Month: August 2016

ANOKHI MEDIA HONOURS THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY FROM AROUND THE WORLD

..AT A STAR-STUDDED, SOLD OUT AWARDS SHOW IN TORONTO TO COMMEMORATE

13 YEARS OF THE BRAND

ANOKHI MEDIA’s 13th Anniversary Awards Show rolled out the red carpet to welcome some of the world’s most renowned names in business, media, entertainment, crusader, and glamour, at one of Toronto’s hottest summer venues – 11 Polson Street, overlooking the Toronto skyline and lake, this pastThursday, August 25, 2016.

The evening began with a sizzling red carpet reception with over 40 celebrities and personalities making the fateful walk down at 36 foot walk which included ANOKHI PULSE TV’s first gold couch lounge. This was followed by a 3-hour auditorium style awards-fashion-entertainment show with 16 awards honours, 7 live musical performances, and a first of its kind fashion runway show, hosted by 8 prominent personalities in media and entertainment. Continue reading “ANOKHI MEDIA HONOURS THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY FROM AROUND THE WORLD”

Revealing the Inner Beauty—Preity Uupala

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 12.47.21 PMPriety Uupala is an international model, media person, producer and a business woman, working hard and making a huge difference everyday to people’s lives she meets is her motto.

A positive person who radiates energy even talking long distance, Preity is a delight to speak and interact with. She started in the corporate world as an investment banker and a business analyst before entering the glamour world.

Preity is popular in China for accepting award by Jackie Chan at the Asia Pacific Film Festival for a Bengali film Janala. She has also hosted Moscow International Film Festival and has won pageants Miss Earth Australia and Miss India Australia in 2009 and Miss India America in 2010.

Preity shares her thoughts and progress in her personal and professional life. Continue reading “Revealing the Inner Beauty—Preity Uupala”

Moments of Clarity, comes to theatres and VOD/Digital on September 23, 2016

August 29, 2016 TORONTO – levelFILM will release the charismatic comedy, Moments of Clarity, in select Toronto theatres and on VOD/Digital nationwide on September 23, 2016.

The film stars Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) and Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer).  Moments of Clarity was also co-written, produced and stars Kristin Wallace.

Moments of Clarity tells the story of a repressed agoraphobic’s daughter (Wallace) and a hardened pastor’s daughter (Fonseca). While escaping their homes to fix a broken camera they end up en route to attend an annual church youth group jamboree. On the way, they encounter a host of characters that slowly reveal that their worlds aren’t what they thought they were. Continue reading “Moments of Clarity, comes to theatres and VOD/Digital on September 23, 2016”

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson brings NBA championship trophy to Brampton

Tristan Thompson, brings the Larry O’Brien Trophy for the NBA championship to the Brampton Soccer Centre this morning.  He was also be presented with the key to the city.

 Tristan Thompson is the first Brampton native to win the NBA championship and the Cleveland Cavaliers forward. He shared  his triumph with his hometown on Friday.

Several kids from various sports camps sat in the middle of the gym and  cheered for him when he made his entry. After a short speech and photo session with  the kids in the gym, he moved to the outdoor court, where audiences witnessed  Thompson being awarded the key to the city of Brampton by Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon.

“Be a part of something special. I didn’t know what I wanted to be. I knew I loved basketball but I never thought I’d make it to the NBA or play at the Division 1 level.” He thanked his mother and told her he loved her.

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do,” he continued. “Especially being Canadian and trying to play basketball at the highest level, very few were able to do it before us. Most people would tell us that you’re crazy, you can’t play (in the NCAA).”

“What’s most important for me is to be able to create opportunities for the next generation,” he said, looking out at the kids in the crowd. “That’s my purpose. I think that’s why the Lord has blessed me with this talent, is to bless others.”

Sachin Tendulkar interacts with Swachh Bharat Champion Collectors

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, India,  in association with UNICEF, organized an interactive session between Swachh Bharat Champions Collectors across 22 States and Swachh Bharat ambassador, Shri Sachin Tendulkar. The interaction was aimed at celebrating and honoring the efforts and determination of Collectors who have done exemplary work in the field of rural sanitation, and led their districts to achieve an Open Defecation Free status. Continue reading “Sachin Tendulkar interacts with Swachh Bharat Champion Collectors”

IN THE RADIANT CITY:World Premiere @ TIFF

Produced by Jeff Nichols and Sonny Mallhi

Written and Directed by Rachel Lambert

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IN THE RADIANT CITY will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11th at 1:00pm at the Scotiabank 13.

Synopsis: Twenty years ago, in the town of Medina, Kentucky, seventeen-year old Michael Yurley committed an unthinkable murder. His younger brother, Andrew, was the only witness to the crime and his testimony sent Michael to prison for life. The trial, the crime, and its infamy tore their family apart. Michael’s case is up for re-sentencing, and his lawyer, eager for a win, has summoned Andrew back to the place and people he fled, including a sister who rejected him for a blood betrayal and a mother distraught by the loss of her sons. Andrew develops an unlikely friendship with a young girl, Beth, who turns out to be more connected to him than he thinks. Can Beth lead Andrew down the path to relieve Andrew and his family of the stigma that has haunted them for the past twenty years? Continue reading “IN THE RADIANT CITY:World Premiere @ TIFF”

JESSE & JOY, SIN BANDERA, AND GLORIA TREVI TO HEADLINE 2016 LATIN GRAMMY® ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

The Exclusive and Intimate Concert Series Will Visit
Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami

With Official Sponsors BMW of North America, Colgate® Optic White®, McDonald’s®,
and Post® Consumer Brands

MIAMI (Aug. 23, 2016)  —The lineup for The Latin Recording Academy®‘s 2016 Latin GRAMMY® Acoustic Sessions will feature headline performances by five-time Latin GRAMMY winners Jesse & Joy, two-time Latin GRAMMY-winning duo Sin Bandera, and Latin pop trailblazer Gloria Trevi. An exclusive by invitation-only concert series, Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions give guests an up-close-and-personal experience with some of today’s most talented Latin musicians.

“These exclusive events pave the way towards The Biggest Night in Latin Music® while allowing Latin music fans to celebrate together, in a true intimate setting, with some of today’s most esteemed artists,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr. President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “As the Session series enters its sixth year, we couldn’t be more proud and excited to continue to bridge the relationship between artists and Latin music fans. Commencing this year’s Latin GRAMMY season, we look forward to celebrating Latin music along with these gracious and talented musicians. With a new Acoustic Sessions partner, Stryd, I’m sure we can expect to experience some remarkable concerts.”
Continue reading “JESSE & JOY, SIN BANDERA, AND GLORIA TREVI TO HEADLINE 2016 LATIN GRAMMY® ACOUSTIC SESSIONS”