GR8 MAGAZINE:– the World’s only Television Glossy
(A Mirror for Indian Television)
GR8 Magazine is a renowned publication in the realm of Indian entertainment and lifestyle. Launched with great fanfare and style, it quickly established itself as a leading authority in the industry, capturing the hearts and minds of readers with its comprehensive coverage, insightful articles, and stunning visuals.
With a focus on the glitz and glamour of the Indian entertainment world, GR8 Magazine offers readers an exclusive glimpse into the lives of their favorite celebrities, covering everything from the latest film releases and television shows to fashion trends and celebrity interviews.
Over the years, GR8 Magazine has become synonymous with excellence and sophistication, earning the trust and admiration of readers across the country. Its unique blend of entertainment news, lifestyle features, and high-quality photography sets it apart as a must-read publication for anyone passionate about Indian cinema and culture.
As it continues to evolve and adapt to the changing media landscape, GR8 Magazine remains committed to delivering engaging and relevant content that entertains, informs, and inspires its loyal audience.
BETI…A MOVEMENT BY ANU RANJAN
Beti is a powerful movement spearheaded by Anu Ranjan, dedicated to empowering and uplifting women and girls across India. Founded with a deep sense of purpose and commitment, Beti seeks to address critical issues such as gender inequality, female foeticide, education for girls, and support for victims of acid attacks and rape.
At the heart of the Beti movement is a passionate belief in the inherent worth and potential of every girl child. Through various initiatives and programs, Beti works tirelessly to raise awareness, advocate for change, and provide support to those in need. Whether through educational scholarships, vocational training, or rehabilitation services, Beti strives to create a brighter and more equitable future for women and girls in India.
Anu Ranjan’s leadership and vision have been instrumental in driving the Beti movement forward, inspiring individuals and communities to join the cause and make a meaningful difference in the lives of women and girls. With her unwavering dedication and determination, Anu continues to champion the rights and empowerment of women, leaving a lasting legacy of hope, resilience, and transformation through the Beti movement.
The Beti Fashion Show since 2006
Celebrating Fashion with A Cause!
An annual Beti Fashion Show, organized by the BETI initiative, is a beacon of hope and empowerment, striving to elevate women’s leadership and participation across all spheres of society. This remarkable event serves as a platform to advocate for women’s rights, raise awareness against crimes targeting women, and celebrate the spirit of womanhood.
With each passing year, the Beti Fashion Show attracts an impressive array of celebrities and influencers, all lending their voices and support to the noble cause. From renowned actors and actresses to prominent personalities in the entertainment industry, the event draws in a star-studded crowd dedicated to championing gender equality and female empowerment.
Anu Ranjan, the visionary founder of the NGO Beti, conceptualized this groundbreaking event as more than just a fashion show; it’s a movement, a symbol of solidarity and determination to break down barriers and pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable society.
From its inception, the Beti Fashion Show has been a platform for change, advocating for girl child education, raising awareness against gender-based violence, and challenging societal norms that perpetuate discrimination against women.
Celebrities who walked the ramp were Aditya Seal, Anushka Ranjan, Huma Qureshi, Kapil Sharma, Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, Rohit Shetty, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Zarine Khan, Vaani Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Ramesh Taurani, AlkaYagnik, Shaan, Radhika Mukherjee, Helly Shah, Sreejita De, Aamir Dalvi, Harsh Rajput, Karan Sharma, Karan Veer Mehra, Ashi Singh, Garima Jain, Aasiya Kazi, Vindhya Tiwary , Neel Motwani, Gunjan, Vikas Manaktala, Hunar Hale, Kusharge Dua, Mouli Ganguly, Mazher Sayed, Paras Madan, Anupama Solanki, Sara Afreen Khan, Shubhi Ahuja, Sudhanshu Pandey, Leena Jumani, Mayanka Sharma Patel, Ridhima Tiwari, Dhruvi Jani, Amith Dolawat, Rumi Jaffery, Sonali ,Roop Rathod, ShabanaAzmi, Poonam Dhillon, Akshara Hassan, Payal Rohatgi, Pooja Batra, Akansha Ranjan, Suzzane Khan, Gulshan Grover, Satish Shah, Nikhil Dwivedi , Vishal Kotian, Arsalan Goni, Nikita Rawal, Lisa Mishra, Zaeden, Mohit Rai, Isha Bhansali, Rahul Gangwani and many others have graced the runway, not only showcasing exquisite designs but also lending their voices to the cause, amplifying the message of empowerment and equality.
