Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ambience Spring Carnival 2017 Has Begun Amid Some Refreshment And Fun

Some Porcelain pieces up for sale

Ambience Mall is where some of the action is at, especially with their 3-day Spring Carnival underway. In the heat of Delhi, there always needs to be a reason for taking out time and space, which this time was found at the Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj, for some food , shopping, and entertainment on the sides. Like most times, this too included some decent eateries, some good clothing and utilities for the picking, and the open-air style of event hosting.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

India's First Ever North-American Whiskey Cocktail Championship Goes Underway

A selection as seen at the Shanghai Club @ITC Welcome, Dwarka

India is waking up to a lot of different taste in it's liquor palette, even as the country takes measures to curb the sale of alcohol wherever possible. However, in the April afternoon of Delhi, the ITC Welcome Hotel in Delhi's Dwarka area, held the Grand Finale of the North American Whiskey Championship which ultimately put Vikram KU, from the Taj Palace Hotel, as the winner of the competition. According to the norms of the event, there were over 230 bartenders across the country. 89 entries were shortlisted for the second round, which were then judged on the basis of creativity, balance, presentation and consumer acceptance to arrive at the final 15. So, after winning at this event, Vikram will now go on guided tour to the well-known Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee and the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Zurie's New Design Studio Transforms Craftmen Into Designers

Zurie Design Studio at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Pashchim Vihar, Delhi

As they say, 'Change is the only constant', as when such a thing is for the better, especially when it comes to to changing the way people are perceived to be, or refining people for a better purpose, there is a sure bout of optimism in the whole state of affairs. This line of thought, was the case to indirectly address the latest initiative by Zurie, which is the launch of their design studio at At the Raddison Blue Hotel, in Delhi's Pashchim Vihar. With the aim of making 'designers' out of the 'karigars' (craftsmen), Zurie is the luxurious shopping experience for handcrafted jewelry and accessories, including cufflinks, neck pieces, haute perfumes, studded clutches, and earrings, each meant for various special occasions. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blossom Kochhar Shares Secrets For An Aromatic Lifestyle

On the cover of her latest book, Dr. Blossom Kochhar

With the pollution virtually being in every corner of our lives, literally, and perhaps even mentally, it gives quiet the relief to find sometime for healing, and bringing fragrances into our lives. From the the consumption of dust, pollution, and negative energy, to their anti-thesis of Aromatherapy, which restores and enhances, the human body and the energies around it, seemed a rather likely alternative we all needed. Who better to herald this discussion than Dr. Blossam Kochhar, whose range of products sold under the lady's brand name, especially the essential oils, remain a 'swear-by' aspect for faithful of the fragrant science. At Crossword Studio in Delhi's Connaught Place, a book reading session of the title, 'Aroma Therapy- A Way of Life' was organized, where Dr. Kochhar was the prime attraction, and journalist Vinita Dawra Nangia played the host.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

PVR VKAAO Is More Kaabil With New Theater-On-Demand Services

Sanjeev Kumar Bijli (Left), Yami Gautam, Hrithik Roshan, Kamal Gianchandani unveling the VKAAO brand

Returning from the abyss of being 'e-absent', it was a rather pleasant time, trying to catch-up (watch, rather) with a few names, who were earlier a distant vision on TV, or online, as is the case here. In the winter of January 2017, PVR Ltd. took a step towards bringing cinema on a more customized level, with the launch of VKAAO, their 'Theater-On-Demand' service. It was obviously coupled with the promotion spree of Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starer 'Kaabil', which is stated for release later in the month. Though for the deep-thinkers' mind, some things may have been obvious, but for newbies who are not used to having A-listers around as often, the excitement of having the 'beauty with brains' and the 'best dancer of bollywood' (subjective of course) personas, became the center-stage of excitement at the event.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

BoConcept- The New Danish Brand For Home Styling In India

The new BoConcept store on MG Road, near Sultanpur

The landscape of the Indian consumer is changing gradually, but by mentionable margins. Foreign brands are increasingly getting a warm reception in country, especially lifestyle related ones like BoConcept. BoConcept is from Denmark, and is an internationally known premium furniture and accessories brand, now looking to create its footprint in India amongst the elite buyers of country. The 4,500 sq. ft store located on the MG Road, is home to 14-in house studios, which have various creations like dining tables, beds, sofas, chairs etc. and accessories like cushions, rugs, lamps etc.With some designing consultants thrown in, customers will be taken through a journey where they can pick and choose as to what goes into making their homes special and unique, as per taste.

