Saturday, May 31, 2014

Vivek Oberoi signed up as brand ambassador for Zeel Rainwear

Zeel Rainwear, part of N.Z. Seasonal Wear has announced Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi as its brand ambassador.The company showcased its latest advertising campaign featuring Vivek Oberoi on this occasion.

The brand also unveiled its latest range of rainwear for Gents, Ladies and Kids for the upcoming monsoon.The range will be available across Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and other key states in the range of Rs.300 to Rs.1500.

Mr. Dinesh G. Trivedi, Managing Director, Zeel rainwear said, “Indian rainwear market has tremendous scope and organized players are still in a nascent stage. We have a fantastic product range, strong distribution network and built a strong brand reputation over the years. We are now looking forward to further expand our distribution network and reach out to customers across India looking for the best rainwear to bear the Indian monsoon.” 

“We are delighted to be associated with Vivek Oberoi who truly embodies the spirit of our brand.  His versatility reflects the versatility of our product range. Vivek brings quality and adds value to any project he is associated with much like Zeel’s rainwear is adding value to its customers and focused. We both believe in delighting the customers. Vivek delights his fans and viewers through his acting while we focus on delighting customers with our quality products. Vivek represents the youth of today. A thorough professional, Vivek’s latest role in the Krrish sequel has brought him much closer to children andthrough him we look forward to connect with new customers”, Mr. Trivedi added.

Expressing his happinesson the association with Zeel, VivekOberoi said, “Having quality branded rainwear is a must for rainy season and especially in a city like Mumbai where I am. I really like the values of the brand. It is great to endorse a brand that is growing in the right direction while keeping customer satisfaction in focus.”

Zeel has a motto to supply value products to every customer segment. Continuous research and development has brought Zeel to a position where the company caters to diversified monsoon needs. Zeel has a strong presence all over India. However, with Vivek Oberoi becoming the brand ambassador for the company, Zeel Rainwear is looking forward to improve its customer connects. 

Vivek Oberoi will feature in the company’s advertising campaign to be used in television, print and digital medium.With the help of the brand ambassador,the brand aspires to strengthen Customer-Product/ service relationship and reach even larger audience. All the products are designed with deep thought from the design team and technical details from production team without compromising on quality.

Amitabh & Aamir to launch Dilip Kumar’s biography ‘Substance and Shadow’

Come June 9th and the long wait for the biography of Bollywood thespian Dilip Kumar will be over! The biography ‘Substance and Shadow', which was earlier scheduled to be released on his 91st birthday, is all set to be revealed now in Mumbai, India.

The biography is written by author Uday Tara Nayar, who is also a close family friend of the Bollywood thespian.

The book will be launched by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and perfectionist Aamir Khan in the presence of Mr. Dilip Kumar, Mrs. Saira Banu Khan, Ms. Lata Mangeshkar and Ms. Uday Tara Nayar.

The launch event is arranged, managed and executed by Samara Productions, Astrus Talent and Event Management and MOH Entertainment. is the Exclusive Digital Partner, Oye 104.8 FM is the Radio Partner while Zoom is the Channel Partner for Red Carpet coverage.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Avant-garde, a new Make-up and Hair style by Aashmeen Munjaal's Star Salon'n Academy

On an evening of fashion and glamour, Aashmeen Munjaal, a makeover expert and Director, Aashmeen Munjaal's Star Salon'n Academy, introduced her new make up and hairstyle named Avant-garde at Enhauf, Gurgaon on 23rd may 2014 for the summer season.

Star Salon and Academy students created  many different looks for the models those walked the ramp. The new looks and makeup were suited for cocktail parties and evening gowns. Students were praised and applauded by the guests and models for the new look created by them.

Aashmeen Munjaal, owner of STAR Salon Academy says "The students of the academy were quite happy and excited. They were highly enthusiastic about the event and worked hard to make it successful. Everybody got swayed by the looks of the models created by the students of the Academy."

