MONIN – the world leader in gourmet syrups headquartered in France, announced the champion of the MONIN CUP 2016.
In its 4th edition, this biannual contest continued to celebrate the young talent in the field of bartending. After a nationwide search to find top bartenders across India Prashant Rawalia won the MONIN CUP 2016.
Prashant Rawalia gets a chance to showcase his talent & represent India in International bartending challenge scheduled on the 5th of December in Paris, France. He will compete with 80 other national champions , drawn after a thorough search for young talent in each of these countries .
In a nail-biting finale, 12 finalists from 4 cities (3 from Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai & Pune each) competed neck to neck at Hard Rock Cafe in Gurgaon on 7th Oct to confer the winner title. All the cocktails prepared by finalist bartenders were put through both technical and sensory evaluations .The event was judged by a panel of the industry’s elite experts including Master Mixologist, Andrea Fidora, Yandup Lama, Food Critic, Sourish Bhattacharya,Shalini Kumar and Pawan Soni.
The finalists were challenged on their full range of skills as hospitality professionals. Prashant Rawalia prevailed throughout the competition with his outstanding showmanship and innovative cocktail creation, technique and performance under pressure.
Additionally, to this, the event also showcased a master class on professional and home bartending from the master of cocktails, Andrea Fidora. He enlightened guests with some quick tips on how to prepare awesome drinks at home using MONIN products. World-class, flare champions Pankaj and Sachin rocked the highly charged crowd with their wizardry and supreme flair to bring the house down!
Mr. Ravi Kathuria – Director Business development SAARC countries said, “MONIN CUP 2016 is one of the top international competitions in India and provides a prestigious platform to the young upcoming bartending talent in our country to showcase their prowess at the global scale. The MONIN cup is part of the strategy to train , encourage and groom young talent which MONIN as a leader in beverage innovation is adopting in India and the 144 countries we operate in.”
Commenting on the occasion Mr. Ashish Dubey – Managing Director, Saksham Impex said, “We are happy and proud be associated with MONIN, and organizing this cup . In past few weeks, we have witnessed the most exquisite display of first class mixology. We believe it’s a huge opportunity for the next generation who are the future of bartending. The final 12 were exceptional and judges had a tough time to select the winner, however Prashant Rawaliacut the chase with his/her bartending skills. We also want to thank all our judges,especially Andrea who gave our guests some useful tips on creating fine drinks at home.”
With 100 years of experience MONIN has become a brand of choice of the gourmet flavour business with over 140 flavours in more than 145 countries. MONIN is the brand of choice of the creative beverage makers, from barista in coffee shops, to mixologists creating high-end cocktails, to operators offering simple cocktail solutions. 7 million drinks are made every day using MONIN products. MONIN is currently present in more than 145 countries. For more info, https://www.monin.com/
Commencing on a dazzling note during the auspicious occasion of Navartri, Eves24 launched its festive collection on October 1st, 2016.
Through its array of jewelry library Eves24.com bestow ladies with one-of-its-kind opportunity to select a jewelry that best matches with their wardrobe for a special occasion and return it.
The brand organized a two-day jewellery exhibition at its studio in Bandra West, Mumbai. The exhibitioner showcased finely crafted elegant & intricate closet of jewellery
Eves24, a first of its own kind of jewellery lifestyle services in India organized a two-day jewellery exhibition for its latest festive collection at their studio in Bandra West, Mumbai. The exhibition showcased empyreal masterpieces of jewellery that can be flaunted on every occasion. Ranging from unconventional daily wear to heavy wedding masterpiece to delicate diamond studded magnum opus, these jewels spoke volumes about finesse, sophistication, opulence and imperialness.
These masterpieces were purely about fine craftsmanship, intricate designing style and scrupulously finishing which augmented the shimmer of the festivities on a prosperous note.