Monday, April 25, 2016

SENS- Redoing The Age Management & Wellness Bit

Wave Group is known for a whole lot of business verticals they have under their umbrella. That includes real estate, breweries, sports, education, and beverages. Now there is a new feather added to it's cap: age management and wellness, through the launch of the SENS, a multi-disciplinary anti-aging and wellness clinic. This move comes at a time when wellness as a subject, is becoming an area if increasing interest in the general metropolitan public, and health consciousness is also on the rise. Matched with the Wave Group brand power,  and the expertise of specialists like Dr. Graham Simpson (Primal MD- UAE), Niel Petch (Chairman Primal MD), Julie Powell (Great Lengths, UK), Dr.Mark Houston, Dr. Kalpana Shekhawat, Dr. Debjani Chakraborty, Dr. Vidushi Jain, and Dr. Arushi Passi, SENS is stepping into extremely fertile business ground.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

India Runway Week 2016: Mamtaa Gupta Launches Crochet Tales Collection

The opening act of the collection

With India Runway Week 2016 having gone underway in Delhi, it is certainly the time of the year when the fashion circles get busy around this part of the country. Designs showcasing creativity, innovation, and the designers' own identity of style were generously put on display for an eager audience at the Tyajraj Stadium in the Indian capital. One of the main talents in the event was Mamtaa Gupta, who presented the Crochet Tales collection, inspired by the rich flora and fauna of the country, including a rich heritage of butterflies and moths. In fact Mamtaa's brand name is after the Indian Purple Emperor butterfly, the Mimathyma

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Like A Love Song; Book Launch Event With Author Nikita Singh

 Author Nikita Singh speaking at the event

In the young and bustling arena of Costa Coffee in South Extention-II in Delhi, another youngster made her presence felt yet again, by launching her latest novel, 'Like a Love Song'. The author in question is Nikita Singh, who has previously penned 8 other books, including the titles like After All This Time, The Promise, and Someone like you. With a visibly packed audience, Nikita was generous enough to read a bit from the novel itself, and cater to the queries of the audience in attendance. Some poetry, some laughs, some cheeky worded compliments, and some great Latte later, it turned out to hit the right notes most accurately. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Celebrating Life And Florals With Sakul Intakul

Florals in color pots

The summers are here, and the so called spring is on the wane. The nastyness of the Delhi summer is indeed looming, for the horrified lot that is set to endure it till the end of the year. In between the weather temperature, an equally engaging event came about at the Aqua Lounge at the Park Hotel on Parliament Street in Delhi. The event was to ".. celebrate life (sic)", as the man of the day Sakul Intakul would put it, and also to launch the engineer-turned-floral artist. Done in partnership with the Museum of Floral Culture, Bangkok, the launch of the book titled 'Grand Celebrations: Extraordinary Floral Designs for Weddings and Events' bought some of the city's well-known faces, apart from a part of the top management of the Park Hotel including Priya Paul, the Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, and also the corporate communications team. This was celebrating 'flower power' so to say, in the best settings possible.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

An Afternoon Of Indulgent Chocolate Making At Foodhall

The man of the moment; Chef Olivier Vincenot

For the love of all things chocolate, Foodhall was kind enough to organise an event with Chef Olivier Vincenot, to give a whole audience, how chocolate can be made more divine. Chef Vincenot was the same person, who had given everyone a masterclass on dealing with pistachios, last August. Just as informative and elaborate, he gave the audience lowdown on good chocolate making, and shared some recipes, ideas, on how to best enjoy this 'brown gold', so to say. The delicacies that the chef chose this time, included the likes of Truffles Mocha: (Ganache), Fruits & nuts Mandian, Chocolate mousse and Chocolate almonds. Needless to say, Foodhall's corporate Chef, made them divine for the tongue. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Of Typhoo Tea At Oxford Bookstore- Taste, Health And Conversations

