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Experience The Impeccable Taste of Thai Right At The Heart of Delhi

For those of you who follow me strongly on social media might be aware of my previous vacation in Thailand. Visiting Thailand has always been very close to my heart for a number of reasons and of them definitely lies to be its cuisine. The delicious Thai assortments are delicacies every foodie would hold close to heart. Especially after a visit to the Pattaya night market where you get to see a huge spread of Thai delicacies at the most pocket-friendly prices, I bet your heart would definitely crave for the place after you leave it behind.

And when my hunger pangs still couldn’t get over from the hangover of Thai food, “The Taste of Thai” festival at Blooms, Eros Hotel, came to a perfect rescue. While Delhi boasts of multiple Thai cuisine outlets, however discovering the true authentic flavours especially in a set up that reminds of complete Thai culture, is rare to find. And herein, stands out the exclusivity of Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.

The “Taste of Thai festival” that opened its door to the guests on the 13’th of April with an elaborate ceremony that was graced by the presence of esteemed Ambassador of Thailand would run at Blooms Restaurant till 28th April.

The opening day also saw the breathtaking performances by Thai personnel who performed to the intricacies of Indian “Katthak” and live musical performances by singers from Thailand.

The menu has been curated by Chef Nikhil Rastogi wherein he has taken meticulous care of each and every aspect of the Thai cuisine.

The best part is that you have live counters preparing your desired Thai delicacy and serving them with perfection at your table.

The impeccable tastes along with the variety of Thai specialities at the festival is what makes the festival so exclusive and a must visit.

Moreover to offer its guests every authentic flavours of Thailand, there are enthralling set ups created to offer a perfect experience of the Thai culture. The decor, the cuisine along with the music everything combines to take you to the land of Thailand.

The Salad Bar is a must visit to experience the hands on feel of Thai salad prepared by a Thai master chef with unadulterated tastes and flawless perfection. All kinds of appetizing salads with uninterrupted Thai flavors are there for you to try on:

Somtam (Raw Papaya Salad)

Thai papaya salad with roasted peanuts, carrots and long leans in a chilli – lemon dressing

Yum pla krob mamuang (Crispy Fish Mango Salad)

Deep fried crispy fish with spicy mango salad with onion and peanuts

· Larb Gai ,(minced chicken salad)

Thai minced chicken with roasted sticky rice and peanuts.

Here is a quick glance what the Taste of Thai has in Store For You

Gai satay (Chicken)chicken satay marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder

Goong (prawn ) marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder

· Pae (lamb ) marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder with Peanut sauce , sweet chili sauce , Thai chilli dressing

Curry Section

The curry counter has all sorts of vibrant flavors to offer you.

Kaeng ga rhue phak(Mixed vegetables in yellow curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime, salt)

Kaeng khiew waan kai(chicken in red curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime, salt)

Goong samun prai( Sweet & sour tamarind prawn with green curry crisp thai basil curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime etc.

The Fry Counter has an equally delicious journey to offer.

Delicacies like Thod man khao phod (corn cake)- Deep fried corn cake served with cucumber salad, Pho pia phak (Vegetable Spring Rolls) – Crispy fried vegetable spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce, Kiew thod (Crispy Wonton) -Deep fried minced vegetables wrapped wonton served with sweet chilli sauce seem divine flavours to indulge in.

Deep fried fish cake served with peanut cucumber sauce, Kra thong tong gai (Chicken Golden Baskets), Delicate Golden Baskets with filling of chicken and vegetables, Kra thong tong goong (Prawn Golden Baskets) etc. Make the journey truly appetizing.

Deep fried fish cake served with peanut cucumber sauce, Kra thong tong gai (Chicken Golden Baskets), Delicate Golden Baskets with filling of chicken and vegetables, Kra thong tong goong (Prawn Golden Baskets) etc. Make the journey truly appetizing.

There’s much more to the menu but I leave behind it as a journey to explore yourself. And all these appetizing flavors only at an affordable price of 1999 INR plus taxes.

Kudos to Chef Nikhil Rastogi and The Entire Team of Eros Hotel New Delhi who have so perfectly managed to bring in the vibes right in the heart of Delhi.

The festival would go on till 28th April and if you are a Thai food fanatic, it should never be given amiss.

Aiyaary Book Launch Is All Set to Reinforce Your Love For The Nation

Well for all Bollywood buffs who constantly follow the entertainment world, you might not be unaware of the news that Aiyaary is all set to release this Friday, 16th of February. Neeraj Pandey, the veteran director has always made us fall in love with movies with a touch of innovation, a social message or a patriotic thought. This time he brings together another touch of innovation with the glamorous cast like Manoj Bajpayee,. Siddharth Malhotra, Naseerudin Shah, Anupam Kher, Rakul Preet Singh.

