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9th edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Thimphu, Bhutan

9th edition of Mountain Echoes Literary Festival in Thimphu, Bhutan
WHAT? Mountain Echoes Literary Festival
WHEN? August 23rd – 25th, 2018
WHERE? Thimphu, Bhutan

This August, Bhutan beckons all as the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival returns with its 9th edition. An initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation and India’s leading literary agency, Siyahi, the festival will be held from August 23rd – 25th in the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu.

Presented by the Jaypee Group and powered by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, the Festival is known for bringing together literary stalwarts from across the world in the lap of the Himalayas. This year’s edition of the Festival will celebrate 50 years of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan and will pay tribute to the rich cultural ties between the two nations.

As each year, the three-day festival will celebrate Untouched Beauty, Unexplored Ideas and Unstoppable Voices from the heart of the Himalayas. The 2018 edition will focus on subjects such as Spirituality and Philosophy, Performing Arts, Environmental Conservation, Food, as well as Film & Theatre, among others. Each session will witness noteworthy names being a part of engaging discussions with the audience, thereby bringing together a range of expertise and perspectives on stage throughout the three days.

Bhutan’s literary festival was established under the patronage of Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, and the ninth edition of the festival will serve to be a collaborative platform for knowledge sharing, leading to a global cultural potpourri of ideas.
The inaugural session will see His Excellency Ambassador General V. Namgyel (Bhutan’s Ambassador to India) and His Excellency Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar (India’s Ambassador to Bhutan) in conversation with Dasho Chewang Rinzin (Deputy Chamberlain to His Majesty the King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck). The three eminent personalities will lead a discourse on 50 years of friendship between India and Bhutan.

Continuing the literary extravaganza across the festival will be named such as Andrew Quintman, a scholar of Buddhism in Tibet; authors and environmentalists Daniel C. Taylor and Dave Goulson; celebrated spoken word poet Sarah Kay; renowned Indian singer Usha Uthup, Indian actors and theatre veterans Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah.

Other prominent speakers attending the three-day festival include Nilanjana Roy, author of The Wildings, Kunzang Choden, Bhutan’s first woman writer to write an English novel; L. Somi Roy, the author of Binodini: A Photographic Memoir; Chador Wangmo, author of various illustrated children’s books, Kezang Dorji, one of Bhutan’s most loved rappers, Dechen Roder, director of Honeygiver Among the Dogs, and Tandin Bidha, actress.

Adding to the heritage and legacy of the festival will be popular names such as Tiger conservationist Valmik Thapar, theatre personality Sanjana Kapoor, celebrated dancer Dr. Sonal Mansingh and Ritu Dalmia celebrity chef and author of popular culinary books Travelling DIVA and DIVA Green.
The 2018 festival will also explore global and locally relevant subjects related to Natural History, Travel, and Poetry, including a tribute to 50 years of the Beatles in India, amongst others.

Founder and Co-Director of Mountain Echoes, and celebrated author Namita Gokhale said, “Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Literary Festival, is an exuberant celebration of cultural connectivities, resonating with the joys of books and cinema, the shared narratives of music and folklore, food and sport, as well as deep spiritual perspectives, and the challenges of our changing world. This year, we also have a special and important focus honoring the strong ties between India and Bhutan in their 50th year of diplomatic relations.

Commenting further, Festival Co-Director Pramod Kumar KG, Managing Director of Eka Archiving Services Pvt. Ltd, said, “Mountain Echoes has become an epicenter connecting cultures and geographies through the powers of human imagination. It brings alive the roots of our origin, connecting us to others through an exchange of thoughts and ideas. Our aim has always been to bring a different flavor to the festival each year and the ninth edition will be yet another powerful celebration of literature.”

The ninth chapter of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival will combine the breathtaking locales of Bhutan with its cultural prowess. Bringing together the best of minds from Bhutan and the globe, the festival will discuss a host of topics making a strong connection with the literary enthusiasts. Its idyllic location and programming make it one of the most unique literary festivals in the world and a leading event in the international literary calendar.