Clarks presents its latest SS 14 Collection "Working the Edge"

Clarks, the leading UK everyday footwear brand presents its latest spring summer 2014 collection ‘Working the edge’ and is offering wide range of branded sandals including wedge shoes, platforms and platform sandals with tribal prints and cobalt suede to provide the women in India with an astonishing look blended with comfort and style.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Stylespa brings fashionable designs for kids room

Stylespa Interiors, an Adventz Group company and Indian’s largest furniture brand which specializes in optimization of spaces and modular furniture, brings bunk beds and kid’s storage cum Study Table to optimize, organise and create functional spaces for a kid’s room

To solve greater space issues, twin beds and bunk beds are the best option for two kids sharing the same room be it a boy or a girl, two boys or two girls. Bunk beds are always very interesting for kids as they offer great fun; Kids love to climb up and down the stairs and when are placed near the window, kids tend to fall asleep with the natural view of moon and stars rather than having them in the ceiling. Priced strategically for a price sensitive customer, this Bunk bed ensures good move around space which is much needed in a kid’s room. It’s intelligently designed in such a way that there is no need of a new investment when your kid grows up. This can be made as two separate beds and placed beside each other and the longevity is best ensured with its solid wood construction. Price: Rs. 30,445/-

The offering is a highly usable kid’s storage cum Study Table that has appropriate shelves and drawer which comes with a compact design. It’s designed in such a way that it can be easily accessed by a kid. It has got a flap which can be stowed up when not in use, that ensures neatness and space to keep the books and notes pinned up. Your child will definitely have fun and would learn to become more structured and organized with these new offerings from Stylespa. Price: Rs. 8,290/-.

Aouraa Production associates with RDB, Sunil Grover, Anushka Manchanda to entertain audiences

Aouraa Production, one of India’s Celebrity and Event Management Company, in its mission to achieve new milestones in Entertainment Industry has associated with famous band RDB along with Gutthi (Mr. Sunil Grover) and one of the most talented DJ Kiran Kamath and VJ Anushka Manchanda as a booking manager exclusively around the world

In addition to these artists, the company is handling many Bollywood Singers, Punjabi Singers, Group Dancers, Solo Indian Idol Singers plus we take care of Movie Promotions, Video Production and many more.

Aouraa Production has years of experience in successful planning and execution of various events and has entertained a large number of audiences across the country for last many years.

Aouraa Production is a New Delhi based Celebrity and Event Management company with years of experience behind. The company is pioneer in providing various creative solutions to any problem and resolves them to make the event at the top of the ladder.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain: An allien drama on SAB TV

'Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain' is an innovative alien comedy TV series and the plot will revolve around an alien family coming to earth in search of their lost son. Equipped with superpowers they assume human form to blend in with our civilization. The show has an impressive star-cast which includes popular television celebrities and actors - Sumeet Raghavan, Tanaaz andBakhtiyar Irani along with many other well-known faces. Hats Off productions is the creative source for producing 'Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain'.

Speaking about the inventive show, JD Majethia, founder of Hats-Off Productions said, "Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain is a complete out-of-the-world comedy TV series. The central theme focusses on a family of aliens coming to earth, this leads to them trying to adapt to human surroundings and culture. This is the first time that Indian audiences will get to watch an alien comedy show and we are sure they will love the experience."

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, Senior EVP & Business Head - SAB TV said, "SAB TV is known for its light hearted daily comedies that entertain the entire family. Our new show Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai will not only present a fresh concept but a unique idea as to why do humans have so many boundaries and hostility towards each other, and that too from the point of view of those who come from another unbiased world. We are confident the show will be enjoyed by our audiences".

Writer / Director, Aatish Kapadia adds, "We find people dramatically different from us Alien! But we forget that we would appear equally Alien to those people. This show is about the beauty of adapting to diversity and the comedy and sensitivity that springs out of it".

Friday, May 23, 2014

Asha Bhosle’s magic in Marathi film Miss Match!

It was a rare site for those who were present at the live recording session of legendary singer Asha Bhosle’s latest song for an upcoming Marathi film ‘Miss Match’.

One of India’s most iconic singer took to the mic for playback after a long time. As she crooned a melodious track for filmmaker Alok Shrivastava’s Marathi film ‘Miss Match’ at a recording studio in Mumbai.

“I always like to do something different in every song. The trademark Asha Bhosle style has to reflect somewhere and I am very happy with the way this song has turned out,” said the elated 80-year-old diva, who has given us numerous hits and won countless awards over the last seven decades.

