Thursday, 12 November 2015
Review By : Priyanka Raina
Directed By : Prashant Singh Rathore
Produced By :4S International Ltd., White Knight Production & Origin Pictures
Himani Attri as Bhuumi
Mansoob Haider as Coach Sikandar
Bhagwan Tiwari as Duggar
Hema Singh as Grand mother
Kamakshi Tiwari as Mamta
Ritik Thakur as Bittu
Ranvir Singh Rathor as Minister Pandey
When ever we watch movies on Sports fiction , Its obvious that it has be connecting with Sports personality like Mikha Singh or be it like Bend it Like Beckham , which were fabulous and gave unique flavour to Viewers. Now Lets see , How Run Bhuumi fares at Box Office.
Being an Independent film with fresh cast revolves around Brother - Sister Relationship where Sister Bhoomi fights to Run the race for treatment of her Brother Bittu.
Well there are twists and turns in her life , where coach Sikander is forced to take (Kuldip) - son of a politician (Minister Pandey) so that he wins elections. Now what happens next , How Sikander trains the Bhoomi in spite of these problems occurring , is the rest of the story.
Direction : The Editor turned Director Prashant Singh Rathore needs more training from Vetern Director Aneez bazmee. Although, He has written a Good script but somewhere could be more better in executing. Some scenes are more lenghtier , and looks like Typical Dialogue delivery. Recing scenes seems like you are watching a Short film.
Music : Music by Sudhakar Dutt Sharma & Niekk is nothing extra ordinary that you would love to hear again and again. Except few songs which comes before interval is emotional , Rest can just add some flavours to it.
Review : Can give just two Stars to the Film - One for just the story line which is interesting, not the execution and other may go to few scenes and slight to music which atleast makes you get connected with film.
Rating : ★★ Stars
Friday, 6 November 2015
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Ashwini Bhide Deshpande’s majestic performance brings down curtains on Delhi Classical Music festival
Organized by Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Govt. of Delhi and Sahitya Kala Parishad, Festival saw participation of nine performers across four days including the likes of Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pt Jasraj
New Delhi, 5th Nov 2015:
A mesmerizing vocal recital by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and a master performance by legendary Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan brought curtains down on the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival that witnessed memorable performances by some of the finest Indian talent in Hindustani music.
The Festival of Classical Indian Music is organized by Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Govt. of Delhi and Sahitya Kala Parishad and offers an interesting mix of participation from veteran as well as young performers.
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande is a renowned vocalist of the ‘Jaipur Atrauli’ Khayal Gayaki tradition and her unparalleled contribution to Indian classical music has won her widespread acclaim, awards and citations. She was the first female Hindustani vocalist who was decorated with the prestigious "Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Samman" in 2005 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Further, she was also the recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademy Award for 2014.
The Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan who was the other performer of the evening needs no introduction as the most popular Sarod exponent across the world. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a living legend and has played an exceptional role in enhancing the popularity of Indian classical music across the planet. He has earned the distinction of creating many new Ragas and has been instrumental in providing exceptional innovation in the realms of our traditional music. The wizard of Sarod has performed worldwide and is the recipient of several prestigious awards like the UNESCO Award and Padma Vibhushan.
Two books have been written on the majestic personality - ‘The world of Amjad Ali Khan’ by UBS Publishers in 1995 and the second, ‘Abba-God’s Greatest Gift to us’ by his sons, Amaan and Ayaan published by Roli Books-Lustre Publications in 2002. Further, a documentary made on Mr. Khan ‘Strings for Freedom’ was the winner of the Bengal Film Journalist Association Award.
“The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition dating back to 1500 BCE. However, over the centuries, our music has incorporated inputs from multiple sources and has enriched itself with confluence of different traditions that met in the Indian subcontinent. Our instruments have held their own even in times of digital and techno driven musical instruments. Indian classical music is a true representative of our rich identity,” says Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia.
“In recent years there has been an animated debate on whether our classical music is losing out to the modern pop culture. However, when I see young music enthusiasts eager to learn our classical traditions and keen to master their hands in it, I feel confident of a bright future for our indigenous music. We need more such festivals to encourage young talent on the scene,” says Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.
The festival finished on a high note and the audience was completely mesmerized by the revered exponents of our country’s classical music.
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd., a Mini Ratna Category – I PSE with diversified business portfolios, has announced the second quarter performance as per the accounts adopted for the quarter ending 30 September 2015.