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Live Viacom18 and Jazz Addicts come together to create a unique jazz tour property - “Jus’ Jazz”

Live Viacom18 and Jazz Addicts create a unique jazz tour property - “Jus’ Jazz”
WHAT? “Jus’ Jazz” in Mumbai and Bangalore
WHEN in Mumbai? Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7.30 pm onwards
WHERE in Mumbai? Royal Opera House, Mumbai
WHEN in Bangalore? Thursday and Friday, August 23 & 24, 2018, 7.30 onwards
WHERE in Bangalore? Windmills Craftworks, Bangalore

After making their mark in the live music scene of India with many genres such as EDM, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Folk and more across varied entertainment IPs, Live Viacom18, and Jazz Addicts now come together to create a sublime jazz tour property in the country called Jus’ Jazz. This property aims to bring to the Indian audiences the finest world-class mainstream and classical jazz from around the world.

Jazz Addicts, founded by Pradip Bhatia and Apurva Agarwal, is an association of jazz enthusiasts who have several times in the past brought blue-ribbon jazz to the Indian stage. Live Viacom18 and Jazz Addicts have joined hands with Jus’ Jazz to fill the void of jazz that clearly exists in the soundscape of this country. As part of Jus’ Jazz this month, bringing her exuberantly unique take on jazz to India is singer Loretta Holloway – also known as ‘South Carolina’s Official First Lady of Song’.The singer will embark on a two-city tour including Mumbai and Bangalore. The ticket sales for this concert will go LIVE exclusively on BookMyShow on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, with ticket prices starting at just INR 499.

Speaking about the tour, Saugato Bhowmik, Head, Live Viacom18 and Consumer Products, Viacom18, said, “At Li ve Viacom18, we constantly endeavor to cater to the diverse needs of all music lovers. We have always created properties across multiple genres and we are very excited to try our hand at jazz with Jus’ Jazz. With this event, we hope to revive the romance with the cherished traditional rhythmic jazz music and bring it back to India. We are delighted to partner with Jazz Addicts who will help us bring this extravaganza to all the jazz enthusiasts in the country.”

Pradip Bhatia, co-founder of Jazz Addicts, adds, “Jazz is a way of life for us. My partner Apurva Agarwal and I have been passionately organizing jazz shows for years now, and it makes us very happy that this time Live Viacom18 is sharing their diverse experience with live music with us and Jus’ Jazz. Loretta Holloway is a unique and special jazz personality and we are thrilled to bring her to India for the first time along with Live Viacom18.”

Live Viacom18 and Jazz Addicts create a unique jazz tour property - “Jus’ Jazz”

Edited by- Debjani Hazarika

Radio City’s Kar Mumbaikar Campaign Creates Awareness on Plastic Ban through a Music Concert with Sonu Nigam


WHAT? Zindagi, a live concert with Sony Nigam
WHEN? June 29, Friday, 2018, 7pm onwards
WHERE? Phoenix Market City, Dublin Square

Radio City 91.1FM, India’s first and leading radio network launched the Kar Mumbaikar initiative in Mumbai to give back to the society by pledging for the plastic bag. Radio City kick-started this initiative by creating awareness on the plastic ban which was recently implemented by the Maharashtra government. In an evening full of entertainment, Radio City invites Mumbaikars to come together to pledge against the use of plastic along with Sonu Nigam and a popular duo of RJ Salil & Archana. Radio City has organized a music concert with Bollywood’s most loved playback singer Sonu Nigam who has joined the rally and is gearing up to perform live for the cause.

As part of the Kar Mumbaikar campaign, Radio City commenced a week-long activity across Mumbai to spread awareness about Plastic Ban. To aid in the transition of using environmentally friendly materials, Radio City is distributing cloth bags to shopkeepers, fruit, vegetable & flower vendors and fellow Mumbaikars. This campaign was initiated in Dadar Phool Market in the presence of Radio City’s popular RJ Salil & Archana, social activist Afroz Shah, Consul General of Norway in Mumbai Ms. Ann Ollestad, BMC Deputy commissioner Ms. Nidhi Choudhari and will continue for a week at various touch points across Mumbai.

Urging Mumbaikars to Rally for the Cause, Bollywood’s Most Loved Playback Singer Sonu Nigam said, “Plastic causes widespread destruction to our environment and its ban in Maharashtra couldn’t have come sooner. Kudos to Radio City for launching the Kar Mumbaikar campaign and taking up this cause in such a compelling manner. I urge Mumbaikars to root for this by completely eliminating its usage in their day to day lives. I hope all my fans will rally for this cause by joining me on Friday, in a musical evening dedicated to bringing a positive change.”

