Ustaad Vilayat Khan Music Foundation hosts musical evening in Delhi

The Ustaad Vilayat Khan Music Foundation has hosted a musical evening at Modern School Barakhamba Road in New Delhi with a jugalbandi by Shujaat Khan and Zakir Hussain on the Sitar and Tabla respectively.

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After a gap of many years the duo performed together and marked a momentous example in Delhi’s cultural calendar, a media statement issued by the Foundation said.

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The guest spotted at the event were Najeeb Jung, Designer Anju Modi, Naresh Kapuria, Sharon Lowen, Uma Sharma, Rekha Modi and Mona Maliah, Raja Randhir Singh, Ravi Jhunjhunwala including others.

With music that touches your soul, Shujaat Husain Khan is one of the greatest North Indian classical musicians of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana of the sitar and his style of playing sitar, known as the gayaki ang, is reminiscent of the delicateness of the human voice.

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Truly international, Shujaat Khan has performed at all the prestigious music festivals in India and has performed throughout Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. Audiences around the world are captivated by his unique style of sitar playing, his exceptional voice, and his intuitive and spontaneous approach to rhythm.

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In 1999, Khan performed as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and in 2007, he was the featured artist at musical concerts celebrating India’s 50th anniversary of independence at Carnegie Hall in New York, Paramount Theatre in Seattle, and Meyers Symphony Theater in Dallas.

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Khan made us proud by being the solo artist representing India in a special performance at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in Geneva commemorating India’s independence the same year. His album ‘Rain’ has been nominated for the Grammy Awards. The Boston Herald has listed Ustad Shujaat Khan along with Luciano Pavarotti as top 25 cultural events. Amazon.com has honored his album as ‘the hundred greatest World Music albums of all time.’

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With hands that are capable of producing magic, Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. His consistently brilliant and invigorating performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his home soil but also gained him worldwide fame.

A classical tabla marvel of the highest order, his playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational proficiency, found in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite accompanist for many of India’s greatest classical musicians and dancers, he is never satisfied by his genius and is constantly working towards improving the music scene globally.

He is widely considered one of the chief architects of the contemporary world music movement. His contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, Remember Shakti, the Diga Rhythm Band, Making Music, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April, 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.

Ssameer rocks at International Fleet Review 2016 with his song Ahoy-Hello-Namaste

Multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer, live performer and multi-instrumentalist, the latest singing sensation, Ssameer lived his name yet again, with his song – ‘Ahoy-Hello-Namaste’, composed specially to mark the eve of the International Fleet Review – 2016. Held in the pride of the Naval Force from India and that from 50 other countries, the event engaged an audience of more than 10,000 people and was adorned with the presence of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narender Modi.

Bollywood superstars, Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut also joined hand-in-hand and gave their voice to the performance along with Ssameer and his band, Qasbah.

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He came, he sung, he conquered! That has been the journey of the latest singing sensation – Ssameer! Or one could say – ‘Miles to go before I sleep!’ as the Talisman for the popular Indian musician, Ssameer!

Ssameer’s musical journey began at the age of 16. Popularly called the ‘artist with a difference’, the multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer, live performer and multi-instrumentalist,Ssameer lived his name yet again, as he entertained his fans with a medley of world instruments and melody during a live launch performance of his latest song – ‘Ahoy-Hello-Namaste’, composed specially to mark the eve of the International Fleet Review – 2016.

Held in the pride of the Naval Force from India and that from 50 other countries, the event engaged an audience of more than 10,000 people and was adorned with the presence of our honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narender Modi. Bollywood superstars, Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut also joined hand-in-hand and gave their voice to the performance along with Ssameer and his band, Qasbah.

Ssameer, who’s known for his more than 24 Carat voice at such a young age, was flabbergasted to see the pouring response and love of his fans, and was reminded of his song, Soniye! Soniye, one of Ssameer’s artistic masterpieces was received as a love-anthem of today’s youth at the time of its launch and ever since. His debut song Saiyyaan was the first-ever Punjabi Rock-Song of its own kind, and never heard before. And his other song, Ankhiyaan Nu Rehen De, is atypical and has touched the hearts of more than 7 million fans in a way like never before. Needless to mention that his songs continue to win the hearts of many from across the world, and the Lord almighty’s blessings have been on him in a way that he has never looked back!

