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Mumbai's newest fine dine restaurant in the heart of the city The Korner House in Bandra, played host to the success party of Producer Sajid Nadiadwala's Baaghi.

With the who's who of tinsel town turning up to congratulate Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor and Sajid Nadiadwala, those in attendance included - Salman Khan, Farah khan, Boman Irani, Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Arbaaz Khan,Randeep Hooda, Riteish Sidhwani, Chef Vicky Ratnani, Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Divya Khosla Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Jacqueline fernandez,Varun Dhawan, Athiya Shetty, Tabu, Bobby Deol, Udita Goswami, Suneil Shetty, Shakti Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Chef Vicky Ratnani among others.

The battle of Street v/s Stage will see the Top 20 contestants paired for the performances hereon

The cast of the upcoming move Azhar - Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri and Prachi Desai motivate the contestants!

So You Think You can Dance airs ever Sat-Sun at 8:30PM only on &TV

So You Think You Can Dance, the Biggest dance reality platform has showcased some of the best talent from across the country in the audition so far. Moving forward, the show will commence The Galas that will see the Top 20 talent, handpicked by the judges, mesmerize the audience week on week with some superlative performances. With outstanding judges – Madhuri Dixit, Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis; Exceptional talent; and Inimitable hosts – Ritvik Dhanjani and Mouni Roy, the stage is set to present the biggest battle of Stage v/s Street.


Starting 14th May, The Galas will see 10 Stage dancers and 10 Street dancers paired with each other to prove their supremacy on the dance floor. While the stage and street dancers work as a team, the judges will look at their performance closely and scrutinize their every step and move while the audience votes for the pair that managed to win their hearts. Basis public voting the judges will take the final decision of eliminating 2 contestants based on their performance. While the contestants now gear-up to put their best foot forward, the makers have roped in India’s best choreographers to train the top 20 contestants! Bertwin, Deepak and Pratik will train the 10 contestants representing Stage and Jack & Dheeraj will be training the 10 contestants representing Street to perfect their moves and understand the art better.

With the kind of grit and determination seen on the show, one can only expect the judges to motivate the contestants and push them to give it their best. The opening episode of The Galas will see Madhuri Dixit, Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis raising the bar and setting the stage on fire with their performances. While Madhuri will be seen performing in a medley of songs, Bosco will put up a stunning street style act followed by Terence with an enthralling Broadway performance. And that’s not all! The opening episode will see special guests Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri who will not just promote their upcoming movie Azhar, but also encourage the contestants and take up spontaneous dance challenges from the hosts Ritvik and Mouni.

Speaking about the gala night, judge Terence Lewis says, “The Galas will be an eye opener to the incredible talent we have on our show. Some pairs will sizzle and some will surprise. But most importantly it will be quite exciting to see the contestants get out of their comfort zone to prove themselves. This for me is the litmus test that proves that today's generation of dancers are versatile and nothing can stop them.”

“The Galas will bring forward a lot of different dance forms both from the stage and the street. The talent is amazing and it gives me immense pleasure to see the young generation being so focused in achieving their goals. Stay tuned for great power packed performances which encompasses the hidden language of the soul”, says judge Bosco Martis.

The top 20 contestants are some of the unique aspirants from across the country. They bring with them a pleasant change… a change that highlights passion and the right amount of confidence to prove their worth as dancers. Presenting the Top 20 - new school hip hop dancer and mamma’s boy Sahil Khan from Indore; 23-year old rebellious dancer from Mumbai Aishwarya Radhakrishnan; the shy and quiet 16-year old Aryan Patra from Ranchi with krumping moves to kill for; a national scholarship holder and trained Kathak dancer from Delhi Kalpita Kachroo; little beast from Mumbai Prakash Bk capable of doing some Flips and Tricks that no-one has ever seen; the forgetful and ever smiling jazz dancer from Mumbai Krishna Mehta; 20 year old hip hop dancer from Nalasopara Tushar Shetty; huge Madhuri Dixit fan and Latin dancer Sneha Singh from Mumbai; 26 year old Urban dancer from Delhi Vinay Khandelwal; 16-year old chatterbox Latin dancer from Chandigarh Sanjana Bamrara; contemporary dancer from Haryana Deepak; power packed performer and huge Varun Dhawan fan Alisha Behura of Bhillai; Travis Wall fan and contemporary dancer Ryan Martyr of Delhi; animation dancer Kanchi Shah of Mumbai; ladies man and charming jazz dancer Rohit Behal of Mumbai; tomboy and hip hop dancer Jueili Vaidya of Mumbai; 24-year old Chau dancer from Haryana Rishi Sharma; hip-hop dancer from Rourkela Roza Rana; simple and humble contemporary dancer Tarun Nihalani of Nashik; drama queen and the outspoken Purvi Purohit of Gandhinagar.


