PIC & NEWS KABIR
PIC & NEWS KABIR
Held at P.J. Hindu Gymkhana on 14th October, Red Bull Tour Bus Off The Roof featured the likes of Amit Trivedi, Skyharbor, PrateekKuhad and more
October, 2017: Celebrating yet another birthday in spectacular fashion, the Red Bull Tour Bus threw a massive party at the P.J. Hindu Gymkhana on the evening of 14th October, which featured the likes of superstar composer and singer Amit Trivedi, metal band Skyharbor, singer-songwriter PrateekKuhad, ambient electronic music artist Komorebi and indie/folk/alternative band When Chai Met Toast.
Kicking off proceedings for the night was When Chai Met Toast, a band from Cochin recognised for their infectiously happy music – and as they began their set, it became immediately apparent why. Fans danced and sang along, smiles on the faces of all in attendance.
The electronic music project of TaranaMarwah, Komorebi was up next, and played a highly enjoyable set of newer material from her recently released album, Soliloquy, as well as some older material. Her set guest featured guitarist Warren Mendonsa, who also features on her latest record.
PrateekKuhad was on next, and received a rousing welcome as he took to the stage. His set comprised largely of newer, unreleased material, interspersed with older crowd favourites such as RaatRaazi – which saw a massive cheer from fans, who sang along to every word.
The penultimate act for the night was metal band Skyharbor, who played their first show atop the Red Bull Tour Bus. This was also the band’s first gig in India following a hugely successful tour of Europe, where they also supported Deftones earlier in the year, and their fan base was out in numbers to witness it.
Closing the night in spectacular fashion was Amit Trivedi, with his live band, who played close to an hour and a half long set. The band performed some of the composer/singer’s most popular songs from films such as Wake Up Sid, Udta Punjab and Dev D, and had the entire crowd singing along with every word.
Mumbai, 12th October 2017: Fujifilm India Private Limited, a leader in a broad spectrum of imaging technologies, today announced the launch of the FUJIFILM X-E3, the latest addition to the X Series range of premium mirrorless digital cameras.
The X-E3 features APS-C 24.3 megapixel X-Trans™* CMOS III sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine. The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth ®** low energy wireless communication. You can pair the camera with your smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures taken. The LCD monitor, on the back of the camera, uses a static touchscreen panel which supports the conventional “Touch Shot”, “Touch AF” and “Focus Area Selection” capabilities. An all-new “Touch Function” feature is available on the X-E3, which enables gesture control like flick and pinch zoom, to further enhance touchscreen operation. The AF algorithm has been updated to enhance the camera’s performance for tracking a moving subject. The X-E3’s premium exterior design, agility and functional beauty make it a mirrorless camera that is “a pleasure to own and fun to shoot with” at the same time. It is available in Black & Silver colors and is priced at Rs.70,999/- (Body only), XE3 with 18-55 kit is priced at ₨.102,999/- and XE-3 with 23mm F2 kit is priced at ₨.89,999/-.
The Mirrorless Camera Market has a 25% Market Share in the Global Camera Market which is currently dominated by DSLR Cameras. The situation however is expected to change as the demand for DSLR is expected to decline and mirror-less is expected to exceed DSLR market within 3 years.
Fujifilm Group aims to capture No.1 market share in the premium mirrorless camera market by 2019, promoting the X Series that continues to evolve with outstanding image quality, fast speed and mobility and the launch of the FUJIFILM X-E3 is in line with the Company’s plans.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yasunobu Nishiyama, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The X series was first introduced in March 2011 and is now the most widely accepted mirrorless camera among photographers across the world. In India too, we see much potential in the Mirrorless Camera Segment due to the rise in professional photography, increase in Wedding Photography and Commercial Photography for Brand communication and advertisements and increased use of Social Media to showcase ones work,. The advantage of an X Series mirrorless camera lies in its compact size packed with cutting edge innovative technology and unique features that provide great controls along with excellent color reproduction and image quality. Our latest offering – FUJIFILM X-E3 is built from the essence of minimalism and has been refined to maximize functional performance to its utmost limit. Our endeavor will always be to continuously delight our customers by launching exciting new X Series line up in the coming years as well.”
Key feature of the FUJIFILM X-E3
 Compact and lightweight body for portability and practicality
Fujifilm redesigned the camera body of FUJIFILM X-E2 (hereinafter “X-E2”), released in November 2013, to create the most compact and lightweight model within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range, with a viewfinder. The form factor makes it a perfect companion for everyday use and travel photography. The well-balanced proportions and the grip-shaped design make the camera comfortable to hold. The new model also supports the Focus Lever, a popular feature first introduced in the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (hereinafter “X-Pro2”), allowing you to instantaneously change the focus area while keeping eye on the viewfinder.