The results were approved by the Board in its Meeting held in Kolkata on .
The total income for the second quarter registered a marginal dip of 5.7% quarter on quarter and stood at Rs.657.96 crores as compared to the same period last year.
The Profit Before Tax (PBT) saw a substantial gain of 66.11% and rose to Rs.45 crores for the quarter ended 30 September 2015 as compared to Rs.27.09 crores for the same quarter last year. Correspondingly, the net profit (PAT) during the quarter increased by 75.25% to Rs.30.37 crores compared to Rs.17.33 crores for the corresponding period last year.
Both the manufacturing and services businesses have sustained the good performance in the second quarter.
Wicked Ride, the luxury bike rental company, partners with The Serai Resorts
Mumbai, 5th November, 2015: Wicked Ride, pioneering luxury bike rental company, has announced a partnership with The Serai Resorts, a Coffee Day Company having premium resorts at Bandipur, Chikmagalur, Kabini in Karnataka and also the Barefoot resorts in Andaman. As per the agreement, The Serai Resorts would provide Wicked Ride bikes (Royal Enfield and Harley- Davidson) at these resorts for its guests who are bike enthusiasts.
The Serai Resorts will also make available accessories and riding gears for sale at the resorts and also offer organised guided bike tours for their guests through Wicked Ride.
Wicked Ride on its part will work as a booking partner for The Serai Resorts and Wicked Ride guests would be eligible for exclusive offers and discounts.
“This is yet another initiative from Wicked Ride to connect with our potential and existing customers” said Vivekananda H.R, Co-founder, Wicked Ride. “Being a niche service, we will continue targeting our customers through innovative marketing strategies, partnerships and events that hold relevance for us as a brand.”
“Wicked Ride and The Serai Resorts will work together on creating experiences and cherished memories for travel enthusiasts” added Vivekananda H.R. “We will also work together in creating special biking events which can last over a day and will be done at National Level.”
"The Serai is a brand that believes in creating memories. Memories come from some great experiences. I strongly believe that with a partner like Wicked Ride we here at The Serai would help in creating some of the best memories for our guests" said Anand Menon, GM- Marketing at The Serai Resorts.
Headquartered in Bengaluru, Wicked Ride, a start-up, was founded in 2014 by three friends, Vivekananda H.R., Anil G and Varun Agni, who did not find options to rent motorcycles (especially high end luxury bikes) in Bengaluru at the time. Realizing that there is a rather new audience to cater to, they set up a company and started renting bikes starting from Royal Enfield to Harley-Davidson. They believe in making your dream come true as a biker – be it riding the premium bikes or experiencing the inexplicable joy of riding in the best biking destinations.
Wicked Ride is currently present in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Pune, Bhuj, Jaipur and Udaipur. The company would also be looking at opening its operations in 17 other destinations in India by March 2016.
For more info on Wicked Ride, please visit: www.wickedride.com
For more info on The Serai Resorts,please visit: www.theserai.in
Review By : Priyanka Raina
Directed and Written by: GIRESH NAIK K
Produced by: GATUM BAFNA & PRAVIN CHUDASAMA
Music By: MUDASAR ALI / ANURAG MOHAN
Cast & Crew: Dillzan Wadia, BRUNA ABDULLAH (Promotional song), AALIYA SINGH,
Zakir Hussain, Sanwar Ali, Anant Jog, Imran Khan, Ehasan Khan, Shiva RANDHANI.
Music By: MUDASAR ALI / ANURAG MOHAN
Cast & Crew: Dillzan Wadia, BRUNA ABDULLAH (Promotional song), AALIYA SINGH,
Zakir Hussain, Sanwar Ali, Anant Jog, Imran Khan, Ehasan Khan, Shiva RANDHANI.
There are movies which are shot in One Location in one Room Like Bheja Fry, Club 60 and are totally loved by Viewers for its simplicity. Now entire movie shot in Basement (Car Parking area) comes for the first time with a thrilling twist.
What happens when you get get locked away in Basement, How scary it could be - Reveals our Film Four Pillars of Basement in a Thrilling manner.
Four Pillars of Basement is a Story of Riya who is workalcoholic and Dure wo work winds up late on Festival Day of Diwali , and mall gets closed early & She is left inside Parking lodge. While she was going , Her Car tyre punctures and Surprisingly Security Guard Sameer comes for help. Now will be shocked to hear that Sameer is working since Four years and noticing Riya since then & is madly in Love with her.
