This monsoon ‘Baaya Design’ invites you to learn the latest interpretation of Gond and create your own painting in the ‘Gond Painting on Umbrella Workshop’. Gond is a decorative art form of painting from folk and tribal art, practiced by the Gondi people of Madhya Pradesh. Capture the magic of rains with splash of colors on your umbrella with vibrant depictions of the traditional art form. The workshop will entail waterproof Gond art color play, Gond painting references, Sprinklers, Rollers, brushes, a full size white umbrella with cover and expert guidance.
Date: 22nd July, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: 1200/- inclusive of all material
For registrations call: 022 24979463 Visit: www.baayadesign.com
Baaya Design has launched the ‘Anantaya’ concept studio, Jaipur based décor brand in Mumbai. Anantaya Décor products will now be available exclusively at Baaya Design Store, Lower Parel. ‘Anantaya’ fuses the art of master artisans with the keen eye of award- winning designers. The final effect is a timeless masterpiece that beautifies any space it adorns. An institution of global repute, ‘Anantaya’ is committed to the development of ideas, and understands the importance of preservation of traditional crafts as well as the need to innovate. Using unusual yet traditional materials and processes, the designers present a fresh twist to design with an array of cutting edge artefacts, accessories, textiles, lighting solutions, furniture and many more utility products.
Representing Indian sensibilities in a contemporary context, Anantaya products appeals to the discerning, quality conscious minds that like to make a statement. Working with crafts people and artisans from Rajasthan, ‘Anantaya’ supports local craft traditions and technologies by providing capital, technology and design and marketing interventions, which at the same time showcase the uniqueness of the state and its crafts people.
Lift Top Lau Diya Br Oil Lamps:
Lau, (the flame), a double walled oil lamp made in copper and brass by the Thathera artisans of Jaipur, is an exquisite utilitarian object. Designed by Ayush Kasliwal, the first version of this lamp is gilded with gold and silver leaf. This version of the Lau Diya is simplified with the top detachable. Lau Diya has been awarded with the UNESCO Seal of Excellence for its’ innovative sustainable design. Available in three sizes, it is to be lit using liquid paraffin lamp oil only such as Amaya Luminessences. Before lighting, ensure that the wick is trimmed and not more than 1 mm above the wickholder. It is natural for the products to have subtle variations from piece to piece. Due to the nature of the materials used, there may be some tarnishing or aging of the material. This is a natural process and may require you to clean or polish the material.
Trinetra 10 Set of 3
An elegant trio of hand-hammered brass bowls inspired by Shiva’s third eye of enlightenment are a modern twist to the Thathera craft of Jaipur. These appear like mystical eyes, with lit marble tea light holders- an “eyeball” reflecting Lord Shiva’s inner light and spirit. Use all three pods strung together with hanging rods, in multiples as an installation or use them individually as vases, bowls. Trinetra is the artistic vision of the designer Ayush Kasliwal, a visionary Indian industrial designer who is keeping the traditional skills of local craftsmen alive with the creation of modern objects having a global impact. It is the winner of the UNESCO Seal of Excellence.An elegant trio of hand-hammered brass bowls inspired by Shiva’s third eye of enlightenment, are a modern twist to the Thathera craft of Jaipur.
Crescent Thaali Set Full
The Crescent Thaali Set inspired by classic pearl earrings from Deccan is wonderfully versatile. Configured as a crescent moon nestling a full moon with a built in carrying handle, this set is a piece of art. Made of sturdy brass hand hammered by the Thathera metal artisans, with traditional ‘kalai’ hand-tinning for food safety, this thaali set will serve directly from the kitchen, become an intriguing welcoming tray, or a presentation of delectable appetizers for your guests.
Shiva, the Auspicious One, has the water of the Ganges flowing from his dreadlocks. And so, healthful water will flow from this brilliantly designed handmade copper pitcher with an elegant balanced lid. Like the ‘Khamandalam’ a Yogi’s copperAyurveda water vessel, copper has healing properties contributing to longevity and restorative health. To complete this experience, an elegant copper tray is paired with copper glasses offset from their round bases to hug the form of the Shiva Jug. To clean, scrub with sponge and liquid detergent
Kalam Table- Maharaja
Kalam or pen is one of the tools used by the miniature painter who decorated this multifunctional reinterpretation of the wooden lacquer trays used in traditional Indian kitchens. In this painted table tray a Bhisthi is watering the garden while the Maharaja and his advisor look on. This example of functional art can be detached and used as a colorful food safe tray to present guests with dry delicacies. The table collapses for easy transport across the globe.