Don’t miss the The Galas on So You Think You Can Dance starting this Saturday and Sunday at 8:30pm only on &TV

Deepika Padukone, brand ambassador for one of Lodha’s weekend property

Deepika Padukone will soon be seen endorsing Lodha’s premium weekend home development around a riverside Greg Norman golf course. Located on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, this exclusive enclave is a short pleasure drive from both Mumbai and Pune, ensuring an enjoyable stay every weekend.

This weekend development will be a home where residents can go relax, play a game of golf, spend some quality family time by the riverside promenade, entertain friends and family over the weekends and indulge in outdoor sports; recharging and rejuvenating for the coming week.
Deepika believes in working really hard but she also believes in giving herself time to unwind.

“Although it was a hectic 2 days, I enjoyed it so much because it didn't feel like I was working. It was more like enjoying 2 days of my weekend, experiencing this exclusive enclave... playing golf, relaxing at the spa, sitting by the river and watching a movie.”

This weekend project of the Lodha group will be seen offering a luxury living experience bringing together the finest privileges of life.

RTÉ Ireland Dominates, Followed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and TBI Media UK

World-wide since 1982, New York Festivals® Radio Program Awards honors the World’s Best Radio Programs℠, receiving entries from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

“This year’s entries are truly inspiring, they embody creativity, innovation and brilliant storytelling,” said Rose Anderson, Executive Director of New York Festivals Radio Program Awards. “These exceptional programs engage, entertain, inform, and transport the listener and are a testament to the power of the human voice.”

NYF’s Grand Jury selected 296 Finalists from entries submitted from 29 countries worldwide. Entries were judged by the 2016 Grand Jury on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium. All entries achieving Finalist status proceed to the medal round to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies.

RTÉ Ireland was a dominant force in this year’s competition with 31 entries moving on to the medal round. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had 19 entries achieve Finalist status, and TBI media was next with 11 Finalists. To view all the 2016 Radio Awards Finalist please visit: HERE.

New York Festivals Radio Awards newly launched documentary categories provided a platform for those with a distinctive voice and point of view. The Biography/Profiles category saw a robust number of entries achieve Finalist status including: “Steve, David And Goliath” Australian Broadcasting Corporation; “Peter Sellers: From Southsea To Stardom” BBC, UK; “Ginsberg in India” Freewheel Productions, Canada; “Neil 'n' Dud - The Other Side of Dudley Moore” Jazz FM, UK; “Arthur Miller - Speaking Of New York” Just Radio Ltd, UK; “30 Years Man And Boy, A Calmer Chameleon: The Boy George Story” Magnum Opus Broadcasting, UK; “Father Hood: The Holy Man and the Heist” Newstalk/Independent, Ireland; “Lynn Hill: Twenty-First Century War Poet” Prison Radio Productions, UK; “Encountering Marina Abramovic- Artist and Icon” Robyn Ravlich, Australia; “Digitising Rita” RTÉ lyric fm, Ireland; “Mick Meaney - Buried Alive” RTÉ Radio 1 Ireland; and “Good Morning Vietnam” TBI Media, UK.

2016’s new documentary category Climate Change & Sustainability recognized programs that address critical issues of climate change and perspectives on sustainability awareness. Finalists include: “Bright Sparks: An Atmosphere for Change” Athena Media, Ireland; “In the Balance: The Climate Debates” BBC, UK; and “Game-Changing Climate Leadership: What Happens In California Doesn’t Stay in California” Bioneers, USA.

Also new in 2016, Music documentaries scored 8 entries a spot in the medal round: “Somebody Did It Better, presented by Miss Moneypenny” BBC, UK; “Bring It On Home: Led Zeppelin in the West Midlands” Birmingham City University, UK; “The Grammys, turn to game music” Busan English Broadcasting Foundation (BeFM )South Korea; “The Story of the Byrds” Document Media Ltd, UK; “Sounds to Illustrate Dreams: The Lullaby: The Untold Stories of Lullabies” KBS, South Korea; “Arts Technologica: Music” Overtone Productions Ltd., UK; “Vocal Chords: The Odyssey of the Voice with Iarla Ó’Lionáird” Athena Media Ltd., Ireland; and “Sinatra in the UK 1953” Trevro Dann’s Company, UK.