Falling her Alone , Sameer tries to take advantage of his feelings and tries every bit of getting her. When she tells that she is Engaged , He becomes violent and threatens her that he will kill her fiancy. Weather she protects herself , or Kills the Sameer is Rest of the story with Full of Suspense.
Direction is really terrifying with thundering dialogues, and especially songs like Main Yahan hoon Yahan hoon, Jeena hai Marna yahan - said in form of dialogues. Dilzan 's Acting is terrifying and reminds of Shahrukh Khan in DARR.
Synopsis : Four pillars of basement is a psycho thriller tht shows human frailties and capricious nature. The protagonist samir is a conniving person. He works as a security officer in a mall and has a big crush on riya working in one of the offices in the mall. His twin brother a lunatic and a mad person elopes the mental hospital to add more confusion to the plot. The movie unfolds dramatically as the heroine is trapped in the basement and is unable to get out of it... Whosoever comes to help her meets with a tragic death. In climax will the hero of the movie- as the twin lunatic is held responsible ? will the security officer is left Punished? For That you need to Watch FOUR PILLARS OF BASEMENT.
Review : Ratings indicates on those who love to see Horror films , with Violence on one sided love
Official Promo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNRvhGMEfY4
The Four Pillars of basement Releases on 6th Nov , in almost 700 - 800 Screens all over
New Delhi, 5th November 2015:
Leading Indian tyre manufacturer CEAT Ltd today announced the introduction of 155 D12 size in the new Mile XL series. Available with all leading CEAT dealers pan India, 155 D12 Mile XL Rib is yet another unique addition to the existing range of tyres that aims to cater to the requirements of users in the small commercial category.
The 155 D12 Mile XL Rib has stiffer sidewalls and higher mileage performance in overload conditions. 155 D12 Mile XL Rib has continuous shoulder rib which helps in a longer life and better retreadability of tyres. With its sturdier crown and ETC (Equal Tension Casing) Technology, Mile XL Rib tyres ensure cooler running at high speeds, offering high load capacity. A premuim offering from CEAT’s small commercial vehicle category, 155 D12 Mile Xl Rib tyres are designed for front fitment for vehicles like TATA Ace and Mahindra Maxximo.
Commenting on the launch, Nitish Bajaj, VP, Marketing, CEAT Limited said, “With all its advanced features, we are confident that 155 D12 Mile XL Rib will cater to the requirements of our customers operating their business through small commercial vehicles. Our commitment is to ensure that our premium offering is made available to customers pan India through all leading CEAT dealerships.”
CEAT, the flagship company of RPG Enterprises, was established in 1958. Today, CEAT is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturer with a capacity of over 800 tonnes per day and has strong presence in global markets. CEAT offers the widest range of tyres to all segments and manufactures world-class tyres for: Heavy-duty Trucks and Buses, Light Commercial Vehicles, Earthmovers, Forklifts, Tractors, Trailers, Cars, Utility Vehicles, Motorcycles, Scooters as well as Auto-rickshaws. CEAT enjoys a major market share in the Truck, Light Truck and 2-wheeler segment and its tubes and flaps are renowned for their superior quality and durability.
RPG Enterprises, established in 1979, is one of India's fastest growing business groups with turnover over USD 3 billion. The group has more than fifteen companies managing diverse business interests in the areas of Tyre, Infrastructure, IT and Specialty.
· Get set for festive shopping and cultural performances.
· Fashion Designers-Sonia Jetleey and Nitin Kartikeya to attend the fest.
· Exhibition of Handmade Products.
New Delhi,5th November,2015:
Students of JD Institute of Fashion Technology will be organizing Diwali Fest on 7th & 8th November,2015 at Lokayata,Hauz Khas Village,New Delhi.The programme will start with lighting of traditional lamp and Goddess Laxmi pojan followed by welcome address by Ms.Paridhi Sharma,Centre Director,JD Hauz Khas.
Ms.Sonia Jetleey,an upcoming fashion designer and Ms.Shalini Vig ,Founder,‘Festival of Hope Foundation’, a cancer society will be inaugurating the Diwali Fest.
Nitin Kartikeya ,a prominent fashion designer who has been part of India Fashion Week for the last five years will be attending the fest on 8thNovember,2015 for supporting and inspiring the students.
