Friday 31 July 2020

These 5 New OTT platforms Will Have You Hooked

The last few months have seen so many shows and films released over OTT platforms that figuring out which one is worth the time can be quite a task. Which is exactly why our weekly What To Watch series, a specially curated list of shows and movies that are newly available online to watch, comes in handy. Whether you love drama, mystery, or comedy, our list will make sure you have something to watch. For this week’s top 5 list of things to watch online, we have curated a basket of great picks, from different genres. Make sure your ExcitelWiFi is going strong, and let’s get started:

  1. Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical film directed and written by Anu Menon. Based on the real life of Shakuntala Devi, an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "human computer". Her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records.The movie has been commissioned for an OTT release and will stream on Amazon Prime Video, from July 15, 2020.

  1. How to sell drugs online (Fast)

Watch Season 2 of "How to sell Drugs Online (Fast)" on July 21st, only on Netflix: Back to business! Moritz (Maximilian Mundt), Lenny (Danilo Kamperidis) and Dan (Damian Hardung) quickly became shooting stars with their online drugs shop MyDrugs - and after making 1 million Euros they decided to call it a day and quit

  1. Lal Bazaar

Zee5's exclusive crime thriller Lalbazaar premiered on the over-the-top streaming platform yesterday, i.e. June 19, 2020. The story of this web-series revolves around a group of Kolkata Police's dedicated cops who embark on a journey to eradicate crime and corruption from the city. However, a prostitute's death opens up a set of new challenges for them including cold killers and ruthless ruffians. The crime-thriller is helmed by Bengali director Sayantan Ghosal and written by Rangan Chakravarty. Lalbazaar boasts of a stellar star cast including Hrishita Bhatt, Kaushik Sen, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Sauraseni Maitra in pivotal roles

  1. Absentia

The series tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne who disappears without a trace while hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, and she is declared dead in absentia. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years that she was missing.

  1. Yaara

Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia's crime drama web series "Yaara" which stars Vidyut Jammwal, Amit Sadh, Vijay Varma, Shruti Haasanand  Sanjay Mishra. Yaara ZEE5 web series to premiere on July 30.

  1. Dil Bechara

Dil Bechara is the Hindi adaptation of American author John Green’s 2012 novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ The film features late Sushant Singh Rajput and debutant Sanjana Sanghi in lead roles. It will be released for free on their platform on July 24. According to a tweet by Disney+ Hotstar, the film will be available for all as a tribute to Sushant. Dil Bechara will be the late actor’s last film.

  1. Cursed

Cursed (2020 TV series) Cursed is an upcoming American fantasy drama web television series, based on the illustrated novel of the same name by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. The series is set to premiere on Netflix on July 17, 2020

  1. Indian Matchmaking

 Matchmaker SimaTaparia guides clients in the U.S and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look of the custom in the modern era. The series got premiered on Netflix on July 16, 2020

Photo Gallery | A glimpse of Khatron Ke Khiladi Made In India


Farah Khan (host) and the contestants Karan Wahi, Rithvik Dhanjani, Haarsh Lambachiya, Karan Patel , Nia Sharma, Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni  and Jay Bhanushali

Picture abhi shuru hui hai, mere dost! Farah Khan flags off the excitement in style on Khatron Ke Khiladi: Made in India

Dekho, magar distance se! Social Distancing in full force on Khatron Ke Khiladi: Made in India

Karan Patel fights his fears with a bhayankar stunt

Dhamakedar! Karan Wahi attempts an explosive off-road stunt in full filmi style!

Paani Pani ho gaye! Rithvik Dhanjani trapped in a box midair as he looks to escape a fearful watery stunt

   A muddy surprise! Karan Wahi and Karan Patel  KKK.. Khatra aur KKK… Karans! Karan Wahi and Karan Patel all covered in Mud after an off-road stunt  
  Upar Upar in the Air! Nia Sharma fights her fear of heights as she attempts a daring escape  

Jahan Danger, wahan Jasmin! Jasmin Bhasin shocked as she escapes an electric cage

First virtual business lab for management students in Rajasthan

·         JK Lakshmipat University unveils first-of-its-kind business lab in its Jaipur campus

·       It was inaugurated in the virtual presence of  Mr H.P. Singhania, Vice Chairman & MD JK Paper Ltd, Mr Neeraj Kapoor, Director, AIMA and Dr Ajay Data, Founder & CEO, Data XGen Technologies along with Dr R L Raina, Vice Chancellor, JKLU and Prof Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor, JKLU

Jaipur, July 31, 2020: In the times of COVID-19 pandemic when the education has become online and the future of education completely depends upon experiential learning, leading higher education institute JK Lakshmipat University, in collaboration with All India Management Association (AIMA), today unveiled the first-ever virtual lab for management students for business stimulation exercises.

