Monday, October 16, 2023

OYO launches 60% festive discount for Indian tourists visiting Dubai

Global hospitality technology company OYO has announced upto 60% discount for Indian tourists planning to travel to Dubai during the festive period. They can book their stay in OYO properties across Dubai. OYO has a network of more than 130 properties including OYO Smart and OYO Homes in Dubai located in key regions such as Marina, Business Bay, Jabel Ali, Sports City and Discovery Garden.

Most of these properties belong to OYO Homes category that offers a combination of modern-day luxury combined with budgetary sensibilities. OYO Homes are ideal for families and groups looking to unwind and relax at premium stays for affordable prices. They are fully furnished and equipped with all modern amenities and facilities like gym, pool, etc. These properties also come with ample living room space, making them a preferred choice for a relaxing vacation.

The festive discount offer for Indian tourists will be available from October 11-31, 2023 and guests could book their stay in OYO properties in Dubai until December 31, 2023. They can avail the discount by logging in to OYO app, select the city and choose eligible property. They should select from the coupon codes ‘OYOSPLDEAL’ and hit the Book Now and Pay at Hotel button.

The scheme is aligned with Dubai’s focus on attracting more visitors from India including emerging metros such as Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Chandigarh.

Dubai, with its world-class attractions, luxury shopping, and stunning landscapes, has been a dream destination for many Indian tourists. It has the world’s highest building (the Burj Khalifa), the world’s largest artificial island (the Palm Jumeirah) and the world’s biggest mall (Dubai Mall). Dubai has also evolved into a haven for food enthusiasts, offering everything from unique coffee shops to exclusive bean-to-bar chocolate boutiques.

A report by the Department of Economy and Tourism of Dubai says that India is the top source country for overseas travellers. An estimated 46 lakh international overnight visitors travelled to Dubai in the first quarter of 2023, compared to approximately 39 lakh tourists during the same period in 2022. India emerged as the largest source market for overseas tourists with approximately 8 lakh tourists followed closely by Russia (4.70 lakh), United Kingdom (3.90 lakh) and Saudi Arabia (3.50 lakh).

Speaking on OYO’s special price scheme for Indian tourists, Karan Ashok, Head, OYO Middle East said “We are excited to host our guests from India this festive season. OYO's festive season discount scheme for Dubai is available for a limited time. With our discounts, flexible booking options, and complimentary services, we aim to ensure that every traveller from India has a memorable experience in Dubai”.

OYO’s website and app offer accessibility to OYO’s hotels at competitive prices, quality accommodation, ease of use of OYO app, personalization, and flexibility of the OYO platform. Guests can also resolve their queries quickly with OYO’s 24*7 chatbot - Yo! Chat. OYO also helps ensure great experience for guests, with automated tools such as AI chatbots to quickly resolve customer queries, loyalty programs and easy refunds when needed.

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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Experience the Magic of 'Garbo' this Navratri with lyrics by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi

The dynamic music label Jjust Music spearheaded by Jackky Bhagnani, is setting the spirit for the auspicious festival of Navratri. Taking inspiration from the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s poetry to make a celebratory garba track, Jjust Music has created a majestic song titled ‘Garbo’ for everyone to enjoy. Jjust Music takes immense pride in having the privilege of associating for this exceptional project and presenting it to the world.

The beautiful lyrics penned by the Honourable Prime Minister speaks about the festival of Navratri that unites people across states, embracing cultures and traditions. 'Garbo' promises to be a melodious tribute to the joy and spirit of Navratri. The song is beautifully sung by the talented Dhvani Bhanushali with the music of Tanishk Bagchi.

Jackky Bhagnani's immense talent in music production is sure to bring Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision to life, making it an unforgettable addition to Navratri celebrations.

Jackky shares, “Being a part of this remarkable musical project with Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is a moment of immense pride and joy for me and Jjust Music. 'Garbo' is a tribute to our cultural heritage and the essence of Navratri, and it's a testimony to the binding strength of the music. It is an exceptional and humbling experience for me, and I am confident that 'Garbo' will become an integral part of Navratri celebrations for many years to come.”

India is ready to dance to the 'Garbo' tunes this Navratri season, thanks to this tribute by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

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Abhishek Agarwal's Vision: Tiger Nageswara Rao to Break Barriers with Simultaneous Sign Language Release

Acclaimed producer Abhishek Agarwal, who has previously delivered successes like The Kashmir Files and Karthikeya 2, is now all set to make a big impact on the silver screen with Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja's Tiger Nageswara Rao. With the trailer garnering immense love, audiences are eagerly waiting to witness Ravi Teja as India's biggest thief.