The top plate of the camera body features two dials, one for shutter speed and the other for exposure compensation. The dials, milled from aluminum, have a high quality appearance and deliver a reassuring click at every notched setting. The exposure compensation dial now has the C position to enable exposure compensation of up to ±5 stops in 1/3 steps, which enhances the basic operability of photography. The X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera chooses the optimum settings for a given scene.
 Outstanding image quality, high-speed response and upgraded AF tracking performance
The X-E3 features a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-TransTM CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine for outstanding image quality and high-speed response. The X-E3 features a large phase detection AF area and an updated algorithm to deliver a fastest AF speed of 0.06sec.***3. The X-E3 also offers 5.0fps live-view shooting, a quick start-up time of 0.4sec., a shutter time lag of 0.050sec. and a shooting interval of 0.25sec.*4
Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous models*5. In addition, the X-E3 is also able to track moving subjects of half the size as before.
 Enhanced connectivity with Bluetooth® wireless communication
This is the first X Series camera that offers Bluetooth® capability. Pair it with your smartphone or tablet device, in advance of shooting, to easily transfer pictures you have taken to the smartphone or tablet device via the smart-device app “FUJIFILM Camera Remote.”
 Upgraded intuitive touchscreen operation
The LCD monitor uses a high-resolution 1.04M dot, 3.0-inch static touchscreen panel display. Turning the “Touch Panel Settings” on allows the following operations during shooting and playback modes:
・Focus Area Selection: Move the focus point to the chosen position by tapping the LCD monitor.
・Touch Shot: Touch to focus on a specific point, then take the picture.
・Swipe Movement: Swiping a finger across the screen scrolls through the images, one after the other.
・Double-Tap Enlargement: Tapping the screen twice will enlarge the image, centering on the active focus point when the image was taken.
・Drag: Moving a finger across the screen when an image is enlarged will move it around the frame.
・Pinch out: Placing two fingers on the screen and widening the distance between them enlarges the image.
・Pinch in: While the image being displayed is enlarged, placing two fingers on the screen and narrowing the distance between them reduces the image size and displays the last 9 images.
・All the touchscreen functions are disabled when the “Touch Panel Settings” are turned off.
The camera also features the “Touch Function”, in which you can use flick motions in up – down and right – left directions to call pre-assigned functions. Use the drag motion on the touchscreen panel, even while keeping your eye on the EVF, to change the focus area location. In the EVF TOUCH SCREEN AREA SETTINGS, you can activate touchscreen operation for “ALL”, “RIGHT”, “LEFT” or turn the functionality “OFF”.
 High resolution and high definition 4K video recording
The X-E3 is capable of recording both Full HD and 4K video using the X Series’ famous Film Simulation modes. You can output recorded video to an external monitor, via the HDMI port, and input audio from an external microphone.
 25 high-performance FUJINON X-mount lenses for ultimate versatility
Our XF lens line-up now features 25 lenses, after today’s announcement of the FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The current line-up of lenses range from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto and includes five fast aperture prime lenses. These lenses bring out the very best image quality from the X-E3. Optional accessories such as mount adapters and macro extension tubes further broaden photographic potential.
※1 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license.
※2 X-Trans is FUJIFILM’s trademark and registered trademark.
※3 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA guidelines using the X-E3 and FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens.
※4 MF mode
※5 FUJIFILM X Series digital camera models with X-TransTM CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro as of September, 2017.
Fujifilm established in 1934 has believed in Innovation and creation of new values through leading edge and proprietary technologies. FUJIFILM India as a firm believer in sophistication continues to work hard to provide the Indian consumer the best products and services.
Our corporate slogan is “Value from Innovation.”
Along with expressing Fujifilm’s commitment to continuously creating innovative technologies, products and services that empower the potential and expand the horizons of tomorrow’s businesses and lifestyles, the slogan also encapsulates the company’s desire to combine our own original technology with human resources, expertise and technology from around the world both internally and externally to create innovation. A new brand statement has also been created to articulate these commitments more specifically, and the slogan encapsulates the main points of the brand statement.