Some Typhoo tea options

When the spring comes in, one of the most productive times of the day, with a seemingly new energy is the afternoon and early evening period. Using this time of the Typhoo, the 113-year old tea brand and one of the earliest pioneers of the teabag, held an event at the Oxford Bookstore in the heart of Delhi, bringing together some bloggers, journalists, and tea enthusiasts, who too added to the 'blend' of the get together. The gathering was to focus on the wealth that tea offers, ways to enjoy it best, and exactly to get the best of tea. The main people in the discussion included writer-journalist Sharmila Chand, dietitian Dr, Nilanjana Singh, and spokesperson from Typhoo, Subrata Mukherjee.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

An Evening Of Foodie Experiences At Bronies

Bronies gastro pub entrance

One of the things which strike you about the new Bronies Gastropub, is the way the location is most commonly described; 'where the old Nirula's used to be.' Situated under the Lajpat Nagar flyover, this new place is actually a pleasant surprise; where most of the outlets in the city, especially in the south are known to be relatively more cramped for space, Bronies is much better spread out, and has space for almost everyone that visits the place. Very modern, innovative, and feeling of being in the midst of nature despite being based in the heart of the bustling city.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Stof, France Impresses Upon In India Via Zynna

The Zynna store entrance 

As the country begins to embrace an oncoming change of season, the roster for events in the city is revving up more than before, for this precise reason; new season new things to do. With trade and commerce being a major focus to revive the country's economy, French fabric maker Stof, has joined hands with Indian design based firm, Zynna to launch their new collections in India. The main focus of their launch has been the Digital Collection (a series of 30-printed fabrics, replicating the exact drawings), Toile De Jouy (a collection depicting landscapes and classic scenes, and Linen ( a 100% linen) collection. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Creative Pursuits Supreme At Desizn Conclave 2015

Design and creativity, often 2 sides of the same coin, typically has early signals of development, when it comes to talent in the arena. Goes without saying, it needs a good deal of support to prosper and be groomed for eventual success. That's perfectly what Desizn Conclave 2015, being held at the Alliance Francaise, Delhi fits into as an event. Sumit Saurabh the organizer, is looking to use it as a forum to give young talent and aspirants, to showcase their work to the public. Without having a fee involved, the idea of Desizn Conclave is to let the young talent know, what it is like to get real time feedback from the public, and get used to the idea of events to showcase creative work. What is really noble about the event is, it does not bring in any income for Sumit, who also happens to be a successful entrepreneur, but is a part of his generosity to support talent in the field of design.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sublym- The Latest In Modern Stylish Dining

The Sublym main dining area

Modern restaurants who are looking to experiment with themes, are actually going the minimalistic, the contemporary, with the touch of Europe in their styling theme, something rather obvious at Sublym, Gurgaon. This restaurant, located in Sector-29, Gurgaon, is definitely a refreshing place to be for the empowered young of today, as well as those who would prefer things to be a bit mellow at the same time. That is a feeling one gets setting foot into the main dining space as seen here, awash with greys, chrome, and whites dominating the color theme of the place. In fact, with a few restaurant reviewers around, it managed to come alive by a great extent, and generally seemed to please with what was on offer. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Gifts For Men: Using Scotch As A Gift Has Advantages

Some gifting options this season

With lifestyle changes happening on a virtually daily basis, the social norms associated with it are also undergoing several changes, including Gifts for men. Some presume these gifts to be be run of the mill, but lifestyle products and changing tastes have bought about a huge number of options to pick from, including the classic bottle of Scotch as a gift. Unique to its own characteristics and having its own reasons, the scotch gifting option can make a lasting impression, while also leaving room for options other than the classic cuff-links, leather briefcases, special handwritten notes, or even luggage tags for that matter. Keeping the reasons in mind, here are some to note why scotch is getting so popular as gift:

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Mafia Is Here- But Its A Swanky Restro-Bar This Time

The Mafia Lounge lounge bar and restaurant entrance

Delhi has always been a place, that has acquired an affinity over time, for lounges, restro-bars, especially if they are thematic in their setup. The latest place making a mark on the clubbing scene is the Mafia Restro-bar based out of West Punjabi Bagh in the capital city. Like their name, the Mafia is actually based on the theme of the mafia, which seems to have a high association of rebellion and anti-establishment, which the youth connect to easily. Spot on with the theme, the place is actually quiet the adventure by 20-year old Umang Garg, who brings his family genes of being in business, and creating something new. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

21 Gun Salute Press Meet Dedicated To Vintage Motor Tourism

The restored 1952 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe

The sound of the word 'car' can ignite dreams and passions in some, and being one of them has its own perks, especially, if being a blogger is concerned. The well-known Gurgaon restaurant 21 Gun Salute, runs a cultural trust that is working exclusively for promoting motor tourism in the country, meaning tourists visiting events for witnessing cars of rare vintages. In 2016 February, the 6th edition of the 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show will be taking place, which will focus on the cultural heritage across the country, and bring together some of the rarest vehicles owned by royal families and others, who have preserved them over time. This show is expected to host 75 Indian-owned cars and 15 from the international arena, including UK, US, France, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, and take place over 2 days.