And while films have always been extraordinarily engaging for bookworms like me, Aiyaary has another surprise. Monday, 12th Feb, witnessed the book launch of Aiyaary at Taj Diplomatic Enclave in the presence of stars like Manoj Bajpayee, Neeraj Pandey, Rakul Preet and Siddharth Malhotra in the presence of Delhi Crossword head.

About The Book

The book contains inputs from the cast, how the film had been developed, how each of them has had an experience and definitely their thoughts on the theme. Well, if you are a movie as well as a book lover like me, the book is the perfect catch.

About The Launch

The launch witnessed a friendly panel discussion about different episodes of the book. Manoj Bajpayee shared how it was fun for him to go different places for the shoot and how he executed his role.

Siddharth Malhotra too shared his opinion about how challenging it is for the soldiers to execute their duties amidst all hardships. Director Neeraj Pandey also gave his opinion in developing Aiyaary. He told he loved the sound that the letters “Aiyaary” produce.

Overall the discussion had been an enriching one.

About The Film

Aiyaary is all set to release on 16th of February and well if you are unaware of the story, here’s a quick glimpse. Aiyaary is all about a colonel who has only a span of 36 hours to catch hold of his former protege, a major who has the power to even bring down the government. Don’t miss to catch the thrill and action of this journey in the coffee table book by Crossword Bookstores.

Crossword Bookstores had also conducted a contest on their social media and the winners were prized with autographed copies of the Book.

Thanks to Crossword Bookstores for bringing forward such an incredible journey through the pages of Aiyaary.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films Redefines Cinematic Perfection with The Maestro Storytellers

It is often said the shorter, the crispier, the more engaging it becomes and who better than Royal Stag Barrel Select, Large Short Films can prove it?

Saturday, 12’th February, DLF City Club Gurgaon witnessed an enriching discussion in the presence of eminent personalities like Tisca Chopra, Swara Bhasker, Anusha Bose, Abhishek Sanyal, Mansi Jain and Veena Nair. The event saw some amazing introspection on the making of short films, developing ideas through lenses of camera and making them into precise short films.

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Trailers of four perfect Barrel Select shorts including ‘Chhuri’ by Mansi Jain starring Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla and Anurag Kashyap; ‘Durga’ directed byAbhisek Sanyal and produced by Imtiaz Ali; ‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose starring Swara Bhasker and ‘Her first time’ by Divya Unny starring Veena Nair were screened at the event as these story tellers shared their motivation behind creating these perfect films.

 Moreover there were enlightening discussions on feature films v/s short films, the pains of condensing long ideas into short films, conveying the messages through a comparatively small duration and many more.

Barrel Select Large Short Films has ushered in a revolution in the field of filmmaking, becoming the torch bearer of short films in India. Through a slew of powerful short films, the platform has successfully redefined movie-watching for cinephiles and has thrown up a reality check for viewers and filmmakers alike. Not only has it gained immense popularity but has become one of the most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India.

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The immensely talented film makers and actors came together and deliberated about their experience with Barrel Select Large Short Films. While they laid emphasis on the freedom the platform gives them to be able to showcase their innovation and creativity in the best possible way, the films showcased were sharp, original and thought-provoking, with the potential to bring about change.

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Commenting on the platform, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, said “The growth of the short film industry in India has been phenomenal and we are proud to be at the helm of this evolution. We are extremely delighted to associate with these incredible story tellers from the world of cinema who have not only created original short films for the platform, but have also elevated the platform’s quest for perfection. In line with the brand’s philosophy of ‘make it perfect’, we will continue to encourage and motivate talented film makers to freely showcase their original creativity through our platform.”

Themed on the philosophy of “Make it Perfect”, Barrel Select Large Short Films is a platform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywood directors while still chasing their creative energy to create a niche for themselves in the industry. The platform gives a credible stage to the storytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to their target audience through the digital world.

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 The four short films screened by Barrel Select Large Short Films are perfectly unique and incredible works of art.

More about the films:

  • ‘Chhuri’, by Mansi Jain starring Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla and Anurag Kashyap features the story of a couple where the philandering husband has an affair outside of his marriage. The unconventional plot of the movie will create curiosity in the minds of the viewer when the wife confronts the mistress and an unusual and surprising twist transpires.

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  • Durga’ directed by Abhisek Sanyal and produced by Imtiaz Ali is the story of a man who is away from home leaving behind an ailing father, his helpless wife and a disappointed daughter, going through a phase where things are not in his favor. On his arrival back home he realizes that his father is no more, his daughter passes on a message that her grandfather had left for his son. Young and inept to understand life and death, the young girl goes through a surreal experience herself when she tries to voice her own opinion.

 

  • ‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose starring Swara Bhasker and Ranveer Shourie is the twisted journey of a meek, vulnerable woman who emerges from the background to unapologetically reclaim her dignity, confidence and her right to desire. This dark comedy walks the thin line that separates the two worlds; the haves from the have-nots; the affluent from the service providers; the indulgent from the repressed.

