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Aditi Deshpande a.k.a Rama disguised as a Rajasthani woman in Main Maayke….

Sony Entertainment Television’s Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo is going through a lot of twists and turns which is keeping the audiences glued on to their TV sets. While the actual plot of the show has been received well by the viewers, the constant drama between the lead protagonists is something that the viewers are enjoying.

In the current track, Samar (played by Namish Taneja) is at his wife’s place where he is trying to find out the truth of his mother-in-law’s paralysis as he strongly feels that the latter is pretending to be paralyzed. Rama (played by Aditi Deshpande) is Samar’s on-screen mother and the ideal mother-in-law to Jaya. As Rama, Aditi is receiving immense love from her fans as she has kept on adding depth to her character. In one of the recent episodes, Aditi is seen disguised as a Rajasthani maid who lands up at Jaya’s house. The reason for her disguise is that she wants to be with her son on his birthday and can go to any extent to do so. Samar recognizes her mother despite the changed get-up but doesn’t tell anyone about it.

Aditi being a perfectionist carried the new look in a perfect manner and ensured she got the mannerisms and dialect right. Talking about her look, Aditi said, “Viewers are soon going to see me in a different avatar for a few episodes. I will be playing the role of a Rajasthani maid so that I can hide my identity from Satya Devi and his family and be with my son on his birthday. I’m not aware of the Rajasthani culture, hence getting the body language and pronunciation right was very important for me. I kept practicing my dialogues even during breaks so that it looks effortless. I had fun shooting the entire sequence and I’m sure the viewers too will enjoy the upcoming track as a lot of shocking revelations are going to come up.”

Watch the drama unfold on Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo every Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.


Jabalpur girl Ishita Vishwakarma crowned as the winner of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

Having treated audiences to some spectacular performances by its talented contestants’ week on week, Zee TV’s popular singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa drew to a close this weekend! The show crowned Ishita Vishwakarma as its winner amidst huge fanfare and celebration. Ishita was presented with the coveted trophy and a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees. Ishita has been a consistent and fabulous performer throughout the season and much loved by the judges and viewers of the show. Finalists Tanmay Chaturvedi and Sonu Gill were announced as the first and second runners-up respectively.

Speaking about her victory, a super excited Ishita said, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has been a great learning experience for me. I feel blessed to have been trained under such fabulous and learned mentors and judges. During the course of the show, I have explored many singing styles that have helped me to enhance my craft. Everyone who was a part of the show, be it the judges, jury, hosts or my fellow contestants have been very encouraging and motivating. I am extremely happy to have received this opportunity to showcase my talent on such a great platform like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. I am glad to have made some special bonds whilst on the show which I am going to cherish for life. Lastly, I would like to thank Zee TV for this wonderful opportunity.”

Elated to see the contestant from his gharana win, mentor Shekhar Ravjiani said, “I am very proud of Ishita and I would like to congratulate her on the win. Ishita has shown consistent progress and impressed everyone with her singing abilities. What stands out about her is that Ishita has always taken feedback in the right spirit and worked towards bettering her performance. She has a long way to go and I feel fortunate to have got an opportunity to mentor and guide her.”

The grand finale of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa was nothing short of an entertainment extravaganza packed with breath-taking performances and soulful acts. Making it a totally splendid evening, the grand finale episode commenced with power-packed performances by the top six finalists of the show – Sonu Gill, Ishita Vishwakarma, Sahil Solanki, Tanmay Chaturvedi, Aishwarya Pandit and Aslam Abdul Majeed. Host Aditya Narayan and co- host Dheeraj Dhoopar’s puns and camaraderie raised the bar of entertainment. The singer par excellence Sunidhi Chauhan performed with the top six finalists on her chartbuster songs Dilliwali Girlfriend, Parda Parda and Main Badhiya Tu Bhi Badhiya. Judges Shekhar Ravjiani, Richa Sharma and Wajid Khan set the stage on fire with their spectacular performances leaving the crowd cheering and hooting for more. Moreover, actor Kangana Ranaut and her co-star Ankita Lokhande also graced the finale episode to promote their highly anticipated flick Manikarnika. Ankita who will see seen playing Jhalkaribai in the movie performed to the song ‘Vijay Bhava’ which left the audiences in complete awe, while Kangana encouraged the finalists and wished them luck for their future endeavours.