Flanked by film’s leading lady Mrinmai Kolwalkar and producer and creative director Alok Shrivastava, Asha Bhosle looked resplendent in a light blue saree.

We are sure millions of Ashaji’s fans will now be waiting to hear the song in her magical voice.

Global designer Salim Asgarally brings fashion education to underprivileged

A name synonymous with high craftsmanship & articulation in his creations, with embellishments made from highly creative blend of east and the west, his world famous collections gracefully adorn the homes of Hollywood celebs like Brad Pitt & Madonna. Top models like Bipasha Basu & Aishwarya Rai have flaunted his creations in fashion shows.

Designer Salim Asgarally now makes fashion become a platform for change when he had top women directors walk the ramp for Smile Foundation's charity fashion show to signify their solidarity towards the girl child cause. Asgarally held  a Fashion Workshop for underprivileged youngsters in association with the Smile Foundation. The youth are in the age group of 18 to 25 who are part of Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP) conducted by Smile Foundation across its centres in Mumbai.

STeP is the livelihood programme for the underprivileged youth, wherein the youth are given training on key employability skills like English proficiency, computer operations, personality development, etc. with the objective of helping them get a job in the growing retail and service sector. Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP) is a national level livelihood programme of Smile Foundation that trains urban underprivileged youth with market-oriented job skills such as English, basic computer, personality development, retail management, relevant soft skills etc and makes them employed in retail and service sectors across India. More than 13,750 youth have been trained and 9850 have been placed in over 140 brands through 35 operational projects across India.

Through this Fashion Workshop, the first of its kind held by a fashion designer, Asgarally seeks to inspire these young minds towards a career in fashion as designers, costume designers, stylists, merchandisers, pattern makers, retail professionals, fashion buyers or other myriad options available in the trade at both a creative or management level.

The children inspired and wishing to be a part of the fashion business will then through the able offices of Asgarally be given scholarships for a year to study fashion at an institute of repute and will be assisted in making a career in the industry.

Asgarally was accompanied by the celebrated and award-winning filmmaker and director Kalpana Lajmi, who will give a talk on the importance, potential and need of qualified and trained Costume Designers in the film industry. Kalpana Lajmi to her credit has made several socially relevant films such as Rudaali, Darmiyaan, Daman and Chingaari. ”A beautiful endeavour by Smile Foundation and Salim Asgarally to introduce and absorb underprivileged children to the world of fashion. I am very glad I was a part of it,” said Kalpana Lajmi.

This endeavour succeeds a successful showing of Asgarally's collection titled RED for the Smile Foundation at a star studded fashion show in Mumbai last month in aid of providing education to a 1000 underprivileged children. This effort is now part of a continuing exercise with the Smile Foundation and Asgarally towards positive social change in the area of education for underprivileged children.

The current workshop will outline the role and function of the fashion business and explain the opportunities available for gainful employment and career growth in the world of fashion and costume.  Asgarally has managed to get scholarships for fashion design diploma for deserving students based on merit to cover their tuition and hostel facilities from Anupam Goyal, CEO of the Institute of Design Technology, Surat, and hopes to get more such organised in the near future with other schools of fashion in India and abroad to be able to facilitate the funding of education for these youth.  Says he, “it gives me great pleasure and a deep satisfaction to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate children and their families through my talent, skills and work experience as a fashion designer.”

Asgarally believes that if every business dedicates a small percentage of its profits or resources towards upliftment and education of underprivileged children, this world will be devoid of stress, strife and poverty. And this move is merely one step in the right direction.

Jattinn Kochhar to inaugurate FASHIONOVA 2014 at NIFT Raebareli; Designers highly excited!!!

‘FASHIONOVA’, one of the biggest fashion extravaganza of the year is just a day is all set to rock the modern fashionistas of the country and the show will be inagurated by ace fashion designer Jatin Kochhar. Just one day is left to the show and all the 52 designers taking part in the event looks highly excited to present their collections during the show to be held on May 24 at the Ambedkar Sabhagar, RML University, LDA colony, Lucknow.

