Scott Sports India comes on board as the official sponsors for Tri Thonnur, Karnataka


Bangalore |31st July 2014   : Scott Sports India comes on board as the official sponsors for Tri Thonnur the only open water Triathlon race in Karnataka. This year is the 3rd edition of the event which will take place on 10th August 2014 and will witness large number of athletes participating from across India.

 “We are delighted to come on board as the official sponsors for Tri Thonnur, the most awaited athletics event of the year. Tri Thonnur provides an excellent platform to all the passionate athletes from across country to showcase their love for Sports, That’s exactly what our motto is as being a multi sport company even we believe in encouraging today’s youth to come and participate in such events. Thus, making this association a perfect fit for both”, said Jaymin Shah, Country Manager, Scott Sports India.

From right, Mr. Jaymin shah, country manager Scott sports India, Deepak Raj , Brand Ambassador Tri Thonnur, Ajit Thandur, spokesperson Enduro, Mr. Shreedhar, Facility manager Sparsh Hospital

 Tri Thonnur is happening on 10 August 2014 at Thonnur Lake 40 Kms from Mysore between Pandavapura and Melkote which is a race comprising the three disciplines of swimming, bicycling and running and will have categories of Triathalon’s ranging from Half Iron Distance:  1.9Kms Swim, 90Kms Cycling, 21.1Kms Running,  Olympic Distance:  1.5Kms Swim, 40Kms Cycling, 10Kms Running and Sprint Distance:  750metres Swim, 20Kms Cycling, 5Kms Running. Tri Thonnur will also have a Duathlon a 40Kms Cycling, 10Kms Running and Aquathlon ,1.5Kms Swimming, 10Kms Running.




Quotes from industry heads regarding their expectations on new government

Response from Mr.M.R Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Brigade Group


“BJP / NDA’s Majority in the Parliament will be a defining moment for the Country in general & Narendra Modi in Particular. For citizens hope has been rekindled for a bright future for the country. Now the ball is in Modi’s court to deliver results and surpass people expectation. Let us hope & pray that BJP will act decisively & with maturity keeping India first in mind.”

Response from Mr.R.Nagaraj, President, CREDAI, Karnataka

R Nagaraj

After the results investments across industries would start pouring in. This is especially true for Karnataka, because the Government of Karnataka has attracted potential investments not just in the IT sector but also in automobile and engineering sectors. These investments will create a lot of jobs, which will result in increased demand in the real estate industry.

The new government at the Centre would definitely focus on development, which should also augur well for the real estate market.



Brigade Group to organise Brigade Showcase event from Aug 1-3, 2014 at Bangalore.


Bangalore, July 28, 2014: Real estate major Brigade Group plans to have the sixth edition of its exclusive property exhibition ‘Brigade Showcase 2014’ from August 1 to 3 between 11 am and 8 pm.. The event, which will feature the Group’s entire range of ongoing and forthcoming projects across residential, offices and retail projects apart from schools and allied services.

 According to Mr. M.R. Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Brigade Group, Brigade Showcase will offer potential buyers a sneak peek of their dream home and give them an opportunity to own it right away. “ From 2009, Brigade Showcase has garnered a reputation for itself and has emerged as a golden opportunity for our customers to upgrade their life and buy a Brigade property at the best rates,” he said.

Customers get to choose from a wide array of projects including ready-to-occupy homes, those nearing completion, ongoing and the ones that have just been launched, spanning various budgets starting from Rs 35 lakh and going up to Rs 8 crore. These projects include value homes, luxury apartments, premium residential enclaves, retirement homes and villas. There would also be a pre- launch of a few projects.

The event is not just limited to projects in Bangalore, but displays the company’s offerings in Mysore, Mangalore, Hyderabad and Chikmagalur.

 For more information on Brigade Showcase visit


Mirchi Music Awards South 2013 Special Music Awards to identify & encourage South Indian artists, enters 5th year.

