27 March 2023 15:15

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The channel recognized brands of the region that have attained ICONIC status over the years

Zee Bihar Jharkhand, one of the leading Hindi news channels of Zee Media Corporation Limited, hosted ‘The Iconic Brands of Bihar Jharkhand’, felicitating the achievements of iconic brands of the region that converted every challenging situation into an opportunity for growth and expansion in their respective areas of innovation, expertise and emerging businesses. This initiative was further appreciated by the trade community as well as the public.

The on-ground event was held in Ranchi, highlighting the relevance of how ‘Never give up’ attitude can enable brands/ entrepreneurs to attain ‘iconic’ success, breaking all barriers of language, community, geographies etc. To name a few, some of the iconic brand awardees are as follows: TufconXT, Vaastu Vihar, State Bank Of India, Satyamev Group, Law Prep Tutorial, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Pvt Ltd, Ashirwaad Engicon Group, Hari Lal Ventures Pvt Ltd, Edurise India, Goal Bio Oil, Elegant Steel, S.K Mandal Group Of Institutions and Panorama Group were awarded for excellence in their respective sectors.

‘The Iconic Brands of Bihar Jharkhand’ was graced by Chief Guest - Shri Mithilesh Kumar Thakur, Minister, Drinking Water & Sanitation Department, Government of Jharkhand, Actresses- Neha Dhupia & Akshara Singh and several other dignitaries.

Shri Mithilesh Kumar Thakur, Minister, Drinking Water & Sanitation Department, Government of Jharkhand, congratulated the Zee Bihar Jharkhand team for supporting the vision and appreciating the efforts of go-getters of the region. He also emphasized on how such platforms can encourage many more brands to step forward toward the development of the economy.

Speaking on the success of ‘The Iconic Brands of Bihar Jharkhand’, Zee Bihar Jharkhand Editor Rajkamal Choudhary, said “We are honored to host the ‘The Iconic Brands of Bihar Jharkhand’ and be a part of the success journey of brands who have attained Iconic status over the years. These visionaries have done exceptionally well in their respective fields. The Zee Bihar Jharkhand team has been consistently encouraging brands and stakeholders to expand and explore new horizons for the future by providing national recognition.”

93.5 Red FM, India’s leading private radio and entertainment network has been awarded the maximum number of awards at the India Audio Summit and Awards 2023.

Indian Audio Summit & Awards was an initiative to recognize and reward the finest practices in the realm of audio for the entire Indian Radio and Music Industry. The ceremony took place at the Chillin Kitchen & Bar, Andheri West.

India Audio Summit and awards celebrated the inclusion of audio practices in all types of media entertainment which are divided into 4 categories- Radio, Podcast, Technology & Audio Books. Red FM bagged a total of 32 awards across podcasts and radio categories including two fan favourite awards for RJ Praveen and RJ Akriti.

The announcement event witnessed the presence of celebs, podcasters, radio jocks, radio stations, and content creators.

Nisha Narayanan, COO and Director, Red FM & Magic FM, speaking on the wins, said, “This year has indeed started with a winning streak for RED FM at the India Audio Summit and Awards 2023. Due to COVID and other considerations, Red FM withdrew its participation from awards back in 2020. After the 2-year hiatus, we decided to apply and are delighted to have bagged the maximum awards at IASA. We consistently strive to push the boundaries and think out of the box. A team that comprises of passionate individuals, who embrace challenges and work towards one common goal, is truly fulfilling. Being appreciated, awarded and acknowledged by these awards is a testament of the hard work and dedication by our teams. Always in gratitude for this recognition, we hope for your continued love and support in the months and years ahead.”

Red FM has prevailed a total of 32 awards at #IASA2023 including 15 awards in the ‘Radio category’ and 17 awards in the ‘Podcast category’.