In addition to the fashion show, the day will be even special for the final years student as the institute will also organize the fourth Convocation of NIFT, Raebareli, which will be honoured  by the presence of  His Highness Dr. Aziz Kuresdhi, the Hon'ble, Governor of Uttarakhand. Mr. Bharat Shah, Director NIFT,Rae Bareli,  chieftains of industry  along with other distinguished  delegates  and the faculty would be present on this momentous occasion.

JATIN KOCHHAR at 10th Edition of Bangalore Fashion Week Summer Showers 2014 (BPBFW)
52 fourth batch designers (including 26 Fashion Designers and 26 Accessory Designers) will showcase their creative talent as budding designer and embody their thinking and skills to show the world their potential. A design display wherein the accessory design students will showcase their products such as jewellery, bags, home d├ęcor products that will take you back and forth in time. This will be followed by a Fashion show wherein the final year fashion design “to be graduates” will reveal how a pair of scissors, thread and needle can transform the world.

FASHIONOVA promises to be a colourful evening filled with glitz and glamour, where NIFT Raebareli would  be presenting their fourth Design Showcase and Fashionova.  The students presented their design collections at ‘Fashionova’, an exquisite fashion show exhibiting the creativity and skills of the students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).Inspired by the hues and shades of the season, the new collection of the students adorns the innovative interlace designs with vivacious colours. The pull of the show would be a collection derived from the concept of bags, another collection deals with the currently vanishing crafts of India and a collection dealing with the futuristic post apocalyptic clothing. Some other prominient collection include a desk to dinner convertible clothing range, a collection inspired from British military clothing and a collection inspired by the dance costumes of 2 states. The Fashion and Lifestyle Design Department would also exhibit the collection of products and accessories designed by them during their graduation project in the industry, in different fields of interests like Home Decor, Product Designing, leather bags, Jewellery,Furnitures etc. The graduating students would showcase their design exploration and commitment towards work and design liability during their project in the industry.

The graduating show would be inaugurated by  Mr. Jattinn Kochhar and also graced by various other prominent personalities from the world  of fashion and industry. The show would end with the distribution of various awards to the deserving students.

Get style savvy with the summer collection from Trendy Divva

Trendy Divva, a brand known for its cutting edge fashion and variety of silhouettes is back to appeal the masses.

A prestigious and exalted merchant in the outfit industry, the brand has re-created its latest range of fashion garments and accessories like evening / cocktail wear, prom, designer wear, smart casuals along with the add-ons like printed pants, jumpsuits and palazzos.

The exclusive range promises to give a sense of style statement whenever and wherever you step out. The exclusive collection that Trendy Divva has created blends in silks, crepes, chiffons, polysters, prints, soft denims, taffetas, etc.

So take out some time from your busy schedule and update your wardrobe with the glitzy and glamorous collection of Trendy Divva.

Blitzkrieg: A mega fashion show enthralled fashionistas of Jalandhar

The heat was turned up in the city of Jalandhar with a magnificent mega fashion show “Blitzkrieg” a fusion of style, fashion and life organized by CT Institute of Fashion Designing recently at the Radisson hotel, Jalandhar.

The fashion extravaganza witnessed a spectacular fashion show, which displayed over 100 ensembles on the ramp, which were designed by ace fashion designers Farah Sanjana and Punit Arora. To add to the glitter and glamour to the show, ravishing models from Blenders Fashion Week walked the ramp to showcase the collections and set the ramp on fire. The collection was a blend of both summer and occasions wears.

The entire shows was conceived in nine rounds and each round displayed marvelous collection and were highly appreciated by the huge number of fashionistas present during the shows. However, the point of attraction for the event was the last round, where the students of the CT Institute of Fashion Designing presented their magnificent collections.

The dignitaries of CT Group of Institutions also honoured the Fashion designers Farah Sanjana and Punit Arora for their contribution to the show for making it successful.

The event was organized by CT Institute of Fashion Designing in association with Indo Mods, while the event was managed by League One Media.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL rolls out Father’s day campaign

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL rolls out its month-long Father’s day campaign offering its patrons a chance to share a truly rare experience with the most important man in their life – their father. The #DateWithDad campaign invites consumers to share some unforgettable memories and rare moments with the man who helped shape their lives - their father.

What is the most memorable moment you have shared with your dad?  -  This simple question is the premise of JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL’s Campaign and online contest this Father’s day. Set across the digital and online space, the JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL FATHER’s Day website will not only glorify the rarest moments and memories but also give consumers the opportunity to share a rare luxury experience with their father.

