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Google Play Users’ Choice Awards 2020

Google Announces Best Android Apps, Games of 2020 in India; Winners of Users’ Choice Awards

In India, Meditate with Wysa has been declared as the Best App of 2020 by Google and Legends of Runeterra as the Best Game of 2020.

Google Play has announced “Google Play Users’ Choice Awards 2020′ the best apps and games of year, along with the winners of the Users’ Choice Awards 2020. The lists are localised, and the winners differ across regions. Sleep stories for calm sleep – Meditate with Wysa by Touchkin has been declared as the best app of 2020 in India. Google said that the app was a standout, and a case of “utility meeting ingenuity and delight.” Legends of Runeterra by Riot Games, meanwhile, has been announced as the Best Game of 2020 in the country – a game Google believed delivered compelling, accessible, genre-defining experiences.

Users’ Choice App of 2020

And the winner is… Disney+

Users’ Choice Game of 2020

And the winner is…Spongebob: Krusty Cook-Off

Users’ Choice Movie of 2020

And the winner is…Bad Boys for Life

Users’ Choice Book of 2020

And the winner is…If It Bleeds

Last Updated: 04-Dec-2020
Source: Google

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Pride of India Annual Awards 2020

Chiratae Ventures Pride of India Annual Awards 2020

Chiratae Ventures Pride of India Annual Awards 2020 was held on October 30, 2020, to recognize and celebrate those startups that have realized their true potential and exhibited exceptional growth in recent times, especially in the areas of exits and fundraising. In its 14th year, there are six winners under the Successful Exit category and 18 portfolio companies under the Successful Fundraise category.

The virtual award ceremony was hosted by Karan Mohla, Executive Director and Head of Consumer Media and Technology, Chiratae Ventures, and brought together investors and founders from across the world and multiple time zones.

Sudhir Sethi, Founder and Chairman of Chiratae Ventures gave an overview of the Chiratae Ventures Pride of India Annual Awards and its importance in the startup community.

Here are the winners across the two categories: Pride of India Annual Awards 2020

Successful Exit category

The awards for this category were conferred by Saurabh Srivastava (Investor, Serial Entrepreneur and Former Chairman of NASSCOM) and Ruchira Shukla (Regional Lead, South Asia, Disruptive Technologies at IFC).

The winners are:

  • FirstCry, an online shopping store for child products
  •, a fashion clothing e-commerce company
  • Forus Health, a medical technology startup to eradicate avoidable blindness
  • Policybazaar, an online policy aggregator
  • Netmeds, an online health store
  • SilverPush, artificial intelligence-powered advertising technology solutions provider

Successful Fundraise Category

The awards for this category were conferred by Chirantan Patnaik from CDC, Manish Choksi of Asian Paints, Bruno Raschle of Schroder Adveq, Pawan Chaturvedi of Unilever Ventures and Amit Mehta from L N Bangur Group.

The winners are:

  •, a fitness startup
  • Bounce, a dockless scooter platform
  • CropIn Technology, a platform for end-to-end farm management solutions
  • EarlySalary, an online credit services provider
  • Deepfence Inc., an enterprise application security company
  • Hevo Data Inc., an automated data pipeline solutions provider
  • HealthifyMe, a digital health and wellness platform
  • Kristal.AI., digital wealth management services provider
  • Emotix, the developer of advanced personal robots for children
  • Axio Biosolutions, Deep Science MedTech company
  • HealthPlix, a healthtech venture
  • LoveLocal, an online local stores aggregator
  • Policybazaar, an online policy aggregator (This is the only startup to have won the prize under both categories this year)
  • PlayShifu, AR-based STEM toys developer
  • RentoMojo, a furniture rental platform
  • Peel-Works, B2B grocery and FMCG commerce platform
  • CreditMantri, an online credit services provider
  • Lenskart, an eyewear company.

TC Meenakshisundaram, Founder and Managing Director of Chiratae Ventures delivered the closing note at the event. “Congratulations to all the winners for creating successful exits and follow up rounds in their journey to create valuable enterprises. Thanks for taking us with you on your journey,” he said.

