Monday, October 28, 2013

A grand First anniversary celebration of Abraxas Lifestyle Magazine in the Capital

Hosted on behalf of the magazine’s Advisory Board, the event saw the crème de la crème of the Design world descend at the venue - including members of the interior design and fashion fraternity, leading artists, photographers, socialites and industry big-wigs.

Advisory Board member and prominent photographer Akash Das held a special photography exhibition showcasing 60 of his fabulous works - spanning the genres of art wildlife, fashion and fine art nudes.

The highlight of the evening was the traditional lighting of the lamp ceremony - being lit by Rita Mody Joshi (Editor-in-Chief) as well as Advisory Board Members Akash Das (renowned photographer), Sanjib Chaterjee (renowned interior designer), Sanjay Bhattarcharya (renowned artist) and Pradeep Gupta (Cybermedia Chairman).

In his short speech, Publisher and Managing Editor Hemant Sud made three important announcements:
The ‘Dirty Dozen’ which made up the Advisory Board were now officially the ‘Fabulous Fourteen’ - with artist Sanjay Bhattacharya and Sonjoy Mohanty (Secretary General of the International Spirits and Wines Association) being the two new additions.

The setting up of the Abraxas Trust - a new charitable initiative - where the magazine would do its part in giving back to the design fraternity.

The magazine going international from next month - starting with Dubai.

This was followed by an evening of cocktails and dinner.

Guests at the event included leading names from several varied professions.