What came as a surprise was the simultaneous release of the film in sign language as well. This positive initiative is spearheaded by none other than producer Abhishek Agarwal, whose idea is to make this film available to everyone worldwide. Tiger Nageswara Rao will release in sign language across 65+ screens in India and overseas.

The film is based on true rumors and stars Ravi Teja, along with Anupam Kher, Renu Desai, Jisshu Sengupta, Murali Sharma, and the leading ladies, Gayatri Bhardwaj and Nupur Sanon, in prominent roles.

Directed by Vamsee, 'Tiger Nageswara Rao' is produced by Abhishek Agarwal under the banner of Abhishek Agarwal Arts. It is co-produced by Mayank Singhaniya and Archana Agarwal. This Pan-Indian film starring Ravi Teja is set to hit theaters on October 20, 2023, as a Reliance Entertainment release in North India.

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Varun Tej and Manushi Chhillar unveil stunning new poster for 'Operation Valentine’!

An Air Force action thriller, inspired by true events – now, isn't that thrilling? To add to the excitement, Varun Tej and Manushi Chhillar took to their social media platforms and shared an enticing poster of their film on the eve of the India vs. Pakistan match. ‘Operation Valentine’ has been shot in both Hindi and Telugu, marking Varun Tej's debut in Hindi films.

‘Operation Valentine’ is a patriotic, edge-of-the-seat entertainer and will showcase the indomitable spirits of our Air Force heroes on the frontlines and the challenges they faced as they fought one of the biggest, fiercest aerial attacks that India has ever seen.  

‘Operation Valentine’ is produced by Sony Pictures International Productions, Sandeep Mudda’s Renaissance Pictures and co-produced by God Bless Entertainment (Vakil Khan) and Nandakumar Abbineni. Shakti Pratap Singh Hada, a seasoned ad-film maker and VFX aficionado will be marking his directorial debut with this film. Written by Shakti Pratap Singh Hada, Aamir Khan and Siddharth Raj Kumar, the film will release in Telugu and Hindi on December, 8, 2023.

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Celebrated poet Mamang Dai will be the Poet Laureate of the 14th Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest.

Mamang Dai is one of India’s most evocative contemporary writers in English. Hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, the rhythm of her verse reflects the rhythms of the oral tradition of her Adi tribe, and of the natural landscape to which she is so attached. Her poetic voice, as expressed in the collections River Poems, The Balm of Time, Midsummer Survival Lyrics, and the folk tale Hambreelmai's Loom, is gentle, melodious and poignant. While her poetry can be nostalgic for passing traditions and denuded landscapes, and does not avoid the political realities and unease of the times, it is always imbued with hope and love.

Mamang Dai’s poetry ranges across all the aspects of life in the Northeast - positive and negative, political and ideological, nature and community - but is never harsh or opaque. This has been her gift to students and readers - limpid and accessible verse that lights up the beauty of the natural and cultural milieu of the Northeast, shifting the image of conflict and militancy often associated with the region.

A meticulous documenter and proponent of the social, environmental, aesthetic and culinary aspects of Arunachal Pradesh, Mamang Dai has also written a range of works of non-fiction (The Hidden Land, Mountain Harvest) and fiction (she received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel The Black Hill), but has described poetry as her “life-line”. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011. She has also been a journalist across print, TV and radio, and has worked with the World Wildlife Fund in the Eastern Himalayas Biodiversity Hotspots programme.

Accepting the Poet Laureateship for Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2023, Mamang Dai said: “I am quite overwhelmed to be invited to be the Poet Laureate of the Tata Literature Live! 2023. I think it is wonderful that Tata Literature Live! Mumbai literature festival celebrates poetry. I feel honoured, and inspired”.

Co-Director of the Festival, Quasar Thakore Padamsee said, “We are excited and honoured that Mamang Dai will be this year’s Poet Laureate at the Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest. Apart from being a distinguished poet and author, Mamang Dai has lived a life of service and commitment, having also been a journalist, a dedicated conservationist and an eminent socio-cultural chronicler. The breadth and depth of her experience will add an uplifting dimension to the Poet Laureateship of the Festival”.

Mr Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons said, “We are privileged to bestow the title of Poet Laureate upon Ms Mamang Dai for the 2023 edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest. This recognition is perhaps one of the many accolades, including the prestigious Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademi Award that adorn her illustrious life as one of the finest writers in English from Northeast India. The universality of her poems, while taking inspiration from nature, is deeply intertwined with her multifaceted experiences as a novelist, journalist, IAS officer, a woman, as well her indigenous heritage as the member of the Adi tribe. Her poems, today, are an evocative voice for the art, for women, as well as for indigenous tribes. We look forward to hosting an important voice like Ms Mamang Dai's at the festival.”