Dr R L Raina, Vice Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University, in his his welcome address, mentioned that the BizLab will expose students to real economic, environmental and business issues related to finance, operations, marketing and other business functions and that with the support of AIMA, it can develop and evolve as the most effective learning tool for management in times to come.

The digital business laboratory was inaugurated virtually by Chief Guest of the event, Dr Ajay Data, Founder & CEO, Data XGen Technologies, in the presence of dignitaries including Mr H.P. Singhania, Vice Chairman & MD, JK Paper Ltd, Mr Neeraj Kapoor, Director, AIMA, Dr R L Raina, Vice Chancellor, JKLU and Mr Asheesh Gupta, Pro Vice Chancellor, JKLU.

JKLU’s Pro ViceChancellor, Prof Asheesh Gupta said, “For us, the establishment of the  AIMA Biz Lab at JKLU, the first in Rajasthan, marks a very purpose­­­­­ful milestone. There is conclusive scientific evidence that we learn best by doing. Management education requires being able to integrate principles and theories with business realities allowing learners to practice these in near-real-life situations - learning that cuts through functional silos – exactly as problems rarely come packaged as purely marketing or organisational or finance problems. The purpose of our MBA programme, beyond imparting domain knowledge, is to help students learn how to integrate and use knowledge that is available and to be life-long learners. The AIMA Biz Lab, is a strategic step in this direction because AIMA also brings the advantage of being industry and market backed and understands the management students’ capabilities.”

Mr H.P. Singhania, Vice Chairman & MD, JK Paper Ltd., said, “Higher education today should be able to translate into employability or the ability of people to do things. They should be able to become useful and contributing members of society. A broader degree of knowledge and skills can be obtained from an interdisciplinary programme, whereby people can come out with more useful skills rather than mere technical knowledge”.

Echoing the sentiments of Mr Singhania, Mr Neeraj Kapoor, Director, AIMA, said education has to be contemporized. “Being stuck with knowledge in single field or aspect is very detrimental for students. They should be industry ready and have the ability to take up challenges. In such unprecedented times, we need to be innovating all the time. Education should be such that it should prepare us for crisis management, and we need to look at management education in a different way, using the four pillars of using technology, skilling yourself, having an entrepreneurial mindset and continuous learning. The idea of the business lab is to expose the students about what is happening to the management world. It would be enhancing their capability and aiding their learning.”

Adding more on the technological boon the country is witnessing currently, Dr Ajay Data, Founder & CEO, Data XGen Technologies, said, “We are in a very unique situation. If you look at the startup ecosystem in the past, the most valuable startups were those who could solve a large problem. Today we have thousands of problems and technology is helping us solve them more conveniently. More than 80 percent of the people are conveniently working from home today. Events are getting delivered online. I was shocked when I saw bhajan and kirtans on visual meetings. This is the new normal for us. Same is with education. People who haven’t updated themselves are getting left behind. Education has become more inclusive and we need to create more hirable and ready individuals from universities. With AIMA, we have lot of industry knowledge that will come in and it will help bridge the gap in academics.”

Dr R L Raina and Mr Asheesh Gupta thanked and congratulated all the dignitaries, faculty, staff and students for being a part of the milestone in JKLU’s academic advancements.

Is your face mask safe for you and your family?

It is safe to say that the global pandemic has turned our world upside down and changed the notion of what was considered normal. Not only health, its impact can also be seen on various businesses tools. While the pandemic has caused losses for several industries, it has also given rise to newer opportunities. Makers of masks, PPE kits, sanitizing and disinfecting solutions are among the few products that have gained the spotlight. This has created an opening for small and mid-size companies to grow and for large companies to diversify. While this is a wonderful opportunity, it has also given rise to a rat race for others in the health and hygiene space and various companies producing masks are spreading misinformation about the materials and technologies they are using which can be toxic or carcinogenic in nature and can lead to serious health concerns in the long run.


  1. Is the mask certified or compliant with any applicable regulatory standard? 
  2. How credible is the testing protocol against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and the reports from independent testing agencies / laboratories, and what modifications have been made to the testing protocol? - ISO 18184 is the internationally recognized standard to determine the antiviral activity of textile products. 
  3. What is the durability of the antiviral performance – how long can it be used for with such performance, how many washes can it sustain, how long does the performance last from date of manufacturing and/or opening the package?  - The ISO 18184 protocol requires that the mask be washed 10 times before testing – has that been complied with? 
  4. How safe are the antiviral agents used – if the performance isn’t durable, why is that so? Does it claim to not leach chemicals? 
  5. If there are any Antiviral claims then, has the technology been approved for use in this area, has it passed bio compatibility tests, and is there safety data.

