Spread the Warmth with DLF Place Saket and Donate Old Winter Wear and Make a Difference..!

A small gesture from you can do a lot of good to someone in need. Keeping this in mind, city’s favourite lifestyle destination, DLF Place, Saket is all set to bring smiles to the faces of the underprivileged. The mall launches its 6th edition of their annual initiative named ‘Spread the Warmth’ in association with Bharat Blind Technical Welfare Society, starting from 17th November 2016 to 1st January, 2016.

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Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Benu Sehgal, Senior Vice President, DLF Place, Saket said, “Through this initiative, we urge our shoppers to help those in need by contributing their old or unused clothes, shoes and other materials. Also, it is our responsibility to give back to the society for all that we have received from it.”

DLF Place, Saket has put up large donation boxes within the mall premises where people can donate their old and unused woolens, shoes, toys, books, blankets which will be distributed to the poor and underprivileged sections of the society.

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So, visit DLF Place, Saket and be a part of this noble cause


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About DLF Place, Saket


Sprawled over 7,50,000 sq. ft., DLF Place, Saket is a premium lifestyle destination which promises to provide a consistent, vibrant shopping and entertainment experience in the heart of New Delhi. Over the last seven years, DLF Place, Saket has created a firm mark for itself in the shopping landscape of Delhi by hosting some of the best names in fashion, and also the entire gamut of jewellery and skin care; books, gifts and music; kids’ brands and entertainment; and the best of Delhi’s culinary offerings. A distinctive spectrum of luxury brands, premium designers, and high street labels makes it the ultimate lifestyle experience for all retail and entertainment needs across more than 150 retail points while consistently providing world-class customer service to its patrons.

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ITDC celebrates 50 golden years with 50% discount across hotels..!!

Marking the successful completion of 50 golden years of excellence in tourism, travel and hospitality industry, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the only public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism has announced flat 50% discount on rooms across The Ashok group of Hotels. The hospitality and tourism giant also unveiled flat 25% off on food and beverages across ITDC-owned restaurants, room services and cake shops. Beginning today (September 24, 2016), the offers will continue till October 8, 2016 and will include many other promotional activities at different restaurants across ITDC properties. Shri Umang Narula Chairman & Managing Director, ITDC conveyed his gratitude to all the guests and stake holders including Ministry of Tourism for continued support in its Journey of 50 years.

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ITDC’s hotel division runs under the banner ‘The Ashok Group of Hotels” best described as the epitome of Indian grandeur along with a touch of classic Indian hospitality. The hospitality division (HC division) operates 8 ITDC owned hotels, 5 joint venture hotels, 3 catering establishments and a standalone restaurant across all major tourist destinations in India in addition to managing prestigious Hyderabad House as well Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi. The Celebration offer is valid at the Ashok Group’s hotels present at New Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Bhubaneswar, Jammu, Bhopal, Ranchi Guwahati, Patna, Mysore, Puducherry and Itanagar.


Talking about the golden jubilee celebrations, Shri Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial and Marketing), ITDC said, “It is a moment of pride and fulfillment for all of us at ITDC. As ITDC completes its 50 glorious years of operations across tourism and hospitality industry, it brings me immense pleasure to invite everyone to be a part of these revelries at The Ashok group of hotels, our standalone restaurants and all our joint venture hotels. Besides discounts and promotions, we also have many interesting food cum cultural engagements planned for our guests. 50 years is a great achievement for ITDC and we trust our guests come out full throttle to join us in these celebrations.”


Apart from discounts and promotions, the guests will also witness many cultural and entertainment activities that the organization plans to run at its hotels and restaurants across country. As the group’s flagship hotel at New Delhi ‘The Ashok’ also completes its 60 years, every 50th lucky guest will win the ‘Ashok Elite Card’ that will be valid for two years and will entitle the winner a discount of 25% on Room Tariff at The Ashok, New Delhi including its specialty fine-dining restaurants ‘The Oudh’, ‘The Frontier’, 24*7 coffee shop ‘The Samavar’ and the Cake Shop”.


