24 March 2023 01:59

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A sweet and sour story from the “Jugadu Gali” in Sarafa Bazara in Bhopal

A new cure to those boring hours of the day, India’s Leading TV GEC Dangal 2 channel launches ‘Professor Pandey Ke Paanch Parivaar’ co-powered by JSW Cement, a power-packed, entertaining & light-hearted family show with refreshing flavours of fun, laughter, wit & love. The show is hilariously set in the realms of Bhopal and keeps panning between families who can’t live without each other, the history of their “Mohalla” is such that they are bonded for life.

Professor Pandey Ke Paanch Parivaar is a show that will refresh the flavours of staying in a joint family and will break all the myths that joint families do not go along. The story is about five nuclear families on how they bond together and stay as a joint family in one mohalla.

Jay Pathak, who is famous for his unique comedy style, will be seen as Professor Pandey, along with Sandeep Anand as Nandu Gupta, Jayshree Soni as Madhu and Manju Sharma as Choti Chachi are the key characters of the show.

“As a part of Enterr10 network, Dangal TV has very successfully produced high-quality family soaps, to claim leadership in the FTA space. Now Dangal 2, another channel from the enterr10 bouquet, is starting the journey of light-hearted and warm family entertainment shows. The first in the line-up, Prof. Pandey ke Paanch Parivaar, is produced by the very experienced and talented duo of Tony & Deeya Singh, we hope to create a strong and unique brand for family audiences with this show, under the umbrella of Dangal 2”, says Manish Singhal, Managing Director of Enterr10 Tv Network Pvt Ltd.

“Professor Pandey Ka Paanch Parivaar, the title itself depicts the deep bond between Professor Pandey and the five families. My character in the show is Professor Prakash Pandey. At heart, he feels that everyone in the mohalla, are connected to him as a family member. They also come to him for suggestions as a friend, family member and guide if they are stuck somewhere. I completely relate with the character because they are very similar to my childhood friends. They always came to me for suggestions because they felt that I would guide them properly and I am a man of few words with vast experience and whatever the situation in life, I am always full of unconditional love and support for my people. When an actor gets to work with a leading channel, a superb team and a fantastic subject, I believe that the scope of creatively performing increases and the final result is commendable. All of us already bond as a family and I feel that the show will do wonders!” expresses Jay Pathak who will be seen as Professor Pandey in the show.

“I am playing a common man “Nandu Gupta” who is over-loved by his wife and is still a kid for his mother, as well as everybody else. The story is based in Bhopal and I spent four years of my life in Bhopal when I was doing theatre there, so I am quite familiar with the language and culture, although in real life I am quite opposite to Nandu Gupta. Also, I am single and that’s what keeps me going because I prefer taking challenges on-screen (laughing) and I am thankful to the team of Professor Pandey Ke Paanch Parivaar for the faith that they have rested on me. The team of Dangal 2 are a bunch of fresh creators who are passionate to set a milestone with the show under the guidance of Anooj Kapoor Sir, who has always been an inspiration to people who work towards comedy in television and I feel fortunate to be part of this huge setup that’s coming to rule the world of comedy in television.” says Sandeep Anand, who will be seen as another interesting character Nandu Gupta in the show.

Professor Pandey Ka Paanch Parivaar is a thorough family drama, which will make you laugh, cry, love and most importantly bond with your loved ones a little extra. This new hilarious take on family dynamics is sure to make you find a humorous story in yours.

Hop on with Professor Pandey on his roller-coaster journey with Professor Pandey Ke Paanch Parivaar co-powered by JSW Cement, from 6th February, every Monday to Saturday at 8:30 PM, only on Dangal 2 channel!

India Today Group’s digital-first channel, MP Tak, has further expanded its online-presence with a newly launched website– www.mptak.in inaugurated today by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Tak is strengthening its presence and is fast establishing itself as a major player in the digital sphere. Tak’s bouquet of regional websites include – www.gujarattak.in , www.mumbaitak.in , www.uptak.in , www.rajasthantak.com ,the website for MP Tak shall also focus on the local news from across the state. The website will feature news articles, videos, and web stories.

