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Shaadi Point & Bejan Daruwalla tie-up to offer personalized Astro services

New Delhi, October 17, 2005: Shaadi Point, the offline business division of Shaadi.com – the No.1 Matrimonial Services Provider – today launched Astro Services at more than 64 Shaadi Point outlets across 46 cities in India. In a tie up with renowned astrologer Bejan Daruwalla (Ganesha Speaks), Shaadi Points across India will now offer advice on Janampatri, kundali matching and mahurats.

Astro Services is a value-addition to the already existing array of matchmaking services that Shaadi Point has to offer and is a conscious effort to making Shaadi Points across the country as one-stop-destinations for matrimony related activities.

Speaking at the launch of Astro services Mr. Om Prakash H, Business Head of Shaadi Point said “Our new service will immensely be useful to those looking for a suitable match, from getting advice on matching horoscopes to auspicious date & time to carry out important activities from personalized horoscopes to finding out whether the couples are compatible”.

The process of availing this service is very simple. All that the member has to do is fill a form which provides details like date of birth, time of birth, place, etc. required for analysis. The Shaadi Point advisor sends the requirement to Mr. Bejan Daruwalla(Ganesha Speaks), and within

48 to 72 hours the member is provided with the astrological report.

Following are the services that can be availed of:

Detailed Janampatri with interpretation: This report is based on the member’ s date, time and place of birth. This determines his / her astrological bio-data, which will be useful in the future for various purposes. E.g. Marriage, Career choice, travel timing, etc. It will also help members get astrological assistance in solving their problems. The report will be delivered to the centre in 72 hours after the order is activated. Cost Rs. 251/-.

Kundali Matching: This report will contain Mr. Daruwala’s detailed opinion on the compatibility of the member with his / her chosen life partner. For this service, the member has to submit his own details, such as name, date, place & time of birth, etc along with that of the partner's. The report will cost Rs. 251/-.

Personalised Mahurat: This service enables the member to know the auspicious time for all the important activities in his lifetime, like marriage, a job switch or travel, change of residence, purchase of vehicle, investments, etc. He can specify his preferred range of dates and the occasion. Accordingly, a detailed report will be prepared as per the member’s requirement. Cost Rs. 251/-.

Ask a question: If the member has any important questions concerning his career, relationships, health, finance etc., he / she can avail of this service. The 1 page report is available for Rs. 501/-.

Shaadi Point is the first national chain comprehensive matchmaking centers (retail outlets) across the nation. Every Shaadi Point is connected to the central database of prospects through a proprietary technology, specially built for this purpose. This helps create a pool of marriageable prospects from across the nation, which is available to members from any Shaadi Point Centers in the country.

The wedding industry is essentially unorganised in India. Shaadi Point has been an endeavour of Shaadi.com to lend structure to the fragmented matchmaking and wedding services industry so that customers can benefit through its efficient, scalable and low-cost services.

Currently, over 29 Shaadi Point centers are operational in the Western Zone itself in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Sangli, Amravati, Ahmedabad, Anand, Baroda, Surat, Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal and Jabalpur. In the Northern Zone, there are over 23 Shaadi Point centers that are operational in Delhi, Jalandhar, Varanasi, Chandigarh, Panchgula, Jaipur, Patna, Lucknow. In the Southern Zone, 10 Shaadi Point centers are operational in Hyderabad, Cochin, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Madurai and Chennai. In the Eastern Zone, 2 Shaadi Point centers are operational in Kolkatta. With at least 50 more centers getting operational in two months in various cities across India, the plan is to set up a network of 500 centers across India within 2 years..

USP of Shaadi Point

1. The Choice advantage: A global choice of lakhs of members cutting across professions, regions, religions and communities.

2. The Privacy advantage: Customers can access a wide and varied database of profiles without revealing their identity.

3. The Free membership advantage: The initial membership for customers is absolutely free, thereby eliminating the barrier to entry for customers.

4. The Technology advantage: The power of technology is used to make the matchmaking process simple and fast.

5. The Longer life advantage: A profile is displayed for several months as compared to one day in the case of newspaper classifieds.

6. The Professional advantage: Shaadi Point brings together an eminent team of research & development professionals, software developers, noted marriage experts, and advisors.

7. The Experience advantage: Over 10 years of experience in this industry

About People Interactive (I) Pvt. Ltd.

People Interactive (I) Pvt Ltd is part of People Group and owns new media and technology businesses such as Shaadi.com & Fropper.com. While Shaadi.com pioneered the online matrimony industry in India, Fropper.com is India’s first friendship and social networking site. Since its launch Fropper.com has emerged as a key innovator in online community businesses.

People Interactive is also a member of Nasscom, MAIT, FICCI, and a primary member of IOAI.

About People Group

People Group was founded by Anupam Mittal in 1997 and has consistently grown by over 200% each year since then. The group currently employs over 300 people and is headquartered in Mumbai. In addition to 5 regional offices in India, People Group also has operations in UAE, UK, and the USA. Besides People Interactive, the group is also a very strong player in the wireless space through its company People Infocom (I) Pvt. Ltd. Its brand MAUJ is a leading wireless content and services provider and runs GPRS portals for Cellular players that include, IDEA, BSNL, & MTNL. People Group is also, involved in film production and event management through subsidiary companies, People Pictures and PEP Management respectively.

For further information: Kanika Pal @ Perfect Relations, Ph: 24372172/

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