Radio Categories

The Most Effective Use of Station – ROI

Winner - Amit Dubey - Hidden Files

Best Client Activation (On-Air + On-Ground)

Winner- Business Blasters Expo 2022

Best CSR Initiatives

Winner- RJ Rafiq- Struggle of a Third Kind Transgenders in Kashmir
Malishka- Monday Mental Health

Best Station Imaging

Winner- Mere Desh Ki Jersey

Radio Plus - Best Only Digital FM Initiative

Winner- RJ Nidhi- Wonder Women

Best Show - Community Radio Station

Winner - Khud Se Puchho

Best Digital FM Initiative

Winner – RJ Raunac- Wave se safe

Best 360 Degree Client Solution

Winner – We for Veterans

Best Late Night Show

Winner – Vikram Bhatt - The Audio Film Project Season-2

Best Mid-Morning Show

Winner – Shruti - Lights Camera Action

Best Interstitial

Winner – RJ Shashank- Professor Khalidas

Best Evening Drive Show

Winner – Rishi Kapoor – Mumbai local

Best RJ Zonal-West

Winner – RJ Mandee and RJ Kabir- Rainbow Diaries with Mandee and Kabir

Best RJ Zonal-East

Winner – RJ Praveen- Morning No. 1 / The Headphone Show

Podcast Categories

Best Sex & Relationships Podcast/Audio Streaming - Best produced

Winner – RJ Swati- Sanskari Sex

Fiction (Contains Comedy Fiction Science Fiction) - Most Popular Regional Show

Winner – RJ Rocky- Storiyaan

Fiction (Contains Comedy Fiction Science Fiction) - Most Popular Show

Winner – Vikram Bhatt- The Audio Film Project Season 2

Comedy (Contains Comedy Interviews & Stand Up) - Best produced

Winner – RJ Raunac & Abbas- Cricket Sirf Cricket

Science (Contains Astronomy & Social Sciences) - Best show host

Winner –Dhruv lau/ Dr Era Dutta- Dope Shope Drugs

Religion & Spirituality (Contains Buddhism & Spirituality) - Best show host

Winner – Himanshu Sharma- Holy Tales

Religion & Spirituality (Contains Buddhism & Spirituality) - Best produced

Winner – Himanshu Sharma- Holy Tales

Society & Culture (Contains Documentary & Relationships) - Most Popular Regional Show

Winner – Kalpesh- Ranbankura

Society & Culture (Contains Documentary & Relationships) - Best show host

Winner – RJ Praveen- Indian Murder Mystery

Society & Culture (Contains Documentary & Relationships) - Most Popular Show

Winner – RJ Praveen- Indian Murder Mystery

Crime Drama - Most Popular Regional Show

Winner – RJ Praveen- Indian Murder Mystery

Crime Drama - Best Show Host

Winner – RJ Praveen- Indian Murder Mystery

Crime Drama - Most Popular Show

Winner – Vikram Bhatt- The Audio Film Project Season 2

Food - Best produced

Winner – Hemenndraa Dharr- Food Trails

Horror & Thriller - Best produced

Winner – Vikram Bhatt- The Audio Film Project Season 2

Business (Contains Careers & Non-Profit) - Best show producer

Winner – Prashant Pitti- Decoding Unicorns

Horror & Thriller - Best show host

Winner – RJ Purab- India Classified

WTP on 29th January at 2 pm and 9.30 pm on Colors Bangla

WTP on 12th February at 6.00 pm on Colors Bangla Cinema

Colors Bangla is all set to enthral cinephiles this festive season with the World Television Premiere of rib-tickling comedy drama Hullor. The movie featuring superstar Soham Chakraborty, Srabanti Chatterjee will premiere on 29th January at 2 pm and 9.30 pm respectively.

Directed by Abhimanyu Mukherjee, the movie features some of the very popular stars of Tollywood including Srabanti Chatterjee, Soham Chakraborty, Om Sahani, Darshana Banik playing lead roles. The movie has an interesting plot which is about a grocery store in North Kolkata that stands in the way of developers who want to build a mall in that area.

Soham is a ‘ghar jamai’ and is married to Srabanti. He dreams of being financially independent and earning the respect of his rich father-in-law. On the other hand, Om plays a young guy who is in love with Darshana Banik. Her dad owns the grocery store which is in deep debt and eyed by the realtors. The film follows the group of Soham, Srabanti, Om and Darsana as they seek to save the shop from being razed, leading to a series of hilarious events. The movie also stars Biswanath Basu, Santilal Mukherjee, Kanchan Mullick and Supriyo Dutta.

Soham Chakraborty and Srabanti Chatterjee starrer Hullor will be aired on Colors Bangla Cinema subsequently on 12th February at 6 pm. The show will be heavily promoted on air and on social media for better reach and engagement.