We are standing at a juncture where our lives are not just at risk due to the pandemic but also the protective equipment, we are using to shield ourselves from the virus. It is high time 
that we realize that the masks readily available in the market are not just spreading misinformation, but also, they are carcinogenic in nature. Some products have 10-20% of benzalkonium chloride or commonly known as BAC. Studies by scientists have reported respiratory toxicity of BAC. Exposure to BAC induces cytotoxicity and DNA damage in the human bronchial cell line and acute or repeated inhalation of BAC induces lung irritation, inflammation, and alveolar damage. Some brands are admittedly using a reaction mass of Titanium Dioxide and Silver Chloride in its products. Fraudulent claims of corona killer masks are also doing the rounds. Use of Titanium Dioxide, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has stated that it is a suspected carcinogen associated with lung cancer if inhaled by human beings. During the pandemic, this is shameful and blatant profiteering, attempting to take advantage of consumers that are not equipped with accurate information. In a developing country like ours with its enormous diversity, there is a lack of regulation and Government oversight and these false claims can harm the lives of hundreds of millions of people. 

Masks that we are commonly using are causing more harm to our health than we can imagine. Hazardous chemicals, high silver, titanium, zinc or other leaching chemicals with heavy metal content are dangerous and can lead to potential health risks. Moreover, there is no evidence / test results conducted by the companies that suggests that the masks have any antiviral properties whatsoever. There is a serious risk of death the more such chemicals are inhaled into your lungs. Certain companies have been miscommunicating and overstating their performance data as well as withholding this important safety information, thereby misinforming users and jeopardizing their health. It must be kept in mind that N95 is not meant for COVID protection. WHO asked healthcare workers to wear N95, which has efficacy of trapping particles 300 nanometres or larger. The average size of COVID particles is 120 nanometres. The need of the hour is an effective antiviral mask that can kill and deactivate the virus and also is completely biodegradable, without causing any cross contamination to ensure complete safety. 

A few weeks ago, on 17th of June, India, experienced a scientific revolution that was the need of the hour to safeguard humanity and return to normal life. Switzerland based Livinguard AG launched their face masks in India, a one of its kind mask that can directly inactivate bacteria and viruses, including 99.9% of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 /COVID-19 virus. Currently, these masks are Made in India, by Indians, for India.  Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and ITA RWTH Aachen, two of the most globally reputed academic institutions in virology and textiles, have confirmed the efficacy of Livinguard’s self-disinfecting technology that permanently destroys the coronavirus when applied to textiles and is permanently bound (non-leaching) to the fabric. Scientific results have followed on similar findings from The University of Arizona, Tucson and are especially relevant now as countries gradually ease lockdown restrictions and populations seek a return to the next new normal. Livinguard remains committed to its battle against COVID-19 with its masks currently being used by law enforcement and frontline workers on a global scale, protecting those most vulnerable in the battle against COVID. 

It is not just physically the unmitigable ecological damage from these non-biodegradable waste. Masks have become an integral part of our lives and are vital in battling the COVID-19 crisis, but most of them need to be disposed of daily, especially by healthcare workers. This waste is slowly piling up an environmental crisis. Delhi and other metros are still lagging in the systematic collection and disposal of this waste, which further poses a risk to the health of sanitation workers.  While there is a lot of messaging on using masks while stepping out, making masks at home etc. there is still a lot to be done in building awareness on proper disposal of single use masks so that these don’t end up as litter on streets, in dumpsites or bodies of contaminate water. Scientists have estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic by weight in the oceans than fishes but considering the huge spurt in plastic and single-use consumption in the form of PPE, masks, gloves, protective body bags, this may happen earlier. We are left with a horrifying tale of environmental destruction when we calculate the number of disposable masks with a population of 130 billion.

ALTBalaji and ZEE5 give viewers a glimpse of Bebaakee as an Eidi on the special occasion of the festival!