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Wedding Trousseau Collection Launch By Parul J

The store in Defence Colony

Fashion events always bring along a sense of grandeur with them, especially if the Indian festive half of the year is around the corner, and people loosen their pockets a bit. The Wedding Trousseau collection launch by Parul J, is one such showcase into how the upcoming season, can actually drive the demands of the creative and fashionable of us all. Various silhouettes, fabric painting art, and inspiration from European designs, are highlights of the collection, designed by the very ravishing herself, Parul Jain.    

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lucheon At The QLA Restaurant- Contemporary Luxurious Dining

The restaurant entrance

An afternoon in a posh restaurant is generally a well-spent span of time, especially if it is the likes of the Qla restaurant in Mehrauli in Delhi. The reasons are actually quiet a handful, and could vary from ambiance and decor, food, fellow patrons, menu balance, or any special memory of the place. A bunch of food enthusiasts were invited over to this restaurant, and keeping in mind the upper-crust of clientele patronizing the designer label stores around, the Qla was done up to match those standards. Looking at it the other, there was this very western very European rather, feel to the whole designer, something which was noticed on the inside. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Of The New Partnership Between HMSHost And Lite Bite Foods For Travel Destinations

Executives from HMS Host & Lite Foods, including Amit Burman and Walter Seib

India is undergoing a massive change when it comes to travelling destination; that's exactly the kind of message that came through during the JV announcement between HMS Host & Lite Bite Foods, at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road in Delhi. With the polish of the premises, and a healthy generosity of food and information, announcements towards changing the domestic travel landscape were announced. Highway travel, airport travel, and even train travel will never be the same, and the companies mentioned, are trying to create 'One-stop-Shops' at various destinations where shopping to eating, and even refuelling can be done with ease. Stoppages on  long journeys is going to be history.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Emoting Hues- Paintings Exhibition By Ekta Jain

Buddha by Ekta Jain

One of the main things missing on this forum, is the presence of artistic events. Well, Emoting Hues by Ekta Jain was a chance to catch up, and hopefully it proved to be fruitful. Artist Ekta Jain may not yet be known by word of mouth as strongly, but there are no reasons why that cannot happen. Her work is a treat to the eyes, especially if one is fond of colors, and the mysterious ways she depicts her theme of work. Emoting Hues as I said, were based on 2 things, namely circle of life (as shown in the circles of various paintings), and shades of modern life in concrete jungles, which incidentally has 'cubism' elements in it. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

For All That Glass Can Be- Asahi India Launch Event

Asahi India Glass store for auto and architectural needs

Never been much fond of glass except for admiring the occasional crockery at dining events, but the utility of it, seems to be far beyond, and also more dynamic. Asashi India Glass (AIS) recently unveiled their new store in South-Extension (Arjun Nagar), Delhi, where as can be seen, has dedicated areas for windshield customers (car owners), and those needing architectural support. More than just a store launch, it was a lot about the real innovation one can bring in with glass, should one be willing to spend money and have the taste for it.

Monday, August 10, 2015

For The Love Of Pistachio At Foodhall

The Foodhall@ DLF Place Mall

On a weekend in summer of Delhi, any invitation to a relatively posh place with decent air conditioning, is naturally welcome. This time, it was the Foodhall (DLF Place Mall) event where Chef Olivier Vincenot put on display, the magic of pistachios through some detectable treats. Organized by the American Pistachio Growers, it was all about what Californian Pistachio can do for your diet, and how it can be a perfectly tasty nutrition supplement, without having chemicals pushed into the system. In other ways, it was about having something finger licking good, without having to compromise on health.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kerala- God's Own Country Is A Truth