Crew of Gathbandhan gets homemade delicacies from Sonali Naik

COLORS latest offering Gathbandhan has struck a chord with its viewers with its unconventional love story of Dhanak and Raghu. The central character i.e Savitri Bai also known as Mai in the show is winning hearts of the audience with her strong personality and quirkiness. Just like her onscreen character, in real life too Savitri is a mother like figure to the cast of Gathbandhan as she pampers all of them with her sweet gestures.

Sources from the set say that, Sonali Naik is a very lively person who is always motivating people and spreads a positive vibe around the set. When it comes to having a camaraderie with the cast and crew, she is a friend and advisor to all. She is loved by all for her understanding and caring nature. The lead actors Shruti and Abrar fondly refer to her as Mai off camera too, as they seek her advice on various aspects of life and acting. Abrar also takes Marathi lessons from her to get the dialect of his character better. She also gets authentic Marathi food for the entire cast during shoot days which is loved by all.

Sonali Naik seems to enjoy this motherly role on and off screen. Expressing her joy she said, “I love the time we spend on the set and we are a family who loves to eat, shoot and have fun together. As we spend most of our time away from home and everyone gets tired of outside food I try and make sure, that I take time out and I make authentic Maharashtrian food for the whole team. We all sit and eat together just like one big happy family and it brings immense joy and happiness as I love cooking for my kiddos on set.”

Gathbandhan airs every Monday to Friday at 9 pm only on COLORS!


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Astrum announces its first Qi Wireless Charging Power Bank PB310 – 10000mAh, priced at Rs. 2199/-

  • Comes with 2A USB and USB-C ports for wired charging and Qi for option of wireless.
  • Inbuilt smart IC for safe charging and device protection.

Astrum one of the leading ‘new Technology’ brands, announces its first Qi Wireless Power Bank PB310. The Wireless charging 10000Mah Power Bank is compatible with mobiles (that supports Qi enabled devices) without plug when charging, making it convenient and efficient, along with the option of Wired charging with 2A USB output.

Seamless in Design, PB310 comes with non-silicone pad surface that holds the smartphone in place. The power bank comes with Built-in smart chip, intelligent identification equipment, smart matching and automatic changing current Dual USB ports. PB310 charges phones, pads or other small electronic devices simultaneously with its unique multi charging facility. Ensuring true freedom of placement, just place your device on it to start charging and 5W of output power, charges devices fast and safe. The Power Bank also comes with Smart IC protection which avoids the circumstances like over-charging, over-discharging and a short circuit.

With efficiency rate of upto 90 percent, the power bank automatically adjusts output based on the device. Speaking on the new addition, Mr. Manoj Kumar Pansari, CMD – Astrum India says, “Developing products that understand the needs of the Millennial generation, our newest launch at the most affordable price point brings True Wireless on the go”

Fabricated with Li-Polymer Battery the 10000mAh Power Bank withstands 500 power cycles & can fully charge most smart phones upto 2-3 times. The power bank also supports Type C Charging.

In shades of black, the product is already available with leading retail stores and exclusively with Amazon.


Zebronics launches its new voice assistant enabled earphones ‘Zeb Journey’

Listen to non stop music for 13 hours or get voice assistance, with the Zeb-Journey you can do it all.

Zebronics India Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading brand of IT peripherals, sound system, mobile/lifestyle accessories and surveillance products has launched a stunning earphone in a neckband design called Zeb-Journey.

When you’re having a rather gloomy day, a simple pair of earphones can almost magically enhance the sound experience making your listening completely worthwhile. Wireless earphones can shift your life, like for instance, take our Zeb-Journey which will provide you a dedicated sound experience and even keep you entertained with on the go voice assistance with a playtime of 13 hours.