Bangalore, July 28, 2014The time has arrived yet again to identify and honour the gifted artists of the South Indian film music industry. Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM proudly presents the 5th Mirchi Music Awards South 2013, highlighting the achievements of the South Indian film music industry, for the year 2013. The grand programme brings together the big names of the four States of South Indian Films. The programme will be held on August 16, at Annapurna Studios, 7 acres in Hyderabad.

Jury members of Mirchi Music Awards 2013 - (L-R) - Sumana Kittur, V Manohar, S. Narayan, Gurukiran, Kaviraj and manikanth Kadri

 2013 turned out to be a big success for the Kannada film music, with a number of hit tunes. Several talented persons have entered the Kannada film industry like every year. This year awards will be given under 14 categories. Two special awards have been reserved to Radio Mirchi listeners – ‘Best Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Album of the year’ awards will be given through Radio Mirchi Listeners’ Choice, based on Listeners’ voting. The Jury consisting eminent personalities of Kannada film industry will select the remaining categories.

 There will be two panels – Screening jury and Grand Jury. While the Screening Jury will shortlist nominations in all the categories, the Grand Jury will select the winners under each category.

 There will be separate panels for all the four South Indian languages and there will be separate leaders for each panel. The President of Kannada film jury will be Sri S. Narayan, Tamil – Sri Gangai Amaran, Telugu – Sri D. Suresh Babu and Malayalam – Sri Shyamprasad. Ernst & Young will shoulder the responsibility of the entire auditing, including screening, shortlisting and selection of winners.


Speaking on the occasion Sri Prashanth Pandey, CEO, Radio Mirchi noted, “I feel proud to present the 5th edition of Mirchi Music Awards. The attention and priority the film industry has extended towards this award function has been the inspiration for us to continue. The Radio Mrichi film awards, is a medium for us to extend our love and respect to the Kannada film industry which has been so supportive. The same selection method is followed strictly right from screening to nominations in order to identify genuine talent. I would like to extend my best wishes to all the artists who contribute for film music. Support and cooperation of Radio Mirchi would continue always.”

 Noted Kannada film director and Kannada film award jury President Sri S. Narayan observed that, “I feel proud to be associated with the Mirchi Music Awards, because, the entire selection process is unbiased. Identifying genuine talent and providing opportunities for everyone to win an award is its major objective, and hence the jury members include personalities from the film music industry. I strongly believe that even the film music industry awaits keenly for this particular award function. Identifying and selecting the right talent for the award among such huge genuine talent is quite a difficult task for the jury. I wish the best to all the artists. Awards will be given at the function to be held on August 16.”




  1. Song of the year
  2. Film album of the year
  3. Music composer
  4. Lyricist
  5. Male vocal
  6. Female vocal

Upcoming artist

  1. Male Vocal
  2. Female Vocal
  3. Music composer
  4. Lyricist

Mirchi listeners’ choice

  1. Song of the year
  2. Film album of the year



  1. Sound mixing
  2. Sound arrangement

Industry Contribution

  1. Life time achievement award

Industry Contribution

  1. Special jury award for outstanding contribution to the film industry

 Kannada Grand Jury Members

 Grand Jury:  

  1. S.Narayan
  2. V Manohar
  3. V Harikrishna
  4. Nagathihalli Chandrashekar
  5. Dr.Suman Kittur
  6. Kaviraj
  7. Manikanth kadri
  8. Arjun janya
  9. Gurukiran
  10. K.Kalyan

Screening Jury :  (pls put)

  1. Veer samrath
  2. Vani harikrishna
  3. Santhosh venky
  4. Chandan Shetty
  5. Bharath BJ
  6. Murali rayasam
  7. Sachina Heggar
  8. Sai Kiran
  9. Hrudaya Shiva
  10. Raghavendra BK

 To know about the award categories, nominations keep listening to 98.3 FM or log on to in the coming days.




                           The Emperor of Good Times makes a glamorous debut with                             Kingfisher ULTRA Style Week Bangalore.