Talking about the organization’s success in recent past, Mr. Tiwari said, “Last few years have been full of achievements for ITDC. Our profits not only from the hospitality division but other divisions have also increased significantly. We are focusing on all the Verticals of ITDC like Ashok Tours & Travels (ATT), Ashok Events (AE), Ashok International Trade Division (AITD), Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIHTM), Sound & Light Division (SEL), Ashok Consultancy & Engineering (ACE) to improve our overall performance and profitability across segments, while maintaining our core competence and without missing on our social responsibility as a Public Sector Undertaking”.

 


About India Tourism Development Corporation       

ITDC was incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to develop and expand tourism infrastructure in the country. The Corporation has been moving ahead with consistent efforts on development, growth and world class services and amenities to its guests. Apart from running Hotels the ITDC has diversified into non hotel sectors like Ticketing, Tours and Travels, Event Management ,Duty Free Shopping, Publicity & printing consultancy, Engineering Consultancy ,mounting Sound & Light Shows ,Hospitality education and skill development– all under one roof.

 

Mystical Mondays- Shine with Self Love, by Manoj Lekhi

“ I love myself and I will do whatever I like”. “”I love myself, whatever I do, I like.” 


There is a huge difference between the two sentences. 


First statement says that happiness comes only after you do what you like to do while the second statement explains that we are already happy and express our happiness in whatever we do. The first one falls under an impression where one’s love is dependent on outside factors and external situations while the latter expresses

Self-Love. Love yourself, don’t wait for outward happenings to feel loved.

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The Majority of people, almost 99% fall under the section where they seek love through various elements in and around their surroundings. Likewise, I feel happy when I have a Coca Cola. If I get a new job or hike in my salary or a new car or bike, then I get a feeling of happiness, then I see love in my life. This way happiness is dependent on an outward situation and is always seen after an event occurs.

This happiness is not self-love this can be called as self-pleasure which we call Happiness.

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This further brings us to what is that fine line between Self-Love and self pleasure? 


We often are mistaken comparing love and pleasure being on the same pitch.

Nothing is wrong with pleasure, in fact, our pleasure enhances when we are joyful, its like icing on the cake. Pleasure is achieved from outside, whereas love is derived from within. There are two phases for this, one where we go after something for fulfillment versus we are already fulfilled and expressing ourselves through that thing.

Lets say, I love a sweet; when I have that sweet I am happy, versus I am happy with or without a sweet, and if I happen to have one, it’s like cherry on the cake.

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There is no harm in experiencing  happiness through different situations or elements, but then that’s temporary. It is when you have happiness from within and the love of self , that is genuine happiness and that stays permanent and forever.

One is going upstream while one is going with the stream, one is flowing against the river, one is flowing with the river. When you are already joyful, you express it through different mediums, be it dance, be it music, sports, studies or cooking. What matters is being joyful!


How to be In Self-Love and in genuine happiness ” no matter, what happens” ?


This is the science of inward journey, science of Meditation which we teach in our SSY program (SSY- SCIENCE OF SILENCE YOGA). When you start living joyfully without a reason you start expressing it through your daily behavior. The action which flows out is the beautiful example that is set in your life. Likewise, when action flows through anger, irritation and frustration it will always hamper one’s journey of discovering Self-Love and happiness.
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Self-love, is a process where one dedicates one’s time for oneself, “the inward-journey”, to catch one’s thoughts, patterns, beliefs. When a person rectifies these patterns, he identifies the blocking factors and uplifting moments and draws out the negative thoughts and welcomes the positive one’s.

There are a number of practices for one to discover the path of self-love. One such practice  towards discovering the treasure of Self-Love is known as LiYA 1 HOUR where you spend one hour for yourself, every day, by cutting yourself off from the outer world and spending that joyous time in doing something you like and enjoy.

As we are trapped in outer worldly issues, we often reap fruits of depression, frustration, irritation, anger and even sometimes revenge. But when we spend our time on our Self, we reap the fruits of hopefulness, joyfulness, peacefulness, blissfulness and godliness.

Start to live life by loving Your Self!


A person who is in Self-Love is fulfilled within and life is all joy!


Rise in Self-Love and shine to a beautiful life!


About the Author


Manoj Lekhi is a truth seeker at heart and a guide to thousands Indians all over the world. At the age of 25, he met Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakarji, creator of the Siddha Samadhi Yoga (SSY) program. Under Guruji’s guidance and as his key disciple, Manoj Lekhi himself has blossomed into a Business and Life coach.

