The Wipro Chennai Marathon (TWCM) has become one of the leading Marathon events in India. This year special preparations are being made to bring more runners to the event by organising training runs. And these runs have become a big hit among running community in Chennai. Here is a short video of one such training run.
Are you an online influencer or want to become one. Wonder what qualities one acquire to become a successful online influencer. Here are 10 qualities one need to become an Online Influencer,
The Indian Terrain Madras Superstar Sportive powered by Montra was organised as a 100km competitive leg and a 54km recreational ride. The event was well organised. There were close to 190 participants. Here is a small video coverage of the event.
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The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border is a spectacle one should not miss. The entire atmosphere is filled with excitement and patriotism. The show is a symbol of the two countries’ brotherhood and cooperation. People from either sides of the border cheer, shout and celebrate. This military practice is jointly carried out by the Border Security Force of India and Pakistan Rangers.
Here is the video of the “lowering of the flags” ceremony shot from Attari (Indian side).
He has given us quite a few memorable performances and its so difficult to pick a few as favorites.
Today, Sep 24th marks Thilakan’s fifth death anniversary and here are 9 memorable performances of the great actor. So which is your favourite? Share your choices!
Indian Media and Entertainment industry is on the rise. The market is expanding, new players coming in, more investment happening and latest technology is used.
Here is an infographic on whats latest from the industry.
These are 4 interesting books that you must read, if you are passionate about Media, Film and Entertainment industry.
1. How to be like Walt
A wonderful book on life and works of the genius Walt Disney, written by Pat Williams with Jim Denney The captures the rise of Disney empire and the ups and downs of Walt- providing powerful lessons from his life you can apply right now. Check the book here
2. Dream With Your Eyes Open
Ronnie Screwvala is often considered as India’s Walt Disney. In this autobiography , “Dream With Your Eyes Open, An Entrepreneurial Journey” , he tells his story. In this book, you get a fair good idea about the Media & Entertainment scenario of India post 1990s. Check here
3. The Movie Book
If you want to know the evolution and history of World cinema, this is the book you should read. The book covers in detail the various technological advancement the industry has undergone over the years. Its a great reference book for the students of cinema. click here for more details
4. Losing My Virginity
One of the most flamboyant entrepreneurs of our time, Virgin group’s Sir Richard Branson. In this autobiography, he tells about his life, adventures, crazy things he has done and the business he kickstarted. The book is a rollercoaster and a must read 🙂 Check here
Global Ghazal Project is the brainchild of musician Sachin Shankor Mannath that aims at reinventing the sound of traditional ghazal genre for world music audience around the globe. This is by collaborating with international artists, mixing different genres like pop, rock, classical, edm, world music etc, basically aiming at popularising Indian music in a global platform
The project will focus on releasing a series of singles (originals) in the coming months by collaborating with artists all over the world. The first song, Zindagi Mein To Sabhi Pyaar.. is a tribute to the legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan who popularised the ghazal. The song will feature American guitarist Matt Bacon and Malaysian artist Marvellous Vish on Tabla. Sachin has sung, arranged and produced the song while Ishit Kuberkar did mixing and mastering.
Song: Zindagi Mein To Sabhi
Singer – Sachin Shankor Mannath
Music Arranged and Produced – Sachin Shankor Mannath (Genome Records India)
Guitars, Bass – Matt Bacon
Tabla – Marvellous Vish
Recording Engineers – Manoj Raman (AM Studios) , Leroy C Jerson (Le Music Studio)
Mixed and Mastered – Ishit Kuberkar (Sound Potion Studios, Strum Studio)
Original Composition Credits – Nashad (Composer), Mehdi Hassan (Singer),
Lyrics – Qateel ShifaI
I was, as usual , going through my work on Facebook and suddenly noticed this post from my friend Kiruba Shankar.
Kiruba was on his way to Coimbatore, flying with Jet Airways and when he reached the destination, he was received by a shocking news! Jet Aiways forgot to load his luggage. Now Kiruba was visibly angry and upset and he posted this on Facebook.
"Pathetic! JetAirways say they "forgot" to load my luggage. Now, I've landed in Coimbatore and in a few hours scheduled to speak at an elite gathering of over 200 CEOs and leaders. I'm in Tshirts & Jeans. Have to now hurriedly shop for my formal wear from suits to shoes. Unnecessary stress because some lady behind the counter in Chennai "forgot" !!"
Now Kiruba is one of the leading authority in Social Media and has got a huge follower base. People went berserk , sharing similar stories, sympathising with Kiruba and asking him to tag Jet Airways and lodge a formal complaint.
Couple of hours later Kiruba was back with this post!
He went and purchased whole set of formal ware and shoes and was saying still no clue about the luggage. I had a close look at the clothing and figured out that it was Raymonds, a well known brand 🙂 And hour later his latest post came.
Now his mood has changed from being angry to being awesome! He was sharing how confident he was in his brand new dress. I thought, Raymonds’ slogan is “The Complete Man”, yes a man who feels awesome even after going through the trauma of missing the luggage. Branding is all about this. Creating experiences, play with human emotions!