Last Updated: 02-Dec-2020
Source: YourStory

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65th Filmfare Awards Winner 2020

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The 65th Filmfare Awards ceremony, presented by The Times Group, honored the best Indian Hindi-language films of 2019.The ceremony was held on 15 February 2020 in Guwahati and broadcasted on Colors TV the following day.This is the first time in six decades that a Filmfare Award ceremony was held outside Mumbai. Karan Johar and Vicky Kaushal were hosts of the award ceremony.


WINNER: Gully Boy
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy was a classic underdog story in which Murad (Ranveer Singh) conveys the struggle of his life and other social issues through rap. Despite facing various setbacks, Murad rises to the top with the backing of his mentor MC Sher (Siddhanth Chaturvedi) and his love Safina (Alia Bhatt).


WINNER:  Article 15 (Anubhav Sinha) and Sonchiriya (Abhishek Chaubey)

Article 15: Discrimination is still a serious issue that exists in our society. With Article 15, director Anubhav Sinha tackles the issue by portraying a story through the eyes of an upright city bred police officer played by Ayushmann Khurrana, who launches an attack against the age old tradition of caste based discrimination in India.

Sonchiriya: Along with a talented cast and directed, Sonchiriya features a gripping story set in Chambal based on the feared dacoits who once terrorised the Indian heartlands.


WINNER: Ranveer Singh (Gully Boy)
You could almost say that Ranveer Singh was born to play Murad from Gully Boy as he raps his soul out in the film. He digs his claws into the character and delivers a performance that will be remembered for a long time.


WINNER: Ayushmann Khurrana (Article 15)
Ayushmann Khurrana put up a pleasant surprise with his role of a tough cop who refuses to give in to the obstacles and backs his himself in the fight against caste discrimination.


WINNER: Alia Bhatt (Gully Boy)
Alia Bhatt brings back her effusive charm with the portrayal of Safina in Gully Boy. She’s a feisty young woman who beats up girls who flirt with her boyfriend. Her performance is so great that you’re always left wanting for more.


WINNER: Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu (Saand Ki Aankh)
Bhumi Pednekar played the character of Chandro Tomar in the film and boy did she do a brilliant job. Her character really signified that women are a lot more than handling house chores.

Kudos to Taapsee Pannu for picking such a role but she also does complete justice to it. Along with the prosthetics, it’s her mannerisms that convince you she’s a 60 year old women.


WINNER: Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy)
While Gully Boy was a classic underdog story, Zoya Akhtar’s sheer brilliance took it to a whole new level. She creates a world of her own and draws you into it. With Gully Boy, she also put Indian street hip hop on the mainstream scene.


WINNER: Siddhant Chaturvedi (Gully Boy)
Siddhant Chaturvedi never for a second lets you believe with this was his debut film. He exudes the dominating personality that was MC Sher with great confidence on screen.


WINNER: Amruta Subhash (Gully Boy)
Amruta Subhash played Murad’s (Ranveer Singh) mistreated mother Razia Ahmed in Gully Boy. A woman physically and mentally abused by her husband turns into her son’s strength and watches his rise to the top. Amruta Subhash played the role with great conviction which was evident on screen.


WINNER: Zoya Akhtar and Ankur Tewari (Gully Boy)
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Gully Boy: The album boasted of collaboration between various artistes like Divine, Naezy, Sez on the beat, Rishi Rich, Dub Sharma, Jasleen Royal, Ace, Ishq Bector, MC Altaf, MC TodFod, 100 RBH, Maharya, Noxious D, Viveick Rajagopalan and was a true tour de force, merging new age hip hop and blues with Bollywood sound.

Kabir Singh: Kabir Singh’s album coasted on melody. Though it had various music directors, there was a cohesiveness to it all the same. It helped that most songs were part of the narrative and weren’t lip-synced by the leads.


WINNER: Divine and Ankur Tewari (Apna Time Aayega – Gully Boy)
The song became so popular it became the anthem of the nation in no time. The aspiration and hopes of a generation got expressed through it. Its hook line has become part of everyday slang of today.


