Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education Join Hands with Megabite Food Services to empower Blue-Collar Workers

Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education Join Hands with Megabite Food Services to empower Blue-Collar Workers

FIRST time in INDIA TISS SVE &Megabite Food Services will bridge the gap between the literacy and the employment rate of the country with Earn-While-You-Learn program

Patna, April 2016: Tata Institute of Social Sciences School of Vocational Education (TISS SVE) in its pioneering effort with the objective of helping to create skilled workforce announces their association with Megabite Food Services. This association focuses towards introducing skill based courses in Hospitality where the need for specialization is increasing. The Vocational courses by Tata Institute of Social Sciences have been designed to provide immediate and definite interventions to impart employable skills to youth across the country.

Megabite Food Services was incorporated in 2005 by three ex hoteliers and is in the business of providing catering in the premium meals segment. In the last 10 years Megabite has been able to create an identity of its own and has been able to bridge the gap between hotel services and catering companies.Megabite employs more than 750 people including a team of senior chefs & a team of F&B Managers to cater to its clients’ needs. It operates a 9000sq.ft central kitchen in Doddanekkundi, Bangalore.

With this association with TISS SVE, Megabite Food Services will enhance its man power with the Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP) where students will learn the skill by engaging in on-the-job training. Under this association, three year degree course Food & Beverage Service called as B.Voc will be offered.

“Today, there is a scenario where youngsters who cannot afford to learn beyond S.S.C. or H.SC are quite vulnerable because of limited job opportunities. Hence the tie-up with organizations like World Vision India will help the students to get employment as well as a Degree. In each sector we tie up with appropriate organizations/companies for work integration. We hope to reach out to a large number of disadvantaged and marginalized youth across India through different vocational courses. These courses are designed for a variety of sectors leading to a B.Voc Degree” says Prof NeelaDabir, Dean, TISS School of Vocational Education.



Mr.PrabhakarNagaraj, Partner of Megabite Food Services says, “TISS School of Vocational Education’s initiate to bridge the gap between the “need and the requirement” has been outstanding. The essence of the whole program is to provide trained manpower to this sector that has been deprived of quality manpower trained in specific for the industry”.

About TISS SVE:  Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) set up the School of Vocational Education (SVE) to provide immediate and definite interventions to improve the skill levels of millions of youth, through appropriate vocational training programmes. The target beneficiaries would include organized and unorganized workforce across industries and aims to cover every individual who needs to develop employable skills. Therefore, SVE has been set up with a vision of creating an ecosystem that would bring back the dignity of labour to all professions and occupations to create sustainable sources of income for the aspiring youth in the country. The approach adopted by TISS-SVE is called the Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP). This Vocational Educational Programme is being implemented for the first time in India with a focus on job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad based education.










Richa Chadha to turn producer

Richa Chadha to turn producer 



A good cause makes you do different things, similar things happening to Richa Chadha . If sources are to believed Richa Chadha would soon be producing a film. Richa would be presenting and producing a film Khoon Aali Chithhi, It is a punjabi film which means Letters written in Blood in English.
The film is based on terrorism and state brutality in the late 80s and early 90s and how common people were caught in the Khalistan movement. Richa was moved with the concept and decided to get associated with it.The film is doing a round of film festivals and has been selected for International film festival of South Asia Toronto.


When contacted Richa on the same she said: “I’m glad I could come on board as the producer and presenter of khoon aali chithi. My talented friend Rupinder singh has made a beautiful film telling a human story of the suffering of common peopl during the late 80s when Khalistan movement was at its peak in Punjab. It’s an amazing and powerful punjabi short film. Hoping we will be able to find great space for it at film festival in the coming year.”


Vicky’s second innings at Cannes!

Vicky’s second innings at Cannes!



Not all the actors get internationally acclaimed that soon however this actor started off his debut at Cannes film festival and now heads again.The bright débutante of 2015 Vicky Kaushal heads again to Cannes for his upcoming film Anurag Kashyap’s thriller Raman Raghav 2.0 .The Actor was much appreciated at Cannes for his brilliant performance in 2015 for Masaan and was recognised much before his debut .Now the actor is all set for the second round at the renowned film festival, when contacted he said, ”To be honest, I sometimes find it difficult to believe that I’m capable enough to be receiving such good things in my life so early on in my career. Last year I made my Cannes debut with my debut Film MASAAN and this year again with RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0. It feels surreal and special. Adding to the happiness is the fact that I’ll be going there with a team who have seen me grow in this industry. My first step was working as an Assistant Director to Anurag Sir on Gangs of Wasseypur 1&2. It was the best schooling I could have asked for and now 5 years later to be starring in a Film directed by Anurag Sir himself, means a huge deal to me. God has been really kind to me in my journey so far”



BIG Ganga Announces BIG Memsaab – Season 7 Audition on 30th April at Hotel Inderlok, Salempur, lah Bazar, Chhapra; 10.30 am onwards



BIG Ganga Announces BIG Memsaab – Season 7 Audition on 30th April at Hotel Inderlok, Salempur, lah Bazar, Chhapra; 10.30 am onwards

Chhapra: BIG Ganga, the No.1 regional entertainment channel of Bihar & Jharkhand has launched the seventh season of its most successful reality show, BIG Memsaab. After creating waves across the region through multiple seasons, this show which brings forth the hidden talents of housewives in the region is now ready to launch its seventh season. Auditions for BIG Memsaab Season 7 have successfully begun with a great turnout in Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Muzzafarpur followed by other markets till 8th May 2016. The next audition is scheduled on Saturday, 30th April at Hotel Inderlok, Salempur, lah Bazar, Chhapra, Bihar; 10.30 am onwards.


