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Entering Bangalore

Mumbai based Mid-Day Multimedia Limited, the media company with interests in print, radio and outdoor media, is ready to launch afternoon tabloid Mid-Day in Bangalore next month. “Yes, Mid-Day will be in Bangalore in June,” a top executive in the company confirmed. The company intends to launch new editions of the daily in about 7 to 8 cities. Explaining why Mid-Day chose Bangalore to start an edition in, the company executive said the city’s cosmopolitan character and consumer profile came closest to the profile of the Mumbai consumer. Besides, the media group is also setting up an FM radio station in Bangalore. “So the two businesses will complement each other,” he added.

No booze

It turned out to be a touching moment at the Alcoholics Anonymous’ 49th anniversary meeting in Mumbai recently. Among the guests were Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt. And when they reached the venue, they found actor Johnny Lever talking about his early days as a liquor seller at Mumbai’s Dharavi. He also discussed his alcoholism after attaining stardom and how he finally managed to become a teetotaller. Mahesh Bhatt followed this up with another speech on his alcoholism. But he was stunned when he saw his daughter Pooja talk about an alcoholic father and how she and her mother drifted away from him. Pooja said she was very happy that her father quit drinking 16 years ago. Yet, she broke down after the speech ' and decided not to drink at all anymore.

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