 

  • ‘Her first time’ by Divya Unny starring Veena Nair is a short film about the relationship between a working mother and her 11-year-old daughter. The film features one evening in both their lives where they are dealing with a crisis situation. Mother who is a gynecologist is dealing with a sensitive pregnancy case and the daughter back home gets her first period. The narrative draws a parallel between hospital and home, and a common thread that strengthens the mother-daughter bond despite their physical distance. The film is the first one in an anthology series of 10 short films themed around the lives of women in urban spaces.

About Barrel Select Large Short Films:

Barrel Select Large Short Films (LSF) is a portal that is the hub of Indian short films. It gives the audience the window to enjoy short films made by large directors. It gives aspiring film makers a platform to showcase their short films with original ideas. Films from LSF has made big in Filmfare with three of its film made in in final shortlist. Chutney a LSF release has won 2 Filmfare awards. In recent times, Platform has been built on identified core attribute of RSBS – ‘Make it Perfect” and targeting a more refined and evolved RSBS audience.

Follow Large Short Films on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

About Royal Stag Barrel Select:

Royal Stag Barrel Select is the premium offering of Royal stag for the discerning consumer who seeks an evolved taste. It is for the young, confident, progressive and inspiring individual who has tasted their first Success; want to be seen as the one with discerning taste, evolving in their journey of life and standing out through perfection. The brand inspires individual who has a desire of magnifying his life in terms of refinement and the assurance of having arrived- making his life grander and richer. Royal Stag Barrel Select drives the brand proposition of “Make it Perfect “

Kudos to Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films for bringing into limelight such brilliant yet simple stories through wonderful screenings like this.

Keep The Festive Celebrations On At Kidzania Noida This Festive Season

While Diwali has already passed away, the festive flavors are still lingering in our minds and especially in the minds of our kids. So what if I tell you that you have a brilliant option, still now to rekindle the festive moods at Kidzania, Noida?

This festival of lights, celebrate and have a great time with your family only at KidZania Delhi with ample activities for adults as well as children to enjoy!

The ‘Diwali  KidZania – wali​'{ Weeks dedicated to absolute craziness of Diwali} has started on 19’th October and will continue till the 31’st.

 

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​Kids can participate in different activities like:

‘​The Dhanteras Chase‘ where they can participate in obstacles like solving a balance sheet, memory game and purchasing gold ​at the L& T activity center to win amazing goodie bags and gifts.

KidZania Location (1)Kids ​and adults ​can ​also ​create gorgeous diyas, rangoli, special greeting cards at the main square of ​ KidZania.​

 

What’s In Store For You

Below are the acitvtites Details that you can look forward to during this festive season at Kidzania.

1) ​Visitors at the L&T MF Stock Exchange would be asked to Invest in Gold as purchasing Gold is considered auspicious and major purchases happen during this period. The above investment would be along with investment in other asset classes, as chosen by the Visitor. Upon completion of the activity, participants receive a Congrats Card. The Congrats Card directs them to the Piggy Bank placed at the Main Square. Visitors have to place the Cue Card in the Piggy Bank to receive Goodie Bags

2) #GreenDiwali Pledge – With the no crackers conversation going on currently and being an Indoor Theme Park, we have picked up the cause of a Green Diwali. We will have a section where visitors can sign the Green Diwali Pledge in support of the same.

Rangoli KZ3) Diya Design Workshops – There will be Diya Decoration Workshops after which kids/parents can take home the Diyas they designed.

4) Khusiyon ki Rangoli – This will be a rangoli activity where people can come and continue the Rangoli design from where the last person left off making it a chain of Rangoli. This is for kids and parents as well.

diwali135) Dance of Lights – we are doing a traditional Diya/Lamp Dance.

6) Dazzling Diya Tree – This will be an installation that has many LED diyas placed on it. It will roughly be a 20ft.

So what’s keeping you waiting for? Indulge in the Post-Diwali celebrations at Kidzania, Noida today.

“How I wish I could become a kid again!”Kidzania Noida Would Definitely Make You Feel So

Being a mom of a three year old kid makes me go through a host of challenges. Balancing work, paying attention to his tantrums, satisfying his interests with innovative avenues everyday are problems I think every mother encounters in her day to day life. And what do we usually do? Hand him a phone or switch on the TV? Yes, even I am not an exception in this group of mommies. Despite coming up with a number of activities everyday, his exploring instincts still remain dissatisfied. And keeping in mind all these issues, I decided to take him to Kidzania on a weekend and believe me I truly wished I could become a kid again with him.

 

For those who are not quite aware about what’s Kidzania, this is a set up in Noida that Has a huge host of role playing activity platforms to encourage the adventurer spirits hidden in every child’s mind. Kidzania Mumbai had been a huge success and thankfully the Capital City kids also got a chance toexperience this thrilling fiesta.

And last weekend I decided to venture out with my kid into this whirlpool of extravaganza.