The main aim of the fest is to make the student Designers understand how creatively they can contribute towards the society to be not just fashion designers but Responsible designers. Students will be making hand made products like lamp shades,candle stands,textile and fabric appreciation, diyas,nail art and tattoo,stylised customized jewellery and other decorative items.
Students will be contributing a part of overall sales in aid of ‘Festival of Hope Foundation’, a cancer society that promotes Cancer awareness via workshops, seminars and Fashion shows.
Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) every year.The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Deepavali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
An Affordable-Wear for the Fashionable Women in Yamunanagar
6th November 2015
Rangriti, a new venture by Siddharth Bindra, CMD of BIBA, recently opened its doors to the households at Yamunanagar. The flagship store reflects a flawless fusion of style and affordability - from use of lively colours to beautiful designs - this is a shopping lover’s paradise.
With its high affordability, the store promises to catch the fancy of fashion lovers in Yamunanagar. The store is spread over an area of 750 square ft
Rangriti will offer some of the finest and most exquisite of clothing line and is all set to become a shopaholic’s heaven with the outfit collection ranging from chic and striking Indian wear for women.
The collection at Yamunanagar store will comprise of wide range of beautiful kurtas, kurtis, Anarkalis, churidars, pallazzos, skirts and dupattas in pleasing prints, colors and patterns which will aim at bringing freshness, variety & style to every woman’s closet.
Siddarth Bindra, the MD says, "We are excited to launch our Exclusive store in Yamunagar. With a varied range of vibrant Indian wear, Rangriti looks forward to become the most preferred shopping destination for its customers. Rangriti provides high-end fashion at very attractive prices making it a perfect answer to every woman’s wish of making every day exceptional."
The recently launched store, located in Yamunanagar, is all set to become a shopper’s stop appealing to the masses of the city with its high affordability and wide variety of fashionable clothes catering to the women’s garment segment. Rangriti looks forward to give its customers a value for their money.
Price Range for Rangriti- Rs. 499 onwards.
Aspri Spirits, a leading distributer of International wines & Sprits in India offers the below mentioned brands for Diwali gifting ideas.
1) CASTELLO D’ALBOLA OSO Toscana IGT
Grape: Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah
Aroma: It shows fruity aromas, particularly notes of cherries, plums and blackberries.
Body & Taste: Fresh and full-bodied, tasty and balanced, it has a fruity finish and aftertaste.
Suggested Food Pairing: A perfect match for grilled red meats and moderately aged Pecorino cheese, ribs and, if you dare, chocolate.
2) MASSERIA ALTEMURA Apulo Rosso Salento IGT
Grape: Primitivo, Negroamaro
Aroma: Intense and fruity bouquet with hints of plum and dried cherry.
Body & Taste:Dry with a fine structure and outstanding roundness. It shows a complex and persistent fruitiness on the palate.
Suggested Food Pairing: A modern-styled blend that makes this cheeses.
3) MASSERIA ALTEMURA Sasseo Salento IGT
Aroma: This wine offers the nose fulland intense aromas with hints of plums,jams of red fruits and sweet accents ofspices.
Body & Taste: A wine of a good body, ithas a mouth-filling flavour that is warmand soft and expresses a highly maturefruitiness, supported by a pleasantcomplex of sweet tannins.
Suggested Food Pairing:Its structure makes this an ideal wine as an accompaniment for typical dishes of Apulian cuisine like capriata di fave con cicorietta (fava bean and chicory soup),red meats roasted over the coals and roast lamb.
4) elit by Stolichnaya
Mellow, enigmatic, fresh aniseed and sherbet with a rounder, grainy arnish. Evolves from light to medium- bodied with a distinguished creamy aniseed character, garnished with savoury, lightly luscious spiciness and balancing dryness.
5) AMARULA Marula Fruit Cream
Country: South Africa
Amarula Cream originates from Southern Africa where the marula fruit grows wild on the Savannah. The Marula tree produces an abundant crop of pale yellow egg shaped fruit and plays a unique role in tribal legend.
