June 2010
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The Congress party's consistent foreign policy has made India expand and diversify its commerce base  and, as a result, it is poised to figure among the top three economies of the world by 2030, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said todaySpeaking at a seminar on the 'Impact of Congress on Foreign Policy', organised to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Indian National Congress, he said that the Indian economy had recovered fast  from the economic recession...
Despite more than a dozen complaints against newspapers regarding publishing of news in lieu off money, Election Commission is still unaware about the meaning of 'Paid News' To seek more information regarding Paid news, EC has written to the Press Council of India. This has been revealed by EC in reply to a petition...
From Santiniketan to Paris, Visva-Bharati wants Rabindranath Tagore's sesquicentennial celebrations to leave a permanent mark. Tagore's dream child, Visva-Bharati, is collaborating with a number of international and national agencies for projects related to its creator. The most ambitious one is to publish Tagore's works in chronological order. Given the vast body of writing that the Nobel laureate has left behind, the new series will extend to anywhere between 60-80 volumes...
The first ever India PR & Corporate Communication Summit, held in the National Capital on May 21, 2010, brought together industry stalwarts to brainstorm on various issues pertaining to the PR industry today. An initiative of the exchange4media Group, the Summit was held in association with Adfactors Public Relations...

Disney India makes changes to key strategic roles to drive its growth


The Walt Disney Company India has created three strategic leadership roles backing its commitment to facilitate the growth of brand Disney in India.Roshni Bakshi has been elevated to the role of Vice President - Consumer Products, Publishing and Retail to leverage the retail business of the Company, which has become an integral part of Disney...

Google brings Sandbox to India

Google, on Wednesday, said it is bringing its Creative Sandbox to India, after it saw a huge success in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Sydney. To be an invite-only event for the ad-agencies and marketing heads, Sandbox will held in Mumbai on May 28. The Google Creative Sandbox was designed to spark the imagination of agencies by immersing them...

Focus

 
 Mumbai: Music channels are back on the agenda  for leading television broadcasters, which are  planning to start them in Hindi and regional  languages.Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd (MSM),  which operates general entertainment channel  Sony...

Cannes Festival gets the buzz going

  MUMBAI: The seaside resort of Cannes in the   French Riviera was buzzing with activity   between 12 and 23 May 2010 after a relatively   slower 2009. Critics carped that not enough   was happening but in the end Cannes lived up   to its promise...
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MUMBAI: Viacom18, the joint venture between global media giants Viacom and IBN18 Broadcast, has made a splash in the financial year ended 31 March 2010, all thanks to Colors.The company, which also runs the youth entertainment channel MTV, kids channel Nick and international entertainment channel VH1...

Spotlight

  MUMBAI: Tim Burton's epic fantasy adventure   Alice in Wonderland reached a historic   milestone passing the $1 billion in global box   office. Alice becomes only the sixth title to join   this exclusive list and the third most popular   non-sequel in motion picture history behind   only Titanic and Avatar...

A young Hyderabad company is developing a cheaper, faster—and, it claims, a more advanced—answer to the iPad.On paper, Notion Ink’s upcoming tablet computer, called Adam, beats Apple Inc.’s iPad by a mile...
The worldwide pay-TV market is dominated by the Asian subscribers cite a recent report In-Stat, a research firm that whose market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems...

Rendezvous with Personalities

Saina Nehwal : The Prodigal Young Hyderabadi

By Jyothi Gosala
Saina Nehwal is currently ranked number 5 in the world by Badminton World Federation. It is the biggest achievement for any Indian woman Badminton Player. India’s badminton star Saina Nehwal said her decision to play in selected international tournaments has worked wonders for her and the day is not far when she will be the World number one. India’s badminton star Saina Nehwal, currently ranked fifth, is now participating in limited tournaments and is more focussed on winning titles...

How Group Dynamics May Be Killing Innovation

To come up with the next iPad, Amazon or Facebook, the last thing potential innovators need is a group brainstorm session. What the pacesetters of the future really require, according to new Wharton research, is some time alone...

Media & Entertainment

What is Google TV : The platform ?

Based on the Android platform,Runs the Google Chrome web browser,Allows access to usual TV channels as well as a world of Internet and cloud-based information and applications, including rich Adobe Flash based content,Coupled with the Intel Atom processor CE4100 the new platform will offer home theatre quality A/V performance ...

Exclusive

A new world for brand managers

CPG companies have created fragmented, overlapping structures that prevent brand and category managers—and the companies themselves—from achieving their full potential.Brand managers lose valuable time largely because of a lack of clarity around decisions...

Playing on Global Stage : Asian firms see a new strategy in acquisitions abroad and at home

Asia has become the world's hottest arena for mergers and acquisitions.European and American companies are seeking a larger presence in the world's fastest-growing economies even as Asian companies with strong local currencies and ample credit are pushing to enter new markets or consolidate existing ones at home...

Books

Biography - Sir Winston Churchill


Churchill was a politician and wartime prime minister who led Britain to victory in World War Two. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. His father was the prominent Tory politician, Lord Randolph Churchill. Churchill attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, before embarking on an army career. He saw action on the North West Frontier of India and in the Sudan...
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