Kerala's performing art forms on display in unison
Kerala's reputation and monicker as being 'God's own country' is indeed a reality, especially after what one saw at the 'Kerala 360' presentation at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel & Residences. The folks at Kerala Tourism have started this campaign called 'Visit Kerala Year' which will be continuing to April 2016, that originally began April 2015. From Ayurveda to art & culture, Kerala is actually the break one needs, for visiting the south-Indian state, especially if living in concrete jungles is taking a toll on a daily basis.  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Diva'Ni Monsoon 2015 collection- the bollywood fashion connect

The Diva'Ni style quotient
Movies have for a long time, and will be for a considerable time in the future, a part of the Indian psyche, associated with much emotion. So anything to do with it, more or less, clicks with the population at large. One of the easiest ways, is fashion, and that's what the South Extension- II based Diva'ni is doing. As a partner with YRF (Yash Raj Films), KBSH Pvt Ltd created Diva'Ni, as a sister brand of the company (full form: Karol Bagh Saree House), which is all about couture inspired by the movies of the well-known movie production house. From the grandeur to the prominent styles, Diva'ni has bought out the essence of their cinematic fashion, for the public to indulge in. As the season goes, they unveiled their Monsoon 'First drizzle' collection, which did bring out a new set of brightness to the palette. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cbazaar rebrands into Ethnovogue fashion style

The re-branding story

Cbazaar, earlier known as Chennai Bazaar, has re-branded itself with the Ethnovogue range, for taking Indian fashion and fabrication legacy, to consumers placed outside the country. India has long been a source of keen interest for the diaspora abroad, who wanted to don authentic Indian styling, and look more into the nation's fabric heritage. Cbazaar's relaunch with the Ethnovogue range, is something looks to strengthen the nation's 'soft power' (power without generating force and coercion) in the long term scheme of things, as the demand overseas is clear and positive. Gracing this occasion, as one of Indian fashion prominent icons Ritu Kumar, who lent her support to the venture. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Welcoming Monsoon Fashion With S&S Trunk Show

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Festivities and decor of the S&S Trunk Show 2015

The S&S Trunk Show, started in 2011, took place yet again at the Mansion of the Hyaat Regency hotel in New Delhi. On the 4th of July, new and veteran labels alike took part of the maze of a retail experience, which was about fashion, style, and endless shoppers looking for decking up their wardrobes and collections. So popular is the show for sellers, that it is already in the 15th season since it began in 2011, being the brainchild of Sonam Pall and Shreya Dalmia Agarwal. Their penchant for highlighting some of fashion's most elite brands continues, as their past records include names like Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Emilio Pucci, Bally, Porsche Design, Jimmy Choo, Furla, Alexander McQueen, Dior Kids, Baby Ralph Lauren, Armani Junior, Prada, Ted Baker, Fendi, Outhouse, and Valliyan apart from various brands across the border.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Airtel 4G rollout testing begins in Delhi/NCR

Striker's club view before the presentation began

With a decent bit of secrecy. Airtel decided to invite a handful of people from Delhi/NCR, for their event at the Striker's Pub in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area. Obviously the venue was an attraction, but more than anything else, Airtel's partial secrecy about the whole affair garnered interest. As it turns out, the roll-out for 4G services in the Delhi/NCR will be out in the near future, and the Bharti-owned brand in gunning big time for feedback across the board.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Innisfree touchdown at the Galleria market

Some super fine moisturizing solutions from Innisfree

The summers are blazing, and any chance to 'chill-out' or simply come to a place for enjoying the nicer things in life, is always welcome. It becomes all the more interesting when one is the solo male member of a group, which has mainly made up of women, and some really good looking ones at that. Coming to the main point of the event, Innisfree marked the launch of the it's 2nd store in the locale (Khan Market is the 1st one), at the DLF Galleria Mall in Gurgaon (Delhi/NCR). AmorePacific, the South-Korean beauty enterprise, is on an expansion spree in the region, and the venue was certainly a great choice. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Gallery opens with Julian Opie's 'Winter' art collection

The British Council surrounding gardens

When it was a chance to 'hang-out' for an evening at the British Council in New Delhi, there was always the strong inclination to take up the offer and make good. The building has always been a nice place to be in, and it proved to be nicer with the launch of 'The Gallery' with Julian Opie's 'Winter' collection of art pieces. His works, mostly dominated by themes from the British countryside, shows a lot of the winter one might get to see in selected parts of France. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Silhouettes 2015- Exposure To India's Fabric Heritage

