Month: June 2016

Turkish Airlines Takes Surprise David Guetta UEFA EURO 2016TM Anthem Music Video across Europe

Turkish Airlines Takes Surprise David Guetta UEFA EURO 2016TM Anthem Music Video across Europe

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline for five consecutive years*, this week takes  David Guetta’s UEFA EURO 2016TManthem to the 24 competing nations in this year’s tournament.  Football and David Guetta fans in each participating nation can enjoy bespoke music videos with a local twist. The star’s music video for ‘This One’s For You’ was unveiled on Friday, 10 June. The Turkish Airlines presented film amassed nearly half a million views within its first day.

Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline Partner to this summer’s competition, and has taken part in a number of initiatives to ignite passion in Europe’s football fans. As the carrier that flies to the most international destinations, Turkish Airlines takes an active interest in Europe’s sporting and cultural events.
Passengers travelling on Turkish Airlines will be able to stream it on their in-flight entertainment systems.  As part of Turkish Airline’s #EuropesBest campaign, the carrier has also teamed up with music streaming service Spotify. To bring to life the diversity of Europe’s footballing fans, the top-charting songs from each competing nation is aggregated into a playlist (called Europe’s Best Songs), which is available on Spotify or on the campaign’s microsite,
Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Turkish Airlines, said: “Music has always been a big part of football. Chants that echo around stadia have brought fans together for decades, and this new song and video from David Guetta will do just that. Turkish Airlines is thrilled to be featured in the ‘This One’s For You’ video, and we’re all looking forward to a successful tournament.”
‘This One’s For You’ was written and produced by David Guetta and features Zara Larsson, the latest Swedish pop sensation. One million fans also took part in the recording of the song through a special application created by UEFA. David Guetta performed the song at a free concert under the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 10.   
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About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 319 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 289 destinations worldwide with 240 international and 49 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2015, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fifth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the seventh consecutive year. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and in 2014 “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was  awarded the world’s “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and “Best Business Airline Lounge”  prizes in 2015 Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries For additional information visit and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or LinkedIn.

Restaurant Review- IC’s Hotel, Jamia Nagar

“Never Judge A Book By Its Cover” a very famous saying that sometimes really holds true in practical aspects of life. I recently went to this eatery called IC’s Hotel and no other phrase can describe this place better. It’s a small hotel situated in the hustling bustling street of Jamia Nagar and may be just because of the location and the surroundings you will end up giving it a skip, but I assure you, once you open the door and enter the property, you will be very pleasantly surprised. Its chic, classy and very appropriate to take the entire family out for relishing a authentic mughlai cuisine. There is no dirth of outlets/restaurants serving authentic Mughlai Cuisine in Jamia, but there are not many places where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the meals with entire family, most other restaurants don’t have appropriate sitting space and environment, but this place is definitely different.

Now coming to food, this place does serve finger licking good food and you will crave for more.
Tandoori Chicken- Succulent and perfectly spiced, this dish is delectable and a must try.
Mutton Seekh Kebab- Authentic Mughlai, these were delicious and all meat lovers will really admire the taste.
Hara Bhara Kebab- Tender and mild, these kebabs are perfect for the vegetarians.
Paneer Tikka- Appropriately spiced, diced pieces of cottage cheese certainly make for a delightful dish for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. I have hardly come across a person who doesn’t love Paneer Tikka.
Main Course:
Chicken Korma- This is one of their signature dishes, but its nothing like the usual Chicken Korma we get at other restaurants. Its chef’s own version and creation and I think it should be called chef’s special rather than Chicken Korma, because for those who are looking to savour authentic mughlai chicken korma, this might be a little disappointing in terms of expectations vs reality, though the chicken in itself was delicious.
Dal Makhani- Perfect creamy texture, the dal makhani was a perfect accompaniment.
Kadhai Paneer- Very creamy and mildly spciced, again kadhai paneer was not like the usual kadhai paneer we are used to having. It was really nice and I am sure all vegetarians will love it.
Kadhai Vegetable- Though the gravy of kadhai paneer and kadhai vegetables were very similar, its surely one of the best dishes they have, especially in veg option. One must try it.
This was the best part of the entire meal, we had gulab jamuns and they were simply mouth melting. This is definitely something that everyone should try.