Through the collaborative efforts of individuals, organizations, and communities, the Beti Fashion Show continues to shine as a beacon of hope, inspiring generations to come and igniting a spark of change in the fight for women’s rights and gender equality. #bewithbeti
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THE GR8 WOMEN AWARDS INDIA & MIDDLE EAST
This award is groundbreaking in its mission, focus, and execution. It aims to honor and recognize women, who have often been overlooked globally. By spotlighting their achievements in a predominantly male-oriented society, it seeks to elevate the significance of women. Designed to be a grand spectacle, the event promises to captivate viewers with its shimmer and spectacle.
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Since 2003, The GR8 Women Awards India & Middle East is a prestigious recognition program that celebrates the achievements and contributions of exceptional women across the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. Organized by GR8 Entertainment Ltd., these awards honor women who have excelled in various fields, including film, television, sports, business, arts, social activism, and more.
This unique edition of the GR8 Women Awards acknowledges the remarkable accomplishments of women from diverse cultural backgrounds and geographical regions. Through a series of ceremonies and events held in both India and the Middle East, the awards showcase the inspiring stories and achievements of these extraordinary women, highlighting their resilience, leadership, and impact.
By recognizing the achievements of women in both regions, the GR8 Women Awards India & Middle East foster cross-cultural dialogue, collaboration, and empowerment. These awards serve as a platform for celebrating diversity, promoting gender equality, and inspiring women to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or geographic location.
THE ITA SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
The ITA School of Performing Arts is an institution dedicated to nurturing talent and providing comprehensive training in various aspects of the performing arts. Founded by the Indian Television Academy (ITA) at various cities in India eg. Pune, Mumbai, Lucknow, Indore, New Delhi, Jaipur, this school aimed to offer aspiring artists a platform to develop their skills and pursue careers in the entertainment industry.
The ITA School of Performing Arts offers a wide range of courses and programs tailored to the needs of students interested in acting, dancing, singing, and other performance-related disciplines. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical training, students receive guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals and industry experts.
One of the key objectives of the ITA School of Performing Arts is to prepare students for the demands and challenges of the entertainment industry. By providing access to state-of-the-art facilities, performance opportunities, and industry connections, the school equips students with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their chosen field.
Additionally, the ITA School of Performing Arts serves as a hub for artistic collaboration and creative expression. Through workshops, seminars, and collaborative projects, students have the opportunity to explore diverse artistic perspectives and refine their craft in a supportive and dynamic environment.
Overall, the ITA School of Performing Arts plays a vital role in shaping the next generation of performers and artists, fostering creativity, innovation, and excellence in the performing arts industry.
THE ITA SEMINARS
The ITA Seminars have been pivotal events organized by the Indian Television Academy, aimed at providing a unified platform for all sectors of the TV industry to address their grievances and foster collaboration. These seminars have witnessed the participation of key figures from production, direction, acting, technical sectors, and beyond, facilitating dialogue and understanding across the industry.
The inaugural seminar, “On Television,” marked a historic occasion as it brought together luminaries from various sectors for the first time, paving the way for unified discussions and initiatives. Additionally, the ITA organized two highly successful symposiums on TRPs, shedding light on this critical aspect of television programming and audience measurement.
Furthermore, the seminar on the Production-Distribution-Exhibition nexus in feature films, garnered participation from eminent figures such as Mahesh Bhatt, Ketan Mehta, Arnab Goswami, Rajat Sharma, Sudhir Mishra, Vivek Vaswani, Sam Balsara, Siddharth Kak and Akbar Khan, among others. This event provided valuable insights into the dynamics of the film industry and fostered collaboration among stakeholders.