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He is a passionate trainer in areas like management and leadership development. He has been teaching management mantras to many corporate honchos for business expansion for over a decade. In the last two years he has conducted 250 programs across 11 cities and touched the lives of 15000 fellow Indians in India and abroad. His passion for meditation and SSY has inspired him to adopt an entire village near the foothills of Pune. He has also started a school there inspired by the Gurukul structure. The Gurukul encourages community living and inspires everyone to become a contributing member of the society. The entire community stays, works, meditates, serves and plays together amongst the rustic dwellings and wide expanse of sprawling greens. Apart from this he is also the author of the books; ‘Your Child is your Parent’ and ‘ Money Wealth and Abundance’. Manoj Lekhi’s love for Silence and Solitude makes him an obvious nature-lover. He loves trekking and loves taking a walk in the mountains and forests. Apart from this he also enjoys listening to the modern day Western spiritual and professional Gurus like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer on one hand to ZigZiglar and Brian Tracy on the other.


To Know More Log On To: http://www.manojjlekhi.in/

 

Mystical Mondays- The Joy is in Details, By Manoj Lekhi

Knowledge and Awareness:

Why is it so that knowledge is given so much of importance all over the world? Why is it that Goddess Saraswati is given so much of respect and importance?

Increase in Knowledge may not necessarily mean Increase in Awareness

BUT

Increase in Awareness definitely means Increase in Knowledge.

Further, Awareness can be divided into two types:

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Outside Awareness :


An expert mountaineer is aware of each and every minute change of climate from heat to rains to snow. Likewise an expert Musician is aware of every sound he uses in singing and making of a song.

An expert artist is aware of the different shades of color that can describe his idea best through his painting, similarly a successful businessman knows all in and outs of his business and that is one of the major reasons he is a great Micro-Manager (also known as Micro-Management).

Be it any field you are part of, mastering whatever you do is one of the key aspect that makes you an expert or experienced person in your field.


An expert cricketer is aware of the field placements and his players, this allows him to play shots in between the gaps. A practiced dancer is extremely aware of small minute steps and hand movements which makes a beautiful performance in front of an audience. The same goes for a skillful actor and director, the actor is aware of each and every angle and pose he needs  to shoot in front of the camera while the director is fully aware of his cinematography.

This way we have thousands of fields where people will give great importance to details and end up being highly successful in terms of money, fame or expertise. Some may end being famous like Amitabh Bachan or maybe one like Sachin Tendulkar or a famous actor or cricketer or Musician. When you do, whatever you do, do in depth, it makes you happy, confident and creates an eagerness to achieve more and more. They enjoy the small joys of detailing. There is a different blissfulness that you receive when you master your respective field. Any person who goes into  learning every minute detail, he enjoys his life to the fullest. Success may or may not happen, but they enjoy and are passionate about their work/professional life because joy lies in the details.

 Inside Awareness:


However the above set of people who are into detailing may enjoy their professional place but might end up disturbed, unhappy and dissatisfied, if their planned goals  aren’t achieved. Let’s say it as their inner awareness. Where a person who is aware of his inner-self and he is fully contained, satisfied and successful. For him, what matters is knowing everything inside- outside rather than just the outer world.  Aware of his body movements, more aware about his breath, even more aware of his thoughts, even more subtly aware of his feelings and emotions and more aware of his intentions before he takes any action. This person enjoys the detailing of his inward self. He does not need any goal, nor does he target any destination, detailing itself is the destination. His or her joy is in the process of discovering the inner-self, inner-intentions, feelings,  thoughts, words, which designs his actions for any responses. His behavior is an outcome of his words which is an outcome of his thoughts, feelings, intentions, understanding details. For example, the person who is aware of inner-self is aware of every single thing he does, for instance drinking water and feeling fully satiated. 

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The one who can comprehend the inner-self is automatically the one who can solve the outside world’s puzzle. The one who rises in inner consciousness rises in the level of outer consciousness too. He is master of his own universe. But the reverse need not be true.

A person who is very alert in his inward journey puts his complete attention also in his outward journey. His inside vibrations transmit to outside.