~Dil jo chahe woh maang lo khuda se, Kainaat puri karegi aaj har murad - Bebaakee family wishes you Eid Mubarak~
Owing to its exciting storyline and star-studded lineup, it’s no surprise to see the audiences' excitement at its peak ahead of ALTBalaji and ZEE5's upcoming offering Bebaakee. Amidst the long wait, the two leading streaming platforms have released a beautiful Eid video giving us a glimpse of how our favourite Bebaakee family members are celebrating this grand festival.
In this heartfelt video, the actors can be seen bonding with their family on Eid night along with feasting on the mouth-watering delicacies. Our beautiful Kainaat is all prepped up to celebrate the festival in a beautiful green dress, making sure both Sufiyaan and Imtiyaz are mesmerized by her simplicity. The festivities in the video continue as the family members are wishing each other Eid Mubarak and are at their jovial best. Towards the end, we see the cast coming together digitally and wishing everyone on the auspicious festival, “Aur humari murad yeh hai, ki aap humara yeh show Bebaakee dekhe aur pasand kare. So stay tuned to our show Bebaakee. Eid Mubarak to you and your family!”  This pleasing video showcases how the festival of EID is bringing everyone together, even in these times.
The story of Bebaakee is based on the lives of Kainaat Sahni and Sufiyaan Abdullah, two contrasting characters with strong personalities. Along with popular actors like Kushal Tandon, Karan Jotwani, Aditi Vats, Mahir Pandhi, Pratik Sehajpal, Shivjyoti Rajput and Saloni Vora, the show packs a punch with a host of senior actors like Krutika Desai, Suchitra Pillai, Ananya Khare, Mohit Malhotra, Sameer Malhotra, and Indrajeet Bhattacharya.
Stay tuned to ALTBalaji & ZEE5 for more updates!  

Zee Yuva - Karan Bendre's Quote on Friendship day and Raksha Bandhan


फ्रेंडशिप डेम्हटलंकी जवळचे मित्रत्यांच्यासोबतच्या आठवणी या गोष्टी ओघानेच येतातआम्ही कॉलेजमध्ये असतानाएकदा 'फ्रेंडशिप डेथोडा वेगळ्या पद्धतीने साजरा करायचा असं ठरवलं होतंआम्ही सगळ्यांनी बाईक्स काढल्या आणि थेट लोणावळा गाठलंछान पावसाळी वातावरणआजूबाजूला धबधबेअशा वातावरणात लोणावळ्यानजीकच्या विसापूर गडावर आम्ही ट्रेक केला होताआम्हाला सगळ्यांनाच ट्रेकिंगची आवड असल्यामुळेतो दिवस छान मजेत घालवला होताही आठवण आजही ताजी आहेखरंतरमित्र याचकरिता असतातअसंख्य आठवणीसुखदुःखात मिळणारी साथ आणि कुठल्याही परिस्थतीत मित्राची सोबत याच गुणांमुळे मैत्री घट्ट होतेअसे जवळचे अनेक मित्र मला लाभले आहेतमीसुद्धात्यांच्या सुखदुःखाच्या प्रत्येक प्रसंगी त्यांच्या सोबत असू शकेनयासाठी प्रयत्न करत असतोमाझ्या जवळच्या प्रत्येक मित्रालाप्रत्येक 'फ्रेंडशिप डे'ला मी भेटतोमात्रयंदा ते शक्य होईलच असं नाहीअसं असलंतरीही प्रत्येकाला मी फोन नक्कीच करणार आहे

मला कुत्र्यांविषयी खूप प्रेम आहेत्यामुळेएखादा 'फ्रेंडशिप डेमाझ्या या खास मित्रांसोबत सुद्धा घालवायला मला नक्कीच आवडेलभटक्या कुत्र्यांना वेळोवेळी अन्नपाणी देता येणे शक्य असल्यासमी ते करत असतोत्यामुळे त्यांच्यासोबत 'फ्रेंडशिप डेसाजरा करणंहा एक वेगळा अनुभव असेल.

करण बेंद्रे, (अभिनेताप्रेम पॉयजन पंगा)

माझी बहीण खरंतर माझ्यापेक्षा वयाने लहान आहेमात्रमोठ्या बहिणीप्रमाणे ती माझी काळजी घेतेविशेषतः मी कुठेही ऑडिशनसाठी जाणार असलोतर माझा मेकअपकपडे याकडे तिचं बारीक लक्ष असतंमी चांगला दिसलो पाहिजे याची ती काळजी घेतेऑडिशनला मला सोडायला येण्याची जबाबदारी पण ती नेहमी घेतेअर्थातआमच्यात भांडणंही खूप होतातभावंडांच्यात भांडणं झाली नाहीततर नात्यातील गंमत कमी होतेपणआमच्यात छान मैत्री सुद्धा आहेआम्ही सगळ्या गोष्टी एकमेकांना आवर्जून सांगतोकधी तिला एखादी अडचण असलीतर मोठा भाऊ म्हणून तिला मार्गदर्शन करणंतिच्यासोबत असणं या गोष्टी मी नेहमीच करतो.