Zeb-Journey is designed carefully opting for a comfortable neck band design that promotes extra comfort while running jogging or simply walking. The earphone is splash proof and come with the flexible neck band; the earbuds come with a snug fit and have a magnetic earpiece that gives you a tangle-free experience to begin your day with.

There is room for more with Zeb Journey. Apart from being wireless earphone it also has voice assistance for Android and IOS devices which will make the entire audio experience appealing. Ask questions, find different routes or play a specific song, voice assistance will help you do it all.

The earphone has dual pairing feature and comes with a call function too. It has a volume/ media controls and vibration alert for calls along with a built in rechargeable battery.

Speaking on the new launch, Mr. Pradeep Doshi, Director – Zebronics says, “Apart from being in a wireless revolution, it is also about what more can a wireless earphone do. Our newly launched Zeb- Journey has voice assistance so you can do more, and on the other hand it has a playback time of 13 hours, truly made for music heads.”

The wireless earphone comes in black color and is available with leading retail stores across India.
here is the product link: https://zebronics.com/products/bluetooth-earphone/zeb-journey


Maharaja Whiteline unveils Mixer Grinder 123 & Mixer Grinder Turbo DLX

Powerful 550W-750W Mixer Grinder with Ergonomic Handle for Comfortable Grip

· Powerful motor for perfect Mixing and Grinding and deliver an efficient and power packed performance.
· Unique super sharp blades that create cyclonic movement inside the jar for extreme blending
· Designed with unique features and comes with 3 stainless steel jars.
· Stainless Steel Jars with ergonomic handles – 1.5 liter Liquidizer Jar, 0.7~1 liter Grinding Jar, 0.4 liter Chutney Jar, depending upon the model
· Motor warranty – 2-5 years depending upon the model

Groupe SEB India’s flagship Maharaja Whiteline has launched a new range of Mixer Grinder 123 & Turbo DLX. The product range will be armed with a powerful 550 W to 750 W motor with a 30-minute power rating to ensure consistent performance. The product machine is made to perform for both wet and dry grinding, liquidizing, chutney grinding in the same appliance and comes with 18000 RPM. Equipped with 3 versatile stainless steel jars, the product comes with SS blades which will help you grind hard spices and chutneys as well as make smoothies in the blink of an eye. The compact and easy-to-store mixers, Mixer Grinder 123 comes with a 2 years of motor warranty and Turbo DLX to 5 years of motor warranty.

The feature of 3+ pulse speed setting makes the product ideal for blending, dry and wet grinding. Both, Mixer Grinder 123 & Turbo DLX are equipped with 3 stainless steel litre jars to deliver the best results. This appliance will be available in premium black and grey in chrome knob to look elegant. Its excellent quality of material and immaculate finish indicates the brilliant workmanship that that gives the best user experience. The special feature of Turbo DLX and 123 is, while Turbo DLX comes with heavy SS jars and 123 will be equipped with super sharp blades.

Both the Mixer Grinders are available at 750 distributors and 40,000 dealers of Groupe SEB India along with various e-commerce platforms at the price range of Rs 2,999 to 4,099


PTron launches Tangent Pro- The flexible neckband Bluetooth earphones

• Offers the highest playtime of 6 hours and stand by time of 100 hours in the earphone category under INR 1k
• Magnetic Attraction and Sweat Resistant earphones ensure using them anytime anywhere

With new year comes the new hustle of everyday activities and the latest addition to the PTron audio products, Tangent Pro neckband will just make the hustle easier and more fun.

Taking consumer feedback into consideration, Tangent Pro is the all new in-ear headphones with an ultra-flexible high-quality neckband. It rests on user’s neck with adjustable length feature which ensures they enjoy listening to the favourite playlist or podcast or simply talk while working, jogging or travelling.