Participants, who share the most engaging moments with their father, will stand a chance to win the most exclusive of experiences! The online contest offers its 10 winning participants an exclusive #DateWithDad – A JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL fine-dining experience with their father on Father’s day.

But that’s not all.

As the grand prize, the winner gets an opportunity to travel with their father on an exclusive tour to the world’s largest embassy for luxury Scotch whisky, the Johnnie Walker House Beijing, which will provide the duo bespoke experiences to immerse themselves into the world of whisky and JOHNNIE WALKER. Located at Ch’ien Men 23 – a historical meeting point of East and West in China, it is one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. Showcasing Scotch whisky culture, the House is a multi-sensory experience; a private club providing a new cultural platform for whisky appreciation and exclusive luxury whisky experience for elite consumers. The winners will partake in multiple whisky tastings apart from tours of major attractions of the city.

“JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the rare pinnacle blend of the House of Walker is the discerning choice for those looking to celebrate their milestones with a statement of genuine style and substance. Over the years, Johnnie Walker’s endeavour has been to give scotch connoisseurs an inimitable and exclusive experience to cherish. This year we decided to give patrons a chance to share the rarest experience with the greatest man in their lives – their Father.” said Mr. Bhavesh Somaya, Marketing Director - Diageo India

“Go Sharp” this season with Blackberrys

If you believe you have the creative edge, here is your chance to showcase your talent to the world! Blackberrys men’s apparel in association with SEA’s leading creative crowdsourcing platform, Talenthouse India has launched a contest, which invites creative rendition of Blackberrys theme Go Sharp for the upcoming Autumn Winter Collection. The contest that’s live now will close on 6th June 2014.

The contest invites participants from across the globe to present their ideas to reinvent “go sharp” which should connote fashion. While the brand’s previous campaigns have used the visual devices of “slash”, “sharp geometric objects” to visually articulate “sharp”, with this contest they seek a fresh creative perspective to articulate sharp which is decoded as "sharp" and "fashion" without being too difficult or indirect to decipher same.

The winner apart from being associated with a leading brand like Blackberrys, will get an award sum of USD 3000. The first and the second runners up will be rewarded with USD 1000 respectively.

Mr. Yogesh Tiwari, VP, Marketing & Sales, Blackberrys said, “As a leading premium menswear fashion brand our constant aim is to connect to our target audience in innovative ways. Talenthouse India brought to us a very interesting idea to crowdsource creative rendition of our core positioning ‘Go Sharp’ and in a way support the young creative community. We are looking forward to receiving some fantastic ideas that can go onto become the part of our Autumn Winter 2014 campaign communication.”

Commenting on the launch of the contest, Mr. Arun Mehra, CEO, Talenthouse India said, “Blackberrys is a leading fashion brand and we are proud of our association with them. Sharp, Edgy, Aspiration, Cool and Innovative are some terms that aptly represent Brand Blackberrys and are also strong personality traits of today’s urban youth who are bursting with creativity. We are optimistic that this association will present some out of the box ideas to the brand and provide a reputed platform for the country’s creative artists to showcase their talent”.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Success Party of La-Finesse 14, With Designer Vikrant Makkar

A Lifestyle concept developed and designed to create a fusion between Fashion, innovation and entertainment celebrated its success with participating Designer “Vikrant Makkar” at White waters lounge on 18th may 2014,A concept  initiated  in 2011 with an idea to make it the longest fashion series completed 4 years of  celebrating designers, fashion and entertainment  from all parts of India.

White water’s owner Vineet Mittal played a marvelous host to the evening that witnessed Delhi’s who’s and who along with the successful team behind La-Finesse 14, We saw full brigade of many known names enjoying delicacies Among the guests who attended the event were prominent names Mr. Sanjay Nigam, Miss India shobhita Dhuplia, Swati Modo, Kavita Ashok Mahrshi, Shikhar siddharth, Ketan Bhatia, Shanker Sahani, Vinit Mittal (Owner White waters).  Yoana Noda, Kanchan Tomar.