The Beginning

Well, the best part is as you head towards this colossal setting and get ready to board the fun filled flight, you need to take your boarding passes( access tickets). Your kid is also handed over a cheque of a certain amount and both you along with your little one will be given wrist bands{ GPS Trackers} for keeping a track of your kids’ location throughout the entire space.

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As I quoted, this is a hub of ROLE Playing activities. You have the hospital, the Fire Station, The Studio, The Pottery Station, The Pre School, Kitchen, Radio Station, Dance Academy , Bollywood studio and what not! Popular brands like Dominos, Radio City, Camlin, Big Bazar, Shaimak Davaar Academy are associated with these role playing platforms. In fact all spheres of professions have been taken care of and your kid has the chances to explore every avenue matching his core interest.

kidzania15kidzania14kidzania4Itook my 3 year old boy to the Maruti Suzuki Play Station First where your kid in the company of a driver drives a car, fills in petrol and then rides back to his original destination.

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Our next Stop was the hospital where my little brat was handed over a doctor’s court and was skillfully trained how to dress and feed a baby in the role playing nursery. From undressing the little babies(dolls) to making it wear diapers, every meticulous detail was being addressed to. At last he was also taught how to feed a baby milk through a bottle and rest him back to sleep.

The Camlin art studio, Gaana party station, Shaimak Davar Dance Academy were all enthralling spaces that made my kiddo happy to the brim. We wished we could make it a bit early to the place as we had only 3 hours at hand and a tones of things remaining to explore.

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Let Me Tell You What Makes Kidzania a Unique and A Must Visit Avenue For Every Child?

√ It Teaches Your Child A Simple Method of Transaction

Remember the cheque that my kiddo was handed over when he entered Kidzania? Well, the real fun begins here. The cheque needs to be encashed in the virtual YES Bank and your kid could be handed over some notes for access to every activity.

The activities are broadly classified into earning and spending categories. Like for example the Party station and the Driving activity required some cash to be spent. While the dance, painting and practice as a doctor made him earn some more cash. Nothing could have been a more simplified way to teach kiddos the concept of transaction.

√Trained Professionals Imparting Knowledge

Each of the professionals in every sphere is well-trained in his/her area. The patience with which they handle kids is commendable and the role-playing sessions are conducted on a highly serious note, thus keeping the originality intact.

√Boosts A Child’s Confidence and Sharpens His Independence

Several activities are planned in such a manner that they gradually shirk off your child’s shyness. For example in the Shaimak Daavar Academy the child is not only trained how to dance to a particular song but after the training sessions, he/she is taken to the stage and perform in a group, thus making sure that his stage confidence gets boosted up. Self-reliance is one of the core parameters taken into account here as none of the parents are accessed admission into areas of activities and they need to execute the tasks independently.

√Safety is the Ultimate Priority

Well, you can leave behind your kids behind at Kidzania and go for a movie, chill out with friends or go for office. Believe me, your child’s safety is never at stake here. Before accessing any activity, each child’s GPS tracker wrist bands are scanned to keep a track of the location. When you are back to take your child home, you can always get the deets of his location from the system operator. Both your child’s and yours GPS trackers are synced to each other. Activities are sorted as per age limitations and hence you don’t need to feel worried about your kid’s safety even for a minute.

Every Child Is Given The Feel Of An Adult

Your children will be throughout treated as an adult beginning from the mere addressing to the imparting of the training sessions. Every child is addressed as “Sir/Ma’am” irrespective of their age and given tasks just like professionals. Every task is imparted a prior training followed y execution.

I am not biased but I think no play area or theme park can counter this brilliant concept. Children have tonnes to learn and loads of adventure awaits at their end.

Besides, it is indeed a cost-effective place as for a span of 5 hours, the charge is only 600 INR while for the entire day is 900. I think one day at Kidzania ia far better and lucrative( both on monetary and skill parameters) spending thousands on the toys.

So dear fellow mommies, make a visit to Kidzania soon and don’t let your little one miss out the fun.

Craving For Some Amazing Mughlai Food in South Delhi? TLM is Your Option

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We all are in love with Mughlai dishes. The Tastes left by the Mughal traditions, their variety of delicacies with some amazing touches of spices are relished by every foodie from the core of his heart. And to such foodies , The Last Mughal comes as a breath of respite. Situated in South Delhi, this hub of Mughal food lives up to its name in the truest form and a delivery session from them truly proved that they are one of the best joints offering pocket-friendly mughlai cuisine in the Capital City.

Must Try Dishes From This AMAZING Outlet

Let me begin my list with the veggies:

Things You Cannot Afford to Miss is definitely

  1. The Dal Makhani

Lentils cooked in thick creamy curry with exact amount of salt and limited use of spices make it suitable for every kind of foodie. Even if you are a hard core carnivore, the Dal makhani from The Last Mughal won’t fail to impress your taste buds.

