Thursday, 23 July 2015

San Francisco Global Movie Fest raises Rs. 5 million on Crowdera

The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) in California has partnered with upcoming Silicon Valley based crowd-funding platform Crowdera to raise capital for their humungous initiative, The San Francisco Global Movie Fest. They have already raised around Rs. 50 lakh and are planning to raise over 6 Crore on Crowdera.
Crowdera intends to build a giving economy making crowd-funding free for everyone, monetizing the social capital to empower individuals and organizations driving social impact, social innovation and international cinema.
Founder Chet Jain says that he wants his platform to be a catalyst for global change in the giving industry, fostering an environment where fundraisers collaborate with teams, engage with corporations and influence the world to do good.
Says he, “Crowdera intends to build a giving economy where money would never constrain people and organizations from doing good. Crowdera and I are really happy to be associated with social visionary and philanthropist, Dr. Japra who has built FOG platform where communities collaborate for a common good."
Adds Dr Romesh Japra, Convenor, San Francisco Global Move Fest, "we are simply thrilled that people from all walks of life are realizing the true potential of this vision and we are delighted to associate with Crowdera."
Crowdera curates every entry and approves campaigns based on its alignment with social impact vision and social authenticity of campaign creators. The platform, initially focused on helping fundraisers in the United States, is geared for worldwide operations. It plans to go live in India by August 15 of this year. Along with Non-Profits and Social Innovators, Crowdera also wants to help independent filmmakers in India to raise money free and deliver impact driven films.
Chet Jain is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a film maker based near San Francisco, California, started Crowdera along with co-founders Rich Matsuura and Chai Atreya. 
San Francisco Global Movie Festival is one of the most-awaited global film festivals and is scheduled from August 7-16. 

Prashantt Guptha is face of Rohit Verma’s Royal India Collection

Actor Prashantt Guptha seems to be designer Rohit Verma’s muse, with the designer choosing the actor for representing his Royal India collection.
Rohit Verma had seen Prashant Guptha’s looks from his films Issaq, Identity Card and 6-5=2. “Upon meeting me, it struck him that I could be most apt to model for his upcoming Royal India collection.”  
Prashant Guptha is currently the Brand Ambassador for the San Francisco Global Movie Festival and this assignment is another addition to his overcrowded cap.
Says Rohit Verma, “my current collection draws its inspiration from Royal India where you are a prince in all your splendour, yet have a western yet a regal Indian outfit. I went in for Prashantt Guptha, as besides having an interesting face, he was fresh and unexposed to fashion.
Says Prashantt Guptha, “I have been told to do ramp and fashion numerous times. Yet, I never felt I was adequate for it. Rohit Verma motivated me, gave me a regal look, and when I saw his collection I could simply not refuse… It moved me.”

But it was not as easy as it sounds. The designer wanted the look to be perfect and for that, Prashantt had to get lean.  “Rohit Verma needed me to have a certain lean yet regal look for the shoot. And that required me to lose about 10 kgs. Prashantt Guptha, enamoured by the designer range of Rohit Verma, did the needful and the result is here for you to see.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

DJ Ma Faiza to play at TAP Resto Bar, Andheri (W).

It is time for some toe-tapping fare... DJ Ma Faiza - born in Africa, brought up in London, based in Pune, the Mother of Electronica will be taking the console at the happening TAP Resto Bar. Come, hit the dance floor. And follow it up with a sumptuous fare...
DATE:17th July 2015.
TIME: 10 pm onwards.
VENUE: TAP Resto Bar, China Gate Group of Restaurants, New Link Road, Near Raheja Classique, Andheri West.

For more details, please contact: 022-42634004/9167666747.

Celeb DJ Manasi Scott plays at TAP Resto Bar, Andheri W.

Celeb DJ Manasi Scott plays her best collection of Commercial/House this Friday at TAP, Andheri West. So all ye party animals, it is time to hit the dance floor with the state-of-the-art lighting and some amazing sound and ambience. Surely unmissable!

DATE: 10th July 2015.
TIME: 10 pm onwards.
VENUE: TAP Resto Bar, China Gate Group of Restaurants, New Link Road, Andheri [West].
Tel: 9167666747, 022-42634004/42631000.

DJ Clement plays at TAP Resto Bar, Bandra

It is the night of electro-commercial at TAP, Bandra, Dance, drink and romance with DJ Clement D’Souza. For all those who are looking for some foot-tapping entertainment, fun and frolic, TAP, Bandra is your destination this Thursday. Surely unmissable!

DATE: 9th July 2015.
TIME: 10 pm onwards.
VENUE: TAP Resto Bar, China Gate Group of Restaurants, Bandra (West). 
Tel: 9167666742, 42633051/42631000.