When not in use, the magnetic attraction of the light weight earbuds locks them together like a necklace and hangs around the neck. This will save you the effort of carrying it, untangling it and preventing it from falling.
Additionally, the earphones have an in-built mic with multifunction buttons on the neckband allowing users to control volume, play, pause, play previous or next track in videos and music, answer or disconnect calls, providing a hands-free convenient experience.

What will amaze all the music lovers is the solid bass of Tangent Pro that can be enjoyed for up-to 6 hours of music playtime, supported by its long-lasting Battery of 140mAh, along with a 14mm dynamic speaker driver delivering Hi-Fi Stereo Sound while reducing external noise.

The light-weight, comfortable fit and sweat-resistant earphones have an advanced wireless technology for seamless connection with the advanced Bluetooth v4.2+EDR compatibility making it a favourite of all the Gen Z consumers.

Commenting on its newest addition to the audio products, Mr. Ameen Khwaja, Founder & CEO- PTron said, “Tangent Pro is a top-notch set of earphones made by taking into account customer feedback and giving them what they really want. The design, specifications and colour are all in sync with the music lovers of the Gen Z. During the pre-launch, we have received great reviews for Tangent Pro’s features and usability. When it comes to new tech in audio, we want to ensure making top quality products accessible and affordable to majority of customers”.

All these latest features with a flexible neckband at just Rs.999 available in two glossy colours- Red-Black for all who love to flaunt shiny colours and Grey-Black who like to keep it classy and stylish.

Grab your pair of Tangent Pro earphones at PTron.in, Latestone.com, Amazon.com and Flipkart.com.

Technical Specifications of Tangent Pro-
Bluetooth : v4.2+EDR
Sensitivity : 96±4db
Speaker Size (Driver Unit): 14mm
Speaker Impedance : 32Ω
Speaker Frequency Range: 20~20KHz
Mic.Sensitivity : -38±3dB
Transmission Range : 10 M (33fts)
Audio Transmission Protocol : A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP
Standby Time : 100 hours
Talk Time : Up to 6 Hours
Play Music Time Up to : 6 Hours
Battery Rechargeable : 140mAH Li-polymer battery
Charging Time : 2 Hours
Charge Input Voltage : DC 5V


20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the International Theatre Festival of India, is Back with a Bang; Gears Up to Dazzle India

