Day: April 11, 2016

Maybelline Launches Color Show Nail Paints…!!

Maybelline Launches Color Show Nail Paints…!!

Recently got my hands on Maybelline Newyork’s new collection of nail paints- The Color Show and I simply love them.
All bright, glittery shades that make your hands talk the party language and add some quirkiness & vibrancy to the usual boring workdays.
I got six of them and have been dying to use all of them one after the other. They are easy to apply, have a smooth finish and dry pretty quickly. They are reasonably priced between 100-175Rs.
So come on girls, show off some color and grab your nail paints now!

Relishing the Mughlai Flavours at Punjabi by Nature, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Punjabi by Nature is a well known restaurant , especially when you want to satiate your Mughlai food cravings. This weekend, we headed straight to Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj and picked Punjabi by Nature out of the many eating joint options available in the mall.

Being first day of Navratras, it was little empty, as compared to the kind of rush it gets over the weekends, but nevertheless, some food enthusiasts were seen relishing the delicacies that Punjabi by Nature has to offer.
For starters we opted for a Non-Veg Kebab Platter and Kastoori Kebab. The non-veg platter consisted 4pcs Galauti Kebabs, and 2pcs each of Amritsar Fish Tikka and Chicken Malai Tikka. 

The Kebab Platter is a  delight for non vegetarian’s, there is nothing better one can ask for, as you get to taste 3 different varieties of kebabs and each one of them is delectable. I personally liked the Galauti and Chicken Malai Tikka the most out of the three. The Kastoori Kebab turned out to be one of the most amazing kebabs I have ever eaten, they were delicious and very different from the regular kind of kebabs and tikkas that we normally eat. Its surely one item you must try.

On the manager’s recommendation, we also tried a small serving of Dahi Ke Kebab, as they are one of the hot selling items, but honestly speaking I didn’t like them much.

For drinks, ordered a bloody merry and mango margarita twist, the drinks were below average. The bloody merry was badly missing out on the punch and spice, and the mango margarita twist had an overdose of ginger, which made it taste not so good.

The main course included Punjabi by Nature Special Chicken, Punjabi Meat Masala and Dal Makhani. Each of the dishes was delectable and perfectly infused with Mughali and Punjabi falvours.
Kesar Kulfi Faloodaa and Firni were served for desserts and I enjoyed polishing off the Kulfi. Firing too was great to taste and brought the mughlai flavours to a perfect end.

So henceforth, whenever you crave Mughlai or Punjabi food, don’t think twice and head straight to Punjabi by Nature at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj..!!

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AHS conducts a total workout fitness for hair, mind and body – Zumba..Let your hair dance with Advanced Hair Studio!

AHS conducts a total workout fitness for hair, mind and body – Zumba..Let your hair dance with Advanced Hair Studio!

Advanced Hair Studio (AHS), world’s largest hair replacement and re-growth company took a step ahead and supported fitness for lustrous mane. After the success of their campaign ‘Healthy Eating Healthy Hair’, AHS  conducted a Zumba session for healthy hair, mind and body. The session also witnessed an informative workshop on hair care and answered a plethora of conventional myths regarding hair care.
For someone like me who has two left feet and never danced, it was a truly enriching experience. Zumba was very high on energy and I completely forgot everything else and danced like no one was watching, and I  thoroughly enjoyed myself.

AHS in-house trichologist and a trained Zumba instructor, Dr. Nikita Sood, took an insightful session on the importance of healthy mind, body and hair post the Zumba session. AHS expert provided the details about the dance form and how it benefits in enriching the hair, mind, body & soul as a whole. The discussion also covered topics such as hair loss, its types, possible causes and the solutions including the role of specific diet with reference to hair.

While addressing the media, AHS Trichologist, said, “Hair deserves a detox too. A holistic hair care promotes nourishing and detoxing hair. Zumba, the most interesting form of aerobic dance is gaining huge popularity amongst young people these days. It stimulates the senses and releases active hormones keeping the stress away from mind and body showing positive results for hair.”

