Saturday, May 2, 2009

Memorable meal only from Papa John's

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About Artist Pranay Katke


Born on 1st June 1976 in the Maharastrian family of the Katke’s. Exposed to Art and Architecture as a child by his uncle. Pranay won his 1st Painting competition at the age of 6. His art skills were soon exposed to his art teachers in school and later in college who promoted him to take part in interschool and intercollegiate art competitions. After Secondary Education in 1994 he was enrolled in Rachana Sansad, school of art by his family. Though he was studying Interior design, under one roof he was exposed to Architecture, Advertising and Fine Art. He spent most of his time in the library understanding different forms, philosophies of design. He found inspiration from these books and the works of great masters like Salvador Dali, Picasso, Rembrant, Renoir, Frank L Wright, Larry Baker, Eisher and more. He was one of the bright students
in developing fresh concepts and mastered the freehand perspective technique. Which gave him freedom to sketch his thoughts without being hassled of technical equipment.

He practiced architecture and interiors working with his Architect uncle handling some respectable projects. In the 3rd yr while helping some of his advertising friends, his passion for photography evolved. He soon joined photographer Atul Kasbekar and entered the world of sets, lights and the big world of advertising and fashion. After 7 months he returned back to finish his basic studies in commericial arts at Rachana Sansad. He then joined ace photographer Ashok Salian. His creative talents were not hidden from his guru too, he got to travel with Ashok and got exposed to the diversity of our country (India) and its people. After 2 yrs he joined an advertising agency as a Sr. Visualiser and grew on to be an Art Director.

Moving from a single frame to animation, theatre and film-making his creative journey has enriched him as a complete artist playing different roles as a writer, photographer, light and sound designer, art director, actor, director, film-maker and fine artist. Having worked with artists from all over the country and international groups he found a universal and the most basic human language of speech which he adapted with his own sensibility in his creative work. In 2003 he wrote and directed his 1st theatrical creation based on universal values and inspired from a painting by Edward Degas, a 2 act play ‘ The Wedding Photographer. ‘

2005 Pranay wrote his short film script ‘Maya’ which he planned to direct but then took a break as he suffered with health problems. But, he continued his photography in the mean while which did not require too much of physical energy. Everything happens for a reason, in January 2006 his work titled ‘Where is My Street’ found its place amongst 150 top fine artists of India. Adding economics to his art, Pranay soon made news and today he is one of the most highly rated fine art photographers in India. Currently working on creating his own individul style as an artist.

Amitabh Bachchan - The 10th Brand Ambassador of IIFA Awards

10th IIFA WEEKEND and IDEA IIFA AWARDS 2009, P/C in Mumbai

IIFA Brand Ambassador actor Amitabh Bachchan, announced in Mumbai at Press Conference held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, on 28th April, 2009, that the 10th IIFA WEEKEND and IDEA IIFA AWARDS 2009, will be held at The Venetian Macao in China from 11th – 13th June

A film buff - Madhur Bhandarkar

A film buff since the time he was a teenager, Madhur Bhandarkar started as a Video Librarian in Mumbai. His passion for cinema took him to ace director Ram Gopal verma whom he assisted for 5 years. In these 5 years he learned the ropes of direction and went ahead to direct his first Hindi film 'Trishakti"- a run of the mill Bollywood masala flick, which earned him a lot of respect and recognition from all quarters of the film fraternity as a film maker.

Success came in the year 2001 when he directed one of the most hard hitting films based on the dance bar culture in India aptly titled "Chandni Bar". This film brought was lauded by critics and went on to create box office records. This film brought to the fore Madhur's versatility as a film maker and technician. The government of India recognized his efforts by conferring upon him the National Award for his Film" Traffic Signal".

Obsessed by his inherent zeal to make socially relevant films he went on to make more realistic films like Satta, Page 3, Corporate, traffic Signal and the recent Blockbuster hit Fashion.

Pooja Chopra crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India World.

Pooja feels on top of the world & the first question asked from her as follows.