20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM), the largest theatre
festival in Asia, organized by the National School of Drama (NSD), is all set to bring its
bouquet of plays, interactive sessions, and other cultural events to cheer up the
winter afternoons of theatre enthusiasts in the city.
The international theatre festival will commence in New Delhi on 1st February, 2019
and culminate on 21st February, 2019 bringing a diverse range of productions
comprising 111 shows and allied events such as ‘Director’s Meet’, ‘Living Legend’, and
‘Master Class’.
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The inaugural ceremony will be held at Kamani auditorium on 1st February, 2019 at
6:00 PM followed by the performance of ‘Karanth ke Rang’, directed by Amod Bhatt.
The 50-minute long performance is a medley of songs composed by late Shri B V
Karanth, a stalwart of Kannada and Hindi theatres. Shri Karanth was a prolific
composer of songs and scripts for theatre and directed and acted in many
The festival, which enters its 20th edition this year, is celebrating the 150th birth
anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – 4 of the plays to be staged on the life, philosophy,
and principles of the ‘Father of the Nation’. The festival will host 69 Indian and 15
foreign plays across India, selected after screening. Additionally, 9 folk productions, 5
plays by NSD diploma students, 1 production from the Sikkim center of NSD, 3 plays by
the NSD Repertory as well as 5 invitee plays by eminent theatre practitioners will
captivate the theatregoers across India.
The national capital will host 89 plays: 25 plays in Hindi, 16 in Bengali, 5 in Kannada,
2 in Marathi, 2 in Odia, 2 in Gujarati, 2 in Manipuri, 3 in English, 2 in Assamese, 2 in
Malayalam and 1 each in Maithili, Telugu, Nepali, and Sanskrit, in addition to 15
foreign plays, the festival also brings 8 folk performances to theatre aficionados in
the city.
The 21-day long festival this year will include plays in Hindi, English, and other
regional languages. International productions from countries such as Bangladesh,
Poland, Russia, Sri Lanka, the Czech Republic, Italy, Nepal, Romania, and Singapore as
well as non-verbal, folk, and multi-lingual performances will enthrall the audience
during the theatrical spectacle.
The performances in New Delhi will be held at Bahumukh and Chahumukh (7:30 PM),
Open Lawn (6:00 PM), and Abhimanch (8:30 PM) at the NSD’s Bahawalpur House
campus as well as nearby Sri Ram Centre (4:00 PM), LTG (5:30 PM), and Kamani (7:00
PM) auditoriums.
Apart from the spellbinding performances and interaction with thespians and eminent
personalities from the world of theatre, the festival in Delhi will also have 2
international and 2 national seminars on theatre. The national seminars to be held in
New Delhi will attend to the topic ‘Is Modern Theatre Inclusive?’ and will hold sessions
dedicated to ‘Notion of State and Representation’, ‘Unrepresented Form’, and ‘NonGovernmental Curating and Funding Policy’.
Besides, the NSD campus will be abuzz with street plays, ambience shows, and
‘Theatre Bazar’, a motley of stalls offering a range of products and culinary delights.
The youth forum shows will comprise performances by dramatic societies of nearly 50
colleges in Delhi while ambience performances will bring folk dance and other
traditional performing art forms.
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In keeping with its concerted efforts to promote theatre among people and take
select performances to other parts of the country, the NSD arranges parallel festivals
in Dibrugarh (4th to 10th February, 2019), Varanasi (7th to 13th February, 2019), Ranchi
(9th to 15th February, 2019), Mysore (11th to 17th February, 2019), and Rajkot (13th to
19th February, 2019).
“The art of theatre is the oldest and the strongest medium that conveys human
emotions in a manner that defies temporal boundaries. We are delighted to usher in
the Bharat Rang Mahotsav to its 20th year and have made all efforts to bring a
selection of quality plays, choosing the best out of 960 submissions. There are 9 folk
performances being presented in Delhi as well as invitee plays and productions in
regional languages. We have tried to accommodate as many young theatre enthusiasts
as we can, since the institution aim to foster the growth of young talents through the
platform of BRM,” says Shri Suresh Sharma, Director In-charge, National School of
Drama (NSD).
“Theatre is a celebrated art form across the world and I am happy that this festival
gives us a chance to witness many of the plays which have received critical acclaim
globally. BRM aims at bringing together people and hence, we have spread the festival
across the country so that theatre reaches more and more people. BRM has been a
very successful festival attracting a lot of audience, including first-timers and we
hope a similar run this year too,” says Dr. Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman, NSD


साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कार 2018 अर्पण समारोह संपन्न

हिंदी के लिए चित्रा मुद्गल, उर्दू के लिए रहमान अब्बास एवं पंजाबी के लिए मोहनजीत सिंह हुए पुरस्कृत

साहित्य अकादेमी द्वारा आयोजित किए जा रहे साहित्योत्सव का मुख्य आकर्षण साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कार 2018 के विजेताओं को पुरस्कृत किया जाना था। यह पुरस्कार अर्पण समारोह कमानी सभागार में आयोजित किया गया। प्रख्यात ओड़िया लेखक और साहित्य अकादेमी के महत्तर सदस्य मनोज दास समारोह के मुख्य अतिथि थे तथा प्रख्यात श्रीलंकाई लेखक और साहित्य अकादेमी के प्रेमचंद फ़ेलोशिप से सम्मानित सांतन अय्यातुरै समारोह के विशिष्ट अतिथि। ये पुरस्कार साहित्य अकादेमी के अध्यक्ष चंद्रशेखर कंबार द्वारा प्रदान किए गए।