Commenting on the launch of the website, Milind Khandekar (Managing Editor, Tak Channels) says, “MP Tak is a significant player and has been one of the most watched video news platforms in Madhya Pradesh. The idea behind the website launch is to cover the state of Madhya Pradesh in a focused manner with unbiased news reporting. The website will cover not just the local but also the hyper-local news” He further adds, “we have a strong presence in the northen region with three regional websites – UPTak.in, Rajasthan.com and now MP Tak.in”

Vivek Gaur, CEO, Tak channels & The Lallantop, India Today Group says, “With the launch of www.mptak.in, Madhya Pradesh will be our fourth regional market with its own destination. On YouTube and Facebook, MP Tak has already crossed over 200M+ video views between April ‘22 and December ‘22. The launch of the own destination is a part of our effort to connect with more people and reinforce the trust of the viewers who have supported us on this journey”.


India TV, the nation’s leading Hindi News Channel, is organizing a daylong "Samvad Budget Conclave 2023" on February 3 in New Delhi.

Top ministers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government and senior leaders from the opposition parties will attend the conclave to put forth their views on the Union Budget 2023, presented by Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on February 1.

Top-of-the-line political leaders, including Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, and a team of experts and analysts will provide insights and analysis on the Union Budget. Economists, along with income tax and capital market experts, will analyse the budget threadbare, and contextualize it in comparison with previous budgets, while explaining the broader economic and political parameters that influenced the decisions of the government while preparing the Budget.

The focus of ‘Samvad Budget Conclave 2023’ will be on the most critical aspects of the Union Budget that directly impact the daily life of the common man, the middle class, women, youths and farmers. The experts will also explain the nitty-gritty behind changes in income tax slabs, reductions in customs duties, public service spending, and key sector allocations. The conclave will provide a platform for financial experts and political analysts to discuss the budget and provide varied perspectives, through informed debate and discussion.

"Our goal is to make the contours of the Union Budget accessible and understandable to the audience, enabling them to make informed decisions and hold the government accountable for its financial decisions," says Ms. Ritu Dhawan, Managing Director- India TV. An informed and engaged citizenry is crucial in a civil society, and this will surely promote transparency and good governance.

Don't miss the live telecast of ‘India TV Samvad Budget 2023’ as understanding the budget is of utmost importance because it will impact daily life in multiple ways. Mark your calendars and tune in to India TV on February 3rd, 2023. India TV is the nation’s leading Hindi News Channel, delivering reliable and accurate news and analysis to audiences across India and abroad. With a focus on transparency and good governance, India TV is dedicated to empowering the Indian people through insightful knowledge and analysis.

Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider powering the global travel industry, recently received the Best Company Culture award and Best CEO award from Comparably, a workplace culture site and corporate brand reputation platform. Sabre was rated in the top 50 in these categories among 70,000 companies.

The award for Best CEO is determined based on the ratings employees give to the company’s chief executive and Best Company Culture is based on employee feedback across 16 different categories including leadership, team, environment, compensation, career growth, perks & benefits, work-life balance and company outlook.

“Culture starts with leadership so it makes sense that Sabre would have the honor of earning both of these prestigious awards,” said Shawn Williams, Sabre’s chief people officer.

Sean Menke joined Sabre in 2015 as President of Sabre Travel Network and is currently the Chairman and CEO. Under Menke’s leadership, Sabre has made strategic improvements to be held as the premier global technology platform in travel, serve as a great partner for its customers and further establish itself as an employer of choice.

“During his career in the travel industry, Sean has consistently led the way for change, challenging the status quo to help the industry evolve and find the best path toward the future of travel,” said Williams. “Like the rest of the travel industry, Sabre faced many challenges over the past few years, and, thanks to Sean’s steady and forward-thinking leadership, we are better positioned today for the future.”

Underpinning Sabre’s culture is the company’s commitment to its customers and to its team members. The company fosters an inclusive environment, where team members – with their wide and rich variety of differences – can bring their full selves to work, contribute their best and feel a sense of belonging. Additionally, Sabre’s Work From Anywhere policy and company-wide year-end break demonstrate the organization’s best-in-class culture.