Both ways are wonderful, when you go from inside to outside, it becomes much easier, because it is not dependent on outside factors, while in outside awareness the person is dependent on various other factors. He does not need an outward goal or outward validation, target, destination. His/her Joy is in the inner self- understanding. Go the inward to outward journey which is simpler, easier, joyful and guaranteed success. Outward to in is long, tedious, hardworking and cannot be guaranteed to be joyful. Go for subtle inwards and express it outwards.

Little Things = Great Joy


It is self fulfilling to know each and every pulse and breath of work or things you are into. The joy lies in the details. When you know inside- outside, you enjoy everything you do. This understanding is a medicine that can solve various issues in your life. From simple tasks like cooking to holding a big time business, when one is involved in every minute aspect of the task one’s joy multiplies manifold

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Know this. Practice this. Experience this.


The joy is in the details.

 

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About the Author


Manoj Lekhi is a truth seeker at heart and a guide to thousands Indians all over the world. At the age of 25, he met Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakarji, creator of the Siddha Samadhi Yoga (SSY) program. Under Guruji’s guidance and as his key disciple, Manoj Lekhi himself has blossomed into a Business and Life coach.

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He is a passionate trainer in areas like management and leadership development. He has been teaching management mantras to many corporate honchos for business expansion for over a decade. In the last two years he has conducted 250 programs across 11 cities and touched the lives of 15000 fellow Indians in India and abroad. His passion for meditation and SSY has inspired him to adopt an entire village near the foothills of Pune. He has also started a school there inspired by the Gurukul structure. The Gurukul encourages community living and inspires everyone to become a contributing member of the society. The entire community stays, works, meditates, serves and plays together amongst the rustic dwellings and wide expanse of sprawling greens. Apart from this he is also the author of the books; ‘Your Child is your Parent’ and ‘ Money Wealth and Abundance’. Manoj Lekhi’s love for Silence and Solitude makes him an obvious nature-lover. He loves trekking and loves taking a walk in the mountains and forests. Apart from this he also enjoys listening to the modern day Western spiritual and professional Gurus like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer on one hand to ZigZiglar and Brian Tracy on the other.


To Know More Log On To: http://www.manojjlekhi.in/

 

Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place Celebrates The Twenty Second New Urdu Writings Series

Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place in collaboration with Hindustani Awaaz,hosts The Twenty Second New Urdu Writings Series,two recent books by Kishwar NaheedMutthi Bhar Yaadein (memoir) and Iss Aabaad Kharabe Mein (poetry collection). The session is being moderated by Dr Rakhshanda Jalil, founder Hindustani Awaaz with Kishwar NaheedProf Shamim Hanafi, eminent Urdu critic, and Kunwar Ranjeet Chauhan, Jashn-e Adab.The event comprised of book recital by Kishwar Naheed & discussion on modern urdu writings in comparison with earlier urdu poetry & writings. Richa Agarwal, an eminent classical singer gave a performance on one of the poetry’s by Kishwar Naheed, which was much appreciated by audience & the writer herself

Through its series of events for Urdu readers and book lovers, Oxford Bookstore aims to spread awareness about the literary and cultural relevance of the Urdu language, its literature and culture in India.

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About Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil

Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil a writer, literary critic, translator, independent researcher, and much-admired blogger, is an eminent commentator on Hindi-Urdu culture, society, and literature. She has over 15 books to her credit, including the recent anthology, New Urdu Writings from India and Pakistan (2013). At present, she is engaged in a study of Indian secularism. She also runs an organization called Hindustani Awaaz, devoted to the popularization of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture, and blogs at www.hindustaniawaaz-rakhshanda.blogspot.com and another at IBN Live.

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About Kishwar Naheed

Kishwar Naheed is a feminist Urdu poet from Pakistan. She has written several poetry books. She has also received awards including Sitara-e-Imtiaz for her literary contribution towards Urdu literature.

Naheed has served major positions in various national institutions, as director general of Pakistan National Council of the Arts. She also worked and edited a literary magazineMahe naw. She established Hawwaorganisation (Eve). The purpose of the organisation is to support those women who have not independent income, providing financially opportunities through cottage industries and selling handicrafts..

Kishwar has written six collections of poems between 1969 and 1990. Her first poetry collection Lab-i goya was published in 1968, that won the Adamjee Prize of Literature. She also writes for children and for the Daily Jang. Her several poems have been translated into English and Spanish.