THE ITA SEMINARS
“ON TELEVISION RATING POINTS”
The ITA Symposiums on TRPs (Television Rating Points) have been instrumental in fostering dialogue and understanding around this crucial aspect of television programming. These symposiums, organized by the Indian Television Academy, provided a platform for industry stakeholders to delve into the intricacies of TRP measurement, its impact on content creation and distribution, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for broadcasters and producers.
With the participation of key players from across the television industry, including broadcasters, advertisers, media agencies, and regulatory bodies, the symposiums facilitated discussions on best practices, methodologies, and emerging trends in TRP measurement. Participants had the opportunity to exchange insights, share experiences, and explore innovative approaches to leverage TRP data for informed decision-making and audience engagement.
The success of these symposiums underscores the ITA’s commitment to promoting transparency, accountability, and excellence in television programming. By convening industry experts and stakeholders, the ITA played a pivotal role in advancing the understanding and application of TRPs, ultimately contributing to the growth and evolution of the television industry as a whole.
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To deliberate upon the enigma of TRP’s there was a distinguished panel comprising
- Aloke Banerjee, Head of Marketing, Britannia Industries Limited and COO, Bombay Dyeing Andrey Purushottam, Managing Director, Starcom Worldwide
- Ashish Bhasin, President, Initiative Media
- V Pradeep, Head of CMI (Consumer & Market Insight) and Regional CMI Leader, HPC (Home & Personal Care) Asia, Hindustan Lever Ltd.
- Jasmin Sorabjee, Vice President, Mediacom
- V Krishnan, CEO TAM India
- Mallikarjun Das, Manager, Media, Asian Paints India Ltd
- Savithri Swaminathan, Chief Manager, ICICI Bank
- Shashi Mandapaty, Country Media Manager, Procter and Gamble
- Sunil Lulla, Executive Vice President, Sony Entertainment Television
- Tarun Katial, Senior Vice President, Content and Communication, Star India
- V. Kamath, CEO, Prasar Bharati – Chairing the Symposium
- Meenakshi Madhvani, CEO – India and Regional Director – Asia Pacific, Carat Media Services India Pvt. Ltd – Moderator for the Symposium
The audience was awash with top-notch Producers, Directors, Channel Representatives, Corporate Houses and Media Agencies and Planners.
Producers – Prem Kishen, Prem Sagar, Binaiferr and Sonjhay Kohli, Neena Gupta, Anupam Kalidhar, Vipul Shah, Tony Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, Shrishti Arya, etc.
Directors – Manjul Sinha, Ajai Sinha, Vinta Nanda and others.
Corporate Presence – Avinash Pant and Arnab Roi of Coca Cola, K.B.S. Anand of Asian Paints, Aslam Karmali of Philips, Ramesh Karra of Johnson & Johnson among others.
Others – Harish Dayani of Saregama/ HMV, Ganesh Jain of Venus and the Channel honchos like Raminder Singh of In-Mumbai, Sandeep Singh of SAB TV.
THE ITA SEMINARS
“ON CONTENT REGULATION”
One of the highlights was the distinguished seminar on “Content Regulation,” held under the patronage and was Chaired by the Honourable Ambika Soni ji,Minister of Information & Broadcasting which saw the participation of industry leaders, channel executives, prominent producers, and celebrities from public life. This seminar addressed critical issues surrounding content regulation, underscoring the industry’s commitment to responsible broadcasting and ethical standards.
Through these seminars, the ITA has played a pivotal role in fostering dialogue, addressing industry challenges, and advancing the collective interests of the television fraternity. They continue to serve as important platforms for collaboration, innovation, and progress within the industry.
The seminar held by the Indian Television Academy on August 31, 2010, at the India International Centre in New Delhi, was a significant event that brought together esteemed personalities from various sectors of the television industry to discuss critical issues surrounding content regulation. The seminar aimed to provide a platform for dialogue among broadcasters, content providers, advertisers, and other stakeholders.