मागच्या वर्षीचं रक्षाबंधन माझ्यासाठी अविस्मरणीय आहेत्यादिवशी माझा नाटकाचा प्रयोग होताती सुद्धा तिच्या कामांमध्ये व्यस्त होतीरक्षाबंधन साजरं करायला मिळणार की नाहीअशी शंका सुद्धा मनात होतीमात्ररात्री उशिराने का होईनापण वेळात वेळ काढून आम्ही सण साजरा केलायंदा कोरोनाच्या संसर्गामुळे नेहमीसारखं रक्षाबंधन साजरं करणं कठीण आहेपणआम्ही दोघेही मुंबईतच आहोतत्यामुळे 'व्हर्चुअल रक्षाबंधनहा प्रश्नच उद्भवत नाहीकोविडसाठी आखून देण्यात आलेल्या सगळ्या मार्गदर्शक तत्वांचे पालन करूनआम्ही दोघेही नाक्कीच भेटणार आणि प्रत्यक्ष भेटूनच रक्षाबंधन साजरं करणार.

-करण बेंद्रे, (अभिनेताप्रेम पॉयजन पंगा)

We make entrepreneurs out of employees by developing their skills and abilities: Atul Malikram

We in PR24x7 created around 100 PR entrepreneurs in North India

In this age of competition, everyone wants to come across as a winner. We consider everyone to be our opponent, whether he is a friend, batchmate, or a business partner. This is a human tendency that motivates you to give your best in every work you do. It not only improves your dedication but also increases your efficiency.

In this stiff race where everyone wants to lead a better and successful life, it is very difficult to find those who support you. It is very seldom when someone provides you an opportunity to make yourself better or help you move forward in your career. If you look around, you will come across many people who got their jobs because they are familiar with the company and its people. Forget being an entrepreneur, there are many times when you could not even get a satisfactory job.

In this situation, you must find an opportunity or an institution that can teach you the skills to become an entrepreneur and at the same time offer you a job. PR24X7, a well-known PR company in Indore will offer you such ample opportunities. Atul Malikram, the founder of PR24x7 says that “Not everyone is born as a learned being. Most of the time people are looking for a chance to prove their capabilities. The objective of the company is not only to hire good employees but also to train them, into skilled entrepreneurs. This is why you can see nearly 100 PR companies come into existence in North India.”

Further, he adds, “Whether it is Purvi Communication, Raj communication, Ritu communication, Star communication or Saar communication, they all have learned from us and are running their own companies successfully. And it gives us immense pleasure and encouragement to see our people succeed in their lives."

Amway strengthensthe health and fitness community; launches ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai’ digital sessions

~Promoteshealthy living, fitness, the importance of balanced diet and supplementation through these virtual sessions~ 

July 2020:Keeping fitness at the forefront to encourage healthy living and embracing a healthy lifestyle, Amway India, one of the country’s leading direct selling FMCG companies, launchedits first-ever virtual fitness series ,‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai’.Supportingthe Government of India’s initiative – Fit India Movement,the leading wellness brand continues to promote and spread awareness around healthy living, fitness, the importance of balanced diet and supplementation through various engagement activities. The hour-long session received participation from over 2000 direct sellers and consumers.

Commenting on the initiative, Gursharan Cheema, Senior Vice President, North & South, Amway India, said, “The ongoing pandemic has led to a shift in consumer behavior,with a rise in awareness and appreciation for healthy living and strong immunity,consumers are exploring newer ways to remain fit. As a leading health and wellness brand, we have been at the forefront of promoting healthy living through various activities. We believe fitness is a lifestyle choice and goes beyond just physical. It has led to people becoming more conscious and aware to ensure their overall wellbeing, which is a great shift. In collaboration with our direct sellers, specifically health enthusiasts, we are building communities, bringing people together to engage andexchange knowledge onhealthy living, benefits of a balanced dietalong with the body’s nutritional requirement for its proper functioning.In line with this, we have customized the ‘Fit Hai to Hit Hai’ to build deeper engagement with our direct sellers and consumers. We are ecstatic to see an overwhelming response for both the sessions from our direct sellers and consumers, especially the youth direct sellers.”