Q) What was reactions of other finalists when you won the title?
A) Pooja says, " all of us worked very hard for this but when I won they were also happy for me because they are good friends of mine and they thought the competition was fair.

Q) How important do you think time management is ?
A) Time is like grain of sand, once it slipped from your hand it never comes back. I think managing time organizes you mind and creates a path to achieve success in her words.

"Taj Tareef Award " for Legendary Javed Akhtar

Taj Enlighten Film Society to felicitate the legendary Javed Akhtar With ‘Taj Tareef Award’

Brooke Bond Taj Mahal, India’s premium tea brand in association with Enlighten Film Society, today conducted a workshop on the art of scriptwriting with India’s legendary lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar. Javed Akhtar, respectfully referred to as Javed Saab needs no introduction as he has won the hearts of many connoisseurs of movies with his soul stirring poetry, catchy lyrics and unforgettable screen plays. It’s his undeniable genius that made him a unanimous choice for the ‘Taj Enlighten Tareef Award’

The workshop that took place at Red Lounge, Cinemax Versova concluded with a personal tête-à-tête between Javed Saab and the audience, where he shared his experiences and insights on Indian Cinema, screenplay and his journey so far. After which Javed Saab was felicitated with the ‘Taj Enlighten Tareef Award’ by Anjum Rajabali (of Pukar and Legend of Bhagat Singh fame) and Vikram Grover, Category Head – Beverages, Hindustan Unilever Limited.

As a brand, Brooke Bond Taj Mahal has always been associated with people who demonstrate excellence in their craft, whatever it may be - a value that the brand embodies in all that it does. With Taj Enlighten Awards, Taj Mahal endeavors to bring alive the brand belief of ‘Tareef to hogi hi’ by acknowledging the efforts made by Javed Akhtar towards the changing face of Indian Cinema.

Javed Akhtar is known for distinct cinema and his work has been appreciated many a times with awards like national awards, filmfare for movies like Lagaan, Border and Jodha Akbar. He has also been awarded with Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and received the Padma Bhushan in 2007.

Speaking on the occasion Javed Akhtar said, “I am truly delighted by the initiatives undertaken by the Taj Enlighten Film Society. They are not only appreciative about good cinema but also take the efforts of revive the magic of world cinema and allow its audience to experience it. The society’s concerted effort to hone skills of budding scriptwriters is commendable.”
Commenting about Taj Mahal’s association with the Enlighten Film Society and its initiative, Vikram Grover, Vice President – Beverages, Hindustan Unilever Limited said, “Javed Saab’s work stands for romance, intellect and aesthetics. His versatility as a lyricist, screenplay writer and poet has won him various awards and accolades but more importantly the hearts of millions. We at Taj Enlighten Society offer a platform to recognise excellence in the world of cinema.”

He further added, “Over the years, Brooke Bond Taj Mahal has always provided its consumers a reason to get acknowledged for their distinctive achievements in keeping with our tradition, we consider ourselves privileged to present the ‘Taj Tareef Award’.”

The Taj Enlighten Film Society showcases highly acclaimed world cinema to its audiences on Sundays at Cinemax and Big cinema that promise to give its audiences the best experiences.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Alina Galushka --A Ukrainian by origin.

A Ukrainian by origin and a daughter of Businessman father and Doctor mother, Alina Galushka started modelling at the age of 17 with the passion of making it big, not in her own home town but around the globe. This lissome lass is driven by the desire to translate dreams into reality, that is why when she heard that India's much acclaimed for new faces, she took no time in taking the first filght to come all the way to Delhi for auditions and the result is that she has already walked for the best known designers with many knocking at her door. The oriental looks combined with the effevscent personality quickly captapurted her into elite world of beauties.

Linen v/s Denim.

India is a country where winter is actually not considered as a season. The trend is going simple,light and green in summer season which lasts for 9-10 months. In this scenario chice of fabric has a great importance to bring trends. Denims are comfortable and been there for over 100 yrs where as linens are upcoming and apt for summers.

