Much to the delight of car fanatics and travel junkies, ‘NEXA Journeys On Asian Highway 1 Driven By S-Cross, the first ever travel show covering the entire stretch of the Asian highway is all set to launch this month. The series will showcase the less explored territory which has raised curiosity amongst the discerning traveler’s keen to take up the journey on the ultimate cross country road trip. The adventurous journey of five celebrities on Asian Highway 1 (AH1), will premiere on 21st May at 7:30 pm only on Discovery Channels (Discovery, Discovery Turbo and Discovery HD)


This one-of-a-kind travel show brings together an exclusive partnership between Nexa, symbolic for new experiences, and WorldWide Media, a leading lifestyle and entertainment company. To provide a stunning cinematic experience for its viewers, this show will capture the journey of five different travelers and celebrities on the most adventurous unexplored terrain.

Speaking on the initiative Mr. R.S. Kalsi (Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki) said, “NEXA marks the first initiative by an automobile company to go beyond selling cars and create a new format of lifestyle experience for the customers. NEXA Journeys is not just about being able to explore new places; it’s about indulging your senses and experiencing new things, trying something unthought-of. Tasting the feeling that money can’t buy. NEXA Journeys on Asian Highway 1’, is one-of-a-kind travel show that aims to provide a new exclusive format for experience seekers.” 

Commenting the launch, Deepak Lamba, CEO- Worldwide Media said, “The series marks WWM’s foray into television production, our aim is to provide holistic branding and marketing solutions to brands we work with, in NEXA we found the ideal partners, to co-create a unique property through cutting-edge content. Nexa Journeys on Asian Highway 1’ is truly experiential in its form, and tick marks all the relevant boxes to reinforce the new age phenomenon of content marketing. Our portfolio brands Top Gear Magazine India and Lonely Planet Magazine India are on board as marketing partners and they already have a strong credibility in the auto and travel space which will reflect in the show’’.

Identifying the travelers for this epic road trip began with choosing five passions viz. acting, cooking, photography, singing and an auto enthusiast. Basis this, five celebrities were chosen, who associated strongly with these passions in their life. Entries were then invited from across India to select five interesting personalities who will accompany the five celebrities through this journey.

Actress Pallavi Sharda, Chef Saransh Goila, Fashion photographer Taras Taraporvala, Editor of TopGear Magazine Girish Karkera, Singer Natalie Di Luccio, Professional race car driver Hussein Kachwala, Cinematographer Sai Sanil, Media consultant Naved Farooqui, Musician Kunal Kundu and PR consultant and content writer Madhurima Roy will be seen on board taking this life-changing experiential journey. Apart from this, the show will also encapsulate and showcase the different passion of each of the participants such as acting, cooking, photography, singing and writing. 

This seven episode series will cover the journey of a lifetime for these 10 people which begins from Delhi, as they travel through UP to Varanasi, exploring the treasure trove of culture the oldest city in the world has to offer. Crossing Jorhat in Assam they visit the serene tea gardens as they continued to Majuli the biggest river island in the world situated in the Brahmaputra. Here they experience the unique culture of the locals, travelling on-board ferries which are a way of life on this island. Moving on further to Kohima, a hilly district in Nagaland, they discover the indigenous tribes, their music and the matriarchal society characteristic to most north eastern states. From here their next stop was Manipur to witness the border town of Moreh, located on the India-Myanmar border in the Chandel district, which ignited a sense of patriotism amongst the travelers. Further they crossed the borders of India and move into Bagan in Myanmar known for the Bagan Archaeological Area, where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over the pristine green plains, this also gave our travelers a peak into the Buddhist culture. In the final leg of the trip, they begin their journey from Myanmar to Bangkok in Thailand which marks the completion of this epic journey.

10 traveller’s, 4325 kilometers, 3 nations, one long road trip, here it’s not about the destination but about the journey, experiencing the new, the different and the diverse, exactly what this road trip offers.

Watch ‘NEXA JOURNEYS ON ASIAN HIGHWAY 1 DRIVEN BY S-CROSS’ only on Discovery Channel every Sunday at 7:30pm 
About NEXA

NEXA is a ‘new premium’ automotive experience for the discerning customer by Maruti Suzuki India Limited on the strong pillars of Pampering, Innovation, Global Standards and Reliability. It is first of a kind breakthrough modern automotive retail channel which has an exclusive network of new age automotive showrooms across India. These showrooms offer an exciting range of premium vehicles apart from the existing sales channel of Maruti Suzuki. S-Cross, India’s first premium crossover and Baleno, the premium hatchback are being exclusively retailed through NEXA. 