Williams elaborates, “Sabre leaders are dedicated to their team members, provide transparent communication and have a relentless focus on team success. This well-deserved recognition is a testament to our leaders and team members’ passion for Sabre and to each other.”

New York Festivals Honors Landmark Series by Eminent Journalist Marvin Kalb

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards/Radio Awards will honor The Kalb Report, the iconic public broadcasting series hosted by eminent journalist Marvin Kalb, with the its 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Storytellers Gala on April 18th.

The New York Festivals Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes prominent industry leaders, innovators, and driving forces in the broadcast industry whose accomplishments have advanced their field and made a lasting impression on the industry.

The Kalb Report is the longest-running project in National Press Club history with 103 programs over 28 years.

During its nearly three decade run, the series has provided a forum for prominent newsmakers and journalists to discuss the news media's impact on American democracy. The guest list included Supreme Court Justices, Civil Rights icons, network news anchors, best-selling authors, members of Congress, and influential leaders from across the media landscape.

The Kalb Report was created in 1994 when Kalb was on a one-year sabbatical from Harvard University to return to Washington to teach at George Washington University (GW). Kalb was the last correspondent personally hired by Edward R. Murrow, and his career had taken him around the world as the CBS News Chief Diplomatic Correspondent. Prior to hosting the Kalb Report, Marvin Kalb's career spanned three decades of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC, including a turn as moderator of Meet the Press. He served 25 years as founding director and Senior Fellow of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He also is the Edward R. Murrow Professor (Emeritus) at Harvard and a prolific author, having recently completed his 17th book, "Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War." (Brookings Institution Press, 2021),

At GW, Kalb found a perfect partner in former CBS Radio Network General Manager Michael Freedman, who served as executive producer of The Kalb Report series for its entire 28-year run and went on to become president of the National Press Club in 2020.

From the beginning, Kalb said the purpose of the series was to bring top journalists and newsmakers to the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for an hour-long discussion of the state of journalism and politics that would attract students as well as Club members. By the end of the first program, Kalb said he could see that the defining theme for the series was the news media's impact on American democracy.

"Over nearly three decades, The Kalb Report has followed the sometimes-tortuous course of American journalism as it has endured one of the most radical changes in history," said Freedman, in summing up the show's impact. "Time and again, Marvin and his guests have highlighted the essential work of a free and non-partial news media to democracy, and by working with students during the entire run, we hope we have passed that legacy on to the next generation."

Guests over the years have included U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg (together); Walter Cronkite; Diane Sawyer; Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (together); Ken Burns; Katie Couric; Christiane Amanpour; Civil Rights icons John Lewis, Julian Bond and Andrew Young (together); Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins; Hillary Clinton; Rupert Murdoch; Judy Woodruff; Cokie Roberts; Bob Costas; Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred; and Nobel Prize recipient Elie Wiesel.

The Kalb Report series was most recently honored with a 2018 Gold World Medal in the New York Festivals Radio Awards competition. The series also received Gold World Medals in 2015 and 2012, when it was presented with the overall Grand Award.

For nearly two decades the series has been underwritten by Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, a division of Oklahoma-based Inasmuch Foundation. Maryland Public Television serves as the presenting station for The Kalb Report series, which is distributed nationally by American Public Television.

The Kalb Report public broadcasting series ends this spring as moderator Marvin Kalb and his long-time friend and fellow network news correspondent Ted Koppel look back, around, and ahead at the challenges for both journalism and our democracy in The Kalb Report: Good Night and Good Luck.

In summing up the series, Freedman said, "We strive to have the courage of our convictions in the selection of topics, guests, and questions and we have sought to make a positive difference in the lives of current and aspiring journalists, as well as our national audiences of listeners and viewers. He cited as one example a college student who approached Kalb after a program and said, "I came in thinking I wanted to go into journalism. I left knowing I MUST go into journalism."

Trophy winning entries will be celebrated at the NYF Storytellers Gala taking place on April 18th at the Centennial NAB Show in Las Vegas. This is the 13th year of New York Festivals strategic partnership with NAB.

View the 2022 TV & Film Awards winner's showcase visit: winners and to view the 2022 Radio Awards winners visit: winners.

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