New launch by Abu and Sandeep

Abu and Sandeep launched a new diffusion line on 29th April at their Bandra store. The due has been retailing from standalone store at Kemps Corner and their new flagship store comes a breath of fresh air.
Fashinistars in Mumbai have again got an exotic collection by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in the city. Some of the special clients visited the store at the launch. Jaya Bachanji visited the store to pick up few nice embroidered kurtas.

Firoz Khan - A Versatile person

Actor Producer director Firoz Khan ab nahin rahe. He lived his life
fullest, carried macho image, many people called him Clint Eastwood of
east. Breathed last on 27th April at his farmhouse near
Banglore in the age of 68.
He is survived by designer wife Sundari, actor son Fardeen Khan and
daughter Laila.His son married Natasha Madhwani, the daughter of his
occasional on-screen lover Mumtaz. His daughter Laila is married to
Indian tennis player Rohit Rajpal.

He came from Banglore to Mumbai in fifties with star in his eyes to
become a star. Starting was very modest. In 1962 got break as hero
with small budget film Reporter Raju.First hit was Oonche Log
in 1965. But it took him long to be a A Grade star only in 1970 with
Aadmi aur Insan as well as Safar.
He acted in many movies but is known for the stylised thrillers that
he himself directed like Apradh, Dharmantma, Qurbani and Janbaaz.
He had undergone through a lean period in his life after mid
eighties.resurfaced again with his successful movie janasheen in the
year 2003. the last hit was Welcome, he played as don in this movie.

This year Stardust magazine awarded him life time achievement award,
which he could not receive as he was fighting his battle with cancer.
Flambuyont life style, his love for horses, dogs as well as his human
beahviour with those who came in his contact, are some of the points
which will long remembered apart from his acting and direction.

An Appeal for Investors for these projects.

Hi! I am Simi VanScoy, an actress/writer from Virginia. I have worked on several local Independent productions and am currently working on two STRONG projects of my own. I currently have two completed, registered, feature length screenplays.

A Romantic Comedy - "Love and Alysha"
A dark psychological thriller - "Control"

Please scroll down to read the synopsis of both screenplays.

NOTE: A famous Hollywood actress, her agent has shown strong interest for the lead role in 'Control'. (Email me and I can give you more details)


ALYSHA, an Indian American in her late 20's is a single mom. About 7 years ago, she went home to her old fashioned Indian parents to break the news to them that she was pregnant. Little did she know, that on that same day, they were arranging her marriage. The marriage, for obvious reasons, never happened.

It's been 7 years and Alysha hasn't spoken to her parents. She really hasn't done much of anything except for take care of her adorable 7 years old son, RICK. Luckily though, she has had some good luck with making some great friends. BRIAN, her best friend, is always there for her and has an extremely good relationship with her son. KAREN, ADITI, and MARIA, Alysha's close girlfriends, have definitely helped her keep up with happy times. There is just one thing lacking in her life – a boyfriend.

All of Alysha’s girlfriends make a plan to help get Alysha back into the dating world. They set up an online profile for her which strikes many responses. Alysha goes on blind date, after blind date, after blind date but doesn't have any luck. The whole dating scene gets very exhausting after a while and Alysha is just about to give up, when she runs into JAY - a rich, sophisticated, and extremely handsome Indian American.

Alysha almost immediately falls in love with Jay. Although everyone else around her realizes it, she doesn't even notice that her best friend Brian is jealous of this new man in her life. She also doesn't immediately realize what she has gotten herself into. Soon enough, she is torn between the happy life she has been living, and the cultural life she left behind years ago. And then...


SAMANTHA, a young, independent, Caucasian female who works at a car dealership, keeps trying to kill herself. After the second time she tries to commit suicide, she is diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and is forced to deal with the issues that are making her suicidal and angry. Up until now, a normal day for Samantha is one in which she goes to work, sells a car, and imagines herself physically abusing almost every customer she comes in contact with. However, with the help of DR. PETERSON, her overly aggressive shrink who does not take shit from anyone, Samantha is able to come to the root of her problems- guilt from the past. A couple of years ago, Samantha slept with her sister Laura's fiance on their wedding day. Throughout the film, she begins to get better as she reaches out to her sister for forgiveness.