All Mumbaikars gear up to be entertained by Bollywood’s most versatile singer Sonu Nigam at the Kar Mumbaikar concert

Radio City has established itself as the most influential radio network that thrives to inculcate a positive change amongst its listeners by rallying them to fight for city-specific social issues. The Kar Mumbaikar campaign has proven to be another instance where Radio City has led by example when it comes to supporting a social cause.

Book your tickets at - www.in.bookmyshow.com/events/zindagi-a-concert-by-sonu-nigam/ET00077314

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Barsha Rani Bishaya, Tarali Sarma, Shankuraj Konwar, Sandeep Khaund to be featured at the Special Screening of 'Tumi Aahibaane' in Bangalore

Tumi Aahibaane screening in Bangalore

Actor Barsha Rani Bishaya, music director Tarali Sarma and singers from Assam Shankuraj Konwar and Sandeep Khaund will be performing live at the Special Screening of Assamese film Tumi Aahibaane to be held on March 11, 2018 at the Bangalee Association Auditorium in Bangalore.

Presented by PR Entertainment India, the event will also witness an Up-close & Personal session with award winning director Prerana Barbarooah, Tarali Sarma and Barsha Rani Bishaya. The event is supported by Zubeen Garg, Ravi Sharma and Bibhuti Bhushan Hazarika.

ABOUT THE EVENT

PR Entertainment India presents a Special Screening - Assamese Film 'Tumi Aahibaane' in Bangalore.

→Tumi Aahibaane screening.

→An 'Up-close & Personal' session with Assamese actor Barsha Rani Bishaya, singer Tarali Sarma & director Prerana Barbarooah.

→Singer Shankuraj Konwar, Sandeep Khaund and other artists from Assam will be performing live at the cultural evening powered by Eastern Fare.

→A special dance performance by Barsha Rani Bishaya.

→Live music by Tarali Sarma.

Time: 4:00 PM
Passes at: http://bit.ly/2BAqFOb or http://bit.ly/2F0xF5Z

More about the event here - https://facebook.com/events/149993945689591

PARTNERS

The event is supported by TNT-The Northeast Today, Shillong News & Music Malt.

The event is powered by OK North East in association with Clopers, ChaiTunes, Gams Delicacy, Purple Trope & Feybrush.

Ticket partner: Paytm & Insider.in

ABOUT PR ENTERTAIMENT

PR Entertainment is a event & marketing company based out of Bangalore. Since 2017 the company has taken up a project to promote the best movies from Assam which have strong social messages and are different from the mainstream regular movies. The company is bringing these movies and the film personalities close to the Assamese people living in Bangalore with a belief that this will help the Assamese filmmakers as well as the artists tremendously.


Vh1 Supersonic adds Jamaican Rapper Sean Paul to its glorious line-up of Artistes

Vh1 Supersonic 2018
The 5th edition of the Supersonic squad has names like Major Lazer, Marshmello, Incubus, Dillon Francis, Ookay, Joseph Capriati and more ~
~ The last phase of tickets commences January 10 onwards on BookMyShow~

Keeping the festivity going and making 2018 a grand affair, Vh1 Supersonic is all set to bring the biggest names for its 5th edition revealing the super line up for the gigantic 3-day festival. The 5th edition of Vh1 Supersonic will not only see some of the biggest names in the dance music and Independent Rock genre but will also witness the legendary Dancehall Rapper Sean Paul set the stage on fire.

Get jumping, as the Grammy award winner, instrumental for multiple chart toppers like Rockabye, Cheap Thrills to name a few, the legendary Sean Paul returns to India to up the ‘temperature’ of the festival. His distinctive rhythms and unique voice have set him apart throughout his musical career. His immense popularity and talent have made him the only Jamaican artiste to have won an American Music Award (2006) for Favourite Pop/Rock Male artiste.