Apart from being blessed with the right intent and musical intonation, Ssameer has also mastered the art of being an exceptional Music Producer over the last few years and has also collaborated with some of the big names to make exceptionally soulful music. His recent song, ‘Kai Po Chhe’ that was a part of the Kai Po Chhe campaign launched in Gujarat, received immense appreciation and applaud from his fans, and marked the beginning of his long-term association with the Gujarat government.

His much-awaited surprises are in the making and you will soon get to welcome them in your playlist. He doesn’t make music to sell! He rather makes it to ring your heart’s bell. When it’s about music, Ssameer follows his own unique pace, and when it’s about his fans, Ssameer knows exactly how to hit the right chords!

I am a soulful singer: Ssameer

Most of his songs are meaningful. He doesn’t like singing or composing songs without meaning or soul. His choice of songs that he sings and composes justifies that he is a soulful singer. In a free-wheeling chat, Ssameer tells Jayashankar Menon about his journey through music. Excerpts:

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JM: How do you justify yourself as soulful singer?

S: Mostly all my songs are meaningful. Some of the names of my songs are Soniye, Ankhiyaan nu rehn de, Saiyyaan, Saawari and Ishq Khudaya. I don’t like singing or composing songs with out meaning or soul. So the choice of my songs that I sing and compose justifies that I am a soulful singer.

JM: Is singing your passion or business?

S: Of course, singing is first my passion, my love and I don’t consider it my business. Although music is the only source of my earning but I don’t make music to sell. Rather I make it to ring your heart’s bell. My first priority is to make good music and good music finds its own path to get me my bread and butter.

JM: Let me know the the song you personally feel is close to your heart….

S: Almost all my songs are close to my heart. If I need to name few of them, I would say Soniye, Ankhiyaan nu rehn de, Saawari, Ishq Khudaya are few of them…

JM: Your biggest achievement and disappointment till date….

S: There has been many achievements but yes one of the biggest one that I feel was my theme song for the IFR 2016 event that was hosted by Indian Navy. The song was selected where many composers from Bollywood had also pitched but my song was selected on a merit basis. And also getting a chance to perform the same song in front on 11,000 people that came from across the globe. Moreover while performing at the same event, the Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was also present there and when I asked him to join me in singing the theme song live and he couldn’t refuse. There has been setbacks which of course many people face in their daily life but I won’t consider any one as disappointment. If anything didn’t work out, I feel that somewhere I was wrong or may be not up to the mark and that I should work harder next time.

JM: How do you define yourself in a line?

S: Ssameer, a singer blessed with utmost versatility. His songs softly whisper that he doesn’t make music to sell – he rather makes it to ring your heart’s bell!

JM: Where would you want to stand yourself five years from now?

S: I see myself being a successful singer with a different style. Giving quite a few hits in Bollywood as well as in independent music scene. I see myself in creating a difference in youth my spreading peace and harmony and working on various causes. I have already composed quite a few songs for various NGO’s out of which one of the recent one was Kai Po Chhe, the idea behind the song was “Swachh bharat abhiyaan’ and “beti bachao, beti padhao”. The song was launched and supported by CM of Gujarat “Anandiben Patel”. I think after answering these few questions, I could justify myself as a soulful singer…

Mercedes-Benz India introduces Mercedes-Benz Aps with COMAND online

Cloud-based Mercedes-Benz Apps now available in S-Class, GL-Class, ML-Class and all AMGs

The Pune-based German luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz India has announced the introduction of Apps with COMAND Online, taking Internet connective to a whole new level. Mercedes-Benz Apps provides convenient access to a wide range of some of the most popular apps and services on the Internet.

Starting with the launch of the stunning new CLS 250 CDI and new Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz Apps are now available with all Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with the COMAND Online System (New Telematics Generation (NTG) 4.5 above (NTG 4.5, 5*1 and 5*2).

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Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We at Mercedes-Benz have always strived to bring the best in modern luxury and latest technology for our customers. The introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Apps is yet another initiative towards this direction. We are confident that the Mercedes-Benz Apps will delight our customers and will not only be a standard offering for our new cars, but also for all our existing customers who have COMAND Online System in their cars. This reiterates our commitments of offering the best ownership experience for our customers.”

In addition to the unrestricted Internet browsing feature, the following apps are currently a part of the Mercedes-Benz Apps service portfolio in India based on app content relevance. These are:

Mercedes-Benz Radio

Mercedes-Benz Radio

It is an exclusive web radio with an inspiring and unique selection of music and carefully selected content created exclusively for Mercedes-Benz owners.