DAN, a young and successful advertising executive has problems of his own. First, it was his porn addiction that he had to hide from his fiance LAURA that made him paranoid. But unable to control his sexual urges, he decides to get some live action rather than just watching naked girls over the internet. He kidnaps a young and beautiful JESSICA and hides her in his cellar so he can make his own porn videos. Almost immediately, his mental condition causes him to grow more and more paranoid as he has to hide his little dirty secret from the rest of the world. With Laura's help however, he is able to deal with his paranoia for some time and he searches deep within himself to try and find a way to let his hostage go.

MARK, a young man who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also has issues of his own. He wakes up every morning to follow the same boring routines - go to the bathroom, make a sandwich, re-do the sandwich since the first one wasn't good enough, and then write a letter to the woman he loves. He never gets any response from the letters however and he doesn't understand why. People keep telling him that the love of his life is dead, but he refuses to accept this. Not knowing what else to do, he goes out every evening on a quest for love. None of the women he meets compare to the love of his life. None of them intrigue him. And then, one night, at the same restaurant he goes to everything evening, he runs into SAMANTHA......

All three of these individuals start to get better. S AND R PHARMECUTICALS seems to think they have something to do with it. A couple of months ago, they came up with a unique and unusual method of testing their medicine, ZORAC, on humans. With no regard for FDA guidelines, this company skips setting up a clinical study and ONLY testing on humans who have given them consent. Instead, they decide to secretly test on these three individuals and monitor the results from afar. Little do they know however, that someone in the company who does not agree with this secret method, turns against them.....

Sam's, Dan's, and Mark's progress seems to be slowing down once they are given the Zorac pills. Will someone from the company come to their rescue, or will their lives be turned upside down all over again? Will Sam finally let her imagination become her reality and hurt someone? Will Dan go back to his cellar to rape his victim over and over again? Will Mark be forced to write more and more letters to the dead? Will these three individuals be able to control themselves? Or will the Zorac end up controlling them?

For more info on these=2 0scripts - email me at ""

I am looking for Investors for these projects -
also looking for qualified enthusiastic cast/crew members who can strongly contribute to these projects (ie. help raise funds).

Simi VanScoy

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Forbes annual results list are in...!

The results are in! Forbes has released their annual list shoutin’ out the top earning supermodels in the industry. Gisele Bundchen pimps out the rest of her competition and dominates the list with earnings of $35 million over the past 12 months!

Now Hindi news from

फ़्लू के कारण अर्थव्यवस्था के कई क्षेत्र रहेंगे बंद

स्वाइन फ़्लू को तेज़ी से फैलने से रोकने के लिए मेक्सिको की अर्थव्यवस्था में कुछ क्षेत्रों को आशिंक तौर पर बंद किया जाएगा.
फ़्लू के चलते वहाँ अब तक 160 लोगों के मारे जाने की आशंका है और 260 मामले सामने आ चुके हैं.

ग़ैर ज़रूरी सरकारी सेवाएँ को निलंबित किया जा रहा है जबकि सिनेमाघर और रेस्तरां भी बंद रहेंगे.

मेक्सिको के अधिकारियों के मुताबिक वाइरस अब उतनी तेज़ी से नहीं फैल रहा. लेकिन अंतरराष्ट्रीय विशेषज्ञ अभी सशंकित हैं. वैश्विक स्तर पर स्वाइन फ्लू के मामले तीन महाद्वीपों के 12 देशों में पाए जा चुके हैं. अमरीका में एक व्यक्ति की मौत भी हो चुकी है.