La finesse 14 turned out to be glittering event with shimmering white flowing gowns by Anil Arora, krishna-inspired royal blue dresses by Vikrant Makkar and wedding collection in myriad hues by jaya mishra! Fashion quotient was sky high at the fifth anniversary celebration of ht city during the golf ridge towers present la finesse’14 fashion show at lucknow golf club on Saturday night. The designers walk the ramp with showstopper miss India 2006 natasha suri who wore a shimmering white dress teamed with stunning jewellery. The grand finale by jaya mishra with show stopper miss india 2012 vanya mishra was a total knockout. The show was beautifully choreographed by ketan bhatia while anchor shilpa kept the audience engaged with her witty jokes. The show concluded with dazzling fireworks and opening of champagne by the dignitaries on the stage.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mumbai comes alive with the myriad hues of Assam

Sankaradeva Movement started out as an ambitious attempt to promote the ideals of the 15th century saint Sankaradeva and to propagate the culture of Assam across India. The Third edition of the movement, which is promoted by Trend MMS, the reputed Socio Cultural Trust of Assam, was held in Mumbai today in collaboration with NCPA, well known for promoting Art and Culture in the country.

​​The event, which promised to be bigger and better than ever before, turned out to be an unqualified success thanks to the love and support it received from all quarters. Entrepreneur and Cultural Activist, Mr. Shyamkanu Mahanta, the organizer of Sankaradeva Movement said, “Mahapurush Sankaradeva, the greatest Assamese of all time was a versatile personality - a saint, poet, dramatist, actor, sculptor, painter and most importantly a social engineer who united the heterogeneous society of Assam.  However, we felt that the multifaceted genius hasn’t got his recognition outside Assam, hence the need for a movement such as this. We have been really overwhelmed by the kind of response we have received in Mumbai – it really has been unprecedented and much more than the previous editions.”

The morning saw a discussion on the relevance of Sankaradeva in Modern India in which eminent luminaries like Governor of Assam Mr. JB Patnaik, Brand Ambassador of Sankaradeva Movement –Actor Victor Banerjee, Actor Adil Hussain, reputed Vaishnavi scholar Dr. Sunil Kothari, Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta,  eminent writer and Addl DGP, Assam & Swapna​nil Baruah, Commissioner, Cultural Affairs Deptt, Govt of Assam participate with great gusto. All the speakers stressed upon the greatness of Sankaradeva’s teachings and the need for the modern society to imbibe the ideals of the great scholar saint.

​Eminent actor and brand ambassador ​of Sankaradeva Movement, Victor Banerjee said, "The Sankaradeva Movement is a novel initiative to propagate the ideals of the great scholar saint. Having been associated with the initiative for the past 3 years, I can see the movement taking a definite shape. His teachings which spoke about secularism and inclusion in the true sense, have a lot of relevance in today's times."

Hon'ble Governor of Assam Shri JB Patnaik said, "Srimanta Sankaradeva appeared as a unifying force for the people of Assam - he was a great spiritual leader, a social reformer, an architect of Assamese language and literature, composer, dramatist, musician, dancer, painter and above all a great humanist. We cannot think of Assam without Srimanta Sankaradeva and I am glad Sankaradeva Movement is doing yeomen's service in promoting his teachings in different parts of India and particularly in Maharashtra, the home of many saints and spiritual leaders of India."

In the evening, a grand cultural programme was organised to showcase the colorful culture of Assam. The star-studded function was an evening to remember with some spellbinding performances in the presence of celebrated personalities from the film industry like Hariharan, Pritam,Lalit Pandit among others. The reputed Marathi singer Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota enthralled the audience with Borgeet in the funct​ion. ​

Dance Drama Chordhora Jhumura was performed by top Assamese actresses like Barasharani Bishaya, Tanvi Sarma & Mallika Kandali under direction of Dr. Nirupoma Mahanta.  Famous Naga Folk singer Guru Rewben Mashangva rocked the crowd with his mesmerizing Naga folk blues in a unique fusion performance along with Kalpana Patowary.  Sunita Khaund Bhuyan filled the evening with her lilting violin strains as she performed Bihu. The function was sumptuously rounded off by Assam’s heartthrob Zubin Garg.  Few outstanding Assamese cultural personalities in Mumbai like Amrit Pritam, Dhrubajyoti Phukon, Debojit Changmai, Jatin Sarma were also felicitated during the event.