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About Oxford Book Store:

Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place offers a carefully curated list of titles for booklovers to browse through and buy and perhaps the world’s largest assortment of teas in the hip Cha Bar, to create a holistic experience for book lovers. The entrance leading to the bookstore houses a big Neon Wall, a cloud of words in English-Hindi-Latin that envelopes book lovers in a universe of emotions linked to reading. Inside, in the tranquil space, hands-on staff, knowledgeable and highly trained book specialists, offer suggestions of handpicked titles from major, independent and indie publishers: a great selection of books, some exclusive to Oxford Bookstore. The selection features both emerging and established authors from India and the world. Shelves stocked with the best in Indian Writing, International Fiction and Translations take one into a spacious, elongated Reading Room which opens onto a dedicated Events Space. Well-researched sections on Languages and New Age books address issues of addiction, relationships, unexplained phenomena, and showcase the best of thinkers and Indian gurus. A wide range of titles in Travel Writing, books that showcase the very essence of New Delhi and a specially curated section of books on tea are other highlights. Children have an exclusive space for browsing, activities and reading and parents can look forward to the Top 10 Gift Books in each age group for a quick and easy pick. Amongst the best in books for different age groups are ones that help the young ones deal with experiences relevant to their age.

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Stay Fit Fridays- How to get rid of thunder thighs in 5 simple ways by Dr. Anjali Hooda

Ever wondered about the stubborn cheesy bulky thighs.

Not fair, most men don’t have it why should we women suffer?

My own story is that I kept aside a sum of money and decided to get some surgery to get rid of those thighs but then I found this solution after researching and trying everything available about this topic on internet/books/journals (not much out there)/blogs/videos, machines also using help of friends who struggled like me and achieved success.


Most of the times I also blamed hormones but then worked on them religiously diet wise and workout wise. I never became skinny but I found a way to manage to satisfy myself with even tone and got rid of side bags. As a result my thighs are way smaller now than few years ago. Here are 5 simple ways that you can add to your daily regime and become fat to fab..

  1. Walk at least 30 minutes using whole foot and thighs (no running) not just feet.
  2. One should increase vegetable intake (raw mainly) 1-2 quarter plate of salad daily, with added fruits.
  3. Drink a gallon of water daily and never sat for longer than 30 minutes, move after every half hour
  4. Do squats/lunges (get the technique right please) in pluses when in shower, restroom, kitchen, 10, 10, 10.  While watching TV, just sit 1 inch above the chair/sofa for a few minutes. Trampoline is awesome too for weaker knees.
  5. Stretch and squeeze those long muscles of legs whenever you can.

Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan, MBBS, MD (INTERNAL MEDICINE) (USA) is a veteran Obesity, Metabolic Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Consultant. She has an experience of, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Heart disease & PCOD. She is trained in Pre and Post Bariatric Management of Obese patients with and without complex Medical Issues like Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus Surgery Care. She provides an advice on nutrition and offers people an opportunity to improve their health.  She helps her patients achieving healthy weight loss goals with alteration of life style and pharmacotherapy and micronutrient usage.

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Apart from designing the food plans, Dr. Anjali Hooda also teaches the residents about obesity and nutrition and its application in assessing the nutritional status of a patient and how to manage it. She also indulge herself into the development and teaching of medical students and house staff on the hospital consult service, reviewing common and uncommon diseases affecting nutrition and their effect on patient recovery in postoperative period and treatment of malnutrition including pharmacology.


She has developed an App for Preventive Health and Weight Loss – www.livenutrifit.com. She did her MD in Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA and also trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). She is a member of The Obesity Society, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), American College of Physician (ACP).

Despite designing food plans for several celebrities and other eminent personalities, Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan ensures she is accessible to all her patients and provides the best course of action to each one of them.

