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Pandit Chaturlal Memorial Society: Amar Jyoti – A musical tribute to Shri Rajiv Gandhiji (New Delhi)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 19, 2009

Pandit Chaturlal

Pandit Chaturlal

Amar Jyoti” – a musical tribute to the unknown soldiers and to “Most Respected Shri Rajiv Gandhiji”, former Prime Minister of our country on 26th August, 2009 at 6 :30 pm at Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi.

We have been organizing Indian Classical music concert “Amar Jyoti” since 1998 when India was celebrating the Golden Jubilee of its independence. The Society decided to give homage to all those unknown soldiers who had laid their lives to defend the honor and integrity of our country.

Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society is a charitable organization which is founded to commemorate the memory and work of illustrious Late Pandit Chatur Lal, first internationally acclaimed Tabla Wizard and one of the pioneer musician who paved the way for Indian musicians in western world. He was the first Indian percussionist to take Indian Classical music to the West in 1955 with Pt. Ravi Shankar & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and also the first Indian Tabla Maestro who’s first ever LP Solo Record was released by Hollywood record company World Pacific Record.

The concert would include…

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor)
& Kathak Legend by Pandit Birju Maharaj


Host: Pandit Chaturlal Memorial Society
Price: For the music lover – Free Pass
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Siri Fort Auditorium
Street: Khel Gaon Marg
City/Town: New Delhi, India

Phone: 9899610033
Email: Shruti Lal –

(Source: 08/2009 – Pandit Chaturlal Memorial Society)

Kathak by Birju Maharaj…

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Anil Ambani, Spielberg secure $825 m for DreamWorks

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on August 19, 2009

IANS: The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group has sealed its $825-million deal with Steven Spielberg‘s DreamWorks Studios with investment banker JP Morgan syndicating $325 million debt, the two groups announced on Monday.

Anil Ambani‘s Reliance Big Entertainment has matched the syndicated debt raised from JP Morgan and institutions like Bank of America, City National Bank, Wells Fargo, Comerica, Union Bank of California, SunTrust, California Bank and Trust and Israel Discount Bank.

This apart, Walt Disney Studios that will handle the marketing and distribution of films made by DreamWorks in markets outside India, is also extending a loan for the project, a statement from the studio said.

“This will allow us to move ahead quickly into production with our first group of films,” Spielberg was quoted as saying in the statement, along with his long-time associate and partner in the project Stacey Snider (former Universal Studios).

Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider, Anil Ambani, David Geffen (

Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider, Anil Ambani, David Geffen (

The studio intends to make five to six films each year.

“Our partnership with Stacey and Steven is the cornerstone of our Hollywood strategy as we grow our film interests across the globe,” said Ambani, who had been in talks with Dreamworks for over a year.

“Given our faith in the business plan they presented to us and despite the current economic climate, we were always confident this day would come. Now Stacey and Steven can focus on producing more of the great films for which they are renowned.”

Among the first films in the pipeline are one on civil rights leader Martin Luther King for which Spielberg has already obtained the rights, and a remake of the Hollywood classic Harvey that stars James Stewart and an invisible giant bunny.

Some of the other films include 39 Clues, Cowboys and Aliens, Dinner For Schmucks, Motorcade and Hereafter in a mix of genres including thrillers, action, comedy and family drama.

The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group ranks among India’s top three industrial houses with interests in areas including telecommunications, energy, finance, entertainment and infrastructure development.

The group’s entertainment business owns 428 cinema screens across India, the US, Malaysia and Mauritius, contributing 11 percent to the domestic industry’s box office collections and 35 percent from the Hindi movies screened in the US.

Its entertainment business has its presence across several platforms, including FM radio, music, sports, gaming, animation, Internet and mobile portals, direct-to-home TV, Internet TV and mobile TV.

Last year, it also entered into pacts to develop Hollywood projects with firms of such stars as Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey and George Clooney.

(Source: 19 August , 2009 (10:56) | – Sifymovies)


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