WINNER: Arijit Singh (Kalank Nahi – Kalank)
The song was all about the legitimacy of love. Of how the lovers perceive it vis a vis how our society beholds it and Arijit made the paradox come alive through his rendition. He was pitch-perfect, as always.


WINNER: Shilpa Rao (Ghungroo – War)
The song belonged to both the old world and the new in the sense that it reproduced the house sound admiringly and yet the lyrics were quintessentially Indian.


WINNER: Aditya Dhar (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
Uri was a huge dose of patriotism sprinkled with some high octane action. It also had an emotional chord running through it. Great visuals, laudable acting by the entire cast plus an engaging story made it a must-watch.


WINNER: Abhimanyu Dassani (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota)
It’s brave to mark your debut in a film that defies definition but Abhimanyu went ahead and did just that. He played a man who didn’t feel pain and the film revolves around how he copes with life saddled with this handicap.


WINNER: Ananya Pandey (Student Of The Year 2)
She’s spunky, sporty and all things nice, with a charming smile to boot. Ananya made a confident debut playing a spoilt rich girl who falls in love with the hunky hero but is wise enough to understand it could just be a passing attraction.


WINNER: Paul Jennings, Oh Sea Young, Parvez Shaikh and Franz Spilhaus (War)
The action scenes of war, be it the introduction scene of Tiger Shroff, Hrithik Roshan’s fight scene in the aircraft or the climax fight between the two — it all looked extraordinary indeed.


WINNER: Karsh Kale and The Salvage Audio Collective (Gully Boy)
The film was based on the life of real-life underground rappers based in Mumbai and hence the background score had to reflect the pain, the angst as also the triumph of the marginalised artistes and Karsh Kale and his team aced the brief.


WINNER: Remo D’souza (Ghar More Pardesiya – Kalank)
Remo has been known for his unique take on Western dance forms so it must have been a challenge for him to choreograph a kathak based song. He showed that he shouldn’t be slotted into a single category and proved his versatility with this dance number that had a period feel to it.


WINNER: Jay Oza (Gully Boy)
The film was shot in the marginalised areas of Mumbai. Also, the sets were cleverly designed to resemble slums. A grey tone was maintained throughout to give the film a singularity of vision.


WINNER: Divvya Gambhir and Niddhi Gambhir (Sonchiriya)
The film followed the exploits of a gang of dacoits in Chambal. The cast mostly wore the same costume throughout the length of the film. The clothes had to have a lived-in look and the Gambhir sisters made sure of that and more.


WINNER: Shivkumar V Panicker (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
The film showcased the valour of our commandos. There were lots of action sequences and training routines that were to be coherently incorporated in the narrative seamlessly. Shivkumar’s confident editing made it all possible.


WINNER: Suzanne Caplan Merwanji (Gully Boy)
The recreation of slums on the sets was so authentic that no one was able to tell them apart from the real thing. Suzanne did a fine job indeed and had everyone believing that the entire film was shot in Dharavi.


WINNER: Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjan Samal (Uri: The Surgical Strike)
The sounds of battle going on in full fury, what with various guns blasting away, the bombs and grenades being thrown as well as the cries of the wounded — everything felt eerily real in the film.


WINNER: Sherry Bharda and Vishal Anand (YFX – War)
The film has such good immersive CGI that even the aeroplane scene which had Hrithik fighting a group of soldiers felt like we’re watching it in real life.


WINNER: Vijay Maurya (Gully Boy)
A young man belonging to the slum dreams big — that was the film’s premise and Vijay Maurya got the street slang just right. The scene where the hero’s mother and father fight, for instance, had lines that tore you apart with their earnestness.


WINNER: Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy)
Reema and Zoya made sure you caught the emotional drama behind the lives of underground rappers to perfection. The various strands of lives of the marginalised class were tied up nicely.


WINNER: Anubhav Sinha and Gaurav Solanki (Article 15)
The film showed us how casteism is so deeply rooted in our society. It made us realise how our police, our judiciary too isn’t immune to it. The hard-hitting narrative was an eye-opener alright.

Last Updated: 16-Feb-2020