Mr. Rahul Banka, Founder & CEO, Eves24, said that Eves24, a first of its own kind of jewellery lifestyle services in India. Their unique concept enables ladies to own and have a colossal closet of magnificent jewellery via a bouquet of smart and cost effective solution. The brand boasts of a beautiful catalogue of exquisite IGI certified designer jewellery available at wholesale prices (at least 20-30% cheaper than other retail stores).
Eves24 also offers 100% exchange, 90% buyback of products sold by it. It is a transparent and professional jewellery service, backed with international authenticity certificates and purity guarantees.
For more information visit us at www.eves24.com/
It’s time you’ve started with your elegant Aurelian collection
Known worldwide as a beer festival, Oktoberfest is a phenomenon to be experienced! And it’s time to Celebrate the spirit of the German festival at an enticing destination, Q Bar – VITS Luxury Hotel, Mumbai. With international beer brands and German delicacy, VITS Mumbai has continued the legacy of serving its guests and patrons the fantastic beer fest.
And this time I had the opportunity of experience spirit of the carnival right at Q-Bar with free flowing beer and special German staples that kept the spirits high. Serving a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to catch-up, the fest offers an array of German Brews and appetizers in pints, towers and beer buckets. I can bet that this is a cracker deal for guests can relish VITS’s carefully chosen menu to pair with preferred drinks, Music, sumptuous food and tones of fun.
Starting with the 1st beer cocktail – Expresso Black Velvet Beer, the smooth coffee flavored cocktail was just too quenching. The taste just lingered for longer while. And the Captain’s Keg was just another invention which was an innovative cocktail but promises to leave one energized like no one’s business.
German delicacy like Butcher’s Platter, Chicken Rolls & Wiener Schinetzel were one among the few yummy recipes dished out by VITS.
Espresso Black Velvet Beer – Espresso Black Velvet Cocktail is seriously the best of both worlds, beer and espresso, and I plan on enjoying many glasses of this lovely elixir here at VITS. One may think this an unlikely combination but it’s actually quite good and some people prefer it over other cocktails
Captain’s Keg – Ahoy Matey! A typical Pirate Cocktail that it is but has earned many fans across the European coast. The Captain’s Keg, made with white rum, guava nectar, and grapefruit juice, then topped with light beer and garnished with a lime wheel. “This is your captain speaking, and I recommend you to have it!” This is what you would too say post having this nectarous cocktail.
Butcher’s Platter: Scrumptious sausages of meat with a mix of taste and flavor captured the best of German produce. This “slaughter platter”, with its sausages of pork & chicken, is traditionally made and served with German Potato Salad. Well-grilled & soft sausages were simply lip-smacking.
Chicken Rolls: Continental in nature, these chicken rolls are quite wholesome. Infused with minced chicken and spinach, they are so soft that every bite can be celestial.
Wiener Schinetzel: This easy German recipe is one of the favorites. Marinated in wine, these crispy Crum fried chicken breast with lemon pepper sauce are served with lyonnaise potatoes. And this recipes is complemented with Soukrout which adds to the taste. It’s must have.
The decor theme featured German elements like German flag, themed branding on window panes, hanging large size cut image frames of German Culture.
Live the experience of Oktoberfest with authentic German appetizers, Live DJ along with your favourite Beer and International Beer at Q-Bar VITS Luxury Hotel, Mumbai.
Propelling the television technology industry to the next pedestal of aestheticism, bravura and functionality, Vu, the California-based luxury television company, announces the launch of its exclusive edition premium UHD series and The Curve TV. Vu TVs have the highest market share in the Premium TV segment in India after Sony, Samsung and LG and is the largest selling television brand in India when it comes to online or ecommerce.
Speaking at the event, Devita Saraf, CEO and Design Head, Vu Technologies, commented “Our revolutionary UHD TV series and the advanced Curve TV undoubtedly are category defining products in their own right. There are no competing products in the industry, with similar features or price points. Discerning consumers who are looking for an all-inclusive techno-luxurious experience in one Television set, the latest range of TVs from Vu’s product stable is the ultimate answer. Braced with first-of-its-kind design features, our TVs make watching anything and everything, a riveting experience.”