About Worldwide Media:

Worldwide Media is a part of the Times Group, one of India’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates, and publishes Filmfare – India’s No 1 entertainment magazine. Femina – India’s largest women’s magazine, BBC TopGear, HELLO!, BBC GoodHomes, GRAZIA, Lonely Planet Magazine India, Home Trends and BBC Knowledge are other exciting titles from Worldwide Media.


​EPIC Channel – Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore’s Birthday 

EPIC to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday by telecasting four stories adapted to the small screen by renowned director Anurag Basu.

To celebrate the birthday of polymath Rabindranath Tagore, EPIC channel will telecast four of his stories on 7 May 2017. These stories have been adapted to the screen by acclaimed director Anurag Basu. 

This especially curated programming of the channel’s widely appreciated show Stories By Rabindranath Tagore has been scheduled from 2pm – 5pm and 8pm – 11pm. The afternoon slot will telecast back-to-back episodes of the popular story Chokher Bali. Evening slot will air three different stories – Kabuliwala, Detective and Aparichita. 

The stories bring to life the timeless characters created by Gurudev and have been exceptionally portrayed by renowned actors like Radhika Apte and Abigain Jain in lead roles.   

Lianne Texeira to play the lead in Culture Machine’s ‘Alisha’

          Lianne Texeira to play the lead in Culture Machine’s ‘Alisha’

~ Sara Hashmi of Dil Dhadhakne Do fame also plays a key character in the series ~


Lianne Texeira is not a new name in fashion industry. After featuring in commercials for a number of leading brands such as L’Oreal, Vivel, MTV and Channel V among many others, Lianne is now all set to make her acting debut in the online entertainment space with ‘Alisha’, which will air on Culture Machine’s lifestyle channel Blush starting December 4, 2015.

Lianne plays the role of 24-year-old fashion blogger turned investigator Alisha. A Goan Bombayite dwelling in Bandra, she is young, spunky and urban girl next door and has a Sherlockian eye for detail. Although, fashion is her occupation of choice, her attitude is of a detective. Bohemian at heart and lover of fashion, music and adventure, Alisha mixes work with pleasure by being a consulting detective in fashion industry. Stylish in every sense, Alisha follows and sets the fashion trends on one hand, while solving small time crime mysteries in the fashion industry on the other. Alongside Alisha is her best friend forever Tania Rampal aka Tanny played by Sara Hashmi of Dil Dhadhakne Do fame. Tanny is Alisha’s childhood friend and a loyal partner in everything, be it gossips or chocolates.

Lianne as Alisha

Speaking about Alisha, Lianne Texeira said, “I am extremely excited about Alisha. It was a lot of fun playing the character more so because I am fashion blogger in real life as well, hence it felt like an extension to my own self on screen. I feel Alisha will form great connect with the viewers owing to her urban girl next door image topped with presence of mind to solve mysteries. It has been great working with the team at Culture Machine and I hope it won’t be long before Alisha makes a comeback with Season 2!”

 Alisha is a crime investigative series set in the backdrop of fashion industry. Season 1 of the series will have 10 episodes shot in smooth and fast paced narratives. Each episode will revolve around a criminal activity with Alisha sifting through the clues in her own style while continuing to hob nob with crème de la crème of the fashion industry.

 Tune-in to BLUSH on Saturday, 4th December to enter the world of Alisha!

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIvyAcnGT8


About Culture Machine

Founded in 2013 by Sameer Pitalwalla and Venkat Prasad, Culture Machine is a Digital Media Company that creates entertainment for the Internet generation by combining cutting edge technology with great content. Culture Machine has offices and studio facilities in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Aleph Group, Singapore. With over 4 million subscribers Culture Machine clocks in 1 Billion Monthly Watch Minutes



VROOMss by The V Renaissance & Indian Motorcycle Company

VROOMss , never like before fashion show by The V Renaissance & Indian Motorcycle Company 


Bespoke luxury brand The V Renaissance organized a fashion show VROOMss in association with Indian Motorcyle Company (Gurgaon- Sandeep Bansil) on 21st November, 2015. The V Renaissance brought  for the first time an amalgamation of a psychologically minded photographer – Vipul Amar and a creatively inclined psychologist – Harsheen K. Arora.

