BENGALURU: India’s top two web retailers Flipkart and Amazon clocked combined sales of Rs 31,000 crore ($4.3 billion) during the crucial 15-day festival period in October, according to a report by Red-Seer Consulting that ET has exclusively accessed. The number fell short of analyst expectations of $5 billion in sales. The average order value for Flipkart stood at Rs 1,976 versus Rs 1,461 on Amazon, indicating that customers bought higher-value items from the Walmart-owned marketplace. Flipkart led with 64% share of the combined gross sales while Amazon continued to fare higher in net promoter score (NPS). NPS measures the loyalty of customers to a company. ET has reviewed the findings. RedSeer declined to comment on the report citing confidentiality. Gross sales, or gross merchandise value (GMV) in industry parlance, missed analyst estimates by 14%. The two ecommerce marketplaces had been aiming for $5 billion in sales collectively during the festival period, according to … [Read more...] about Flipkart and Amazon clock Rs 31,000 crore in festive sales
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Actor Abhimanyu Dassani, who is gearing up for the release of his debut film "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota", feels that he doesn't belong to film industry as her mother Bhagyashree Patwardhan Dassani was part of Hindi film industry long ago and now people know him because of the trailer of his forthcoming action-comedy film. Abhimanyu Dassani was interacting with the media to promote "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" along with his co-actor Radhika Madan in Mumbai on Monday. When asked whether he feels pressurised being one of the star kids who is making his entry into Hindi film industry, Abhimanyu Dassani, son of popular actress Bhagyashree Patrwardhan-Dassani, who featured in blockbuster film "Maine Pyar Kiya", said, "My mother was in the film industry almost 30 years ago, so I don't think I belong to this industry. People know me because of the trailer of my film and before that people didn't know who I was and where I came from into this industry." Bhagyashree & son Abhimanyu Dassani at … [Read more...] about Maine Pyar Kiya actress Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dassani feels that he doesn’t belong to film industry!
Mumbai: TV actor Karanvir Bohra on Wednesday said he has been detained at Moscow International Airport due to passport issues and Indian embassy in Russia has contacted the authorities. The actor, who is in the city for MacCoffee Bollywood Film Festival, took to Twitter to share the news. "So bummed... Waiting at #moscowairport coz my passport is a little damaged. They (are) contemplating to deport me back to India "@IndEmbMoscowRus @IndEmbMoscow I wished you would have told me that prior to issuing me the visa. Feeling bad for @IndianFilmsRus (sic)," Bohra wrote. The official Twitter handle of Embassy of India in the Russian Federation responded, saying "Embassy officials are in touch with Russian authorities regarding the issue." He replied, "Thank you so much.... Much much appreciated. Always good to know that I'm looked after by my @IndEmbMoscow." The actor was last seen in the reality TV show "Bigg Boss 12". … [Read more...] about Karanvir Bohra stuck in Moscow, Indian embassy in Russia responds
Kannada film industry’s Lovely Star Prem has just wrapped up shooting for a special number for his landmark 25th film Premam Poojyam, which also stars Brinda Acharya in the lead role. The song was shot against Darjeeling’s naturally misty landscape. “It is a romantic number. Since the song demanded an angelic feel, Darjeeling proved to be the ideal location. The early morning mist covering the greenery added to the charm of the song. The cast and crew had to wake up at 3 am every day to be able to start shooting at 4.30 am in order to be able to capture the perfect morning light,” says Prem, who adds, “The visuals showcase iconic locations such as the Glasshouse at the Darjeeling Botanical Garden and even St. Andrew's Church. In some of the shots, you can also see the Kanchenjunga in the background.” The song, Ninnanu Bittu Na Hegirali, has been sung by Shahabaz Aman, who marks his debut as a singer in the Kannada film industry with this number. … [Read more...] about Lovely Star Prem wraps up song shoot in Darjeeling
Email ABC Radio Perth By Lorraine Horsley and Emma Wynne Posted October 13, 2015 15:44:50 Photo: Cygnet Cinema, which still has the name 'Como Theatre' around the projection box, has the sweeping lines and port hole windows of an ocean liner. (720 ABC Perth: Lorraine Horsley) Map: Perth 6000 The sweeping art deco style lines that shape the Cygnet Cinema in the southern Perth suburb of Como recall the glory days when silent films became 'talkies' and people flocked to their local picture theatre to see the latest Hollywood releases. Photo: The Como Theatre in 1953 (Supplied: State Library of WA) The Cygnet was built by James Stiles, one of the pioneers of cinema in Western Australia, according to chief executive of Heritage Perth Richard Offen."He was originally a real estate agent," Mr Offen told 720 ABC Perth. "Stiles moved into the cinema industry to save one of his assets, the Grand Theatre, which faced ruin in the wake of the stock market crash in 1929. "In the … [Read more...] about Perth’s Cygnet Cinema retains golden age of cinema with art deco grandeur of 1930s