Talking about the initiative, Mr. Sanket Shah, CEO & Managing Director, Advanced Hair Studio (India Sub Continent & Middle East), said, “After the successful campaign ‘Healthy Eating Healthy Hair’, which we did last year highlighting how healthy eating results in healthy hair, we are now excited to move one step ahead with the Zumba session to rejuvenate our mind, body and hair. Most people in India do not realize the importance of a fit body. Adopting healthy diet and exercising daily not only helps maintaining the body but also reflects in improving the hair condition.”
He further added, “Stress in life can adversely affect the condition of hair. Zumba, an exciting form of Latin dance increases happy hormones (Serotonin) which in turn reduces stress, increases blood circulation and restores the scalp.”
The session was followed by a one on one interaction with a AHS consultant for a free hair health check up and also a free of cost hair cut and styling session.
The interaction with AHS consultant was very insightful and it told me a lot of aspects about my hair that I was usually ignorant about, and I highly recommend my users to definitely get a consultation done.
Considering the popular trend of achieving fit and toned physique with extreme care about healthy hair, AHS has introduced a six month hair fitness program – Advanced Fitness Program for its clients. The program is considered to be one of the best treatments in the world to benefit all those who face hair thinning or hair fall problem. It will not only maintain the hair on the scalp but will also help combat wear & tear that occurs due to weather conditions and pollution.
Presently, AHS offers a wide range of solutions for all hair loss related problems. In clinical hair procedure, AHS offers – Advanced Laser Therapy treatment (ALT) and Strand by Strand the Ultimate while in cosmetic hair procedure, AHS offers Strand by Strand (Cosmetic) and Flashpoints.
The clientele of Advanced Hair Studio includes names like Shane Warne, Gautam Gambhir, Jacque Kallis, Saurav Ganguly, Darren Gough and many more that stand as a testimony to our successful treatments.
Sichuan Tourism Administration promotes tourism from India to China

Sichuan Tourism Administration promotes tourism from India to China

To give a glimpse of the rich art, culture and tradition enjoyed by Sichuan, a Cultural Evening was held at DLF Place, Saket in Delhi on 9th April, 2016 post the conference held by Sichuan Tourism Administration on 7th April in the capital.  The cultural evening, which was attended by guests and dignitaries from China and India, showcased the art and cultural performances by artists from China.

The performances at the cultural evening brought alive the rich culture and tradition enjoyed by various ethnic groups of China. Performances such as Sichuan Opera Face Changing Performance, Tea Art Performances, and interactions with Panda Dolls took place along with some dance numbers and performances from Bollywood as well. The traditions, local customs and culture of Sichuan are celebrated in forms of various art performances which include Sichuan opera, the oldest form of Chinese opera characterized by face-changing, fire-spitting and other stunts; tea art performances; puppet shows; lamp rolling, etc.

The Conference by Sichuan Tourism Administration which was held in the city on 7th April before this cultural evening had also brought out the rich tradition, cultural and ethnic diversity of Sichuan which makes this province an exciting tourism destination to unravel. Being inhabited by multiple ethnic groups with China’s largest Yi ghetto and the only place in China where Qiang ethnic group resides, Sichuan is known as “the Ethnic Corridor” of China.
During the visit, Mr. Wang Ning, Executive Vice Governor, Sichuan remarked “In 2015, Sichuan gained total revenue of 62.10 billion Yuan from tourism, an increase of 27 percent. Now we are making efforts to build Sichuan as an economically powerful province and a world tourist base. Both India and Sichuan are fascinating tourism destination. Just like India, Sichuan has rich ancient heritage, cultural diversity and centuries old civilization which we take immense pride in. I am hopeful that the Conference will help Indian people better understand Sichuan and create a positive atmosphere for the tourism in Sichuan from India.”
Mr. Song Ming, Deputy Director General, Sichuan Tourism Administration also said “With its picturesque scenery, rich wildlife, unique religious beliefs, rustic folk customs and magnificent history, Sichuan is a magical land for traveller who feels after coming to Sichuan that living in utopia is no longer a distant dream.” He further added that “This visit is an important launching pad for us to boost tourism from India to Sichuan and is a precursor of an action plan that includes a number of incentives and trial measures for travellers as well as tour operators from India.”