  1. Delhi 6 Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryanis are close to every foodie’s heart. Especially when you come across a name like Delhi 6 Mutton Biryani, you know you are in store for a royal, traditional delicacy. However with every royal dish comes the fear of surplus oil and spices. But To my utmost surprise, The Last Mughal’s Delhi 6 Biryani speaks of the best flavors of Delhi 6 without any sort added spice or flavors. Light in nature, it’s tastes leave behind a finger-licking goodness in your appetites.

  1. Chicken Korma

Since kormas always have a special taste reserved in our hearts and they are the best suitors to Biryani or breads, A must try from The Last Mughal is this exquisite dish. With just the right amount of oil and any added spice, this gravy is every foodie’s delight.

  1. Chicken Tandoori

Last but not the least, when you love to make this royal dinner truly royal, chicken tandooris from The Last Mughal must be in your order checklist. We have had tandooris from several joints but TLM promises to keep you truly satisfied with the best tandooris with their amazing balance of spice and the right amount of tandoor smoke.

My experience with these specific dishes had been extraordinary and I am sure just like these delicacies, their other dishes would be equally worth your pockets.

Give Your Dinners  a Royal Touch With The Last Mughal Today.

IRW Day 3: The Perfect Grand Epilogue To IRW Summer 2017

Delhi has always been the ultimate hub of fashion trends, exploring and innovating every now and then, newest hues, materials and facades of style, glamour and fashion. The recently happened India Runway Week 2017 edition was a true treat to all fashionistas of Delhi with a potpourri of fashion shades from multiple designers with hands on portrayal of multiple fashion traits.

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We have already poured you with fashion feeds from India Runway Week Day 1 and 2. And now we are back with the finale of the IRW 2017 summer edition deets.

The First grand bite of the event unraveled itself with the amazing collections from the creative home of Suprachi were indeed a treat to the eyes. With dramatic hues, refined and sophisticated pastels over silhouettes and the predominance of silk as well as cotton threads, the pieces were stunning and ravishingly gorgeous. Suprachi boasts of a collection that amalgamates grace, poise and elegance with the most vibrant shades.

Anshita Garg’s collection was a perfect friend to the scorching summers. With comfort clothing as the theme in vogue, this magnificent collection was cool, modish and easy. Premium clothing assortments like zari and beads were complemented by light materials like linen as well as Maheshwari silk.

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The glitz and glamour was further punched in with Pooja Peshoia’s novel collection. The muse to this awe-inspiring collection that blends in itself the streams of both traditional and contemporary thought, was the natural reflections which illuminate the ocean’s surface. The collection was synonymous to perfection. With a lavish showcase of beautiful gorgeous lehengas, sarees as well as crop tops clubbed with elegant, graceful skirts and jackets, the collection displayed the identity of the  modern women of the present times. The ensembles were made of sheer organza, tulle, silks and satins.

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The best part of IRW 17 is that every design shared a unique touch to it through the stream of thought which backs it and Clotho was not a deviation. The best part was that Clotho desired to portray the collection as an extension of the feminine identity, not as a trend but as an intrinsic characteristic of herself. Thus it amalgamates its designs with the lotus in its multiple forms, that forms a predominant part in Tribana Padma’s collection, dealing with the ‘chakras’ and the several forms of feminine mysticism.

Egyptian themes and pastels also ruled the ramp through the collection hands of Delhi based Designer- Ankur jAmun-Ra (hidden light) as the name is popularly known as was the vibrant mix of 5D Egyptian beetles as well as Egyptian Gods. Oomph and chutzspah are the features that this designer collection bestows with. With the collection, he raised the message of “Help Egypt Help an Heritage”. 

White, yellows and golden shimmers dominated the ramp with the elegant collection ‘Nazakat’ ,RIDHANSH by Sonia Gaba.

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The Priyamvada Couture was inspired to showcase the woen of today, the contemporary, independent women who are bold and speak their indepent words of fashion. The collection was exclusively curated keeping in mind the women of today who are confident and define their fashion statements by their own. With The Indian Ethnicity as the predominant theme, there were gorgeous combinations of divine embroideries, stylish, flowery cuts with elegance being the finest finish.”Being a part of a lady on her special day is what motivates me and through my outfit I want her to feel like a queen” says Priyamvada Goel. Actress Mugdha Godse, the stunning Diva walked the ramp for her.

Coming to the most exotic part of the show was definitely Akassh Aggarwal’s Subhasini Ornamentals. Akassh Aggarwal has always been known as a familiar face when in comes to jewellery with a thematic punch. All his designs unmask the several shades of the contemporary woman along with a touch of tradition. Last Season of Subbhashini Ornamentals had the Diva touch with the evergreen style icon Zeenat Aman as the showstopper.

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This year too Akkash Aggarwal’s show was not an exception from its thematic excellence. “Tribe Vibes Collectives”, Bohemian Self Love was the thematic innovation. The World has always identified woman as “The Second Sex” reminiscent of Simone De Beauvoir or the weaker gender. In this male dominated and women undermined opinion, Akassh K. Aggarwal’s collection pays a tribute to all those women who live their lives on their own terms, unopinionated, independent and rebellious. Pearls,  corals on embossed and 3D Metallic Gold and Silver were the show-stealers. The Show with all its well-suited demanding music and the gorgeous Swara BHaskar walking down the ramp made it an episode to remember.