अर्थव्यवस्था पर असर

मेक्सिको में कुछ फ़ैक्टरियों में काम बंद कर दिया जाएगा. स्कूल पहले से ही बंद हैं. हालांकि कुछ लोगों का कहना है कि वे इन पाबंदियों के नहीं मानेंगे क्योंकि उनके रोज़गार पर असर पड़ेगा.

उधर भारत सरकार ने कहा है कि अभी तक देश के किसी हिस्से से स्वाइन फ़्लू का मामला सामने नहीं आया है.

शुक्रवार को ये ख़बर फैली थी कि हैदराबाद पहुँचा एक व्यक्ति कथित तौर पर इस बीमारी से पीड़ित है.

लेकिन केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के अधिकारी विनीत चौधरी ने पत्रकारों को बताया कि उस व्यक्ति की गहन जाँच कराई गई लेकिन परिणाम नकारात्मक रहा.

New models from Gladrags Modelling Agency.

Gladrags Media Ltd.,
C/o. Bombay Dyeing Admn. Office,
Pandurang Bhudkar Marg,
Mumbai - 400 025

+91 22 66628855
+91 22 66628877


About the Academy

Gladrags Academy

Gladrags has decided to set up an institute of management with the aim to generate knowledge in the Aviation, Modelling and Service and create professionally trained manpower to meet the ever increasing needs of the industry.

To be a Premium Training Centre, giving total knowledge and insight into the Modelling, Service and Aviation industry.

To train candidates with career specific knowledge that the industry now demands.

To develop and deliver training programmes of very high quality relevant to the needs of the industry.

To have a specialised and experienced faculty allowing the candidates to focus on the evolving needs of the industry

Why the Academy?

  • The Service Sector all over the world is increasing in a rapid way.
  • The growing demand for trained professionals is increasing.
  • With tremendous advancement in modernization of the service sector, service personal need to be intelligent, educated and cope up with the latest technology.
  • It is the service personal who are directly in contact with the clients, guests, passengers, thus there exists great responsibility to keep up the standard of service.
  • Gladrags Academy will help individuals acquire skills like Handling Guests, Communication, Grooming, Etiquette, Mannerism, English Language etc.
  • The intention of the Academy is to bring out the best in the candidates and add confidence to face the world in which ever career they may choose.

  • To educate aspirants on what training to impart in the Modelling, Service and Aviation Industry.
  • To help understand the various steps, departments involved in shaping a person.

Why GLADRAGS Academy?
  • Brand new premises have been built to accommodate the growing demand for service related training.
  • The academy is being designed to be a highly professional environment.
  • To ensure every candidate gets full value for money.
  • To guarantee the Highest Quality of Service.

Courses Offered
The Institute offers various courses to interested candidates.

  • Modelling
  • Grooming & Etiquette
  • Cabin Crew
  • Ground Staff Training
  • Air Fares & E-Ticketing

Course - Modelling

  • Ramp Walk and Posing
  • Renowned professional and models with vast experience are regularly invited t share their experience with the students.
  • They will be trained how to walk on ramp, pose on stage and all other finer details of ramp modelling.
  • They will be trained on posing in front of the camera, how to use their profiles etc.


  • On how to apply make-up and choose colours according to your skin type
  • To educate the students on the steps involved in make-up application.
  • The importance of make-up tools
  • The use of the right foundation, blush, mascara etc.

Skin Care
  • To educate the students on the various process of Skin Care
  • Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising, Skin Maintenance etc..
  • Pigmentation and Tanning
  • Under eye dark circles
  • Skin Care for Men


  • Hair Maintenance
  • Removal of unwanted Hair
  • Well groomed hair

Course - Grooming & Etiquette

  • On how to look your best at all times
  • Fine Dining Etiquette
  • Code of Conduct, Social Graces, Courtesy
  • Table Manners
  • Table Setting

Course Details

  • Dress Code
  • Every Day Etiquette
  • Posture
  • Communication
  • Greetings

Course - Voice & Accent

  • This involves Voice Modulation
  • Pronunciations
  • Public Speaking
  • Announcement

The Hollyoaks Babes calendar 2009