Bangalore, July 25th, 2014The first day of the debut season ofthe fashion extravaganza –Kingfisher Ultra Style Week Bangalore,in collaboration with Storm Fashion Company enthralled the city’s fashionistastoday at Le Meridien.An unparalleled benchmark of diverse, creative and exquisite designs, the ramp sizzled as renowned designers Manoviraj Khosla, MonaPali, and ­­­­SarwariAnam& Pooja Raju featured their elegant& elite collections. The fashion spectacular delivered its promise of mesmerizing Bangalore’s fashion aficionados with an enchanting display of a wide range of vivacious colours, cuts and textures.


 In the recent wake of violence against women, the renowneddesigner duo from Kolkata, MonaPaliopened the show with their collection “SWARAN KAMAL” which urged the audiences to be more sensitive towards women. Inspired from the flower Lotus which pervades all three realms- earth, water and sky, this collection was high on surface texturization with hand paint, in bright and vivid colours, which speaks of designer’s brand signature. The very beautiful RaaiLaxmi looked a million bucks as she sashayed the ramp with her grace and elegance.

 The next designer who caught the attention of the crowd were SarwariAnam and Pooja Raju who showcased their indo-western collection. When it comes to making an impact, less is more and that’s what the collection emphasized. Bright colours, generous use of malmal, silks and nets gave the outfits a contemporary and glamorous Indian look. Minimalist, chic with almost no accessories the collection effortlessly stole the show.  Walking the ramp for them was gorgeous actor Erica Fernandes.

 The grand finale sawManoviraj Khosla showcase hisexquisite collection ‘Life’and wrapped up the first day ofKingfisher Ultra Style Week Bangalorethrough an avant-gardeshow. The iconic designer dazzled the ramp with amagnificent interplay of sequins and colourssplashed witha liberal dose of metallic gold in lavish fabrics of silk, linen and velvet. Bangalore’s most touted music group, One Nite Stand, serenaded the models and got the audienceto sway to their captivating, foot tapping numbers. Very handsome Sawar Ali and Zulfi Sayedleft the audiences craving for more as they strutted the ramp in style.  

Actor Tanvi Vyas with designer Poonam VohraStorm Fashion Company CEO Reet with designers Mona Pali and actress Raai Laxmi

 True to Kingfisher’s motto ‘The Emperor of Good Times’, an evening at Kingfisher Ultra Style Week Bangaloreis incomplete without the glamorous post show celebrations. Hosted by Kingfisher Ultra, the after party saw the city’s crème-de-la-crème talk fashion, glamour and everything stylish as they looked their scintillating best. The fashion designers & models upped the glamour quotient, and DJ Akbar Sami got the crowd grooving right from the start, and kept the dance floor chock-full till the wee hours of the morning.

 As a part of the Kingfisher Ultra Style Week Bangalore, the #KFUltraShowStopper gives its fashion aspiring consumers an enthralling opportunity to live the glitterati life of a showstopper for a day. Right from the make-up to a designer’s specially made outfit to the ramp walk, Kingfisher Ultra ensures to create a memorable experience as a fashion superstar for the winner.

Day two of Kingfisher ULTRA Style Week Bangalore witnesses an exciting confluence of Indo-western fashion

Deginers Sarwari and Pooja with their showstopper actress Erica Fernandes

Bangalore, July 26th, 2014The second day of the Kingfisher ULTRA Style Week Bangalore kicked off with a phenomenal opening from prominent designer Mumtaz Khan, followed by ace designers Hari Anand and Sanjana Jon at the mesmerizing fashion extravaganza. Bangalore’s fashion aficionados were in for a visual treat as the runway came alive with a colourful display of style, silhouettes, textures and fashion.

 The curtains rose with renowned designer Mumtaz Khan showcasing his exotic collection “Bliss” that exemplified his trademark style of infusing vibrant, tribal prints in cotton and eco-friendly fabrics. Opening the show were handsome actors Zulfi Syed & Sawar Ali who took the ramp by storm with their charisma & style. Khan expressed his belief in ‘Purity gives us happiness’  through the show’s first half by presenting pure shades of white and cream in gorgeous georgette & chiffon with bold and intricate gold embellishments. In the second half, unique non-chemical tribal prints in extraordinary weaves of Madhya Pradesh such as Baagh print, Daboo print, Baiga, and tribal khadi stole the show. Renowned actor Aditya walked as the showstopper for the show expressing great panache & poise.