पुरस्कृत लेखक थे सनन्त तांति, (असमिया), संजीव चट्टोपाध्याय (बाङ्ला), रितुराज बसुमतारी (बोडो), इन्दरजीत केसर (डोगरी), शरीफा विजलीवाला (गुजराती), चित्रा मुद्गल (हिंदी), के.जी. नागराजप्प (कन्नड), मुश्ताक़ अहमद मुश्ताक़ (कश्मीरी), परेश नरेंद्र कामत (कोंकणी), वीणा ठाकुर (मैथिली), एम. रमेशन नायर (मलयाळम्), बुधिचंद्र हैस्नांबा (मणिपुरी), मधुकर सुदाम पाटील (मराठी), लोकनाथ उपाध्याय चापागाईं (नेपाली), मोहनजीत सिंह (पंजाबी), राजेश कुमार व्यास (राजस्थानी), रमाकांत शुक्ल (संस्कृत), श्याम बेसरा (संताली), खीमन यू. मूलाणी (सिंधी), एस. रामकृष्णन (तमिऴ), कोलकलूरि इनाक्(तेलुगु) एवं रहमान अब्बास (उर्दू)। आज के समारोह में अंग्रेज़ी एवं ओड़िया के पुरस्कृत लेखकों को छोड़कर सभी रचनाकारों को साहित्य अकादेमी के अध्यक्ष द्वारा सम्मानित किया गया। सम्मान में ताम्रफलक और एक लाख रुपये की राशि का चेक भेंट किया गया। अंग्रेज़ी एवं ओड़िया के लेखक अस्वस्थ्यता के कारण यह सम्मान ग्रहण नहीं कर सके।

अपने अध्यक्षीय वक्तव्य में साहित्य के अध्यक्ष चंद्रशेखर कंबार ने कहा कि साहित्य अकादेमी पुरस्कारों ने जो प्रतिष्ठा प्राप्त की है वो हमारी परंपराओं के प्रति वो निष्ठा है जो हमने वर्षों के परिश्रम से हासिल की है। भारत की सांस्कृतिक विविधता ही वह प्रेरक तत्त्व है जो हमें एक दूसरे के प्रति संवाद स्थापित करने का अवसर प्रदान करती है। भूमंडलीकरण के इस समय में भी हमारी भाषाई विविधता को बचाए रखने के लिए साहित्य की आवश्यकता और उसका सम्मान किया जाना जरूरी है। साहित्य अकादेमी ने इस विविधिता का सम्मान अनुवाद के जरिए भी किया है। साहित्य अकादेमी बेहतर अनुवादों के लिए भी जानी जाती है। हमारी पहचान अपनी जड़ों में जुड़े रहने में ही है और मैं भी इसी पहचान का सम्मान करता हूँ।

समारोह के बाद पद्म विभूषण से अलंकृत प्रख्यात नृत्यांगना व विदुषी सोनल मानसिंह द्वारा नाट्य कथा: कृष्णा का मंचन किया गया।

मीडिया से बातचीत करते हुए लेखकों ने अपनी रचना-प्रक्रिया को लेकर मीडिया और श्रोताओं के सवालों के जवाब दिए। हिंदी कृति के लिए पुरस्कृत लेखिका चित्रा मुद्गल जी ने कहा कि मेरी पुरस्कृत कृति पोस्ट बॉक्स नं. 203, नाला सोपारा एक अपराध बोध से उपजी है। यह रचना ट्रांसजेंडर लोगों की पहचान से जुड़ी हुई है। कुछ रचनाकारों की कुछ कृतियाँ उनके अपराध-बोध की संतानें होती हैं। मैं यह उपन्यास लिख लेने के बाद उस अपराध-बोध से मुक्त नहीं हो पाई हूँ, जिससे मुक्त की कामना में मुझसे यह उपन्यास लिखवाया। हाशिए पर दलित और स्त्रियों को भी कुछ-न-कुछ अधिकार उपलब्ध हैं लेकिन ‘ट्रांसजेंडर’ लोगों को अभी भी हमने तिरस्कृत कर मानवीय रूप में जीने के अधिकार तक छीने हुए हैं।