Indulge in a spellbinding experience with the World Television Premiere of Hullor on 29th January at 2 pm and 9.30 pm only on Colors Bangla and on 12th February at 6 pm only on Colors Bangla Cinema.

The buzz around Union Budget 2023 is getting louder

The Union Budget of India has always been a significant annual event. From billion-dollar businesses to the aam admi (regular citizen), everyone scours this policy announcement for takeaways that will impact the way they plan for the year ahead and beyond.

This year, with much of the world battling high inflation and tightening monetary action by central banks, retail investors in India want to know what they can do to enhance their financial holding, in anticipation of announcements in the Union Budget 2023.

While social and physical media are buzzing with views and opinions on what Union Budget 2023 may and may not announce, people are looking for focused answers to their specific questions.

Quora insights

As Union Budget – 2023 draws nearer, interest is building up on Quora, as users ask each other questions relating to the event.

Year-on-year, the number of people seeking advice on their investments, prior to the Union Budget, has seen robust growth.

Typically, as the ‘B-day’ approaches, the chorus gets louder. Internal Quora Data revealed that the number of questions on the topic ‘Union Budget of India’ on Quora increased 260% between January 2022 and February 2022.

3.6 times month-on-month increase in the number of questions around ‘Union Budget of India’

Further, content views on topics related to finance and investment saw a rise in the run up to the Union Budget 2022.

Based on Internal Quora Data, October 2021 to January 2022.


Written Neha Chimbulkar,Head of APAC Marketing, Quora.

Neha is an India-based marketing professional experienced in helping global brands and agencies achieve market growth.

Johri, Baghin, 48, Kesariya, Ansuni are 5 new shows that are going on floors!

Atrangii App and TV, helmed by Vibhu Agarwal, have announced five new exciting shows for the new year. To further bolster their exhaustive content offering, the platform is gearing up to produce a slew of shows for 2023 spanning genres, with stellar star cast and unique storytelling. Each show will be a finite series, packed with slick production values and have established establish actors playing lead role. These series will definitely keep the audiences gripped and entertained.


48 is slated to be a high-octane political thriller, that showcases a relationship dynamic between a mother and a son contesting in the playground of politics. This political saga is full of Love, revenge, conspiracy, manipulation, corruption, and betrayal. The show will go on floors in March 2023.

Kesariya - Rang Mein Tere Rang Jaaoon Piya

Kesariya is Atrangii’s finite series about a young girl whose marriage gets broken due to her manglik curse in her horoscope. To turn her fate around, she ends up into contract marriage with a 40 year old man. The story revolves around this married couple and how they face many roadblocks in their life. The show will go on floors in February 2023.


Ansuni is Atrangii’s first ever reality show. A unique chat show where audiences can come and bring forth their issues and problems like marriage, infidelity, family issues, workplace harassment to discuss and look for guidance to resolve it. The show will have a celebrity host and will encourage audiences to come and confide in him, who in turn will help them with solutions. This show will have people from all over the country and various backgrounds, come on national television to discuss their issue. The show will go on floors in March 2023.


Atrangii has teamed up with ace content production house Endemol Shine India to churn out a cutting edge thriller at the backdrop of a bank fraud. Johri has talented star cast of Nishant Malkani and Charu Asopa in lead roles will be helmed by the acclaimed director Partho Mitra. 'Johri’ is a saga of an ordinary man becoming a diamond mogul, it is a tale of bank scams, frauds and glamour at its finest. The series captures one man’s ambition, his greed, his manipulations of the system, his plush lifestyle and lavishness of his business, his rise and equally dramatic fall.


The next in line, the app will bring for the audiences ‘Baghin’ the battle between MAN vs BEAST. For the first time on Indian Television and OTT, the heroine is possessed by the spirit of a Baghin (a tigress)! In this supernatural vendetta story, the hunter will become hunted as the protagonist a BAGHIN commences on a journey of revenge on the people who were responsible for her killing. Actor Ansh Bagri will be essaying the male lead.

This is an exciting line-up of shows from Atrangii, with each series being unique and of a different genre. We cannot wait to watch these shows! Stay tuned to this space for more updates on these shows and more

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