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Ad Asia 2011 to Draw the Biggest, Brightest to Delhi

Heavyweight speakers, Bollywood style razzmatazz, and a gimmicky gala evening where everyone will have to turn out in their national costumes will mark Ad Asia 2011 to be held in Delhi in end-October.

Lady Gaga May Attend RA.One Premiere

Actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is working towards convincing the international pop star to do a song for RA.One, has reportedly invited her to the film’s premiere.

Press Council of India May Get to Scan Books Over Paid News

The books and financial statements of both print and electronic media can be examined by the Press Council of India (PCI) and tallied against the bills raised by the various advertising agencies to detect the paid news menace if prima facie cases of indulgence in ‘paid news’ surface against any media organisations.

News Channels Blame Weekly Ratings for Quality Decay

The country’s television news channels are blaming the ratings system for driving them towards headlines that are sensational, reporting that’s breathless, bulletins that are loaded up with celebrity gossip and programming that’s aimed at the lowest common denominator.

News Corp to Sell News of the World Site

News International, the British newspaper wing of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has put its Wapping home up for sale, abandoning a plan to remodel the 15-acre site in east London that was home to the News of the World newspaper.

Hindustan Media Ventures in Forbes List

Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd (HMVL) has been named by Forbes as one of the Best Under A Billion companies in the Asia-Pacific region. It is one of the 39 Indian companies that have found a place on Forbes Asia's list of 200.

Indian Railways gives James Bond licence to thrill

The world's most famous secret agent, James Bond (with actor Daniel Craig) will have to make some changes in his action plan in India, when he jumps from a speeding motorbike onto the roof top of a moving train

Jugaad in Indian Advertising

The Hindi word Jugaad literally means an improvised or jury-rigged solution. To my mind, Jugaad or the Indian way of improvisation is hilariously summed up in the 2002 TV commercial for Peugeot.

Sarod, Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium in an Indian Army Band

Do only trumpets, brass drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments come to mind when you think about an Indian Army band? Don't be surprised if the next time around, you hear the sarod, sitar, tabla and harmonium resonate as a band plays Indian classical music.

Government Plans to Set up Panel to Prevent Media From Blowing up Issues

With the belief gaining ground in some sections that the Anna Hazare movement was fuelled by the media, the government is looking at ways to address the issue by curtailing exaggerations in press reports, sources said.

KBC 5 Continues to Pull Audiences Ahead of Other Reality Shows

Five seasons down, the Bachchan magic continues to keep audiences hooked on to Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). KBC, which commenced its fifth edition in the middle of this month with megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the anchor, has beaten hands down viewership numbers recorded by newer reality shows such as ‘India’s Got Talent’ and ‘Just Dance’.

Anger in Air as Copyright Bill Favours Radio

The fight over the copyrights Bill used to be between film producers and music companies. Now, a new tension is brewing on the proposed law between the companies and television broadcasters.

Emami Group and Chisel Art JV Stage Group Show Titled Visual Ventures

Kolkata's integrated art house Emami Chisel Art (ECA), a joint venture between the Emami Group and Chisel Art, is staging a group show, titled Visual Ventures, featuring 22 artists from various parts of India.

Lady Gaga Gaga Over Bollywood,India

“I have seen a few Bollywood films and I love how theatrical they are, and that’s my favorite part - that they are so surreal and full of fantasy.”

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger Sings in Sanskrit

Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger has sung in Sanskrit on a new album by a supergroup, which stars Oscar-winning Indian musician AR Rahman.

Pitching a Bollywood Movie in D.C.

“I think putting money into a film is even more risky than gambling at a casino. You have so little control over the finished product – and even if you do, you don’t know what else is being released that month, or what might be happening in the news that might keep people from going to the cinema.”

Anti-India Slur: Australian Radio Show Host Under Fire

An Australian radio show host is facing criticism from the Indian community over his reportedly derogatory comments on India and Hinduism, in which he called river Ganga a 'junkyard'.

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Tapping into the emerging market of web-enabled TVs.

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