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New York Festivals Radio Awards announced the 2022 Storytellers Gala award winners on April 26th to facilitate the best audio creations created by 42 countries across the world. Reaching the top list of Asia’s awardees, India backed one bronze and 10 finalist awards.
Among the recognised names of the radio fraternity ‘Radio Parvaaz’, powered by Bhopuwala Creative Solutions Private Limited, backed two finalist awards.
Radio Parvaaz is a jail radio station working to reform the inmates inside the jails of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. It was established less than a year ago by India Vision Foundation, an NGO founded by Dr Kiran Bedi.
Whereas, Bhopuwala is an audio production startup that under a year of its establishment, bagged four finalist awards on the most prestigious international radio platform, the New York Festival Radio Awards.
Radio Parvaaz, bagged two finalist awards for ‘Shame to Fame: The astonishing reformation story of Govind Singh' in the category ‘Documentary: Heroes’ and ‘Radio Parvaaz’ in the category ‘Documentary: Community Service’. Radio Parvaaz’s ‘Shame to Fame: The astonishing reformation story of Govind Singh' is a real-life story of an inmate who reformed his life after completing his jail time and is currently working as a radio jockey with Radio Parvaaz.
"Through the medium of Radio Parvaaz, we are trying to reform prisoners in order to provide a better life to them. In this noble journey we have received Bhopuwala's support not just in radio programming but in the entire initiative, RJ Divya and Abhishek resonate our mission of saving the next victim and that’s been our strength,” said Ms Monica Dhawan, Director, India Vision Foundation.
Radio Parvaaz is an accumulation of diverse shows that are run on the radio station by Mr Abhishek Sharma, RJ Divya, Ms Neelakshi and RJ Govind.
Talking about the vision of India Vision Foundation, RJ Divya, the radio presenter and conceptualizer of Radio Parvaaz said, ‘Radio is a very personal medium and the driver is always the stories. The way Parvaaz runs on the hopes, stories and inspiration of the inmates, sort of makes us believe in the power of radio a lot more. While working on this project with Bhopuwala, we have built a community which not only serves but empowers those in need through the medium of radio.”
“Radio Parvaaz is exactly what our society needs right now. The way Radio Parvaaz gives a second chance to the inmates is an essential need to be followed throughout the country and Bhopuwala has done a tremendous job in highlighting the same to the world,” said Ms Neelakshi, the mediation guide at Radio Parvaaz.
Competing with the world’s best audio creations, Radio Parvaaz, a jail radio station, powered by Bhopuwala gained world recognition on the most prestigious international radio platform, the New York Festival Radio Awards through their motive to do good for the society. India Vision Foundation’s vision says ‘save the next victim’ and that's what they are trying to do along with Bhopuwala through the medium of Radio Parvaaz.
India’s leading financial news platform adds another feather to its cap, displays the highest growth of 37.6% amongst top 30 services in the category
Moneycontrol Pro, India's fastest growing financial news subscription service has secured the 14th position amongst the top digital news subscription services worldwide, as per the Global Digital Subscription Snapshot of 2022 Q1 Update Report. The report has been curated by International Federation of Periodical Publishers (FIPP) in association with CeleraOne.
Furthermore, Moneycontrol Pro has also ranked amongst the top 3 subscription services in Asia and reported a massive growth rate of 37.6%.
Continuing to set many milestones on its path to success, Moneycontrol Pro emerged as the top 3 subscription-based news platforms in Asia and displayed the highest growth generating resounding success.
The report sees Moneycontrol Pro, the only Indian publisher in the list, alongside a stellar group of global publishing platforms such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal amongst others. With an objective to help subscribers on their wealth creation journey and providing them clutter and noise- free information, Moneycontrol Pro dominates the Indian market unlike no other. With a consistent increase in average time spent and unique visitors, Moneycontrol recently cemented its position as the go-to destination for market and business news.
Through a platform-agnostic approach, it continues to provide its ever-growing subscriber base of 5 lac+ active users with premium, relevant and exclusive content that helps them decode a fast-changing economy.
Sharing his thoughts on the achievement, Manoj Nagpal, Business Head, B2C Revenue, Moneycontrol, said, “At Moneycontrol Pro, we strive to keep our investors at a pedestal by constantly improving their experiences. Since our inception in 2019, we have evolved and launched an array of features such as Know Before You Invest, Big Shark Portfolios and Economic Calendar that have played an instrumental role in helping people get comprehensive analysis, a better understanding of the major players, and track major financial events respectively. By perfectly aligning ourselves to new-age emerging technologies and the ever-changing demands of our users, we are proud to have curated a product that adds immense value to their lives. Wins such as these are immensely encouraging for the entire Moneycontrol team and motivates us to bring uniquely designed solutions for our subscribers, add more value and thus make them smarter investors.”
Moneycontrol Pro's innovative offerings, services, and deals have always been in line with users’ best interests, making it an undisputed leader in the business and finance segment. Establishing itself as a trusted name in the market, Moneycontrol Pro is committed to making its product and content even more valuable to its readers and setting new milestones.
Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd., today has promoted Amit Haria as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to this, Amit was the Vice President-Accounts and Finance and a key member of the executive leadership team at Shemaroo.
In his new role, Amit will be leading the financial and business affairs of the company.
Amit has been associated with Shemaroo for almost 15 years. He was instrumental in steering the company’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) successfully in 2014. His expertise in financial management and strategic planning has ensured smooth functioning of all systems with compliance being taken care diligently.
Hiren Gada, CEO-Shemaroo Entertainment commented, “We are delighted to announce this new development and congratulate Amit on his new role. Amit’s promotion is aptly timed as we are ready for the leap to lead the exciting future of entertainment, I am confident that he will bring a valuable, holistic perspective to drive our ambitious growth plans while staying true to our vision and core values.”
Amit Haria, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Shemaroo Entertainment added, “I am excited to take up the new role and steer the company’s growth aligned with its overall ambitions. I am truly inspired by the organisation’s work ethics, its culture of innovation, and the core values upon which its foundations rest. This is an exciting time for the media and entertainment industry and I am thrilled to be a part of this new exhilarating journey.”
Amit has a rich experience of over 22 years in the field of finance and accounts. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a commerce graduate from the University of Mumbai. He holds a Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Some of his core competencies include raising finance, strategic/financial planning, management of offshore subsidiaries, problem resolution, cash flow management, and liaising with banks, amongst others.
ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform, premiered ‘Jhund’ on 6th May.
‘Jhund’ is on the life of Vijay Barse, a social worker and the founder of Slum Soccer, an organization which facilitates better living conditions, upliftment and development of children from underprivileged backgrounds through football.
The audiences loved and appreciated Amitabh Bachchan's portrayal of Vijay Barse in ‘Jhund’ and National award-winning director, Nagraj Manjule's efforts in bringing to life the journey of a real-life hero on the celluloid. Adding to the grandeur of the story and to celebrate the inspiring story of Mr. Vijay Barse led by the cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan, ZEE5 unveiled a 100X100 ft poster over the Asalfa slums near the Mumbai airport, a spectacle for passengers of all flights landing in and taking off from the city of Mumbai.
The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Gargee Kulkarni, Meenu Aroraa, and Nagraj Manjule and directed by Nagraj Manjule. The movie also stars Rinku Rajguru, Akash Thosar, and Tanaji Galgunde, who are all known for their roles in the film Sairat. Post a successful theatrical launch, Jhund is now available on ZEE5.
Watch Jhund streaming now, exclusively on ZEE5
Fans of the singing sensation will witness him belt out his popular melodies in the cities of Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and the remaining 6 cities will be announced soon
You know it’s a good time, when ZEE Live’s Supermoon comes to town! The much-loved platform continues to bring fans up-close and personal with some of the biggest stars from all around the world, that include Russell Peters, Raftaar, Prateek Kuhad, Divine, Yohani, and AP Dhillon to name a few. This summer, for the very first time ever, Supermoon is ecstatic to launch the Supermoon ft. B Praak – King of Hearts Tour spanning 10 cities across India.
Be it falling in or falling out of love, fans are set to witness the popular Punjabi singer ignite a symphony in their hearts with his popular tracks of romance and heartbreak. It’ll be a night filled with pure magic as the famed artist churns out popular chartbusters such as Mann Bharryaa, Ranjha, Teri Mitti, Dholna, Kaun Hoye Ga & Filhall, and many others.
The tour will kickstart in Mumbai on 28th May and will end with a bang with his fans left spellbound in July. With tickets for the event all set to sell like hotcakes, the multi city tour will be an experience that fans from across the nation will be enthralled. The tour that sees entertainment being served on a scale never witnessed before will adhere to the highest standards of safety and hygiene.
Commenting on being a part of Supermoon ft B Praak – King of Hearts Tour, B Praak, singer and composer, said, “I’m extremely excited to go on a live symphony tour with none other than the mavericks of live entertainment business - Supermoon, and touring as many as 10 cities across India. Knowing that your music is appreciated across all corners of the country is everything that I could have ever asked for. My fans have made me the star that I am today and, it’s now time for me to give them an unforgettable symphony concert that they’ll cherish. I can’t wait to get started and give them an experience to remember for a long time.”
Sharing his thoughts on the upcoming event, Swaroop Banerjee, Chief Business Officer, ZEE Live said, “Over the years the Supermoon brand has become synonymous with legendary touring artists. If it is a name trending in the fans' mind from Sri Lanka, Canada, UK, or closer home; that artiste will tour with Supermoon. When we signed the national award-winning legend B Praak, it was the first time that he is putting together a full-blown Symphony based musical journey. The tour will travel 10 cities in India and see thousands of Supermoon fans experience it. The concert is performed in an outdoor arena format where a large part of the arena is seated and then there are standing enclosures. It is incredible to see B Praak paaji and our partners at EYP working so hard to compose and create the Supermoon King of Hearts Tour.”