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Ritambhara Paliya’s collections were contributions that reinforced the Indian ethnic flavors with gorgeous, vibrant colors. Maxi dresses, along with lehengas, anarkalis with rich fabrics and the most elegant, stylish designs that spoke of queenly flavors were a perfect epilogue to the final day of IRW 2017. Bollywood diva Shamita Shetty walked the ramp flaunting the divine, rich collections from Ritambhara Paliya.

The finest and grandest end that the India Runway Week 2017 could witness was definitely through Kristy De Cunha. The Gol Gol Rani Freddie Mercury lived up to its name catering to both men and womens’ tastes, for both the geeky, intelligent and the fashion changers.

India Runway Week 2017 was undoubtedly a fashion treat to All fashionistas and we are in eager anticipation for the next season to strike in.

IRW 2017 Day 1 was All About An Extravagant Fashion Journey

India Runway Week2017 Summer Session just witnessed its finale on this Sunday, 30th April. However right from the first #IRW2017 was about the culmination of the hottest of styles. With some exclusive designs and most gorgeous fashionistas walking the ramp, the first day was all about beating the heat with some off-beat hot designs.

 Essential Deets To Begin With


 The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week Season 8 Summer/Spring Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium. Adding glamorous quotient to the show  India’s most fashion forward beauty brand, Colorbar coming on board as “Make-Up Partner”. 

Commencing The Show with:

Young Established Designer from Mumbai Ken Ferns opened the show . The collection is inspired by paper craft and its geometric forms in the real world – Kern Ferns call it ‘Soda’, as it’s a perfect blend of real to diagrams. Soda interprets energy, fizz and an outburst of zest and that is exactly what Kern Ferns portraying through his latest collection which is India’s all season fashion, light but yet impactful. Colorbar launched in a stunning collaborative fashion showcase with designer; Ken Ferns at the opening show at IRW Season 8.

Gestures  That Won The Hearts of Many

An artisanal and community producers’ livelihood support initiative. , the Kriti team (a not-for-profit organisation) initiated and incubated a community made enterprise for preserving the artisinal and craft heritage of our country, for conserving the environment and supporting community producers’ livelihoods—GESTURES.

The Silky Affair

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Banka Silk collection has motifs which show how the beauty of Mughal monuments inspires her all the time. The uniqueness of the garment will surely entice today’s woman who mastered the fine art of balancing modernity with traditions.

A Retro Touch With A Contemporary Feel

Harsha Bindu Nuthakki has come up with fresh and cool prints.the styles are from 1940 to 1950 which are having long capes, cape blouses with ruffles, pleates desgins with dffferents are drapes. The prints which they choose for this summer is cool kiwi prints and toucan bird prints. For the theme they mainly used fresh colours like white, green, parrot green black. Prints (kiwi and toucan birds) with delicate embriodary.the collection is more of ready to wear indowestern stuff with different prints, capes and cuts.

The Japanese Twist

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GAURIKA SHARMA wows the crowd with her SOUTACHE LABEL. Designer Gaurika Sharma showcased her spring / summer collection .The theme is ‘ ‘Nihon Kara’ or ‘inspired by Japan’. The garments were soft and flowing in keeping with the oriental theme.

A Social Inspiration

First day programme ended with Designer Varija Bajaj. Her collection titled VRINDAVAN at India Runway Week is a social revolt against “the discrimination” “the inauspiciousness” and “the sigma” attached to a widow demanding her right to look and be Beautiful. Indian Kathak Dancer Shovana Narain sizzled the ramp as a showstopper for them.

Colorbar: Make Up Partner

 

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Colorbar launched its Summer 2017 Limited Edition Collection – Feel the Rain at India Runway Week.  This collection brings to life the freshness and romance triggered by the nostalgia of the Indian monsoon after a spell of scorching heat. Four looks created from the newly launched collection formed a part of the key makeup trends for IRW this season. Colorbar also lent its expertise to the entire event, with the brand’s make-up artists supporting backstage for all the shows held during these days. 

Affordable Housing Plan : Why Smart Homes Karnal is the best project to invest in Haryana

 

Achieve Your Dream Home With The Smart Homes Karnal Project

Are you dreaming to invest in an ideal project? However your pockets don’t permit you to invest in your dream? Then here’s the correct option to choose for you.

In the current scenario and as per the estimated trends India is believed to be the most populated country by 2025. The problem that lies ahead with the statistics in terms of housing is not availability rather affordability.

With changing lifestyle it has become essential to have a stylish yet affordable house. With this aim in mind Aegis Value Homes LTD under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has come up with Haryana’s First Ever Smartphone Controlled Project “ SmartHomes करनाल” in soon to become a smart City Karnal.