Our Goal is to be a company that is able to resolve a diverse variety of the problems that face society, contribute to the world through the continuous creation of value – added products and services, and achieve sustainable growth through constant innovation. That was the commitment we made to the world when we launched our new corporate slogan “Value from Innovation”. We quickly ascertain customer needs, and communicate these clearly and accurately to those involved in product development. Instant camera – instax is successful example of this in Photo Imaging business which was developed after accurately assessing market demands and with all related business divisions working together throughout the entire process from production to sales on a worldwide scale.
|Model name||FUJIFILM X-E3|
|Number of effective pixels||24.3 million pixels|
|Image sensor||23.5mm×15.6mm（APS-C） X-Trans CMOS Ⅲ with primary color filter|
|Sensor cleaning system||Ultrasonic vibration|
|Storage media||SD Card (～2GB) / SDHC Card (～32GB) / SDXC Card(～256GB) UHS-I※1|
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X Mount|
|Sensitivity||Standard output||AUTO1、AUTO2、AUTO3(up to ISO12800)
|Viewfinder||0.39-in., Approx. 2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder, Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: Approx. 100%
Eye point: Approx. 17.5mm [ from the rear end of the camera’s eyepiece], Diopter adjustment: -4m- +2m-1[dpt]
Magnification: 0.62x with 50mm lens [35mm format equivalent] at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1.
Diagonal angle of vie: Approx. 30°[ Horizontal angle of view : Approx. 25°] Built-in eye sensor
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2,
Approx. 1040K-dot touch screen color LCD monitor [Approx. 100% coverage]
|Movie recording||4K [3840 x 2160] 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 100Mbps Continuous recording: up to Approx. 10 min.
Full HD [1920 x 1080] 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 36Mbps Continuous recording: up to Approx. 15 min.
HD [1280 x 720] 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 18Mbps Continuous recording: up to Approx. 30 min.
*For 4K movie recording, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.
*Although movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4 GB, subsequent footage will be recorded to a separate file which must be viewed separately.
|Wireless transmitter||Standards: IEEE 802.11b / g / n [standard wireless protocol]
Access mode: Infrastructure
Encryption: WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode
|Bluetooth®||Standards: Bluetooth Ver 4.0(Bluetooth low energy)
Operating frequency: 2402～2480MHz (Center frequency)
|Power supply||NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions / Weight||121.3mm(W)×73.9mm(H) ×42.7mm(D) / 4.78in.(W) x 2.91in.(H) x 1.68in.(D)
（Minimum Depth: 32.4mm）
Approx. 337g / oz. (including battery and memory card)
Approx. 287g / oz. (excluding accessories, battery and memory card)
|Battery life for still images＊2||Approx. 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4R is set, LCD monitor ON, Standard mode)|
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Body cap,, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Metal strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Owner’s manual|
＊１: A list of cards confirmed to be compatible will be uploaded to FUJIFILM website
＊２: Measured according to the CIPA standards, using the included battery and an SD card. The number of frames that can be taken per charge varies depending on a battery’s charge capacity. This figure is not a guarantee of battery’s working capacity. At low temperatures, the number of frames per charge decreases.
Aims to elevate football ecosystem in India by creating a vast talent pool of coaches and coach educators in India
Mumbai, Oct 11, 2017: India has made history by hosting their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup and by making their first appearance in a FIFA World Cup. India’s World Cup berth, coupled with the growing ecosystem for professional football in the country with the expansion of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) usher in a new era for the sport. India has tremendous enthusiasm and love for the sport and Premier Skills mobilises the love for football at the grassroots level.
Premier Skills, a partnership between the British Council and the Premier League, launched its hugely successful Referee Development initiative earlier this year, through training sessions in February and May in Mumbai – in partnership with the Hero Indian Super League and All India Football Federation. The training programmes included 30 referees each from across India and were selected by the All India Football Federation.
Referee Development Program Level 2
Building on the success of the Level 2 Referee Development training programmes with the Hero Indian Super League in February and May 2017, the third Level 2 Premier Skills training was successfully organized from October 9-11, 2017 at Father Agnel in Navi Mumbai. The current training involved participants interested in becoming or further developing as a referee within their communities. 30 participants for this phase of the programme were selected by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and involved referees from across India.
The referee development programme was delivered by Phil Crossley, Match Observer at Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) and Steve Dunn, Senior Referee Coach to Panel Select Referees at PGMOL.
Coach Education Programme Phase 1
Premier Skills also runs Coach Education training programme across the country. In Mumbai, the training programme started in September 2016 as a three-year partnership between Premier Skills, All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL), a joint venture between IMG-Reliance and Star India. Building on the success of the previous Phase 1 Coach Education training programmes with the Hero Indian Super League in September 2016 and May 2017, Premier Skills organized a week-long training programme in Mumbai from October 5-11, 2017 at Father Agnel, Navi Mumbai. The programme brought together 60 Indian grassroots coaches from 10 ISL clubs and 8 NGOs such as Slum Soccer, Special Olympics Bharat Maharashtra, Oscar Foundation, Magic Bus, Cequin, Dream a Dream, Yuwa and World Vision.