Previous Tata Literature Live Poet Laureates include renowned names like Gieve Patel, Adil Jussawalla, Javed Akhtar, K. Satchidanandan, Jayanta Mahapatra, Gulzar, Keki Daruwalla, Vikram Seth, and Joy Goswami.

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Inspirational Audio-Visual Anthem ‘Bolo Bharat Mata Ki Jai” appealing Indians to wish our Cricket

Appealing Indians to wish our Cricket Team “All the Very Best” for ICC Men’s World Cup 2023, this inspirational Audio-Visual Anthem ‘Bolo Bharat Mata Ki Jai” aims to infuse immense enthusiasm among Indian cricket lovers & citizens. It is available in Hindi in both video & audio formats. This anthem is to invigorate the spirits of every Indian & instil a sense of excitement & pride in our Indian Cricket team.

The anthem showcases the Cricket fever in India in its complete frenzy. It has crowds cheering & praying for their team, fans hysteria in the stadium, Players celebrating each other & many more enchanting moments. The motivating lyrics for this anthem are penned by Deepak Chauhan & the resounding music has been composed by the dynamic duo Neel & Nataraj. Neel is also the lead vocalist for the same.

The music video is streamed on Ultra Music You Tube channel and is also simultaneously streamed on : Gaana, Spotify, JioSaavn, Amazon Music, iTunes, Wynk Music  & other leading music streaming platforms

This anthem of Pride & Glory is an ode to our nation. It’s a call for unity & a reminder of the unified strength that lies in our diversity. It will resonate deeply with every Indian & invigorate their love & trust in our Indian Cricketers & fuel the sportsman spirit of our Indian cricket team as they embark on their journey to conquer the world.

This Anthem also goes beyond the boundaries of the cricket pitch, it infuses an unparalleled sense of excitement and can be proudly watched & played on any patriotic events & celebrations. All thanks to the energy and positivity it exudes.

Mr Rajat Agrawal, Director, Ultra Media and Entertainment Group said: “India has performed phenomenally both in Cricket & Asian games recently. We all are just waiting for them to bring in the most coveted title in International Cricket & close this year with a bang. “Bolo Bharat Maata Ki Jai” is a drive to awaken every Indian to the promise that lies in our cricketers & give them the needed boost to put India on the world map & bring in the biggest accolades to our nation in this World Cup.”

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OTTplay Premium and STAGE Collaborate to Redefine Regional Streaming in India

OTTplay Premium, India's premier AI-powered streaming, recommendation, and content discovery platform, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with STAGE, the pioneering dialect-based streaming platform. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in delivering diverse and authentic regional content to Indian audiences.

STAGE, the world's first dialect-based streaming platform, boasts an impressive library of over 250 original films and series spanning various genres. With a focus on Haryanvi and Rajasthani dialects, STAGE brings forth a unique entertainment experience that resonates deeply with the rich cultural diversity of India.

The partnership between OTTplay Premium and STAGE is set to enhance the streaming landscape in India by combining cutting-edge technology and localized content. OTTplay Premium, known for its AI-driven recommendations and content discovery capabilities, will seamlessly integrate STAGE's dialect-based content into its platform, making it easily accessible to a wider audience.

Avinash Mudaliar, CEO and Co-founder of OTTplay, commented on the partnership, saying, "We are thrilled to join forces with STAGE in our shared mission to bring diverse, regional content to the forefront of India's streaming industry. This collaboration not only enriches the content offerings on OTTplay Premium but also celebrates the linguistic and cultural diversity of our country. Our AI algorithms will ensure that users discover STAGE's compelling content, creating a personalized and engaging experience for our viewers."

Vinay Singhal, Co-founder and CEO of STAGE, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "Dialects in India changes after every 8 kms or so. Up until now people only had Hindi content at their disposal where the cultural values and milieu are missing. STAGE makes content for aspiring Bharat and enables them to take pride in their culture and dialect.  Partnership with OTTPlay will allow STAGE to take its content and mission to a wider set of audiences. “Kyonki Boli Mein Apnapan Hai."

OTTplay Premium and STAGE share a common vision of democratizing content access while championing the rich tapestry of regional languages and cultures in India. This partnership aligns perfectly with their shared commitment to offering a diverse and enriching streaming experience for viewers across the country.

As India's digital entertainment landscape continues to evolve, OTTplay Premium and STAGE are excited to be at the forefront of this transformation. Together, they are poised to revolutionize the way Indian audiences engage with regional content, fostering cultural pride and diversity through the power of streaming.

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