It is considered to be one of the best project to invest under the affordable housing scheme with so many below mentioned advantages:

  • Automated has become Affordable

With simple smart homes application you are able to control all the electronic devices running in the home from TV, AC, Geyser, Refrigerator, Fans, Lights etc.

  • Cost Friendly Homes

Starting at a minimal budget of Rs 11 lakh onwards for 1 BHK and Rs 19 lakh onwards for 2 BHK it is indeed an amazing project to have an investment which is profitable .

  • Prime Location

Situated at the prime location of Sector 32-A , Smart Homes Karnal is indeed a great place to have your home with all the basic amenities located at a distance of few minutes from the project. It is a 5 minute walk to the city’s only 5 star property Noor Mahal and near to the railway station as well as educational institutions.

  • Elegant in Look

Designed as per the contemporary lifestyle with modern facilities just at the nook of the corner, the project is indeed a great way to make an investment.

 

  • Timely Possession

Falling under the government scheme, the project is ready for possession within 3.5 years without any kind of delay in the work.

 

Hence, Smart Homes Karnal is an amazing project to have your hand in investment. So,what are you thinking simply make a booking today and get ready to earn greater profits in future.

 

 

House Of Soy: The Pan-Asian Delight For Faridabad Foodies

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Faridabad has long been deprived of some great food and the reason is solely because of the fact experimentation with cuisines in Faridabad is not welcoming enough. When it comes to Pan Asian flavours in the heart of Faridabad, one does not have any other option left rather than to travel to Delhi for satisfying their appetites. However with the recent arrival of Radisson Blu’s House of Soy in Faridabad, several foodies’ hidden desires for the Pan Asian flavors have been truly justified.

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House of Soy, the newest entrant in Faridabad celebrates Pan Asian with all its exotic flavors. Chef Rakesh Sethi, the master chef behind the exotic presentation has been the major figure curating some superb innovative dishes that would no longer keep the Pan Asian foodies in Faridabad craving for real culinary specialities.

House of Soy: Location

This amazing fine dining outlet is inhoused by Radisson Blu, Faridabad located just near Bata Chowk. The family of Radisson Blu has always been known for its amazing chain of dining or cafés, Radisson Blu has always lived beyond the expectations of its visitors. House of Soy, also lives up to the royal lineage and is synonymous to perfection with its entire 4 course meal.

Starters That Speak of Bespoke Combinations

House of Soy boasts of An exclusive spread of extravagant array of starters. The first that every foodie must definitely try for their plate is the range of dimsums. The mouth melting dimsums are definitely some of the amazing beginners that you can look forward for an extraordinary dining or luncheon experience.

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The two sets of starters that followed equally lived up to the finest dining standards were the Vegetable Popiah which consisted of soft, smooth tofus pressed into spring rolls and served in shot glasses to offer it an exclusive look of presentation.

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What followed next was definitely another show-stealing starter Sesame coated stuffed veggies that were beautifully adorned on sugarcane sticks. The starters were as beautiful to look and equally savoring to the taste buds.

Mapo Tofu was another incredible appetizer that stole our attention. The soft tofu with the crispy layers served with bean sauce with a chilly twist is indeed a game changer in the regular dish.

The Prawn chips served on a miniature food truck added to the colors of the luncheon experience.

Main Courses That Make You Fall in Love

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The Wok Fried Hakka Noodles garnished with exotic vegetables and the Kaeng Khiao Wan Phak That is Thai green curry served with fresh, steamed rice is exemplary of perfection.

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Desserts Synonymous To Perfection

If you are a dessert fanatic, then definitely Radisson Blu Faridabad’s House of Soy is the perfect destination. Chef Rakesh Sethi has curated some exclusive out of the box desserts that are undoubtedly the show stealers.

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The Jaggery Coconut Ice-cream is something that every foodie must opt for. The milky flavors of coconut and the creamy pinch of jaggery are some amazing tastes that linger on to your taste buds.

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The master of innovation was definitely the amazing Mud  Cake Pie served in small plant holders with a mini sapling planted that would definitely make you wonder what it actually is. This molecular dessert had muddy oozing chocolate with chocolatey granules and candies melting in your mouth.

This stupendous dessert mirror that with experienced hands like those of Rakesh Sethi, you can look forward to epitomes of perfection and innovation.

The Preview To Dine With Royalty in October 2017: An Exclusively Majestic Episode

India has always been a land of extraordinary delicacies whether it’s the royal “Daab Chingri” of Bengal or the “Yakhni Pulao” from the Awadhi cuisine. With its wide range of extraordinary delicacies served on a platter, this land never feels to disappoint the appetites of a true foodie.

ambassador-he-mr-jan-luykx This October, New Delhi, the Capital City is about to witness an extravagant three-day gala episode “Dine With Royalty” organized through the hands of Eat With India, the innovative initiative involved behind popularizing the Indian cuisine criss-crossing the contours of the globe.