The Coach Education Programme was led by Jeremy Weeks, Premier Skills Head Coach and supported by Paddy Pritchard, schools sports coach in Manchester City, and Sam Whitmore from West Bromwich. On hand assistance was provided by four Indian Premier Skills coach educators Ryan Cardosa and Joao Rebello (Goa), Kuntala Ghosh (Kolkata) and Clinton Cleetus (Kerala). who have been lending their support since 2016 and have been passing their experience to fellow Indian coaches.
Premier Skills has already delivered a highly successful programme in India, training 660 coaches, who in turn have reached 33,000 young people since the programme began here. AIFF have accredited the Premier Skills Phase 1 training as equivalent to their D Licence certification. Candidates who successfully complete the Phase 1 course will further be able to apply for an AFC C Certificate course after a period of three months of successfully completing the Phase 1 course.
Speaking at the occasion, Alan Gemmell, Director British Council India said, “Premier Skills brings three world-class brands together: the Premier League, the Hero Indian Super League and the British Council. Together we have trained 400 football coaches and worked with over 20,000 young people across India. We’re delighted to be continuing our focus on the power of sport and football to change lives throughout 2017, Prime Minister Modi’s UK-India Year of Culture.”
Premier Skills uses football as a tool to help develop both community coaching and English language skills. The programme trained sports coaches, referees and youth leaders to return to their own communities and enhance their existing football sessions, whilst also developing their leadership skills and a greater understanding of the role football can play in tackling other social issues.
Mumbai, October 10, 2017
What happens when the one you love turns away from you when you need them the most? To
come to terms with such situations and move on, takes a toll on the emotional well-being of a
person. Amidst the process of moving on, what happens if someone you once loved revisits you?
Do you turn away or you give love a second chance? Addressing this confusing state of mind that
most of us go through, SonyLIV takes on the ever-debatable concept of love, break-ups,
unrequited love and the repercussions of the ‘second chances’ with the second season of its
signature web series #LoveBytes, with LuvIt. Chocolates as the presenting sponsor, powered by
Season 1 of #LoveBytes instantly struck a chord with the audience due to the relatability of the
content. The series beautifully encapsulates the nitty-gritties of relationships and sheds light on
the things that are necessary for an urban relationship to sustain itself. The first season took us
through the clicks and clashes between Ananya (Sukhmani Sadana) and Abhishek (Kushal
Punjabi), a new-age couple.
The first season ended on a bitter note with the lead couple Ananya and Abhishek ending their
relationship. After the huge success of season 1, the second season takes on from there and
revolves around how the two of them are dealing with their lives after choosing their individual
paths. This season also introduces new characters like Gunjan (Shweta Gulati), Varun (Manish
Goel), Soniya (Manasi Scott) and Vikram (Ayaz Khan) who impact the relationship of Ananya and
Abhishek in their own ways. The series underlines the journey of these characters, all while
discovering the true meaning of love. Follow the link, to watch the promo.
SonyLIV is India’s leading OTT platform to have the biggest library of Original Web content. It has
over 45 original web series on its platform hence giving its viewers the widest choice of content to
consume and stay engaged.
SonyLIV has gone beyond the cliché and has delivered top notch on-the-go content. With the
launch of the new season, the digital business of Sony Pictures Networks India is all set to
change share newer perspectives on the idea of ‘Second Chances’. The new season launches
on the 11th October 2017 and will be available on the SonyLIV website as well as the mobile app.
Viewers also have the option to avail the subscription service in case they want to binge watch all
Uday Sodhi, EVP and Head – Digital Business, SonyLIV said,
“After the phenomenal success of the first season of our signature series #LoveBytes, we
are launching the second season. Keeping our brand ethos of ‘We LIV to entertain’ in
mind, we will continue to curate content that not only entertains the audience but also
establishes a connect with them. At Sony LIV, it is our constant endeavour to enhance
viewer engagement while highlighting real-life relatable stories.”
The actor takes the Skechers Performance GoRun 5 Challenge to run at the speed of 16 kmph
Mumbai: October 6th 2017: The American Sports lifestyle brand – Skechers Performance has recently introduced the latest version of their popular GoRun range called the GoRun 5. The shoe is ideal for running on roads, treadmill and synthetic tracks. To highlight the benefits of the product, popular actor Tiger Shroff, took the Skechers Performance GoRun 5 Challenge, this Friday. The actor tried to run at the speed of 16 kmph on a treadmill wearing the shoes that were designed for speed with innovative performance technologies.