Rumi Tea Light holder
Like the Sufi whirling dervishes.. the Rumi range is remniscent of the inner light and spiritual oneness…12 varieties of designs span the arches and motifs across the silk route. Can hold tealight candles too.
About Baaya Design:
‘Baaya’ in a local Indian language refers to the weaver bird that weaves its nest in a rather unique way. The store brings you the best in Indian Tribal art and craft which combines paintings with textiles and other craft forms to make each piece unique. Baaya Design aims to showcase the natural beauty and workmanship in Tribal Art by presenting them in contemporary colors, style and form. By doing so, it offers original art that all of us can relate to. And with every painting that is purchased, you can bring income to a highly deserving individual – the artisan of India. The store provides customized design and implementation of traditional murals for interior and exteriors of homes and corporate offices.
Baaya Design studio offers a completely unique range of customized, Folk & Cultural Art, Art Installations, Murals, Lights, Accessories and Furniture that can transform any space into energized, living environments. The studio offers expertise to residences, commercial spaces and the hospitality industry. Designer Shibani Jain works with architects and interior designers to create optimized and aesthetic solutions for interiors. Faced with the challenge of customizing Indian Folk art in modern lifestyle spaces, Baaya Design has evolved numerous methodologies and processes to innovate and bring in the versatile skills into urban interiors.
Embracing the true flavours of North India, Copper Chimney is hosting ‘The Great Indian Kabab Festival’ with a variety of kababs specially prepared in Indian spices, herbs, and garnishes, this festival is truly a grand ‘desi’ treat.
Winters are the ideal time to dig in the unforgettable experience of food. Enjoy the delicious rustic and smoky flavours of kababs, only at Copper Chimney. The ‘The great Indian Kabab Festival’ will give you an authentic taste of Kababs throughout the month. Choose from vegetarians & Non-vegerterian Kababs like ‘Kashmiri Paneer, ‘Sialkoti Aloo’, ‘Dilli ki lal tikki’, ‘Masala Tandoori Wings’, ‘Nimbo Mirch Macchi’, and ‘Baluchi Chicken’ et al.
Staring from: 29th January to 25th February Where: Copper Chimney (Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai)
Cost: for Two Rs. 1400 (excluding taxes) Timing: 11:00 am-3:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 12:00
It was a wintery Friday evening and the whole city was prepping up for the much awaited festivity of New Year. From 5star properties to fine dines; the restaurants’ menu was all adorned with lip-smacking recipes of the festive season. There was an excitement in the air and it was on my cards to make the most with an egg-citing opportunity that came my way. I was invited to review a one-of-its-kind joint – Andamental where they served egg-srtavagant recipes of eggs.
Since early 20s when Mumbai was Bombay, Egg Omlette with bread (Anda Pav) or bread with scrambled eggs (Bhurji pav) or egg curry (Anda Curry) were the prominent crowd pullers and are still a best substitute to satisfy the hunger pangs. But with the arrival of Andamental, egg recipes have amp-up their taste.
Andamental is a place for all the eggetarians who savor the rich source of proteins and wait to relish egg recipes. Looking at its tempting menu, I was quite confused on what to try first, but what took my attention was Andamental Maggie.
Andamental Maggie – The Spicy Gravilious Maggie layered with fried egg and garnished with cheese and coriander was just too good.
After having a chat with the manager, she confirmed that the one I chose is an all time favorite of Andheriites. The next in line was Veg Mental Biryani which ensured that I conclude the tasting session smacking my lips.
Along with basic stuff like – bhurji, biryani, omlette, Andamental has pioneered in some egginnovations which are worth a try.
Apart from recipes of egg, there are some scrumptious veggie delights which the vegetarians may like to savour. And I suggest must visit for a brunch, lunch or dinner.