After the success of the first session with Apoorva Chikara, an Ultrathon Runner, we organized the second session of the series with an engaging dialogue withCapt. Dharamveer Singh, TEDx speaker, runner, mountaineerand fitness enthusiasts. During the session, Capt. Dharamveer Singh shared his fitness mantras and health tips with the participants. He emphasized on the importance of a balanced nutrition-rich diet and the role of supplementation in helping achieve a healthy living. He highlighted Amway’s Nutrilite range of dietary supplements make for a perfect choice to help optimally meet one’s nutritional requirements for the proper functioning of the body.

The ‘Fit Hai To Hit Hai’ series is aimed at fostering the spirit of community building among its direct sellers and bringing together likeminded individuals who share common passions. These communities act as an important tool to encourage Amway direct sellers to move beyond traditional ways of interaction and bond over shared interests using social media as one of the platforms. Embracing the wave of digitization, Amway has scaled up these initiatives by making them virtual and reaching a larger set of consumers.

Amway’s Nutrilite is the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand with a strong legacy of more than 80 years in the plant-based approach to supplementation. The Nutrilite range of dietary supplements are specially created to help urban Indians, who want to stay healthy, but often, unknowingly miss out on their daily requirements of vital nutrients. The products being focused in these sessions are Nutrilite All Plant Protein, Nutrilite Traditional Herbs Range, Nutrilite Omega, Nutrilite Daily, Nutrilite Cal Mag D, amongst others.

About Amway India

Amway India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amway with headquarters located in Ada, Michigan, USA. Amway is the world's #1[1] direct selling company with presence in over 100 countries & territories.

Globally, Amway is 60 years old, US$ 8.4 billion, manufacturer and direct seller of quality consumer goods. Amway’s innovation and industry-leading R&D has seen more than 750 patents granted and another 220 patents pending.  Amway have nearly 500 scientists, engineers, and technical professionals who extend our innovation and science capabilities through 11 locations to deliver global, regional, and local product research and development.

Amway India sells more than 140 daily use products across categories like Nutrition, Beauty, Personal Care, Home Care and Consumer durables through Amway Direct Sellers who make personal recommendations regarding the use of distinctive quality products. Amway products are widely recognized and appreciated for their quality and value. These products are backed by a money back guarantee for 100% satisfaction of use[2].

Amway products are popular not just in India but across the world. Nutrilite is the world's No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand[3]. Nutrilite has established itself as a leading brand in the vitamins and dietary supplements category in India as well. Artistry is India’s No. 1 premium skin care brand[4]. Amway India also offers ‘Attitude’, an entry level premium skincare and cosmetics brand targeted at India youth. The product range has been developed taking the needs of Indian consumers into consideration. 

[2] As per refund policy of Amway

[3] Source:

Source Euromonitor International Limited; Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, World, GBN, Retail Value RSP, % breakdown, 2016 data

[4] Source Euromonitor International Limited, Beauty and Personal Care 2019 edition, Premium Skin Care category definition, retail value RSP, 2018 data

“I want to gift a song to Neha &Sonu Di,” reveals Tony Kakkar on Rakshabandhan special episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs

Zee TV’s popular singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs has won the hearts of all its viewers yet again post the lockdown. Be it the grand comeback episode on 18th July or the mythological-special last weekend, the supremely talented contestants mesmerised the audience with some phenomenal performances. This week, the viewers are in for an even more spectacular treat as the popular Kakkar siblings - Neha Kakkar, Tony Kakkar and SonuKakkar will grace the show and encourage the contestants in a Rakshabandhan special episode. But that's not it! The upcoming episode will also witness a heartfelt moment amongst the siblings as they go on to share some of their secrets and the amount of love and respect they have for each other.

Taking the Kakkars on a trip down memory lane was none other than contestant Ranita Banerjee who gave a beautiful rendition to two songs sung by Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar themselves; ‘Oh Humsafar’ & ‘Mile Ho Tum Humko’. Recalling the memories behind the songs, an emotional Tony revealed how the music piece was actually a surprise gift for his sister, Neha. The duo also went on to then credit the presence of their elder sister, Sonu who has been nothing less than a rock solid pillar in their life. Beginning her musical journey on a spiritual note, SonuKakkar began pursuing her dream towards music at young age by singing at Jagratas in Rishikesh. It was later that Neha and Tony joined her, and this sibling trio traversed from Rishikesh to Mumbai to finally live the dream they were longing for since their childhood. While they faced challenges in their journey, no storm was big enough to even put a scratch on this power sibling trio. As they climbed the ladder of success to reign over the hearts of millions with their peppy tunes and melodious voices, the siblings believe that its their solidarity that has really held them together every step of the way. Overwhelmed while recalling the support and strength that his sisters have been all along, Tony said he will record a song with his sisters very soon as a gift for their steady support. He also shared, “I feel extremely blessed that I have these two rock solid women of substance to fall back on. Ever since we embarked on the path of music, my sisters were the stars of the show and rightly so. I gained immense joy to be able to even take part in the chorus. They have always provided me with a sense of belonging which is why I probably never felt left out between them. Neha and Sonu have been there through all my big and small hurdles and have taken great care of me so much so that  I owe all my success to them. I would be a nobody if it weren’t for having these incredible women on my side. They inspire me.”