“We a have the largest range of TVs after Sony, Samsung and LG with 22 Unique SKUs in the Indian market. We have had 350% Year on Year growth since 2013 aiming for a turnover of Rs.600 Cr in 2016-17. With the launch of our new portfolio and many more in the pipeline, we are confident of achieving that goal within the stipulated time frame”, she added.
The all new and the world’s first 65/75 Premium UHD TV boasts of Pixelight HDR Technology, premium smart chip with Quad core processor with a dedicated button on the remote for NETFLIX, Ultra-smooth motion rate, 4X ultra-high definition and ultra-dimming feature. Additionally, the range is a visual treat, even when not in use, with its ultra slim depth; brushed steel and carbon weave design elements.
A one of a kind metamorphosis of superlative luxury, pomp and efficiency, Vu also launched its 55/65 Curve UHD TV in the luxury segment. The suave and stylish Smart TV comes packed with 4K Ultra-high definition, A+ Grade Panel, 4x Quad core CPU and GPU and nScreen features.
Vu Televisions, is a market leader in affordable large size TV category, and is a consumer favourite for its company direct support, price and innovation.
Price & Availability:
65” Premium UHD TV – Rs. 1,56,000 and 75” Premium UHD TV – Rs 3,00,000, (Available at Flipkart)
55” Luxury Curved UHD TV – Rs. 1,00,000 and 65” Luxury Curved UHD TV – Rs. 1,80,000 (To be available October 1st week onwards)
About Vu Technologies
Vu, which has pioneered innovative television technology, is a Television brand established in 2006 between California, USA and India. Built with the highest grade panels, the fastest processors and energy efficient power solutions, each VU television is designed to operate for over 100,000 hours in normal circumstances and provide the best picture quality even in brightly-lit environments. Consistently, VU has been winning hearts by receiving a 5/5 rating on multiple consumer forums, along with winning the “TV of the year award”. VU elevates the consumer experience by providing supremely personalized customer relations, understanding their entertainment preferences and in turn progressing rapidly to become the fastest growing TV brand in various segments. Having been associated with Exhibit in the past, VU continues its association by playing a pivotal role in TFT, September 2016.For more information, please log on to: www.vutvs.com
KidZania Delhi NCR hosted the Mexican Ambassador H. E. Melba Pria to celebrate the 206th National Independence of Mexico.
KidZania is a concept that originated from Mexico with the launch of their first KidZania facility in the year 1999. With the success of the first KidZania in Mexico City, they now have three centers in Mexico. KidZania has since spread globally, with 24 centers in 19 countries. One of the fastest growing kids interactive edutainment brands in the world; KidZania currently has two facilities in India, ‘Mumbai’ operational since 2013 & KidZania Delhi NCR (operational since May 2016.). It is known for its unique concept where kids have fun while enjoying real-life experiences in a city scaled down to kids’ size. I have been to the place twice myself and I am dying to take my son for this thrilling experience.
KidZania offers a great concept of making children familiar with different professions especially, and these professional experiences involve real life experiences in terms of functioning, monetary transactions, payouts etc. So while children enjoy multiple activities, they also learn the nitty gritties of those professional experiences.
Mexico’s National Independence Day is officially observed on 16th September 2016. This date is considered the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. KidZania Delhi NCR hosted a ceremony at its theatre, where ‘The Cry of Independence’, a ritual of the church bells ringing was performed & all the honorary Mexicans for the evening and regular visitors cheered along, saying “Viva Mexico” before and after the Mexican national anthem.
KidZania Delhi NCR in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy has also announced exciting offers on entry tickets to Delegates of all Embassies in Delhi NCR from 12th – 30th Sep 2016.