Known for its Giant Pandas and world famous spicy cuisine, Sichuan and its Tourism Administration aimed through this conference  to spread better awareness about the province amongst Indian travellers with its tagline as “Sichuan – More than Pandas”.
Sichuan Tourism Administration highlighted the province to be home to not only the giant pandas, but also to diverse art and culture, breathtaking natural beauty, unique culinary, ancient history and  vast resources which makes it the tourism cynosure of China.
Sichuan, located in the hinterland of south west China has complex and diverse topography with plateaus in west, Sichuan basin in middle and hilly region in east. Sichuan has favourable geographical and ecological resources with more than 4000 tourist attractions which includes 9 of 5A level scenic spots, 5 world heritage sites, 4 world biosphere reserves, 2 World Geo Parks, 21 China’s best tourist cities. The complex and volatile natural environment of Sichuan gives birth to a rich wildlife making it a home to rare species including 80% of the world’s giant pandas, Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey, black bears, rare birds, plants and trees.

The delegation also highlighted the great reputation enjoyed by the spicy Sichuan cuisine famous worldwide for its spices, unique cooking and heavy local hot and spicy flavour. In nutshell, it reiterated what is often said that “To eat in China, taste in Sichuan”.
Dubai Diaries- Its All Happening Here…!!

Dubai Diaries- Its All Happening Here…!!

NDTV Good Times, India’s youngest lifestyle channel is taking you to the most luxurious city in the world-Dubai with the launch of its new series Dubai Diaries. A TV series that brings to life all that Dubai has to offer to the Indian traveller; from food and fashion, shopping and entertainment, hotels and beaches to couple getaways and family reunions.
The most unique offering of the five episode series remains that a different anchor will host each episode. The thematic distribution of each episode covers an ocean of variety that Dubai has to offer. Irrespective of whether you are couple, family, foodie, shopaholic, business traveller, Dubai Dairies will manage to gratify all your senses.
To announce the show, and to get a glimpse of the content, NDTV Good Times hosted Delhi Bloggers to an evening of interaction with 3 of the hosts from the show Ambika Anand, Freishia and Neha Dixit, at the Hauz Khas Social.

The ambience was created to give a look and feel of Dubai, with matteresses and bolsters for seating, and some unique cocktails created by an expert bar tender at Social along with some lip smacking snacks.

Ambika, Freishia and Neha, each shared their experiences from the travel and the aspects that they respectively covered. Ambika would be covering Dubai from a shopper’s perspective with a special focus on Wedding Shopping, while Neha Dixit will explore the adventure activities that Dubai has to offer and Freishia will uncover Dubai from a completely new angle, Dubai as a romantic getaway, which mostly we don’t associate Dubai with.

The series will open with Actress Sumona Chakravarty visiting the most talked about places in Dubai.
There would also be an episode with Chef Kunal Kapoor discovering and unfolding the culinary experiences Dubai has to offer.
Announcing the launch, Arati Singh, Channel Head, NDTV Good Times said, “While Dubai is a familiar destination for most travellers, we intend to bring out a new side of Dubai with this show. We are hopeful our viewers will live the Dubai experience through memorable anchor stories and through the visual aesthetics of the city itself.”
At the event, I also indulged in a candid chat with Mandakini , who is the director of the show and Damini, who has produced the series. They went on to share how different it was visiting Dubai this time from a new angle and how they completed 10 episodes in 34 days of shoot. The next five episodes will be aired around October, the other season of holidays.
We all had a lot of fun clicking selfies and indulging in chit chat with the anchors.

As of now, catch these 5 episodes, every Thursday at 8PM only on NDTV Good Times, and repeats through the week.