lovers to get a bonanza
an MTV Networks India channel, which claims to be the
country's only international music and lifestyle channel
is offering viewers the chance, to attend the 'Hip Hop
Honours 2005' awards in New York and also to win a special
invitation to an invitees-only 'Bon Jovi listening session'
for its new album in Amsterdam.
Hop Honors 2005' is the world's biggest celebration
of the best Hip Hop talent, and one winner from India,
along with a companion, will get a chance to witness
the programme in glitzy New York. The winner will also
be treated to an all access visit, literally, right
from pre-show rehearsals to backstage access and then
the final show itself with the world's "baddest"
and most entertaining hip hop stars!
be a part of these shows viewers have to SMS HHH to
6882 and answer a few questions.
Other prizes include an Apple iPod, as a daily prize,
but the biggest and the best is the chance to win an
'All Access at Hip Hop Honors 2005'.
'Ticket 2 Ride' contest gives viewers the chance to
win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Amsterdam to
attend an exclusive listening session with the Jersey
Boys! The winner, along with a companion, will be the
first to hear tracks from Bon Jovi's latest album "Have
a Nice Day".
interested have to visit Coffee Day Xpress, Sify Max
and Planet M and get a scratch card which could get
you discounts on the new album CD, posters, Spykar goodies,
vouchers from Speed or kick-ass Bon Jovi merchandise.
Or spot the Bon Jovi Smiley featured on the new album
cover on Vh1 and SMS JBJ to 6882.
Nerolac launches Nerolac Beauty Emulsion
Nerolac Paints has launched Nerolac Beauty Emulsion
(NBE) priced on par with distemper making it the most
economical emulsion brands available in the market today.
to the company, Nerolac Beauty Emulsion is a result
of a lot of research and development and is a means
to bridge the gap of customer needs to get an emulsion
at the price of distemper. The product is available
in 1-litre, 4-litre, 10 and 20-litre packs at an approximate
cost of Rs90 per litre. This emulsion is long lasting
as compared to distemper and it is available in a range
of pastel shades for the customer to choose from.
is the most popular paint for Interiors due to the fact
that it is water based and has less smell, dries comparatively
quickly and is easy to apply. They are more "hardwearing"
than traditional paint products and give a smoother,
richer finish to walls.
plans mass jewellery brand
Industries plans mass jewellery brand to cater to the
Indian buyers' unmet need for gold of reliable caratage
and resale value.
to the company the average Indian buys more gold than
any other consumer in the world and Titan Industries
sees this as a golden opportunity for a new mass-market
size of the Indian jewellery market is estimated at
Rs55,000-crore and is amongst the most unorganised ion
the world. The plan is sell plain gold jewellery sourced
locally from vetted vendors and endorsed by the Tata
brand to win customers over from small local jewellers.
company is planning to open a pilot store in the South
next month. Titan's jewellery business is growing at
over 26 per cent and contributed Rs535.01 crore to total
revenues, compared with Rs601.59 crore by the time products
to tie up with Malaysian broadcaster
Prannoy Roy-promoted New Delhi Television (NDTV) has
entered into an agreement with Astro Broadcast Corporation
that proposes to establish a joint venture company to
set up and broadcast 24-hour channels in South-east
will be a minority partner in the joint venture with
a stake of up to 20 per cent in the company.
say NDTV is banking on its experience of a news network
for ten years.
NDTV representatives were not available to share details
of the deal, including the proposed investment.
Bond launches herbal tea
Lever (HLL), has launched flavoured packaged tea leaves
under its Brooke Bond brand.
`Brooke Bond Red Label Natural Care' the category has
five herbal flavours including adrak, ashwaghandha,
mulethi (yashthimadhu), elaichi and tulsi
and is targeted at families seeking a `wellness beverage'
in their daily lives.
product would be available in two carton sizes, 250gm
and 100gm. While the 250 g pack would be available for
Rs53, the 100gm trial pack would be available for Rs20.
to distribute Tata Mutual products
Overseas Bank has tied up with Tata Mutual Fund for
distributing the latter's schemes to shore up its fee-based
income and increase the bank's customer base.
plans to set up beauty parlours
Rs650-crore Pantaloon Retail (India) is planning to
start its own beauty parlours at the Big Bazaar outlets.
to the company Pantaloon will set up beauty parlours
for men as well as women with services being offered
at a `discount' compared to the existing market rates,
in line with the Big Bazaar's concept of a discount
to focus on sauces in India
Heinz India, after selling off the Farex brand of
baby food to Dumex, is consolidating its foods portfolio
in India. It intends to continue to market the rest
of its acquired brands from the Glaxo stable
Nycil, Complan and Glucon D along with its flagship
ketchup brand, which it introduced nearly six years
ago. Heinz is also actively looking at other brands
in the Indian market through acquisitions and is planning
to launch ethnic sauces and condiments to suit the Indian
company says it exited the baby food brand as the active
promotion of baby food has been banned in India. It
now wants to focus on areas where it has its strengths
and that is in sauces.
intends to have a mix of locally produced as well as
imported products in its portfolio. Recently it imported
a chilly tomato sauce from its Thailand-based subsidiary
and there are plans to introduce more ethnic brands
in its sauces stable soon.
offers special discounted fares for senior citizens
flagship carrier, Air India will now offer senior citizens
special fares. Senior citizens traveling from India
to USA, Canada, London, Birmingham, Paris and Frankfurt
can now avail of special discounted fares for outbound
travel period September 16, 2005, to March 31, 2006.
India is the only international carrier offering discounts
to senior citizens ex India.
travel is not permitted ex India during January 2006
and into India during December 2005 on these concessional
discounts will be available for males who are 65 years
and above and for females, from the age of 63 years
enters premium male grooming category with Yuvraj Singh
as brand Ambassador
has entered into the premium male grooming category
with the launch of Parachute After Shower Hair Cream
product is the first non-oil extension of Parachute,
and is aimed at offering solutions to everyday hair
styling needs of men. Parachute After Shower Hair Cream,
with Aqua Moisturisers, is completely non-sticky, and
has a zingy fragrance, to give a stylish "after
Yuvraj Singh, has been signed on as the brand ambassador
for the product. The new advertisements depict how Yuvraj
has his hair well styled, whether he is on the field
diving for a catch, or off it having a great time with
After Shower Hair Cream is being launched pan-India
after a successful prototype (test-market) in Mumbai.
The product is priced at Rs.29 (50gm tube) and Rs.55
(100gm jar). The packaging is premium, and "very
international", says the company.
Motor launches 3 new models
Motor Company has launched three new two-wheeler models
which include the Victor Edge motorcycle, featuring
a new125cc engine, Star City, a freshly styled 100cc
4-stroke motorcycle and the Scooty Pep+, which has a
The motorcycles would be available
nationwide, the scooterette would be initially available
only in Maharashtra.
Compiled by Mohini Bhatnagar
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