It’s a small joint which can accommodate around eight to ten people. There is neither reservation nor valet parking but the staff is welcoming and the recipes of this joint are simply egg-citing!
The launch was a grand affair with Sanath Jayasurya launching the book. Author of book Kapil Pathare read Yuvraj Singh’s chapter where he spoke in depth about his journey. After the chapter reading Sanath Jayasurya addressed the media & spoke a few words about the book & Kapil Pathare.
The launch saw the presence of- Sanjeev Kapoor, Munisha Khatwani, Jyoti Saxena, Aneel Murarka, Garima Pandey, DJ Sheizwood, Manpreet Arora, Hansa Singh & Harsha Bhatkal and many more. RJ Archana who anchored the show wore a beautiful gown by designer duo Bhumika & Jyoti.
It isn’t surprising that a sport that goes on for days, often without result, inspires this much writing. “A book is your best visiting card” says Author, Biker & Entrepreneur Kapil Pathare who launched his book “A Tall Order” which traces the cricketing careers of ten best cricketers from India in the last 25 years. The book is an account of a golden era in Indian cricket. A galaxy of stars descended on the cricket field , shone like never before and left us with over lasting memories. Each of these men brought laurels to India in their unique ways “The book echoes about the lives of 10 extra ordinary cricketers. Their contribution to the sport has made the country what it is today. Together these 10 cricketers have fashioned the fortunes of cricket in the country. We have never been as blessed as we have been in the last 25 years thanks to these gentlemen. This truly is the league of extraordinary gentlemen for Indian cricket because it has raised the standards of the sport in the country and gained the country enough respect worldwide. The book is dedicated to my late father Mr. Jaykumar Pathare”
Sanath Jayasurya says “I am so happy to be a part of this launch. A Srilankan cricketer who comes & launches a book which talks about ten cricket legends of the country & to really do this is overwhelming. I wish Kapil all the best for the book and his future“
“These cricketers have impacted lives of us all as they have carved out a niche for themselves in the cricketing landscape. These cricketers have been at the forefront of a revolution that has engulfed world cricket thanks to their achievements. The fact that cricket is still surviving as a sport is because of the impact these gentlemen have made on cricket and helped create an economy. This book hopes to do justice to the work put in by these gentlemen in front of our eyes in the last 25 years” says Kapil Pathare whose moto is plain and simple – Live Life every day as if it’s your last. No wonder, his enigmatic personality attracts people and the limelight wherever he goes.
Kapil Pathare has penned his success story not just by his sheer corporate skills but quite literally as an established author. His first book was ideated on a cricket pitch when he saw the Indian cricket team in a huddle “What if cricket and management can be interlinked. After all, cricket is more of a mind game and strategy sport. If one draws the right strategies from cricket, they can be used on the corporate pitch as well. More so, for budding entrepreneurs, start-ups and women in the corporate world who did not watch cricket but were really good at their management skills”
The book features- Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Virendra Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni. You can read the review here .
Our history of overseas record actually saw a positive turn in the era that we all played together. What we seeing now is progression of what our era achieved – Zaheer Khan.
I have been fortunate as a player and as chairman of selectors for having seen from close quarters there extraordinary cricketers – Kiran More.
It was really great for Indian cricket that we all were at the peak of our powers at the same time – Harbhajan Singh.
Style met equestrian supremacy last weekend at the StyleCracker VIP hospitality lounge which was a modish soirée hosted to watch the StyleCracker Borough cup at the Royal Western Indian Turf Club at the Mahalakshmi Racecourse.
The event was curated by Saloni Agarwal in honor of Dhimaan Shah, Tia Paranjpe and Archana Walwankar.
The evening embarked with the equestrian vibe of the races going into a fiesty sundowner. Buzzing at the lounge were stylists, bloggers, socialites and other influential names.
Guests were spoilt over dynamic mixology of molecular cocktails by Hops Cork – The Drink Lab.
Smacking our lips were smooth and luscious flavours of wine by Soma Vine Village who came from Nashik to serve us.
The palette of cigar connoisuers in the house with infused Gurkha cigars completed the evening.