Specialities:

  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Age Management
  • Clinical Nutrition Support
  • Childhood Obesity Management
  • Metabolic Syndrome Treatment
  • Bariatric Surgery Services

Kunal Kapoor starrer Veeram to open the first BRICS Film Festival

Veeram is all set to roll out the first ever BRICS Film Festival, actor Kunal Kapoor and director Jayaraj Nair are excited to present their film Veeram as the opening night film. The festival will be held at Siri Fort, New Delhi from September 2nd to 6th 2016.
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A spectacular, larger than life magnum opus period drama set in the 13th century Kerala, Veeram resuscitates the real life character made famous through folklore literature and songs. Sharing broad similarities with the rise and fall of Macbeth, the film spans the journey of Chandu (Kunal), a Kalaripayattu warrior who meets a tragic end as an outcome of betrayal.



Leading man Kunal Kapoor shares his director’s fervour, “I’m very excited that we are premiering at the first BRICS Film Festival. We’ve put a lot of effort into making this film and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the audience reacts to it.”
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Talking about his film opening the festival, six times National Award winning director Jayaraj says, “I am happy and proud in presenting the first screening of my latest movie Veeram, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth especially in this quadricentennial of the great writer. The BRICS honour makes VEERAM proud of Shakespeare, Kalari, Kunal and the team members”

Producers Chandramohan Pillai and Pardeep Rajan from Chandrakal Arts says, “Veeram reflects our heritage story which is similar to Macbeth , even today it is very much popular in Kerala by means of folklore or contained in a ballad.
Veeram will be releasing pan India later this year and has been shot in three different languages – Hindi, English and Malayalam with plans to further dub it in Tamil and Telugu.

Le Creuset-The Leading French Cookware Brand Hosted A Gastronomical Affair With Chef Ranveer Brar

Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar was recently spotted at Select City Walk, cooking delectable dishes live at an event organized by Le Creuset. Le Creuset is world’s leading cookware brand famous for its cast iron products. Foodies and Bloggers were invited as a part of the meet and greet event. Each table had a few products from the Le Creuset range, showcased for product touch and feel.

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Chef Ranveer Brar created mouth-watering dishes that were prepared in beautiful Le Creuset cookware featuring the Hawaiian Chicken Drumsticks, Lemony Chicken Stir Fry, One Pan Mexican Quinoa, Pakistani Balti Gosht and the Spanish Stir Fried Rice. These tantalizing and scrumptious dishes were cooked live in the Central Atrium of Select City Walk Mall where guests were able to interact with the chef throughout the session and learn these amazing recipes to recreate the magic at home.

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Speaking on the event, Chef Ranveer Brar said, “Le Creuset is an international leader in luxury cookware and I am absolutely pleased to be associated with this reputed brand. Cooking with Le Creuset cookware is an experience in its own and it’s a great opportunity to be able to share that with people who share the same interest”.

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Established in 1925, Le Creuset, the iconic French cookware brand, is among the top three-cookware brands of the world. The brand that has glamourized and redefined the contemporary kitchen all over the world for almost 100 years is now changing the way India cooks with its 5 stores nationwide.

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On the occasion Ankur Damani, Country Head – India and SAARC, Le Creuset said “We are thrilled to have associated with Chef Ranveer Brar. Le Creuset is most particular about quality and innovation that is why we feel that the talented Chef Ranveer Brar is perfect to demonstrate the difference that comes in cooking with Le Creuset cookware and to help the audience make it a part of their lifestyle”. 

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While Le Creuset produces world’s best cookware and accessories for a quintessential kitchen, it stands out in its design, vibrant and distinct colors as well as versatility, meant for preparing, cooking and serving, in Le Creuset style. Le Creuset aims at not just being a cookware brand but a lifestyle.

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About Le Creuset:

Le Creuset is recognized the world over for market-leading, premium quality ranges of enameled cast iron cookware, multi-ply stainless steel, toughened non-stick, stoneware and ceramics, along with its outstanding range of wine accessories. Established in 1925, Le Creuset has been making world-class cookware for almost 100 years, innovation remains at the forefront of Le Creuset’s success. Used by leading chefs and keen cooks around the globe, Le Creuset cookware offers outstanding performance time after time.


About Chef Ranveer Brar:

Ranveer Brar is one of the most sought after chefs of the country. He is popularly known for his television shows which include Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, The Great Indian Rasoi, Health Bhi Taste Bhi, Ranveer’s Cafe, Food Tripping and Thank God It’s Fryday. He also recently appeared on Masterchef India as a judge.