Divya Khosla Kumar and Salim Asgarally at the Femina Showcase Event

Producer-Director Divya Khosla Kumar and ace fashion designer Salim Asgarally were spotted at the Femina Showcase Event at Inorbit Mall, Mumbai. Divya as usual looked stunning.

Designer Pawan Sachdeva rocks at the Festival of Hope

The versatile and talented Designer Pawan Sachdeva was the major highlight of fashion show at the Festival of Hope as he opened the show with his flambuoyant & sophisticated Mens wear collection inspired by the Mughal Era, called, Andaaz-e-Nawab and he was also the finale designer showcasing his collection of evening cocktail wear for women, called Fairy Tale.

Andaaz-e-Nawab is all about dressing today’s men in the royal attire.  The collection has impressions of Mughal & Arabic clothing and has been twisted so creatively to fit in the taste of a modern man says Designer Pawan Sachdeva. From a very traditional attire like a Jama paired with a flared skirt to a modern avtar of a floral motif transparent cotton kurta teamed with pencil trousers and a cotton olive floral printed  Nehru jacket, Pawan’s profound design sensibilities are evident in each creation.

And Like a Fairy Tale which is  blessed with unusual happiness, his collection of Evening Cocktail wear is sure a perfect mood lifter.  Flowy colourful gowns, stretching imaginations in terms of numerous stylish drapes and silhouettes, a playful use of floral motifs, dazzling with the brightness of  Swarovski Fairy Tale is indeed a very joyous collection.

Pawan has been associated with the Festival of Hope since its inception and through his collections he portrayed the calmness and graciousness with which  people suffering from cancer has overcome the deadly disease and the sheer joy which they are experiencing now and are living life King size

Guests seen included Shalini Chauhan, Dr. Arti Bhasin, Model Kanchan Sangwan, Model Runa Laha, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Swati Pandya Sood, Savera Chauhan, Meenakshi & Umesh Dutt, Shalini Kochhar, Ala & Rajan Madhu, Reena & Sunny Goyal, etc

A Star-studded evening to unveil 2nd edition of coffee table book

A perfect hi powered evening was hosted by Rashi Anand, founder LAKSHYAM NGO.The eve was to  celebrate the unveiling of second edition of coffee table book "Delhi Primes: Men serving Mankind". DELHI PRIMES is a compilation of 35 powerful men from Delhi , giving back to society & coming forward to support the cause of Lakshyam.The event took place at Hyatt Regency, Delhi. Some of the guests present at the event were Actor Unnat Dutt, Entrepreneur Bharat Sahni, Dr. Lalit Bhasin,  MS Bitta, Chairman of All India Anti terrorist front ,NGO Activist Anshu Gupta, Entrepreneur Pawan Jain,Photographer Raghu Rai, Entrepreneur Tushar Kumar, Life & Business Coach Ramon Llamba to name a few.

The occasion was a charity fashion show to raise funds to support LAKSHYAM’Sendeavour to uplift the standard of not so privileged kids in Delhi. The coffee table book comprises of some prominent celebrities like Sandeep Jajodia, Jatin Das, Bharat Sahani, Kapil Dev, Dr Naresh Trehan, Shivendra Singh, Rohit Bal, Varun Jain, Keshav Suri, Lalit Bhasin, Vikram Baidyanath , Shiv Jatia, Pt. Birju Mahraj, Ravish Kapoor to name a few.
LAKSHYAM is an organization established for the welfare of mankind and since its inception, has been engaged in a number of social welfare activities. Lakshyam engages in areas like child’s welfare, education, health, empowerment (Women in particular) and promoting practical, effective and innovative solutions to improve lives of underprivileged communities.

Over the years, Lakshyam has expanded its scope of activities and enhanced its efforts towards such improvement by initiating various camps, workshops and programs like “SAKSHAM” child welfare program and “LAKSHYAM TOY LIBRARY” with need based approach. We had put in a lot of effort towards empowering women through life skills courses with emphasis on building self – confidence. To sum up, Lakshyam is committed to the pursuit of effective solutions to enhance the lives of underprivileged children and women of society and to work as credible, honest, transparent and accountable organization.