Kicking the sweet tooth were ice creams by Planet scoops. The event was overall promoted by app partners – Where Today
For the Teetotallers, there was an array of herbal infused teas by Dancing Leaf and sparkling refreshments by Appy Fizz.
The ambience spelt of a trendy vibe with quirky decor by Lumbernotes. This event was an amalgamation of class, opulence, elegance and energetic vibes. Classy ambience, horse race, culinary delights and getting high with cocktails and drinks, it had it all. Truly an enjoyable day!
Windmill Festival – ‘India’s First International Children’s Festival’ is back with its second edition, and is scheduled to be held on January 14th and 15th, 2017 at Reliance Jio Garden, BKC in Mumbai. The festival is a joint initiative of Event Capital and Tribe Asia. Windmill Festival, aimed at children of all age groups, has something to offer for everyone – from toddlers to pre-teens and the parents too!
What sets Windmill Festival apart from other children’s festival is the content curation in place. The festival would include aday care centre, play areas, centre for robotics, centre for art, workshops, music and sports arena, and much more, all categorised to suit the needs of different age groups of children.
Speaking about the genesis of the festival, Mr. Swaroop Banerjee, CEO, Event Capital, said, “Tim Hortons Festival in Canada, Easter Bunny Festival in Sydney, Cangary, Edinburgh, LA, Singapore and now even the Middle East celebrates the Kids Genre in the most professionally curated manner. The Edinburgh festival of Science came to Bangalore;theatre productions are making their way here with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ leading it. There has never been a better time for the Kids Outdoor Entertainment segment.The first edition of the Windmill Festival in Bengaluru saw over 6,000 families make their way to what was a truly internationally curated format, Mumbai makes it mainstream for us. Nowhere in the country, has a bracketed age festival focussed on 0-3, 4-7 and 8-11 years as a core.”
Mirza Baig, Director IP, Tribe Asia, said, “Windmill Festival was started with a vision to make it a global property. Windmill Festival came to the audiences at the right time, and the experience was overwhelming for the first year in Bengaluru, with the focus on getting children outdoors. The festival saw families come together for spending quality time with kids, and for once the parents focused on ‘what the kids wanted over this weekend’.”
For the second edition of the festival, India’s leading online parenting platform, MyCity4Kids.com has come on-board as the ‘Online Parenting Partner’ of the festival. Commenting on the association, Banerjee added, “MyCity4Kids (MC4K) and my friends Vishal and Prashant the founders showed great faith in us the first year as partners, this year we take the partnership more seriously than ever and pave the way for the next three years with MC4K. I personally believe there is nobody in the segment as diverse, as informed and with such foresight equipped to deal with online parenting as a platform. We are proud to announce this partnership with them.”
Prashant Sinha, co-founder and COO, MyCity4Kids, said, “We at MyCity4Kids are really excited to partner with the second edition of Windmill Festival, which is a first of its kind experiential festival for the entire family. We will be delighted to promote the festival with our 6 million mums and 2,000+ blogger community, and provide the online ticketing platform for the event.”
Entry passes for the Windmill Festival will go live in December 2016, and will be available on MyCity4Kids.com and ticketing platform, Insider.in.
About Event Capital
Event Capital is one of India’s fastest growing live event IP specialist company. A Laqshya Group Company, Event Capital was founded in 2013 by Mr. Deepak Choudhary in partnership with Mr. Alok Jalan (founder of the Laqshya Media Group). Over the past three years, Event Capital has curated and executed various live event IPs across genres like kids, music, fashion, lifestyle, trade and education.
Event Capital has successfully created and acquired over 15 iconic live event IP brands including the Bollywood Music Project, Windmill Festival, Bike Festival of India, India Kids Fashion Week, Manifest, The Edutainment Show and Fulcrum Awards. With its bouquet of global festivals Event Capital speaks to over 20 million urban Indians and Millennials directly or Indirectly.
About Tribe Asia
Tribe Asia is in the business of producing, conceptualizing and curating global consumer engagement initiatives and live intellectual properties for brands, promoters and investors. We specialize in the design and delivery of high quality live communications. What will differentiate us is our own network of collaborations around the globe that help us in bringing to our clients’ clutter breaking and new age technology for their experiences.
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.