Her Excellency along with the children from Shikhar Foundation participated in the Fire Fighting Activity at KidZania.
Speaking on the occasion, H. E. Melba Pria said, “At the ceremony of the Independence of Mexico held at KidZania Delhi NCR today, we were able to share some of our beloved traditions with the children and their parents. It is especially important for children in this day and age to get as much exposure to other cultures as possible. Mexico is proud to be the origin of companies like KidZania, which take our creativity and innovative spirit worldwide.”
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, KidZania said, “We are delighted to have hosted the Mexican Ambassador H. E. Melba Pria at KidZania Delhi NCR, It was a great opportunity for us and the children & families of Delhi NCR to connect with Mexican culture and interact with Her Excellency. We strongly believe in empowering children through hands on experiences, where they can learn about culture and values from around the globe, while having a great time.”
About KidZania Delhi NCR:
KidZania Delhi NCR is built like a city across 96,000 sq. ft. where children can independently explore and choose to role-play from 90+ exciting careers like pilot, surgeon, RJ, chef, fire-fighter among many more. KidZania emulates the workings of a city, complete with a functioning economy and its own currency. Each experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves, and inspiration to be great global citizens.
The franchise for KidZania in India, is owned by Imagination Edutainment India Pvt. Ltd., whose shareholders are Singapore-based KidZ Inc, with 74 per cent of the equity, while actor Mr. Shah Rukh Khan owns the remaining 26 per cent in his personal capacity.
Address: KidZania Delhi NCR, Entertainment City, Gate No. 11, Near TGIP Mall, Sec 38A, Noida – 201 301. Uttar Pradesh.
Grehlakshmi magazine, India’s fastest growing woman’s monthly is coming up with its 8th edition of the World’s largest Kitty Party, a grand day specially designed to celebrate the spirit of womanhood. The event is going to be held on 10th September 2016 at The Lalit , Barakhamba, New Delhi. Ikreate takes immense pleasure in saying that we are one of the blogging partners for the event and glad to be associated with such a renowned brand name.
The unique concept of Grehlakshmi Kitty Party has always been synonymous to celebrating women and their achievements. The event promises a fabulous day out for the females to enjoy being pampered, inspired and empowered. It is the only platform which provides an opportunity for today’s women to socialize, network, engage with their favorite brands, meet celebrities, play games chit chat and gossip under one roof. The event will witness women from various walks of life from professionals to housewives and entrepreneurs to mompreneurs. The party involves scintillating fashion shows, jewellery shows, make up makeovers, talk shows, tarot card reading, astrology, live cookery shows, hair makeovers, nail art, live interaction with celebrities, mouthwatering food and much more. Ladies present at the occasion are complimented with exciting titles like Best Saas Bahu Jodi, Ms Early Bird, Ms. Chup Chap,, Ms Beautiful Hair, Ms Fit & Active, Ms. 100% Indian Women etc. Apart from this, Grehlakshmi also felicitates 10 powerful socially active women as ‘Grehlakshmi’s Goodwill Ambassadors’ to honor those women who have acquired identities of their own and now work for giving back to the society. Upping the glamour quotient, renowned stars of Bollywood and Television are invited to make the occasion more exciting for the participants.
Sharing her views on organizing this event, Ms. Vandana Verma, Executive Editor, Diamond Magazines Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are elated to bring yet another edition of Grehlakshmi Kitty Party which creates more exclusive avenues for ladies entertainment.’Grehlakshmi Kitty Party’ is organized to help women break free from their boring monotonous life and enjoy a day full of fun. It is a day when we want to make women feel pampered; a day when they not just enjoy themselves but also get the opportunity to learn about various health issues, meet celebrities from Bollywood and Television and win loads of prizes. Basically the day ends with the women emerging as clear winners and we feel it is an ideal platform to interact with the end consumer – our readers and get to know them better.”