Anna in spider bikini and ebony Knit and wrist cuff

Anna in spider bikini and ebony Knit and wrist cuff

What happens when you embark on a journey based on your self-belief that makes you question your own creative genius? Who do you draw your inspiration from when there is no parallel to what you do? These are some of the questions that the founders Vipul Amar and Harsheen Arora have been addressing since the brand’s inception in 2013. Today, after completing two successful years, ‘The V Renaissance’ proudly announced becoming the luxury partner of AUTO CIRCUIT at Select City Walk exhibiting their latest collection from 19th – 22nd November.  Also, organized a never  like before fashion show VROOMss in association with Indian Motorcycle Company ( Gurgaon- Sandeep Bansil)  wherein the models had adorned the products designed by The V Renaissance walked  the ramp with the beat machines by legendary Indian Motorcycle Company ( Gurgaon- Sandeep Bansil).

saahil Prem vipul hitesh ralhan Tulsi Kumar

Saahil Prem vipul hitesh ralhan Tulsi Kumar

What started as a creative forum to facilitate Bespoke Art on Canvas and Silk has now  transformed itself into a full- fledged bespoke couture studio boasting of leather garments (jackets, Bikinis, skirts), leather accessories (helmets, phone and tablet covers/sleeves, clipboards, wallets, furniture etc). After catering to the tastebuds of all kinds of patrons and analysing the luxury retail trend, the brand now aims to take customisation to another level. Each TVR piece resonates with the personality of its user, something that he not only cherishes but wishes to pass on to the next generation.

The ‘by appointment’ only brand is now gearing up to open its flagship boutique in MG Road early 2016, where walk-ins will be welcomed with an array of novel designs and playfulness with leather that they have not witnessed ever.

Radhika Bopaiah in Conical Knit

Radhika Bopaiah in Conical Knit

In the words of Vipul & Harsheen, “‘It’s the pleasure of creating something distinct while paying attention to the minutest of details….going back to the basics and using our hands to bring out pieces which cannot be replicated.”

Tulsi Kumar
Tulsi Kumar



About The V Renaissance


The V Renaissance brings for the first time an amalgamation of a psychologically minded photographer – Vipul Amar and a creatively inclined psychologist – Harsheen K. Arora. Together they explore the hidden facets of your personality and soul to bring out unspoken stories on various mediums dipped in highest luxury.

The brand is an extension of their endeavor called Stupid Eye – a globally published research on therapeutic imagery. Stupid Eye delves deeper into the realms of one’s true self through a blend of photography and psychology. As thename implies, Renaissance means rebirth; The V Renaissance uses this art to custom design a product which revealsthe innermost core of their patrons.

It presents collections of artwork on canvases to bespoke top grain leather furniture and accessories, to having a part of you or your loved one’s soulful individualities on apparels. The V Renaissance brings to you something to make you feel good and gives you something special to experience every day, every moment of life – it brings warmth, that personal touch, and that special niche where you can connect with your inner self.

The V Renaissance is best elucidated as an unprecedented luxury concept that can turn any imagination into reality. It represents its patron’s identity in a story line – on something that can be seen and felt outside of themselves.  Each piece they make can never be copied or duplicated and is exclusive to you. Patrons will find their inner self displayed in an ingenious sense which will keep them connected as they stroll from top to bottom on the canvas.

Other than Personalized products the brand also offers a selected variety of their own collections of various artwork and merchandise. The artwork includes the creation of photographs over time, through travel and concept shoots incorporating natural elements like fire, water and ice – for which they have been awarded the International Photography Award 2012.

The V Renaissance is a podium where class meets creativity to churn out the best from bespoke luxury. Many among us are affluent enough to lead a lush lifestyle, but does it mean our innermost soul is also content? It is the time to understand your thoughts better and give them an outlet via The V Renaissance Bespoke Art. In the words of Harsheen, “The V Renaissance is a chance to be reborn to yourself as your own self and it is an indulgence for your soul”.

The idea is to produce bespoke art form where these story lines are then bound in personalized teak wood frames plated with 24 -carat pure gold and diamond customized logos.  It will be a remarkable journey for the patrons as theteam at The V Renaissance avoids plastic cookie-cutter shoots and photos instead pitches whole-heartedly into concept shoots where emotions are the real stars! It is one of the foremost players in the booming field of photographic art and customization.

The V Renaissance aims at creating an image of you, carved from your inner self that will leave you startled even after years and you may ask yourself; “Have I grown within my thoughts or just in age?”