 South India’s prominent designer Hari Anand took over the show with his trail blazing aesthetic collection “Alchemy”. Inspired by the process of fabricating gold out of dull elements, the scintillating bridal collection represents the slow infusion of luminous gold into dark tones. With diverse shades of nudes, blues, whites and solid blacks transforming into vivid jeweled gold, the range is an expression of dreams interwoven with reality. 

 #KFUltraShowStopper, a platform for people to live the experience of a showstopper right from perfect makeup to scintillating designer ensembles, brought two young consumers on to the ramp at Hari Anand’s show.  The winners Mahak Brahmawar & Himanshu Ahuja glittered as they sashayed down the ramp radiating an aura of elegance and style.

 The grand finale designer Sanjana Jon dedicated her collection to the cause of “Stop violence against women”. The renowned designer was inspired by radiating golden light that represents youth, womanhood and joy. Her collection was a true reflection of gorgeous contours of femininity, buoyancy and fluidity with its delicate interplay of textures and vibrant colours in alluring silhouettes. Sanjana showcased an exquisite amalgamation of western and Indian wear, leaving the crowd yearning for more. A host of celebrated actors & glitterati including Vani Ganapathy, Raai Laxmi, Jayaram Karthik, Dhruv Sharma & more sizzled the ramp with their glamorous presence carrying the underlying message with great élan.

 An evening at Kingfisher ULTRA Style Week Bangalore is incomplete without the glamorous post show celebrations hosted by Kingfisher ULTRA. The effervescent crowd of designers, models and fashionistas danced the night away with the pulsating tunes of DJ Whosane!’s latest tracks.

The grand finale of Kingfisher Ultra Style Week Bangalore witnesses a glamorous medley of fashion & elegance

Actress Parvathy showstopper for desinger Agnimitra Paul



Bangalore, July 27th, 2014The final day of the Kingfisher ULTRA Bangalore Style Week, in collaboration with Storm Fashion Company was a golden evening of glitz, glamour and glitter. The star studded evening at Le Meridien, saw ace designers Poonam Vohra, Agni Mitra Paul, Jattinn Kochhar and Rocky S showcase their scintillating best. It was all about high octane fashion and makeup trends that are sure to excite fashion enthusiasts through the coming season.

Opening the show on a festive note was Poonam Vohra with her exclusive “Utsav” collection. Offering a high-end elegant ethnic line with contemporary cuts and stitches; Poonam worked around a colour palette of luscious gold ochre, vintage mint with neon peach adding zing with a pop of colour. Making an impact on the ramp were the glamorous flowing anarkalis, while vibrant jackets over fitted tunics stole the show as ideal semi-formal evening wear. Actress Tanvi Vyas, the showstopper for Poonam’s show looked breathtaking as she walked the ramp with grace and poise.

Ex Mrs. India Reet Sahu walking for designer Agni Mitra Paul Marcella walking for designer Poonam Vohra

Following this, Kolkata based designer Agni Mitra Paul presented her ‘Woman of Substance’ collection inspired by the contemporary independent Indian woman who represents a perfect blend of sensuality, elegance and grace. Former Mrs India Reet Sahu opened the show as she strutted down the ramp looking every bit the perfect woman of substance. The collection included infusions of unique Kantha, Baluchari and Phuliar Dhakai detailing in ethnic jute fabric epitomizing Bengal in every stitch. The showstopper for Agni Mitra’s collection model & actress Parvathy Omanakuttan walked the ramp with great panache & style.

To match the mood of the fabulous evening, Jattinn Kochhar revealed the splendour of his “Bleeding Lust” collection that created a fashion stir in the hearts of all fashionistas. He opted for an ethereal line of western wear comprising evening gowns, jumpsuits, cocktail dresses and sari gowns embellished with gorgeous embroidery. Using natural fabrics, sequin sheeting, brocade, net, jersey, lace and rich synthetics, the range shimmered on the runway as hints of gold appeared to highlight the ensembles. Actress Simran Kaur Mundi epitomized the title ‘Glam Diva’ as she sashayed down the ramp looking like a million bucks.

