.Arterial Pulse Analyzer – The innovation is a low cost arterial pulse analyzer which can help clinicians diagnose CardioVascular Diseases (CVDs) cases in a more effective manner as well as automate the process of CVD diagnosis to enable medical camps and mobile medical vans to diagnose CVDs without the need of trained healthcare professionals, especially in a rural setup. The device is a low cost non-invasive diagnostic instrument with onboard analysis being performed on a Mobile phone/tablet.
2. ImmunizeIndia - This is the world’s largest free sms service that gives parent vaccination reminders for your child. It aims to prevent 500,000 child deaths and disabilities by the end of year 2018.
3. Constapark - Constapark is a parking on demand solution app which lets users pick and drop cars at the tap of a button anywhere in the service location.
4. WiFi Trash Bin – This innovation offers free wifi to people who dispose trash in these bins. The WIFI Trash bin gives out a unique passcode for users to access the WiFi network every time they put the trash in the bin. The idea helps in keeping the surroundings clean, aided by the availability of free WiFi access.
5. Helping Faceless – The Helping Faceless app is a social initiative that helps combat child trafficking using state-of-the-art technology. The app tracks vulnerable children and helps restore them back to their homes.
Chris Houghton, Head of Region India, Ericsson, said, “Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society where we believe that everything that benefits from a connection will be connected.We endeavour to enable the change makers, who are using mobility and the internet to make a positive impact on society. Networked India is a platform to encourage the real change-makers and motivate others by sharing their inspring stories.”
Speaking on the occasion, Avinash Kaul, CEO, IBN Network said, “It has been our privilege to felicitate people who have innovated inimitable ideas in the field of technology and I hope their innovations bring a positive change in the world someday. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of Networked India.”
Radhakrishnan Nair, Managing Editor, CNN-IBN, said, “It is our great pride and pleasure to have received such an overwhelming response from our audience. The award is our earnest effort to appreciate the outstanding contribution of the brilliant minds behind these innovations. I wish all the winners hearty congratulations.”
The nominations were invited from innovators all across the country through the campaign portal www.networkedindia.com.
Over 140 entries were received in the period 8th June to 12th July, 2015 and top five projects were selected by an eminent jury comprising of industry experts. The shortlisted projects were on diverse subjects and sectors such as Healthcare, Environment, Transport and Human Rights. Out of the top 5 projects, the jury announced these top two winners.
The Jury Panel included:
Kiran Karnik - Former President, NASSCOM
Harkesh Mittal – Head of Innovation, National S & T Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Govt of India
Nishant Rao - Country Manager, LinkedIn & Chairman, IAMAI
Alok Goel – MD, SAIF Partners & Former CEO, Freecharge
Sonam Wangchuk – Innovator & Founder – SECMOL