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In reference to this amazing gala event that New Delhi, the home of some classic curated delicacies is going to witness, a precursor episode was organized at the Embassy of Begium, New Delhi on the 25’th of February, 2017.

Hosts and Members of This Enriched Evening

The event witnessed the gracious presence of representatives as well as members of as many as 50 royal families along with 20 other embassy representatives. However the guest list was not limited to them.

This royal precursor was also graced by the presence of eminent personalities from the food world, like the food connoisseur, Mr. Sourish Bhattacharya, The food historian and researcher , Mr. Pushpesh Pant, Ms. Neha Prasada and Ms. Sonal Saxena, the authoress of the masterpiece, “Dine With The Maharajas: A Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition and the co-founder of Eat With India respectively.

Apart from this show of extreme glamour, there were several other experts from the food industry, food bloggers who captured the evening’s proceedings with their hands of photography and connoisseur knowledge of food journalism. A Panel Discussion on “Royal Cuisines of India: historical perspective and Insight” was held chaired by the colossal names of the food industry discussing the culture and versatility of several cuisines with special emphasis on the Rampuri and Kangra cuisines.

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Nawab Kazmi Ali Khan , Nawab of Rampur and Tikaraj Aishwariya Chandra Katoch, 489th descendant of the royal Katoch clan also shred their inputs about the exclusivity of the cuisines.

Added to all the charming expert inputs, the Nizami Brothers added to the chutzpah of the evening with their musical extravaganza.

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A Show of majestic Cuisines

What turned out to be the evening show stealer was definitely the food showcased and served in the evening. With a host of options both from the vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian kitchens of Kangra and Rampur, this was an evening that etched a mark in the souls of all foodies. Awadhi Biryani, Yakhni Pulao, Murg Musallam, platter of Tikkas and Tandooris, everything had an unmatched appeal and authentic taste.

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dwr16Being a dessert lover, our plate was filled some inexplicable, innovative desserts like Ande Ka Halwa ( A sweetened preparation of Egg), Anarkali Zarda, Mirch Ka Halwa, Shahi Tukda, sweetened rice and many others that won’t make you feel tired ever.

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When the precursor turned out to be so imperial and flawless, one can definitely expect the upcoming royal festival in October 2017 unfolding some more heightened shades  of food and entertainment.

What One Can Expect From Dine With Royalty

  • Dine with Royalty, an exclusive event, would turn out to be an one of its kind event where guests would get a platform to experience dining with some of the royal families.
  • This does not put an end to the show as the members of the Royal House would themselves act as hosts to the guests.
  • The episode would culminate with a setting of six luxury tents curated and conceptualized by to-notch art designers to build the regal look without a flaw.

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October 2017 is indeed going to be the most anticipated month for New Delhi, in terms of food and royal dining.

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Capital Brunch at ITC Welcome Hotel Dwarka: An Afternoon to Remember

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Delhi, the land of all foodies never leaves an opportunity behind to bask in the glory of festivities and the most extravagant food varieties. And the winter season extends more rooms to indulge in the plethora of tastes with the most amazing cuisines and culinary extravaganzas. Winter in Delhi witnessed a number of extraordinary introductions in the area of food and several Five Star properties organized winter brunches in recognition of the festive spirit.

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The Extravagant Sunday Brunch at Pavilion 75

One such brunch that we happened to witness is The ITC Welcome Hotel Dwarka’s Capital Brunch at its outlet Pavilion 75.  With a host of food options to gorge on, probably this was one of the best Sunday brunches the ‘Dilliwalon Ka Sheher’ happened to experience.

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With exotic spreads from multiple cuisines, one never ceases to get appalled by the extraordinary varieties and indeed never runs short of options for a perfect luncheon.

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From Indian to continental, sea food to the royal mughlai, everything was on the platter and undeniably one can never complain of falling short of options when it comes to the matter of experiencing some of the exquisite food at the comfort of their choices.

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The most appealing part of this Capital brunch was that for every course they celebrated versatility. Whether it was a matter of salads, starters, main courses or even the desserts, Pavilion 75 at Welcome Hotel Dwarka did not leave behind any sort of dishes unexplored for.

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Credits go to the chefs who could curate such exotic and elaborate spreads, keeping in mind the choices of a foodie.

Christmas Turned Out To Be More Delectable At Pavilion 75

The brunch celebrations reached its peak on the Christmas Eve where a Christmas family brunch was organized to cherish some good food in the company of your family members.

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While the salad, seafood and Indian cuisines had already won the hearts of foodies with their impeccable preparations, on the Christmas Eve the show -stealer was definitely the spread of desserts. With cakes, tarts and pies of multiple choices and variety of plum cakes to indulge our desserts appetites in, it was indeed a great Christmas brunch to remember.

With live Christmas carols and jingles in the background by two outstanding performers and an Activity corner planned for kids, this Christmas was indeed different from the other conventional brunches of the Capital.

Pavilion 75 indeed is blessed to possess such outstanding culinary masterpieces and seamless execution of the festive spirits.

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