Adding to her brother’s heartfelt words towards their elder sister Neha shared, “I say this with pride, that Sonu Didi is our backbone and I look up to her. I remember she used to work so hard and keep pushing herself, just so that we get a better life. From travelling via buses to singing till she drops at Jagratas, she has done it all for us. We have seen some really bad times, when we were not as privileged, but Sonudidi never let any of that get to herself or us and gave us hope to look forward to better days. She indeed gave us a better life than we could’ve hoped for.”

A ray of hope and sunshine for both her siblings, SonuKakkar, eldest of the Kakkar siblings has been an ardent devoutee of Durga Maata and has held utmost faith in the power of this Goddess.  As a part of the Rakshabandhan special episode Sonu got a holy Maata Ki Chunari to pass it on to the two best performers of the night, Tanishka and Aryananda  with the belief that it would bring an abundance of luck to the Li’l champs that deserved it. All in all, the upcoming episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs will have a lot of melodies, memories and surprises from the very talented Kakkar Siblings for the viewers.

To watch this Raskhabandhan special episode, tune in to Sa Re Ga Ma P

a Li'l Champs this Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm, only on Zee TV!

MX Player’s Short Video App ‘MX Takatak’ Is Home To The Largest Number Of 1 Mn+ Digital Influencers - Including Jannat Zubair, Nisha Guragain, Gima Ashi

● The platform hosts content in 10 languages including English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil & Kannada

● Emerges as the number 1 destination for creators

Mumbai, 31st July 2020: Indian youth have taken the world by storm, showcasing their myriad talents to both India and the world, with the emerging medium of short video. To support this new wave of innovation, MX Player’s short video app ‘MX TakaTak’ has emerged as the hottest new destination for content creators, providing a world-class home-grown platform that brings together India’s short video frenzy users and short form content across genres such as Dialogue Dubbing, Comedy, Gaming, DIY, Food, Sports, Memes and many more.

Currently, MX Takatak hosts the largest number of 1Mn+ digital influencers including audience favorites such as Jannat Zubair, Nisha Guragain and Gima Ashi, who have all chosen to be a part of this large community. Within weeks of launch, MX Takatak has emerged as the preferred platform of choice for content creators across categories, be it nano micro and macro influencers who put in a lot of creativity and hard work into their videos, bringing alive their dreams.

Every content creator on the platform gets access to a wide variety of content creation tools like a well organised and exhaustive background music library, advanced beautification tools, new & innovative effects/filters, sound mixing, voice over recording and much more. MX Takatak has truly raised the bar for mobile first content creation tools within the app, which has opened a new world of endless possibilities for its influencers. The brand believes that the key to succeeding in this space is empowering creators with the best tools to unleash their creativity and to then find the right fit for the content with the appropriate audience community i.e. giving a personalized feed to all its users.

Speaking about the same, MX Player CEO Karan Bedi said, “India’s millennials consume video more than any other form of digital content on a daily basis. MX has always been on the forefront of innovation in this space and has now extended this to short video, which helps this mass of creative talent pave their way to unleash their skills, increase interaction with their followers, and scale the heights of fame and eventual fortune. Our youth wanted a home to satiate their diverse content creation & consumption needs and MX TakaTak is a part of our effort to empower this incredibly talented & relentless generation to create & enjoy ‘micro-moments’ that would power the next big wave of digital content consumption in the Indian market.”

A recent eMarketer forecast says India is likely to overtake the US in terms of time spent on digital videos in 2020. Currently, adult Indians spend over two hours daily watching digital videos, which will go up to 2 hours 21 minutes by the end of the year. The rise of the short video is a major contributor to this growth.

Elaborating on the same, Vivek Jain – COO at MX Player said, With MX TakaTak, we want to give content creators and digital enthusiasts a fun space to experiment and build their own success stories.  Our vision is to create a community that empowers hundreds of millions of Indians with a set of tools to express themselves freely. We’re already home to over 1Mn content creators and have received great feedback from our users. We are now looking forward to welcoming new talent and more influencers in the weeks to come; we’d like to help them hone their talent and inspire them to have a career as a digital influencer.”