Post completing the challenge, Tiger Shroff beamed with pride and said, “The Skechers Performance GoRun5 are designed for running and come with technology that helps increase the speed and efficiency of the athlete. I really enjoyed running in these shoe, they were very comfortable.”
Mr. Rahul Vira, Chief Executive Office, Skechers Performance India shed light on the salient features of the product. He said, “GoRun 5 is the 5thedition of the GoRun series. The product is so far one of the best shoes designed for running marathons. It comes with Lightweight Cushioning, the M-Strike Technology and a parametric Web Outsole for better flexibility, agility and durability during a run. With the Skechers Performance GoRun 5 challenge, we are trying to make India excited about running and encouraging their friends and families to join the sport.”
The Skechers Performance GoRun 5 challenge will be open to all, starting 6th October 2017. A branded truck will be moving across the 9 other cities apart from Mumbai. Consumers from Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai and Goa can take up the challenge.
~ Made in exotic flavours topped with 100% Italian Mozzarella Cheese, Café Coffee Day makes its menu wholesome and full of taste ~
~ Offers an introductory Double Pizza Feast deal, where you get a flat 50% off on the second pizza ~
Mumbai, October 6, 2017: The love affair with pizzas is all set to reach a new level in Mumbai as Café Coffee Day brings the awesomeness of Italian pizzas to its scrumptious menu. The original café culture pioneer, Café Coffee Day extends its wide-range of food options with a deliciously tasteful range of veg and non-veg pizzas in exotic flavours, topped with farm fresh ingredients and 100% Italian Mozzarella Cheese seated over an irresistibly crispy crust. The new range of Italian pizzas is sure to offer every food lover, a perfect reason to head to the café for a filling and flavoursome meal. Whether it is that mid day lunch break with office mates or a dinner stopover with friends or family, the Italian fare will be a satiating feast to remember.
From hotness of Sriracha sauce, smokiness of paprika to the crunchiness of garden fresh veggies, these new pizzas by Café Coffee Day bring to India the much loved international trends of relishing pizzas. Garden Veg is an absolute delight for the veg palate to enjoy with the crispness of freshly picked greens, combined with delicious American corn and paprika. For those who relish and can’t do without a dash of Indian flavour in their food, there’s Juicy Paneer Delight, packed with chunks of paneer tikka and accompanied by crisp veggies and peppy paprika. Cheese fanatics, take special note. Here comes the soul satiating composition of soft, mozzarella cheese balanced with extra virgin olive oil with the irresistibly classic Cheesy Margherita pizza.
For the non-veg foodies, it is time to give in to the deliciousness of juicy chicken, complimented by spicy paprika and crunchy veggies with Grand Seared Chicken Pizza. Also, pizza lovers be prepared when you savour the all so flavourful Hotshot Sriracha Chicken Pizza. Temperatures will soar with every bite of seared chicken chunks accompanied with hot and sizzling Sriracha sauce. Smoked Chicken Pizza tempts the chicken lovers in particular with tantalising slices of smoked chicken seated deliciously on a base along with veggies and perky paprika.
Speaking on the new range of pizzas at the cafés in Mumbai, Venu Madhav, CEO, Café Coffee Day shared, “As the preferred hangout of today’s youth that has a growing fondness for pizzas, we have introduced a wholesome and delicious range of authentic Italian pizzas, adding to the existing delightful lunch and dinner time meal options such as biryani, burgers and lip smacking sandwiches. Topped generously and served fresh, these pizzas are great filling additions and are sure to hit the sweet spot of those patrons who value the combination of good taste, high-quality ingredients and authenticity served in rich portions at great prices.”
Starting at just Rs. 185, these pizzas are pocket-friendly and a truly scrumptious range to indulge. Adding to the delight, Café Coffee Day offers an irresistible introductory Double Pizza Feast deal, where you can Buy 1 Pizza and get a flat 50% off on the second pizza.
So Mumbaikars – show your pizza love, and head to the nearest Café Coffee Day to satisfy that pizza craving.
About Café Coffee Day:
Café Coffee Day is India’s largest café chain in terms of number of café outlets as of December 31, 2014 (source: Indian Coffee Industry Overview, March 2015, Technopak (“Technopak, March 2015”)) and operates through Coffee Day Global Limited (“CDGL”), a subsidiary of Coffee Day Enterprises Limited. Café Coffee Day has pioneered the coffee culture in the chained café segment in India (source: Technopak, March 2015) and opened its first café in Bengaluru in 1996. Café Coffee Day’s menu ranges from a mix of hot and cold coffees and include several food options, desserts and pastries. In addition, Café Coffee Day brand merchandise and accessories such as coffee mugs, coffee machines, travel mugs, etc. are available at the cafés.
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