Speaking about his visit to India, Sean Paul said, “I am really looking forward to going to India again, it's always a great vibe there and I know the fans will enjoy the vibe I am about to bring; it will be super-sonic. I am ready to try some new cuisine there too, let's see how that goes. ”

Commenting on the Super Line-up and the gigantic festival experience planned for the fans, Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head, Integrated Network Solution & Consumer Products, said, “Celebrating 5 years of the phenomenal Vh1 Supersonic, we aim to give the viewers a transformative festival vibe with a gamut of experiential activities along with music across the three days. And, this year, with the legendary Sean Paul on board we have brought together a dream line up of stellar artists from different genres, making it an unforgettable festival of the year. We look forward to welcoming our fans as we continue bringing the best for them each year.”

Commenting on the super line-up of Vh1 Supersonic 2018, Nikhil Chinapa, Festival Curator - Vh1 Supersonic said, “As our festival expands its horizons, I'm very pleased we've been able to include the Jamaican superstar and global pop phenomenon Sean Paul, in our list of headline artists. Sean Paul's discography and his list of collaborations read like a highlights package of global Top 10 hits.

His inclusion at Vh1 Supersonic also underlines and cements Viacom18's vision of being a multi-genre musical experience. Our six headliners this year include two global DJ superstars, an iconic Rock band, and genre-defining Indie trio, a Dancehall and Reggaeton pop star and a Brass ensemble.”

That’s not all! As audience enjoy the mammoth artist line-up across three days of Vh1 Supersonic, the festival will surprise them with an extra grand super flea and food market dawning oasis into the festival walls.

The festival will set up a #SuperFlea -The shopper’s paradise, with gourmet food and cute merchandise, coupled with comfortable and quirky chilling spots. Going #Artsonic, Vh1 Supersonic also partners with The Symbiosis Institute of Design to create installations all across the festival arena. Vh1 Supersonic raises the bar even higher than the previous editions, with their experience zone including multiple games, and a beautiful beer garden setup. There will be special arrangements for the Specially-abled in association with Enable Travel, from Volunteers to Elevated platforms and ramps.

Because staying hydrated is a must, free water will be available all throughout the festival. Vh1 Supersonic also ensures extra special arrangements for the #SuperWomen, with women only bars equipped with Beauty Booth, encouraging new reforms with Pee-Buddy available and Special Women Safety Squad patrolling the festival grounds.

To top it all up, Vh1 Supersonic also ensures that the party never stops! Post-festival hours, festival goers will be treated to perfectly programmed After-Hours, 10 PM onwards each day. The festival also introduces Happy Hours between 2pm and 04:30pm to give visitors all the more reason to keep the festive mood going.

Tickets for Vh1 Supersonic 2018 available from 10th January on BookMyShow.

Gear up for the best music & experience with the 5th edition of Vh1 Supersonic 2018 this February in Pune!

For more information, visit-

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Vh1Supersonic/ | Twitter: www.twitter.com/Vh1Supersonic

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

Vh1 Supersonic 2018 is all set for a super rocking 5th edition

Vh1 Supersonic 2018
WHAT? Vh1 Supersonic 2018
WHEN? 9th – 11th February, 2018
WHERE? Laxmi Lawns, Magarpatta, Hadapsar, Pune

The 5th edition of the highly anticipated and one of India’s biggest multi genre International music festival, Vh1 Supersonic 2018 is all set to return to the party capital, Pune. With the festival being held in the city from 9th to 11th February 2018, Vh1 Supersonic is all prepped to bring to India some of the most exceptional and super incredible artists like Marshmello, Major Lazer, Incubus, Alt J, Dillon Francis and many more.

The music festival that has brought to India some of the greats from the international world of music such as Skrillex, Macklemore, Eric Prydz, Zedd, Axwell, W&W, Steve Aoki Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, The Chainsmokers, Dash Berlin and many more, has introduced a new Live Stage in this upcoming edition. The new stage will witness the legendary Rock band Incubus playing for the audience.

After 4 successful years of the exhilarating Vh1 Supersonic, on of India’s biggest multi genre international music festival, LIVE Viacom18 is back with Vh1 Supersonic, this time, much bigger and better.

Tickets - https://in.bookmyshow.com/festival/vh1-supersonic-fest/

Artist Line-Up - http://www.gosupersonic.in/lineup

Edited by - Debjani Hazarika

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