 The grand finale saw Rocky S showcase his ultra-glam “Rocky Star-Resort” collection. Recreating the aura and grandeur of natural beauty in fashion, there was a large dose of lavish opulence in the feminine couture creations. Lace, tulle, leather and velvet were the fabric choice for Rocky S, which were all turned into figure-hugging, contour-gliding, and eye-catching formal wear. Bringing the show to a grand end was renowned Bollywood actress Evelyn Sharma who was a vision of absolute grandeur in Rocky S’s best.

 ‘The Emperor of Good Times’ hosted a glamorous after party at Kingfisher Ultra Style Week Bangalore which saw the city’s crème-de-la-crème talk fashion, glamour and everything stylish as they looked their scintillating best. Guests of this exclusive event enjoyed Kingfisher beer, specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers, all while meeting some of the season’s talented designers.The fashion designers & models upped the glamour quotient, and DJ Rohit Barker got the crowd grooving right from the start, and kept the dance floor chock-full till the wee hours of the morning.


Honda Cars India launches mid-size stylish 7-seater MPV Honda Mobilio in Karnataka Marks entry of Honda in the MPV segment in India

Honda Mobilio 2014-2015 003 -

Bangalore, July 28th , 2014: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in the country, today announced its entry intothe MPV segment with the launch of its mid-sizestylish7-seater, Honda Mobilio for the Karnataka Market.The car marks an evolution in the MPV segment by offering a unique combination of Sporty Exterior styling along with Space, Comfort and Utilityin just the right size to suit the needs of Indian families. The Mobilio, with its strong desirable values, is set to expand the MPV segment and will appeal to diverse customer profiles from many vehicle segments.

 Honda Mobilio has been developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. located in Bangkok, Thailand following extensive market surveys in India on people’s driving needs and lifestyles. The Mobilio’s outstanding performance is achieved by 1.5L i-DTEC diesel and 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engines renowned for their best balance of exhilarating power and best in class mileage.

 In order to appeal to younger audience who look for distinct styling along with comfort of a spacious MPV, the Mobilio will also be available in an exclusive sporty RS variant which has bolder and sportier exterior design than base grade. The deliveries for the Mobilio RS would begin from September 2014.

Caption- Mr.Hironori Kanayama, President-CEO,Honda Cars India, Mr.Jnaneswar Sen,Marketing and Sales & Mr.Rohit Kumar, Zonal Head Sales,South at the launch of new Honda Mobilio

 Focusing on the importance of Honda Mobilio for HCIL’s business, Mr. Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “The launch of Honda Mobilio follows the success of Honda Amaze and all-new City which led to our exceptional growth of 83% in the previous financial year. Our ultimate goal is to be the most trusted company in the country and we aim at not only creating great products but also offering an unparalleled experience to our customers. We are confident that Honda Mobilio will meet the needs as well as aspirations of our customers and help us expand the pride and joy of buying a Honda to a new set of customers.”

 Honda Motor Company has a rich legacy of successful MPVs over the last 20 years with models like Odyssey, Step-wagon, Elysion and Freed in the global market with cumulative sales of over 5.5 million units till 2013. The Honda Mobilio, developed as a ‘stylish and highly competitive package’ is based on Honda’s DNA of sporty and exceptional value at an affordable price, with the highest quality and outstanding safety.

 The 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engineof the Mobilio,based on Honda’s latest Earth Dreams Technology, delivers amaximum power of 100 ps@3600 rpm, maximum torque of 200 Nm@1750 rpm and best in class fuel economy of 24.2 kmplas per test data. It has been mated to the standard 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.5 L i-VTEC petrol engine delivers a maximum power of 119 ps@6600 rpm, maximum torque of 145 Nm@4600 rpm and best in class fuel economy of 17.3 kmpl. The Petrol Mobilio is equipped with standard 5-speed manual transmission.