Audio Books, launched in 2015, continued to showcase the rising trend in spoken entertainment. Finalists include: “Girl on the Train” Penguin Random House UK; “Sunday Suspense Presents - The Hound of the Baskervilles” Radio Mirchi, India; “Spoon River” Soulpepper Theatre Company, Canada; “HOOD: King's Command” and “HOOD: Warriors' Harvest” Spiteful Puppet Entertainment Ltd., UK.

The United Kingdom was out front with 88 exceptional entries achieving Finalist status; the United States saw 48 entries move forward; Ireland 41, followed by Canada with 32 Finalists.

New York Festivals Radio Awards enlists jurists from all over the world to become members of the Grand Jury and includes some of the most recognizable voices and captivating programming producers in the industry.

New York Festivals, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Public Information, established the United Nations Awards in 1990 to honor programs highlighting global concerns of interest to the UN. Each year, the United Nations Department of Public Information convenes a panel to review nominated Finalists for the United Nations Department of Public Information Award. This coveted award honors radio broadcasting that best exemplifies the ideas and goals of the United Nations.

Join New York Festivals Monday June 20, 2016 as we honor the World’s Best Radio Programs at the 2016 awards ceremony at Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. To purchase tickets visit HERE.

Production Hub is the official media sponsor of the 2016 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.

YES BANK has won multiple awards at The Asian Banker Banker’s Choice and Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards 2016 programme held in Vietnam

· Best Corporate Payment Project in India 2016 – YES BANK Snapdeal API Banking solution – The Asian Banker Banker’s Choice Awards 2016
· Best Trade Finance Bank in India – The Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards 2016 (2nd year in a row)

YES BANK implemented a customized API Banking corporate payment solution for Snapdeal which was recognized as the Best Corporate Payment Project in India. YES BANK is the 1st Bank in India to have implemented API Banking solutions and helped Snapdeal reduce Customer Refunds timelines and enabling Instant Refunds (80% within 30 mins and close to 100% in an hour). The award recognizes YES BANK’s ability to use the financial supply chain to add value to partners in the upstream and downstream activities of their businesses and also responding to changing needs of its customers. The Asian Banker also acknowledged the transformational change that YES BANK and Snapdeal are bringing out in their respective industries by leveraging this innovative banking solution. YES BANK had won award in this segment last year as well for its innovative solution to facilitate farmer payouts for HATSUN Agro Product Ltd.

YES BANK’s victory as Best Trade Finance Bank in India was its 2nd successive victory at the Transaction Banking Awards. This demonstrates the Bank’s impressive and sustained progress in offering customized Trade Finance & Service solutions complimented by prudent Risk Management and regulatory compliance, best in class supply chain practices, innovative and differentiated services & solutions to our customers. The Asian Banker Transaction Banking Awards is the most rigorous, prestigious and transparent annual awards programme recognising leadership in the cash management, trade finance and payments industries amongst international financial institutions in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Speaking about the awards, Mr. Asit Oberoi, Group President & Global Head, Transaction Banking Group, YES BANK said “YES BANKers are pleased to receive these prestigious recognitions from The Asian Banker magazine. API Banking is revolutionizing B2B Digitized Banking and YES BANK is proud to be at the forefront of such innovations along with its partners like Snapdeal. This is also the 2nd successive year where YES BANK has been recognized as the Best Trade Finance Bank in India which is a testimony to our expertise in this space. The multiple awards reinforce YES BANK’s leadership in the Transaction Banking and Payments domain which is backed by innovation, technology and robust risk management frameworks.”

Speaking about the award, Anup Vikal, Chief Financial Officer, Snapdeal, said, “Snapdeal is building an ecosystem that powers billions of digital commerce transactions. Refunds form a crucial part of customer experience. With YES Bank's customized API banking corporate payment solution we were able to introduce a truly game-changing service that provides our customers the most seamless and fastest refund facility resulting in a superior customer experience.”

The Asian Banker Awards are widely acknowledged by the financial services industry as the highest possible accolade available to professionals and banks in the industry as recognized in the Asia Pacific region. A stringent three-month evaluation process based on a balanced and transparent scorecard had been used to determine the winners.

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