TuneIn Radio

Tune In Radio

Offers the ability to listen to radio stations and poscasts from around the world. TuneIn covers overs 100,000 real radio stations and four million on-demand programmes and podcasts.

Weather

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Customers can stay a step ahead of the weather by viewing a daily or a five day forecast for their current location or a location they specify. The Weather App also allows them to view a nationwide weather map and move the map to display weather to a specific location.

News (Audio news with text-to-speech function)

The News App with a news reading function allows the customer to access on the go worldwide news. The one click read out aloud text to speech feature allows you to listen to all the news as you drive without distraction of looking at the screen.

RSS Newsfeeds

Reading news on the move is part of many of our customers’ daily life. RSS feeds help subscribers stay informed about current news and manage their subscribed feeds. With RSS Reader Service, subscribers can scan headlines of news items to mark them for future reading or listen to full articles that can be read aloud to them while they are driving.

HRS Hotel search

The app allows search and selection of accommodation according to various hotel categories, in the current location or at any specified location. Details like price and address of the hotels can be seen with the navigation option.

Morningstar® Finance (available only with CLS-Class)

Customers can get global market data from Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research and services. Searches can be done for information from over 416,000 investment offerings including stocks, currencies and commodities. Customers can also create a “Watch List” to keep them on top of their financial game.

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The use of cloud-based connectivity means updates and access to the latest apps are available and sent to the vehicle over-the-air. This also ensures the customer’s vehicle will remain current with the latest Mercedes-Benz Apps without the need to visit the dealership. The portfolio of applications continues to expand throughout the life of the vehicle.

These apps can be accessed via internet data connectivity through a Bluetooth® tethered smartphone* including Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Android or Windows-based smartphones.

With Mercedes-Benz Apps, customers can now enjoy the latest technology and connectivity in a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models. Going forward, Mercedes-Benz Apps will be made available with more models.
*List of compatible smartphones can be checked at mercedes-benz-mobile.com/.

Datsun Drive-on cavalcade in Delhi marking its first anniversary in India

Datsun, part of Nissan has celebrated one year of its existance in India by hosting the Datsun Drive-On cavalcade in Delhi.

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Over 100 Datsun owners came together to celebrate the brand’s first anniversary in the Indian market. What is more, the Chennai-based Datsun is also celebrating the occasion with underprivileged children at 100 locations pan India as part of its CSR activities, according to a company statement.

Guillaume Sicard and Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurana celebrating brand Datsun's 1st anniversry in Delhi

The start of the ‘Datsun Drive-On’ convoy, consisting of an impressive line-up of Datsun GO and GO+ cars, was flagged off by Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations and Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana in the capital city. The ‘Datsun Drive-On’ celebratory drive will also be hosted across seven cities including Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Guwahati.

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The convoys celebrate the first year since the Datsun GO hatchback went on sale in 2014. The celebrations in Delhi were marked by a musical performance including a jamming session with the talented Ayushmann Khurrana, with Guillaume Sicard joining him on stage.

Giving the signal for the ‘Datsun Drive-On’ to start, Mr. Sicard said, “India was the first market to begin selling Datsun products after it was announced in 2012 that the brand would be reintroduced, and we are proud to celebrate this milestone in Datsun’s history in India.

Since then Datsun has had an encouraging year both in India – where our happy customers are a testimony to this – as well as other world markets. ‘Datsun Drive-On’ is our way of showing our strong commitment towards our customers. Both Datsun GO and GO+ have been received well in India and we look forward to adding more products to our portfolio in the future.”

Talking about his association Datsun, Ayushmann Khurrana said: “I am very proud to be associated with Datsun. It is a young and dynamic brand that resonates with my personality completely. It has been a great experience today to meet Datsun owners and get to know their experiences with their cars. This has strengthened my belief in the brand”.

Conceived with the vision of “mobility for all”, the Datsun GO was made available to Indian customers in early April last year and Datsun GO+ was added to the stable earlier this year in January. Datsun vehicles are available across 176 Nissan-Datsun Dealerships and standalone outlets in India.

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun. For more information, visit http://www.nissan.in.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan’s third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun provides a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan’s DNA. Datsun started sales in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa from 2014. For more information, visit http://www.datsun.co.in.

Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‘lightning-fast’ in Japanese but is also a reference to the first letters of family names of the three financiers who supported the business at the time: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short. In 1933, Nissan’s founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of “mobility for all”. The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‘son of DAT’ – Datson – which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder’s dream a reality.

Toreto launches Twins Bluetooth portable speakers for a price of Rs. 6999

Toreto, a leader in providing complete power solutions, gadgets and accessories launched one of its kind Bluetooth portable speakers, Twins.

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For the first time in India, Toreto has come up with an innovative technology – Air stereo pairing that enables the users to stream music from any Bluetooth device, according to a statement issued by the company.

Twins is compatible with all Apple devices, Smart phones, PC’s and MP3 players. When compared with other ordinary speakers, it offers a competitive edge despite its small size. The Twins comes with a microphone that enables speakerphone mode. Uniquely, you can pair two speakers with your device to get true left and right stereo separation or use both the speakers separately as individual units. It sports a six hour rechargeable battery and comes with one year warranty.

‘Twins’ with its most realistic sound quality will make you go crazy over the convenient​ and robust sound. These are high-end lifestyle powered speakers with air stereo pairing technology. Twins delivers clear spacious sound and impactful bass that makes you feel like a home theatre sound without a roomful of speakers .These fascinating nifty pieces are truly simple to use, as you don’t have to fiddle with cumbersome cables and adapters. Also for outdoor enthusiasts, who are out for camping or jamming, these Bluetooth speakers can be extremely handy. You can now connect, play your favourite party music track and rock out loud.

Commenting on the new launch of Bluetooth wireless speakers, Director, Toreto, Vikas Swarnakar said: “These new speakers are the manifestation of our innovative ideas and hard work that we put in to provide our customers with unique and technologically advanced products.”

Key Features:

· Built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery (800mA*2)

· With Bluetooth which can play with all mobile or computer which had Bluetooth device

· Automatic Bluetooth pairing function

· Hands free function for easy talk

· Voice prompts function

· USB charging

· Digital amplifier & LED indicator

· Volume up and down control

· With 3.5mm jack plug for MP3,mobile computer and more

Pricing and Availability

Backed with a warranty of one year, Twins, the Toreto Bluetooth speaker with air stereo pairing is available at Rs. 6999/- for booking on leading e-commerce portals and Toreto’s official website toreto.co. Toreto was founded in 2013 in Hong Kong/India. They have developed and manufactured the most award-worthy designs and products in speakers that are rugged and premium offerings for today’s mobile consumer. Continually pushing the limits of innovation in portable Bluetooth audio, Toreto products combine cutting-edge technology with exceptional style. Toreto has also been focusing on development and manufacture of battery packs which are a must have for smartphones digital cameras, and tablets. The company’s mission is to create products dedicating to power up nowadays digital living. Toreto brings to consumers complete power solution.

Golden Kela Awards 2015: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha bestowed with worst actors awards

At the Golden Keala Awards 2015, Arjun Kapoor was bestowed with the worst actor (male) award for Gunday & Everything Else, while Sonakshi Sinha won the Worst Actor (Female) award hands down for Action Jackson Holiday. This ws the hat-trick for her as she sweeps the award for the back to back third time. The seventh edition of the Anjnual Golden Kela Awards ceremony was held at India Habitat Centre on March 14, where it honoured the worst in Indian cinema in a lighter vein.

Jatin Varma, Founder, Golden Kela Awards said: “We obviously do not wish to hurt any sentiments with these awards! We only hope that those who receive the awards take it in jest and look forward to creating a better experience for their fans!”

Yo Yo Honey Singh was chosen for the Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award while his composition Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan got the Most Irritating Song award. This just goes on to show that today’s audiences need a teeny bit of substance when it comes to music!

Tiger Shroff failed to impress with Heropanti and was accredited with the Worst Debut Award, while Bang Bang! was chosen for the RGV Ki Aag Award for Most Pointless Remake/Sequel. The Ice Cream song from Xpose got Shabbir Ahmed the Most Atrocious Lyrics award, and the Golden Kela team is still scratching their heads over the existence of the song in the movie.

Humshakals, seems it was too much for the audience to digest. It was a disaster three times over with Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh dressing up as what they call ‘women’, all through the movie. The kids still have nightmares and so it had to be presented with the Worst Film award.

The Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award went to Abhishek Sharma for The Shaukeens, for his selection of remaking a movie without knowing where & how to go about it and ending up making a complete mess of things. On winning this Award, Abhishek Sharma, Director, The Shaukeens, quoted, “I am extremely excited to win the Baanwra Award, as Golden Kela Awards are the only awards worth winning in this industry that celebrates mediocrity like no other film industry in the world. Proud to be one of the baanwras of bollywood! ”

Sonam Kapoor won the Why Are You Still Trying Award, it conveys that she should stop torturing audiences with her plastic presence on movies and start focussing on something she is good at, like Fashion! Also, in the Special Awards Category, PK won the Fanaa Award for Most Pointlessly Controversial Film.

Priyanka Chopra, though did a commendable job as Mary Kom, she couldn’t quite nail the accent. The Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent, thus, had her name written all over it. We did, however, see some creativity in the horror movie domain, with 6 – 5 = 2, which was chosen for the Khooni Dracula Award for Most Creatively Named Horror Film. Who could have guessed, right?

Winners of the 7th Annual Golden Kela Awards Are:

Worst Actor (Male) – Arjun Kapur for Gunday & Everything Else
Worst Actor (Female) – Sonakshi Sinha for Action Jackson, Lingaa and Holiday
Worst Debut – Tiger Shroff for Heropanti
Worst Director – Prabhu Deva for Action Jackson
Worst Film – Humshakals
Most Irritating Song – Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan
Most Atrocious Lyrics – Shabbir Ahmed for Ice Cream in Xpose
Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award – Abhishek Sharma for The Shaukeens
RGV Ki Aag Award for Most Pointless Remake/Sequel – Bang Bang!
Why Are You Still Trying Award – Sonam Kapoor

Special Awards:

Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award – Yo Yo Honey Singh
Shakti Kapoor Award for Misogyny In Film – Action Jackson
Dara Singh Award for the Worst Accent – Priyanka Chopra
Jadoo Award for Most Convincing Looking Alien – Shah Rukh Khan for Happy New Year
Fanaa Award for Most Pointlessly Controversial Film – PK
Khooni Dracula Award for Most Creatively Named Horror Film – 6-5=2.

FYI: Here are the nominees for the 7th Annual Golden Kela Awards:

Category

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Worst Actor (Male)

Arjun Kapoor for Gunday & Everything Else

Saif Ali Khan for Humshakals

Salman Khan for Jai Ho & Kick

Ajay Devgn for Action Jackson

Rani Mukerjee for Mardaani

Worst Actor (Female)

Katrina Kaif for Bang Bang!

Sonam Kapoor for Everything She Did

Sonakshi Sinha for Action Jackson and Lingaa and Holiday

Tamannah for Entertainment

Jacqueline Fernandes for Kick

Worst Film

Kick

Bang Bang!

Action Jackson

Humshakals

Happy New Year

Worst Director

Sajid Khan for Humshakals

Prabhu Deva for Action Jackson

Rohit Shetty for Singham Returns

Sajid Nadiadwala for Kick

Sohail Khan for Jai Ho

Siddharth Anand for Bang Bang!

Most Irritating Song

* Played Endlessly on Radio and TV

Blue Hai Paani Paani from Yaariyan

Yaar na Miley from Kick

Baby Doll from Ragini MMS 2

Galliyan from Ek Villain

Tu Mera from Bang Bang

Most Atrocious Lyrics

Sameer for Caller Tune from Humshakals

Shabbir Ahmed for Ice Cream from The Xposé

Yo Yo Honey Singh for Blue hai Paani paani from Yaariyan

Vishal Dadlani for Tu Meri from Bang Bang!

Mayur Puri for Johnny Johnny from Entertainment

Worst Debutante

Tiger Shroff for Heropanti

The Xposé Girls for The Xposé

Mishti & Kartik Tiwari for Kaanchi

The Whole Cast & Crew of Yaariyan for Yaariyan

Daisy Shah for Jai Ho

Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award

Raj and DK for Happy Ending

Abhishek Sharma for Shaukeens

Nawazuddin for Kick

Ram Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan for Humshakals

Shashanka Ghosh for Khoobsurat

RGV Ki Aag Award for the Most Pointless Remake/Sequel

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Ragini MMS 2

Singham Returns

Bang Bang!