Some of the country’s largest brands have associated with BIG Memsaab Season 7 – Title Sponsor – Xpert, Co-presented by HHorlicks and Powered by Colgate.

Auditions for BIG Memsaab Season 7 in the Bihar, Jharkhand, UP region have been planned across 12 key markets namely Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Bhagalpur, Muzzafarpur, Chhapra, Patna, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Lucknow. Following the auditions, contestants will be shortlisted for the finals, and these Memsaab’s will then fight for the title of BIG Memsaab Season 7.


Participants have to qualify for three stages of audition – Talented Memsaab, this round will focus on various talents that the participants can showcase, few shortlisted contestants will move to the next stage – Khubsurat Memsaab, where they will be judged on their grooming capabilities. Qualifying in the second stage, the semi-finalists will reach the third audition round which will be –Kitchen Ki Memsaab where they will have to showcase their kitchen skills.


BIG Ganga is distributed across all cable operators across the states of Bihar, Jharkhand & UP and spread across the likes of DEN, Digicable, WWIL, Hathway, Darsh and Maurya amongst others and DTH players like Airtel, Dish, Reliance Digital, DD Direct and Videocon.

About Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited is a media and entertainment company with interests in radio, television and television production. The Company houses: 92.7 BIG FM – India’s No.1 FM Network with 45 stations, reaching over 4.3 crore Indians each week; BIG Magic – which has built strong brand equity as a Comedy Channel and is positioned as the one stop destination for humor, with higher affinity in the Hindi heartland; BIG Ganga – the No. 1 regional Channel of Bihar and Jharkhand; BIG Magic International – a channel targeted at the Indian Diaspora in North America. For more information, log on to www.reliancebroadcast.com.


Rajesh Khera to enter SAB TV’s Baal Veer

Rajesh Khera to enter SAB TV’s Baal Veer


Baalveer has company this time around in the form of Gurudev. This character will be essayed by none other than the lean and talented Rajesh Khera, who is known to experiment with his looks in every role that he undertakes. He will now be seen as Gurudev in Baal Veer in the attire of a shaolin monk.


When spoken to Rajesh Khera he mentioned, “Due to the fantasyfiction genre doing well on the small screen, now there are more roles for bald guys. Since I have done similar roles, the makers feel I look the part and can easily portray such characters well. “



Tune in to Baal Veer from Monday to Friday at 8pm only on SAB TV



Gadhaprasad and Markatiplan to elope to save their love

           Gadhaprasad and Markatiplan to elope to save their love


All is not fine in Chidiyaghar! Gomukh (Sumit Arora) has fallen in a pit of lies as he had disguised himself as Babuji (Rajendra Gupta) to help Gadhaprasad (JituShivhare) woo his lady love (AartiKandpal) by letting them stay in Chidiyaghar. On the other hand, cupid has struck and Gadhaprasad has found his soulmate in Markati but they receive severe opposition from her father, the Raja of Markatpradesh (Anang Desai).

He also learns about Gadhaprasad obsession for Markati and how he plans to propose her. Just as he is about to react, the real Babuji arrives at the right time and apologises on behalf of the members of Chidiyaghar. However Markatpradesh’s Raja who hates liars is no mood to listen and decides to take away his daughter.


Soon Gadhaprasad and Markati start missing being around each other and hatch a plan to elope. He is so smitten and fixated on marrying Markati that he has decided that he will either elope or die. Meanwhile, the family in Chidiyaghar is completely in the dark about Gadhaprasad making such important and grave decisions of his life


Will Gadhaprasad and Markati be caught? Or will they manage to successfully elope to a safe location where they cannot be traced.


AartiKandpal who plays Markati in SAB TV’s Chidiyaghar said,”Markati and Gadhaprasad who have realised their love for each other finally decide to run away after facing opposition from her father. They ask Tommy’s help but face a hurdle in the form of Balwan who spots them. On the other hand both their families are tensed and have sent search parties to locate the runaway couple.”


Tune in to Chidiyaghar to find out whether Gadhaprasad and Markati manage to give Balwan a miss, every Monday to Friday, 9pm only on SAB TV!





Tamanna, STAR Plus’ popular show, has introduced many new characters since the story has now shifted base to Meerut, where Dharaa will start a new life.

Anang Desai will be playing the role of a music teacher on the show. The versatile actor can be seen on the sets giving lessons to the co-starts between shots.

When asked about his character Anang said, “Playing the role of a teacher is pivotal and I am really excited to play it. I take keen interest in classical music and have in-depth knowledge of it, which helped me embody the character in a better way. I like giving lessons to my co-stars, just for fun, when we are on our break time. Playing the tabla requires practice and because my co-stars like the sound of it, I play and practice on the set.”

Anang has started shooting for the show and is resorting to the collection of classical music albums he owns. Revisiting those albums helps him connect with the role and he adds, “Music has changed in todays’ time. I like telling people about my collection of classical music and because music has been an important part of my life, I want to do justice to my character on the show.”

Watch Anang Desai as PanditKrishnachandraChaurasia in Tamannaevery night at 10 pm only on STAR PLUS.