Availability:


Address: Select CITYWALK Mall, S 30, B 1, 2nd Floor, District Centre, Saket, Delhi – 110017


Email: info.in@lecreuset.com


Website: www.le-creuset.in

Stay Fit Fridays..SUGAR ADDICTION IS REAL. FIND WAYS TO QUIT by Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan

I come across so many people who always ask me doc can I eat some sweet post my meal every day? Or I have a sweet tooth and I can’t live without some sweet every day.

That sounds familiar?


Sugar is a standard term we use for table sugar, the white sugar. Simple sugar is made up of a monosaccharide example fructose, glucose; galactose. Table sugar is a disaccharide and is converted to glucose and fructose in the body. Our bodies cannot make fructose but can produce glucose from the stored glycogen.

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Consuming too much fructose will lead to conversion to fat and since the process takes place in liver, one can have a fatty liver. Sources of fructose include fruits, table sugar, added sugars to processed foods. Fruits usually can never be overeaten but you will be surprised when people will do that on all fruit fad diets, which includes fruit juices without any fiber.

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Every living cell has glucose without which survival is impossible.

Sugar is addictive and numerous studies have shown it to be very addictive.

Lot of people argue: but shouldn’t we eat sugar for energy, what do you mean give up sugar, how will we live? Almost all foods contain sugar in some quantity more or less. In addition to weight gain, excess sugar can also cause inflammation, have adverse effects on your heart, increase your risk for diabetes and possibly cause kidney damage. Giving up sugar now or never that’s how it works. One should learn the difference between natural and artificial sugar.

So if we consume lots of fructose then we can get numerous diseases like Insulin resistance, Diabetes, Cancers, Obesity, Heart disease. Addiction to sugar is real; sugar causes release of dopamine in brain (happy hormone) therefore more we eat more we want to eat. Although sugar per se doesn’t have a high glycemic index (Food effect on blood glucose) But addition of sugar to foods can cause the calorie intake to go high for the body.

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There has been conflicting studies regarding sugar intake but as far as data for obesity is concerned it’s a red alert and directly related to high sugary beverages.


I am of the opinion that moderation is the key, consuming high sugar foods and then adding an artificial sweetener to beverages is totally incorrect.

  • If you consume large quantities of sugar, try to give it up now. More you consume more you crave for it. It’s a condensed calorie so it will not fill up the stomach but will give a lot of positive energy balance.
  • Go easy in a party don’t let one night of fun ruin your sugar quitting, as party will end but cravings will not.
  • While buying, read food labels carefully, choose foods with less amount of sugar approximately 10 mg or less per serving.
  • Alcohol also contains sugar. It is called empty calories. Try to reduce or quit it.
  • Artificial sweeteners as low-calorie replacements have a variety of side effects.

Moderation is where the answers lie.

If you work on decreasing sugar in your diet you will develop a taste for low sugar intake. It’s a habit, which we have to work on. Choose your sugars wisely and decrease portion if you are going to have that scoop of ice-cream.


About Dr.Anjali Hooda Sangwan

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Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan, MBBS, MD (INTERNAL MEDICINE) (USA) is a veteran Obesity, Metabolic Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Consultant. She has an experience of, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Heart disease & PCOD. She is trained in Pre and Post Bariatric Management of Obese patients with and without complex Medical Issues like Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus . She provides an advice on nutrition and offers people an opportunity to improve their health.  She helps her patients achieving healthy weight loss goals with alteration of life style and pharmacotherapy and micronutrient usage.


Apart from designing the food plans, Dr. Anjali Hooda also teaches the residents about obesity and nutrition and its application in assessing the nutritional status of a patient and how to manage it. She also indulge herself into the development and teaching of medical students and house staff on the hospital consult service, reviewing common and uncommon diseases affecting nutrition and their effect on patient recovery in postoperative period and treatment of malnutrition including pharmacology.

She has developed an App for Preventive Health and Weight Loss – www.livenutrifit.com. She did her MD in Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA and also trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). She is a member of The Obesity Society, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), American College of Physician (ACP).

Despite designing food plans for several celebrities and other eminent personalities, Dr. Anjali Hooda Sangwan ensures she is accessible to all her patients and provides the best course of action to each one of them.