Khoobsurat

The Shaukeens

Bhoothnath Returns

Hate Story 2

Why Are You Still Trying Award

Sonam Kapoor

Jackie Bhagnani

Himesh Reshammiya

Subhash Ghai

Ayushman Khurana

Yami Gautam

iRevo SmartTV and SmartPC launched in Indian market

iRevo Multimedia, founded in the Silicon Valley and now having cohesive focus on Indian market has launched two ground-breaking products, iRevo SmartTV and iRevo SmartPC, according to a company statement. The iRevo SmartTV is a single-point contact to a world of TV content, movies, music videos and online entertainment, all of which you can watch at your convenience, at your selected time.

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The iRevo SmartTV is powered by iRevo Cloud Platform and iRevo Software on the device, making it far superior to any existing SmartTV in the market. The iRevo Cloud Platform, with its powerful content aggregation and curation features, ensures that you spend less time searching and more time playing and viewing your favourite content. It also comes equipped to handle social media content access. Its App Integration technology enables users to randomly switch between various content and Apps without having to exit/stop and start another application. iRevo SmartTV User Interface is based on Active Tile technology, which is very easy to navigate and use.

The iRevo Air Mouse and remote control give you further ease of interacting with your SmartTV! What’s more, you can also access all this content on your smartphone or tablet via PlayCast, iRevo’s app. Furthermore, PlayCast App’s TelePlay feature enables you to stream your photos, videos and music from smartphones or tablets to your TV, via iRevo SmartTV. iRevo platforms come with a Multiple Language User Interface and content Curation also supports languages. Examples, it brings Catch-up TV (TV Shows) in nine regional Indian languages.

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Dhimant Bhayani, Founder and CEO of iRevo, said: “With the world fast shrinking and technology uniting all of us, we want to be an active player in getting users connected online, in the best possible way. We plan to do so by creating a robust network by partnering with ISPs, MSOs and Telcos. This will result in bringing cost effective bundling of the iRevo SmartPC with bandwidth plans. Participating in the various Digital India initiatives with the PMO is sure to put our plans on the fast track. What excites us further is that iRevo supports Kids View that provides educational content and safe browsing for kids, an absolute urgency of the hour. With viruses and pop-ups gone, user can now enjoy a superior browsing experience that is world-class, right here in India.”

SmartPC

In addition to the SmartTV, iRevo Multimedia also announced the iRevo SmartPC. Students, children, families and small businesses that are still waiting to experience their first true broadband experience will welcome it whole-heartedly. iRevo SmartPC, with its WebTop interface, integrates desktop, Apps, games and web browsing environment that is easy to operate and offers its users an organized WebTop for a clutter free desktop that is customizable. Underlying the iRevo WebTop, is the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat), enabling users to download Apps directly from Google Play store. The iRevo SmartPC is powered by a Quad Core CPU and plenty of DRAM. The solid state drive, wireless keyboard and mouse are included in the price, The main unit connects to LED, LCD, plasma or CRT TVs, making it a very versatile device. A PC monitor with HDMI input is also supported.
iRevo is positioned as an end-to-end solutions provider with its wide product line of smart devices and deep technology portfolio comprising of Cloud Platform for content, device and user management combined with WebTop, TV Apps and Apps for Smartphones and Tablets. iRevo is also an important player in the digital signage and cable TV advertising products with devices like iRevo DS Player and iRevo Catcher.

iRevo’s cutting-edge products will be available to the Indian consumer via the retail and online channels as well as via bundling partnerships with ISPs, Telcos and MSOs. To keep its expansion plans seamless, iRevo will be raising new capital to support its accelerated growth throughout India

iRevo SmartTV powered by iRevo Cloud is priced at Rs. 8,499 with Air Mouse and Rs. 7,499 with IR Remote. The price for iRevo SmartPC with wireless keyboard and mouse starts at Rs. 7,499. All the devices come with one Year warranty and will be available all across the country through the leading outlets and major online shopping portals.

iRevo is founded by an experienced team of Silicon Valley professionals with depth and breadth of knowledge in the area of Consumer, Internet and Device technologies. The team is further strengthened via addition of senior Marketing and Engineering management in India. iRevo is one of a handful of companies that has embraced the Cloud based approach (Web Technologies) for TV Everywhere & SmartTV initiatives, including supporting mobile devices. We are the inventors of TelePlay screen shifting technology that enables you to browse on your mobile and play on your TV. The Company recently launched a Digital Signage solution and iRevo Catcher for Cable TV market and is working on a number of initiatives, including IoT.