Creative brains and judges at Silhouettes 2015

Amongst the many things in India which has always managed to gather worldwide attention, is the tradition from different parts of the country, with regards to food, language, culture, and of course, fabrics! The Silhouettes 2015 event was one such celebration event, which had the graduating batch from B.D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology showcased a lot of the creative experiments at the event, which included some industry bigwigs in attendance. As some of those attending the event mentioned, the 'imaginative creativity' and 'innovative designing skills' did enthral to came to take a look.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bonhomie for Mojolane Spring-Summer 2015 launch highlights

 Smokey's interior wall detailing the brands on board

It's summer, its hot, and everyone wants something comfortable, decent looking, and not over the top expensive to wear. What this means is, there are a set of brands out there trying to reach out to the crowd with their own creative samples as to what would suit them best. That is how exactly a bunch of bloggers landed up at New Delhi's Smokey's BBQ & Grill, for an evening of cocktails and fashion, by designer Avni Aneja, creator of the Bonhomie label. The settings were perhaps a bit ill-fitted when it comes to dimensions of the restaurant, but the idea of getting the young to come together, certainly worked perfectly.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Deco Window Garden Torch- a preview

Deco Window's 4-pack box Garden Torch

The recent weeks have been spent in finding out all that is beautiful in other places, but there is a time for change for certain change, and look towards one's own home. That is the reason why the Deco Window garden torch was the focus this time, was because fashion is generally thought to be narrowed down to a few variables such as clothing. This is about fashion for the home. This is about fashion one can use to make a personal style statement. Hence, here is the 4-set of the garden torch by Deco Window, out of which, a single one will be shown in for the demo.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kanelle by Kanika Jain Spring-Summer 2015 collection showcase

Kanelle by Kanika

The capital city of Delhi gets warmed up for reasons other than just the weather itself; its about what happens in the circuit of fashion and lifestyle in the industry. On Friday the 17th, Kanelle, the Spring-Summer collection by designer Kanika Jain was on display at her boutique in the Shahpur Jat area of New Delhi. From the beautiful designer (mentionably so!) herself, the theme of the collection on display was earthy with strong natural inspiration, with the sense of European touches in the styling.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

European Union Film Festival 2015 takes off in Delhi

 A central art piece chandeliers comprising 
droplet shaped hand-written notes

A little late in the day, but people looking at the cultural scene in the capital are going to be having a gala time with the European Union Film Festival 2015 getting underway, at the Instituto Cervantes in Delhi. From the 8th April to the 20th of April, 2015, multiple nation states from the European Union will be showcasing their works of art, using motion pictures as their medium of creativity. A sure-shot go-to place for those who find delicacies of fine movie-making tingling their nerves, this festival is one of those noted cultural get-together that move beyond the obvious.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Tarun Tahiliani for Azva- Gold more than its price

The setup at the Bholasons outlet

Tarun Tahiliani for Azva, the collection on display at the Bholasons outlet in Gurgaon, was precisely for emphasis on the point of the title; Gold is more than its trading price! In recent times, gold has come to be associated as an investment avenue in the commodity market, loosing a part of its real shine as a precious canvas for artistic creations, and a lifestyle statement.  The man of the hour, designer Tarun Tahiliani delved deep into the craftsmanship associated with the precious metal, and said, "Like fabrics and embroidery, Gold has different techniques of work," which seemed to be highlighting theme of the show.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The luxurious galore at Le Social event in DLF Emporio

 The scenario at the event

With most of the country experiencing the onslaught of summers, there needed to be something bringing in a smirk and 'feel-good' factor in the torrid weather. Then suddenly, the Le Social event at the DLF Emporio takes place on the 20th of March, 2015, and it all becomes lovely! Yes, the brands were there, the pretty ladies were there (it was a total fantasy land in that regard), and it was a celebration that needed the mention for those with a taste of the affluent.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Gastronomic Affair At Desi Roots

At the entrance ceiling

Being a writer and creative (atleast somewhat!), have always been bent on finding the best way out to writing a blog post, and making it only a tad bit more interesting than the rest of the competition. Hence, it would make sense to say that the gastronomic day at the Desi Roots outlet in Saket, was one such occasion, as the good food and alcohol weren't the only reason for detailing them out here. YES! it was the pretty girl that sent across the invitation, but most importantly, team Desi Roots made it surely a worthwhile few hours spent there.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Many Food Shades At The NDMC Palate Mini Festival 2015