The event is being supported extensively through full-fledged media as well as promotional plans. It has already indulged more than 27,000 women in the past and constantly trying to bring forward more such worthy women to this platform. In the future endeavors, Grehlakshmi Kitty Party intends to host the event for a much larger scale of audience and in other cities of the country as well.
About Diamond Magazines Pvt. Ltd.
Diamond Magazines Pvt. Ltd., an offspring of Diamond group of Publications, a group that has been in the publishing business for the last 70 years and has established itself in the same arena.
Diamond Magazines P Ltd. comes out with 4 monthly magazines viz-a-viz Grehlakshmi, Cricket Today English, Cricket Today Hindi and Sadhna Path.
Grehlakshmi is the fastest growing women’s monthly in Hindi. With a current print run of 3, 70,000 copies, Grehlakshmi reach out to 40 lac readers every month. With the content being the right mix of Cookery, Health, Beauty, Social awareness, Stories, Humour, Teen Talk, Bollywood, Interviews, Career etc. The magazine is a magazine for the entire family. Popular names such as Blossom Kochar, Neeta Mehta, Sanjeev Kapoor, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Dr. Ashok Chakradhar, Shahnaz Hussain, and Jawed Habib etc the magazine enjoys the repute of ensuring quality content to its readers.
Other offerings from the group included, Cricket Today in Hindi and English, which are magazines, dedicated to the most popular sport of our country – Cricket. From covering the latest happenings in Cricket, the magazine cover other interesting off beat aspects of the lives of Cricketers and all related to the game.
Sadhna Path is a health and wellness magazine, which attempts to educate the readers from mutely aping the west.
I urge my women readers to be a part of this Biggest Kitty and celebrate the spirit of womanhood. See you there..!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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..!
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.
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.
Strengthening its position as the leading fitness brand in the country and to celebrate the growing enthusiasm around MMA, Reebok India organized a real MMA fighting cage to enthrall fitness enthusiasts with the world’s most popular sport of fitness. The ‘Reebok FIGHT NIGHT’ was organized at Select City Walk Mall, New Delhi.
The ‘Fight Night’ witnessed nine intense fights, among 18 amateur fighters, trainers & athletes from the MMA community. Renowned MMA expert and Reebok Master Trainers Siddharth Singh and Deepak Karai engaged hundreds of fitness enthusiasts in a power packed MMA master class that covered tips to champion the mental and physical groundwork needed to become a successful MMA fighter, and the secret behind keeping one’s head in the game when on the ropes.
The excitement was palpable as the event kicked off with a one of its kind MMA flash mob by Reebok MMA trainers. Those who volunteered to participate in the MMA master class definitely returned home with their head high as it takes guts to stand in a ring with another person knowing that the impending skirmish can get ugly. Participants were drenched in sweat at the end of the master class that focused on essential self-defense and striking skills from Thai kick boxing.
Commenting on the special session and her experience at the event, Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India, said, “Today, MMA is described as the fastest growing sport of fitness in the world. Though still at a nascent stage in India, combat training and MMA have seen great response over the last couple of years. Reebok has been at the forefront of defining this trend and today’s Fight Night event was our attempt to further popularize this fitness sport in India. It has been a fulfilling evening as we have successfully engaged with Fitness enthusiasts to adopt our ‘fitness is life’ philosophy and encouraged them to train with us.”
To promote Mixed Martial Arts, Reebok entered into a partnership with the largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Company in the world – the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) last year.
The brand has also launched its latest combat training collection across select stores in India. These also include the exclusive Tribute Collection Tee’s sporting global legends such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, and Chuck Liddell. To add to the excitement, fitness enthusiasts can buy gear worth Rs.10, 000 and stand a chance to win a full sponsored trip to UFC Fight Night at Manila scheduled for October. The winners also stand a chance to get merchandise worth Rs.20,000 and Rs.10,000. For more details on the collection, consumers can visit the nearest store or log onto www.shop4reebok.com