It is also known as “The Marriage Tree”- to this day tribal weddings take place beneath its branches and the fruit is believed to have aphrodisiac properties as well as featuring in African fertility rites. The marula fruit attracts many animals-especially elephants. To produce Amarula Cream Liqueur, the marula fruit is gathered and the flesh pupled, sweetened and fermented. The resulting “marula spirit” is then matured in oak casks for 2 years. The spirit is
then blended with fresh cream to create a smooth distinctive cream liqueur. Smooth texture that teases the taste buds with the flavors of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, citrus and exotic spices served in cocktails, specialty coffees, food preparations and desserts or simply enjoyed on the rocks.
6) ZONIN PROSECCO PICCOLO- 200ml
Aroma: Attractively intense; very fruityand aromatic, with hints of Wisteriaflowers and Rennet apples.
Body & Taste: Very well-balanced and appealing, with extremely delicatealmond notes.
Suggested Food Pairing: Excellent aperitif. Ideal for starters likebruschetta, salads, light pasta & pizza.
7) PATRÓN XO Café Dark Cocoa
Distilled at 60 proof, Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is characterized by its deep, dark brown color, and aroma of fresh coffee balanced with cocoa. The taste is dry, not sweet like many other coffee liqueurs; combining the rich flavours of fresh-roasted coffee, fine chocolate and light tequila. The finish is smooth, yet dry. The high-quality Criollo variety of chocolate in Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa is produced in Mexico’s Tabasco region. The coffee comes from the Mexican states of Veracruz and Chiapas.
Price: Rs. 7495
N. G Jayasimha, Managing Director of Humane Society International (HSI)/India said, “We are happy that the Kerala High Court reinstated the need for ABC program, something we have been advocating since the very first day the crisis of Kerala street dog culling made news. A successful sterilization program is the only solution for high street dog population and not killing. This will also help mitigate human-animal conflict and control rabies threat.”
In the past few months, the street dog issue in Kerala had spiraled out of control due to some individuals and anti-street dog groups who have been instigating the community to adopt illegal ways of controlling dog population. Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and animal welfare organizations such as People for Animals (PFA), HSI/India and others have been working with the support of Kerala State Government and law enforcement agencies in ensuring implementation of the ABC program to curb the street dog population in the state. Last month, the Government of Kerala with expertise from AWBI and HSI/India organized a massive training for vets and paravets who can proficiently execute the sterilization and anti-rabies drive.
1. • In July of this year, the State of Kerala proposed large scale culling of street dogs. The proposal was based on a misreading of the law and HSI urged the use legal means spelled out by the Central Government to address street dog overpopulation
2. • Specifically, under the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001, street dogs are to be sterilized, vaccinated and subsequently released into the same area, from where they were captured. These Rules also requires sick dogs to be treated prior to their sterilization and vaccination. Incurably ill or mortally wounded dogs can be put to death, and only in a humane manner
3. • Mass vaccinations, an essential part of the programme, have shown to substantially reduce the spread of rabies in dogs, and thus to humans. The World Health Organisation has recognized the use of vaccinations as the most effective way to control rabies
4. • The Constitution of India gives precedence to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and the Animal Birth Control Rules, 2001 over state and local laws
5. • On October 26th, 2015, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India reiterated that the Kerala stray dog issue has to be handled in accordance of the ABC rules, 2001
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Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Thursday, 8 October 2015
· Anant will join more than twenty world leaders, including five former presidents and prime ministers and three Nobel Prize recipients, to review the future of global education.
· The group comes together at a crucial time when increased conflict has forced millions of children out of the classrooms to become refugees with no prospects of education.
New Delhi, 7th October 2015:
edX CEO Anant Agarwal has been appointed by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, to the International Commission on Financing Global Education. Anant will join more than twenty world leaders, including five former presidents and prime ministers and three Nobel Prize recipients, to review the future of global education.
The Commission met during the UN General Assembly to start building the economic case to inspire and persuade world leaders to action on September 29th, 2015.
The Commission explored how, over the next 20 years, education could lead to greater economic growth, better health outcomes, and improved global security.
The group comes together at a crucial time when increased conflict has forced millions of children out of the classrooms to become refugees with no prospects of education.
Mumbai: The survey compiled by HVS in association with the World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) rated Maharashtra after analysing the state-wise potential of Travel and Tourism in India, and assessing the relative competitiveness of different states in the country.
The evaluation has been carried out for 30 states. Maharashtra ranks 1 in this year's survey moving up one position from the previous edition. The state benefits from a strong economy, good infrastructure, presence of a sizeable quantum of branded hotel rooms and a variety of demand generators to occupy these rooms. In line with these factors, Maharashtra has recorded perfect scores in four parameters – tourist visits, GSDP per capita, effectiveness of marketing campaign and aircraft movement. The state has performed well across all other parameters with the exception of its expenditure on tourism.