Among the notable dignitaries who attended the seminar were:
- Ambika Soni – Chairperson
- Ravi Shankar Prasad
- Sharad Yadav
- Dilip Cherian
- Dilip Padgaonkar
- Anu Ranjan – President, The ITA
- Shashi Ranjan – Convenor, The ITA
- Uday Shankar – CEO, Star TV
- Ashwini Yardi – Programming Head, Colors
- Rajat Sharma – CEO, India TV
- Rajdeep Sardesai – Programming Chief, CNN/IBN
- QW Naqvi – Programming Chief, Aaj Tak
- G Krishnan – CEO, Aaj Tak
- LV Krishnan – TAM
- Rajan Shahi – Producer
- Vikram Chandra – NDTV
- Anurradha Prasad – E24
- Nikhil Alva – Producer, Miditech
- Venkataraman – Zee Network
- Jawahar Goel – Zee
- Umesh Agarwal – Producer/Director
- Sameer Manchanda – BA President
- Chanpreet Arora – Ernest & Young
- P. Singh – BEA
- Sudhir Sharma – Producer
- Ravi Mansukhani – Incablenet
- KVL Narayan Rao – CEO, NDTV
This gathering of industry leaders and professionals underscored the importance of addressing challenges and fostering collaboration to enhance the quality and impact of television content in India.
TEZEEB-E-GANGO-JAMAN MUSHAAIRA :
- On February 20th, 2013, a remarkable event unfolded, marking a significant cultural milestone for Mumbai.
Organized by Shashi Ranjan, a versatile Producer/Director/Publisher, and Rumyi Jafferi, a talented Writer/Director, the ‘Tehzeeb-e-Gango-Jaman Mushaaira’ celebrated the rich tapestry of Indian culture, particularly the intertwined heritage of Hindi and Urdu. This poetic soirée offered a harmonious blend of exquisite poetry in both languages, presented by some of the most revered poets of our time.
The esteemed roster of participating poets included luminaries such as Waseem Barelawi, Rahat Indori, Javed Akhtar, Hassan Kamal, Qausar Siddiqui, Ashok Chakradhar, Nazar Bijnori, Maya Govind, Barkha Singh, and Swanand Kirkire.
Their eloquent verses resonated through the gathering, captivating hearts and minds with their profound reflections on life, love, and the human experience.
- Fast forward to June 8th, 2014, the second edition of the ‘Tehzeeb-e-Gango-Jaman Mushaaira’.
This event, now in its second year, continued to pay homage to the shared cultural heritage of Hindi and Urdu, reaffirming the enduring bond between these two languages and the diverse communities they represent.
The ‘Tehzeeb-e-Gango-Jaman Mushaaira’ stands as a testament to the power of poetry to unite, inspire, and celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of India. Through its evocative verses and poignant expressions, it serves as a beacon of cultural harmony, fostering understanding and appreciation across linguistic and cultural divides.
YASH CHOPRA MEMORIAL AWARDS:
The Yash Chopra Award, named in honor of the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, celebrates individuals who have made significant strides in the film industry, embodying the spirit of creativity, innovation, and excellence that defined Yash Chopra’s legendary career.
This award serves as a tribute to Yash Chopra’s unparalleled legacy and his immense contributions to Indian cinema. Through this recognition, we aimed to not only commemorate the iconic filmmaker but also to inspire future generations of filmmakers to strive for greatness and leave an indelible mark on the cinematic landscape.
The Yash Chopra Award, presented annually at a gala event attended by luminaries from the film fraternity, honors individuals who exemplify the highest standards of craftsmanship, storytelling, and artistic vision.
Among the distinguished recipients of this prestigious accolade are stalwarts such as Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Shahrukh Khan, and Asha Bhosle.
The Yash Chopra Memorial Awards are adjudicated by a panel of esteemed jury members, comprising individuals with deep knowledge and expertise in the field of cinema namely, Pamela Chopra, Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, Hema Malini, Anu Ranjan, Shashi Ranjan, Jaya Pradha, Padmini Kolhapuri, Simi Garewal
It is a fitting tribute to a cinematic icon and a testament to the enduring impact of his legacy on Indian cinema.