                                           Near the brand stalls at the NDMC Palate Mini Fest 2015

There are many ways to celebrate life, and one of them is certainly exploring gastronomy, or more simply food. Like human beings, their food differ in so many ways and the possibilities of having something new, is virtually endless. That is what was proven at the NDMC Palete Mini Festival 2015, held at Nehru Park in New Delhi. Food from the beyond all boundaries in the galaxy (well, almost!), good looking well connected people (read pretty women), some industry connected people, and wandering lucky bloggers (ahem ahem) made the event colorful in every way possible. It was where life was good, positive, and tasty as one gets them.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

With Beer From Belgium- BIRA 91 Froths In Style

With the onset of summer and getting into a drive of celebrating the upcoming season, BIRA 91 got a whole bunch of media, corporate, and political figures into the Belgian Ambassador's residence, for more than a swig of great beer and some education about it. The thought of beer was a primary attraction, but education about beer tasting and not to forget, the presence of His Excellency Ambassador of Belgium Mr. Jan Luykx was something which it worth the shot.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Magic Of Coffee On Display At The India Art Fair 2015

Coffee in all its artistic brilliance

The India Art Fair 2015, held at New Delhi's NSIC exhibition grounds was about expression, beauty, and thought provoking ideas. Almost like the perfect balance in between Delhi's chilly spells of weather! It also happened to be the occasion where Le Meridien showcased Coffee art at their counter, or rather, it was where 'Coffee met art'. What was previously restricted to snapshots on social networks, was on live display at their counter, with Le Meridien's global latte artist Esther Maasdam doing what she does best; recreate master works on cups of foaming Lattes! From the Lord Ganesha to peacocks and the likes, she completed the event theme really well with the block prints by visual artist Sohan Jakhar on canvas. Yes, Coffee as a medium of artistic expression wasn't restricted to just the Lattes alone!

Snacking Healthy At The Pita Pit Lounge

         Anun Dhawan @ Pita Pit Lounge 

In the midst of the overpriced menu and calorie loading binges of QSR chains, the Pita Pit Lounge is certainly the refreshing change needed. Healthy, customisable, and delicious for the tongue, Pita Pit's sandwiches and salads was something which was needed on the Delhi food scenario since a long time. So, to popularize the concept and give a rather in-depth feel of their restaurant, the team invited a bunch of the capital city's foodie bloggers for a fun and interactive session of Pita bread sandwich making, in the famous M-Block market of Greater Kailash-1 area.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fashion, style, and growth are the themes for 2015 calender launch by IFFD

The calender cover

It is not everyday that one notices known celebrities, fashion, and infrastructural growth come under a common aesthetic platform for all to witness. While the first pair is often the case as 2 sides of the same coin, the later one comes across as different to it all as chalk and cheese. However, in a rather creative turn of events, the IFFD Calender 2015 launch took place in New Delhi, with the underlying theme of 'Growing India', putting seemingly diverse themes together. While scintillating models remain in the foreground, the background has been thematically depicted with blocks of infrastructure development amongst buildings.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Smokey's BBQ and Grill churns it up with Hot Dog Festival

Winter months are never gastronomically complete without some kind of grill or BBQ happening around. This is precisely what Smokey's BBQ & Grill realised, and is making it big for food lovers in New Delhi. The earlier conducted Chicken Festival turned to be a hit, and this time, the hotdogs and BBQ offerings will be pampering foodies, from the 23rd January to end of April. From what became popular in cartoonist T.A. Dorgan's caricatures of German figures in buns, is now a rage as a favorite meal, with regional specialties to boast of.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hanji Impression Exhibition- Korea's ancient paper art

Dignitaries lighting the traditional lamp

Cultural melting pots like India has always been significant for nations like Korea, considering the bond both share with their cultural past. Hanji Impression, an exhibition to introduce the traditional Korean paper Hanji, was organized at the Korean Cultural Centre in New Delhi. From the 16th January, 2015 to the 10th February, 2015, various works of art on Hanji paper will be on display, created by artists Park Yeo-Sang and Sharmi Chowdhury. Since, the occasion called for a cross cultural connect, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Lee Joon-Gyu was there for the inauguration.