Ms Valsa Nair Singh, Secretary State Tourism and Cultural Affairs, GoM, said, “We are proud of being ranked as No 1. This recognition is prestigious, as Travel and Tourism is an integral part of our economy and we are happy that we stand as number one in attracting tourists. This is a team effort, through innovative promotional campaigns, marketing strategies, planned - focused and aggressive ideas we have reached such milestones and we are motivated to do better every day. Our recent thumping success of MITM attracted global buyers and sellers and we are confident to grow over the magic numbers in coming years, making Maharashtra number one destination on the world map.”
As per the Tourism Highlights 2015 Edition report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the total number of International Tourist Arrivals (ITA) worldwide was 1,133 million in 2014, India attracted 0.67% of the world's international tourist arrivals out of which Maharashtra attracted 4.5 million tourists from foreign countries and over 8.4 million domestic tourists, which is largest than any other state in the country.
New Delhi, October 8th, 2015 – A world of fantasy, creativity and entertainment is coming onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas next January, when it plays host to Asia’s first cosplay festival at sea. Organised by The Singapore Cosplay Club to celebrate its 15th birthday, “COSFEST SEA: The Rising Tide” is a special 3-night weekend cruise from from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang). It features the region’s top cosplayers for the championship and exciting cosplay entertainment and activities, which is expected to draw hundreds of cosplay fans from around the region.
Stephanie Loh, President of The Singapore Cosplay Club said, "COSFEST SEA: The Rising Tide is the start of a brave new adventure for us at the Singapore Cosplay Club and COSFEST! We aim to be the most fun and exciting cosplay-themed cruise in the world!"
Mrs Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing and exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean International added "Royal Caribbean International has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to enthralling entertainment options at sea. By bringing the Cosplay festival on board the Mariner of the Seas, the cruisers get an exclusive chance to witness and enjoy this experience. This one-of-its-kind themed cruise raises the bar for the industry as a whole, and presents a uniquely engaging on-board experience for cruisers across age groups.”
The biggest highlight of this theme cruise is the Asia Cosplay Meet Championship which will feature three contestants from eight countries and territories namely China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand vying for the top spot. This will be open for public viewing for all the guests onboard to catch the action. There is also a special preview before the competition begins. More details on the contestants will be unveiled at a later stage.
Onboard, the cosplayers will also have chances to mingle with one another and discover about different cosplay cultures. As for the guests, they are welcome to join in the mood in their own cosplay outfits. Moreover, they can even get up close and personal encounters with celebrity cosplayers such as Neneko from Taiwan who will be onboard to offer photo opportunities and autograph sessions.
Other activity highlights open to public include:
- Cosplay Parade
The cosplayers will be dressed up as popular Anime characters parading down the Royal Promenade.
- Cosplay Café
The guests can enjoy drinks there where many characters will appear to serve them delectable cafe treats.
- Costume Dressing Session
Popular character costumes will be available for guests to dress up their children for photo taking.
- Photo Opportunities
The contestants will be spontaneously appearing throughout the ship dressed in different costumes.
The theme cruise packages are now on sale at the Singapore Cosplay Club’s website. The Interior Stateroom package goes for SGD 460 (including taxes of SGD 131) and the Balcony Stateroom package is at SGD 633 (including taxes of SGD 132). Customers who purchase these packages will be entitled to a specially designed COSFEST SEA souvenir and specially allocated seating at the Cosplay Café. They will also be granted special access to events such as the Private Cosplay Photoshoot and Sounds of Cosfest Singing Party. Interested parties can visit www.sgcosplayclub.org to book.
Onboard Amenities and Activities
The 15-deck Mariner of the Seas with a total capacity of 3,807 guests, is the largest and most innovative ship based in the region, which will be returning to Singapore in October to start a new season. She offers a wide range of activities and entertainment onboard including the iconic ice-skating rink, full-sized sports court, DreamWorks Entertainment and Royal Promenade, a boulevard of boutiques and cafes that appeal to guests of all ages. Together with a series of special theme cruises lined up such as “COSFEST SEA: The Rising Tide”, Mariner of the Seas aims to create more attraction and excitement for cruising among vacationers in Asia this coming season.