MX Takatak already has 30 Mn+ video uploads and enjoys a 4.3 Star Rating on Google Play. On iOS, it ranks number 1 in the top free apps category.

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About MX Player

Offering viewers high quality, digital first content - MX Player has emerged Numero Uno as the Breakout Video Streaming App of 2019 in India and ranks 7 in the Top Video Streaming AppsBy Time Spent, worldwide according to App Annie’s report titled 'State of the Mobile 2020'. With over 200 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) in India – it is the largest entertainment platform in the country, present on 1 out of every 2 smartphones. Defining “everytainment” for viewers with entertainment that suits every mood, it currently operates on an ad supported model and is a free to use app for premium content. 

MX Player integrates its offline video playing capabilities with a wide library of over 150,000 hrs of premium content across 10 languages, including a critically acclaimed slate of MX Original originals, movies, web series, TV shows, news, audio music and games. From the stable of Times Internet (the digital venture of Times of India, India's largest media and entertainment group), MX Player has consistently ranked amongst the top 10 Android apps since 2012 and is available across Android, iOS, Web, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV and OnePlus TV.

Madhuri Dixit and Dr. Shriram Nene featured among Top 20 most-watched ‘Talks At Google’

Madhuri Dixit and Dr. Shriram Nene have been featured amongst the Top 20 most-watched ‘Talks At Google’. Among those who made it to the Top 20 'most-watched' videos, include Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, Indian yogi Sadhguru and Hollywood celebrities like Ryan Reynolds, Lady Gaga, and Marie Kondo among others.

‘Talks at Google’ is a talk series hosted by Google, the program invites authors, scientists, actors, artists, filmmakers, and musicians to discuss their work at length. Madhuri Dixit Nene and Dr. Shriram Nene were invited to give the talk in 2015 and they extensively spoke about their journeys and business ventures, RnM Moving Pictures and Dance With Madhuri an edtech that gives its users the opportunity to learn dance from the masters in a fun and social way.

Madhuri Dixit Nene and Dr. Shriram Nene, recently won the Entrepreneur India’s ‘Couple Entrepreneur of the year Award’ for the way they bootstrapped and grew their business ventures in content production, ed-tech & healthcare verticals.

The Top 20 Most Watched Talks at Google Video

Madhuri Dixit and Dr. Shriram Nene’s Talk

It’s raining awards for ALTBalaji, as shows like Mission Over Mars, Code M and Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala scoop major accolades


Reigning supreme as the one-stop destination for all things entertainment, ALTBalaji has once again proved its mettle as the homegrown OTT platform bagged five awards at the recently-held E4M Play awards. Having won immense appreciation and acclaim amongst the viewers and critics alike, ALTBalaji shows Mission Over Mars (M-O-M), Code M, Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala, FITTRAT, and the peppy chartbuster ‘Hello Ji’ from Ragini MMS Returns Season 2, bagged awards in different categories.

Mission Over Mars (M-O-M), a show which celebrates the victory of India in the field of space research, won the award for the ‘Best Science fiction show on the web'. The award for ‘Best Marketing Campaign by an OTT platform’ went to Code M, a web series that was highly appreciated for the amazing performances of talented actors like Jennifer Winget, Tanuj Virwani, and Rajat Kapoor.

Immensely popular romantic dramas like Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala and FITTRAT bagged the award in the category ‘Best Marketing Campaign for a Web Original Integrated’. Both the shows were a resounding success for the platform in terms of numbers and popularity among the viewers. Moreover, the ‘Best use of Video Marketing on Tik Tok’ award went to the song ‘Hello Ji’, a popular track from web series Ragini MMS Returns season 2. The song featuring Sunny Leone dazzling with her dance moves and ravishing looks became the party anthem of the year, which rocked the whole nation.

ALTBalaji has the largest Hindi originals library of 60+ Indian originals, which is attracting the audience. With a plethora of diverse content spanning across multiple genres, its programming has something for everyone.

ALTBalaji has built a legacy of creating iconic shows like Apharan,’ ‘Mentalhood’, ‘Code M’, 'Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain', 'Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat', 'M-O-M: Mission Over Mars', 'Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala', 'The Verdict - State v/s Nanavati', 'Broken…But Beautiful', 'Ragini MMS Returns', 'Test Case', 'Bose' among others which have been lauded by the audience.