Specialities:

  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Age Management
  • Clinical Nutrition Support
  • Childhood Obesity Management
  • Metabolic Syndrome Treatment
  • Bariatric Surgery Services

 

Pop It Up- The Next Big Thing In Fashion, Food & Music..!!

Are you ready for the most happening fashion flea of the year..? Its time for Pop It Up. A property of Splurge Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Pop It Up is the first event in Delhi where people can come and explore the products of the country’s best and upcoming designers and along with this they can also enjoy live music, drinks and scrumptious food

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POP IT UP will take place from Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th 2016 in Delhi at the Nehru Park, PSOI Club.


The same venue has hosted some of the notable events in the capital before and is located in the heart of the capital city and is surrounded by embassies of over 15 countries. Hence, the expat community and notable VIPs are also expected to attend the flea.


The timing of the event is perfect because there are no major event happening in the month and also Pop It Up is taking place right before Shrad and Navratras start. Because of these factors, the footfall at Pop It Up will further increase

The expected footfall is between 15,000-18,000 visitors.

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It is a shopping festival where visitors can discover and shop from the local and country’s best upcoming artists and designers who they are unlikely to find in the city’s malls. The event will have 70 stalls for the designer and lifestyle brands.


It’s also a food festival where people get to sample food from dozens of upcoming chefs experimenting with world and fusion cuisines and also a bar & lounge with amazing variety of the best liquor. There will be 30 exclusive stalls for food outlets/home chefs/cafes.


It’s a music festival where visitors can listen to some of the most vibrant up and coming singer-songwriters and independent musicians from all over the country. 8 handpicked bands will be performing live at the flea.


Other attractions include hair & make up workshop, cocktail making workshop, t-shirt painting, pottery workshop, pet café, free book exchange section and many more.

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Here is a sneak peek from one of the designer’s collection. It’s called EEDHA by Heena and Vasudha- A texture for every story. Expression of pure glam merged in gorgeousness, simply styling your way!

Eedha places emphasis on fine tailoring and slick cuts, incorporating traditional Indian embroideries embellished in a refined modern approach.

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Speaking on Pop It Up, Vasudha said, “ I first heard about InstaBounce not long back from my friends who used the app to find happening parties in Delhi. Just around that time, I got a chance to be a part of the bar crawl they arranged and it was an amazing experience. Now being a fashion designer myself, when I saw the scale and the new concept of Pop It Up, it attracted me and then later knowing that it is done by InstaBounce, just made me go for it. I am really looking forward to this event and hope it becomes huge so that the fashion festival concept finally starts in the capital as well.”


Some of the other prominent designers participating in the fashion flea are Post Fold, Tj & Li, Poochki, Summation, The Patakha Closet, Desi Drama Queen, Rusari, Little Things, WearMates, Rosado, Harhighness, Hussain & Sons, Yellow Owl, Yellow Gypsy, Scherazad, Ah! StyleMe, Dastkari Collections, Ghungrooz, The Pink Seam, For Example, Khanak, Koo Koo Shop, Jewellery by Ritz, Zubiya, Naaz, A Bit Of Me, Eedha by Heena & Vasudha, Ilya, Auruhfy, Sonal Cotton Collection, Zurie, Sukriti, Bead Haus Co., Studio Enoy, Midnight Owl, Sitaara and many more..!

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The marketing plan for Pop It Up definitely aims at garnering huge publicity for a major turn out for the event, it includes

  • Radio campaign on 6 radio channels
  • The InstaBounce app (product of Splurge Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.) which has over 25,000 active users from Delhi/NCR
  • Email campaign for over 50,000 email ids
  • SMS campaign for a database of over 2 lakh people from Delhi/NCR
  • Social media marketing campaign that has already started since second week of July
  • Association with various portals and bloggers
  • Hoardings in various markets like Hauz Khas Village, GK1 and others main market areas
  • 2,000+ pole banners in Delhi/NCR
  • Sun-boards at all partner food outlets

Ikreate takes immense pleasure in being the online media partner for Pop It Up and aims at making it a huge success together. I hope to definitely see you all there.

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Those who seek participation at the festival can get in touch for floor plan, stall costs and other details at the following numbers and also follow the InstaBounce and Ikreate Facebook Page for updates.

  • Ananth: 9818496154
  • Harman: 9711103348
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