There is a seafood dish for any occasion and all tastes, and this time I savored a vibrant collection of fish and seafood recipes that I almost smelling the sea air. Perennially popular, seafood can be used in dishes for cold winter nights, light summer lunches and everything in between.
Seafood cuisine is one of those dishes not everyone feels easy to try. But there’s nothing to be scared of–the hub I suggest is on a roll. The Seafood Festival at VITS Luxury Hotel, Mumbai is just too indulging. Just take a deep breath and give it a try — I am certain that you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
The menu here serves an array of fantabulously cooked seafood recipes that’ll leave one salivating for more. While the menu listed Tuna, Salmon, Shrimps and a lot more, I chose to try the Sriracha Shrimp Basket Fry & Marinara Calamari Basket Fry.
Sriracha Shrimp Basket Fry:
The crisply fried Sriracha Shrimp were way too flavorsome. Complemented with Hot sauce, Tartar, Fried Onion Rings and French Fries, this delicacy was a simply tantalizing.
The crunchy outer surface and the soft finely cooked shrimp in Sriracha sauce just melts in the mouth! Sriracha come together in this spicy and flavorful dish. Gluten free AND totally delicious!
Marinara Calamari Basket Fry:
The next up was Marinara Calamari Fry. Rings of calamari are first marinated and when an order comes in, these rings, are coated in flour, fried and served with their house-made marinara sauce. The calamari were crispy and tender.
These were just two of the other mouth-watering recipes.. But I bet guests can gorge on the delectable spread of delicacies including dishes such as Barbeque Tuna Basket Fry where thin slices of well marinated Tuna a fried with barbeque sauce, Tahini Salmon Fish Basket fry complemented with Tahini Dip, Kurkure Basa Fish Basket Fry and the iconic Koliwada Bombay Duck Basket Fry among others.
Biryani is the ultimate pièce de résistance of many a feast. The NYSE listed Amira Specialty Food Company has been in operations over 100 years. It generates majority of its revenue from its premium long-grain basmati rice surely an affirmation of the prominence of basmati rice well established in the psyche of ordinary consumers and professional cooks alike, while preparing Biryani and other rice dishes. This slow-aged mature rice is cultivated at the base of the Himalayas in select parts of India and Pakistan. Amira basmati rice is very fragrant and has a nutty flavor, the two indispensable features of long-grained rice mentioned in ancient texts as well.
AMIRA offers an extensive portfolio of brands that have been carefully developed to appeal to local markets around the world. Customer tastes and expectations have been finely segmented to deliver authentic flavor that go well with a variety of popular cuisines.
To showcase this sophistication of Amira extra long grain basmati rice, it participated in the food industry’s biggest international exhibition & conference, “Annapoorna– World of Food India Mumbai” held in Mumbai at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from September 22-24, 2016. Amira also invited celebrity chef Ripu Daman Handa for a cooking session where they discovered the flavors and tastes of different rice types of rice.
The day began with Chef inaugurating the session by cutting a ribbon and was felicitated by team from Amira.
Then there was a great interactive session with the media and the audience where the chef cooked various dishes with Amira Basmati rice. He was dressed casually in jeans and shirt and so was his attitude.
Very friendly and humble, he dished out the signature dish of Amira the Canope Indiano which was served as a entre to the people. This was followed by cooking Brinjal Rice with a South Indian flavour, this was a big hit & then the session continued with him dishing out Green Peas Pulao & Veg Biryani.
Audience interacted with the chef and asked him about his personal journey and also his take on the Amiras products etc.
Amira also provided a wet sample of its Biryani on September 22 and 24. Guests were thrilled to be part of this unique experience and it furthered their interest in gastronomy. This event was truly a fun filled experience and I loved being part of it.
Amira brand commands its equity under the leadership of fourth generation founding family of Chanana’s. Chairman Mr. Karan A Chanana has revamped it into a contemporary global brand and won several prestigious awards on the way. Mr. Chanana attributes this to having a “foodconnect” and a “passion for purity” in the brand’s relationship with consumers, farmers and communities.
Presently, Amira’s rice brand is present in 5 continents across the globe and is projected to have a footprint in more countries by 2017.