My overall experience at the place was great and I truly feel that sometimes we end up overlooking a nice place just because of the surroundings, but I request my readers to give it a try and you wont be disappointed.

Aura at Claridges organises special Ladies Night..!

This June, there’s an added reason for all the ladies out there to celebrate every Friday, as Aura, The Vodka Bar at The Claridges, New Delhi prepares itself to delight all the women in the city with a heady mix of cocktails and music and finger licking food.
This Friday I happened to witness this exclusivity and simply loved it.

On the menu for the ladies night were some unique vodka concoction that shouldn’t be missed. The Rooftop Lemonad, a combination of fresh fruits flavors like mandarin, lime, cucumber, fresh mint and smokiness of star anise with Absolut citron & sparkling water is all you need to begin you weekend in style.
The Trouble Maker is a perfect blend of Absolut mandarin with sweetness of strawberry & freshness of cucumber.
Indulge in the Aura-Let, a sweet & spicy innovation of Absolut India, mango juice and lime that will definitely keep your spirits high.
You can also just simply sip of the Sun Bath, a spicy combination of Absolut pepper, mango syrup, cranberry and lime or the Blue Moon, a classic drink blue lagoon with the twist of raw mango or the Absolut Passion or Absolut Masala.
Aura is the place to be for all the ladies looking for fun Friday evenings! The place is cozy, comfortable and perfect to unwind over the weekend.
The finger food served was excellent. The Amritsari Fish Fingers were truly awesome. I simply enjoyed myself and look forward to visit again with my girl gang.
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:30 pm onwards

Address: Aura, The Claridges – 12, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi – 110011

Aura - The Claridges Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Auramah Valley is becoming the preferred option by many in Himachal

Mr. Manav Singh, a business graduate from Menlo College, California always had a keen interest in real estate, IT, and infrastructure. A true ‘Himachali’ at heart and as the Chairman and Founder of Imperial group with businesses in private air charter, aircraft spare parts, air ambulance, assisted living projects and high end luxury real estate, he ensures that you live a life in style, comfort and luxury.

He has not only achieved excellence in business but is also immensely respected for his social outlook and work. At one of this real estate projects in Himachal – Auramah Valley focuses on assisted living and luxury villas. Equipped with a helipad and a complete clubhouse with plenty of activities, Auramah Valley is becoming the preferred option by many. With the project spread across 75 acres of forest and hillside, he has made sure the life of the locals are not disrupted and in-turn merged them in with the development. Mr. Singh has built a school as an attempt to elevate education in the area. He has introduced a state of the art water harvesting system with new farming techniques, which has created plenty of scope and employment for women and the old. Always dressed in shades of dark blue and green and a towering Indian flag on the property, shows his love and affection towards his country.
Mr. Manav Singh, spends atleast 6-8 months a year in Auramah Valley, driving around in his classic Willys Jeep, signifies how modest and homely he is. With an exceptional understanding of the need of his clients and comfort being its utmost priority, he has been defining luxury all over again as well as keeping in mind the development and growth of the not so fortunate. He is a true motivation and has been a marvelous exemplar for many.
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Monte Carlo opens its new flagship store at DLF Mall of India, Noida

Monte Carlo, a leading fashion brand of the country, today opened its latest flagship store in Delhi NCR at the DLF Mall of India, expanding its sales footprint in the capital territory with an aim to target the elite and upwardly mobile population of the city.

Spread across 1600 sq feet, the store is Monte Carlo’s second exclusive brand outlet in the Noida region and offers its fashionable collection and dressing range. With a significant presence at India’s largest mall which registers a large number of footfall Monte Carlo is expected to garner sales up to 5 lacs on the day of launch of the store.
The store was officially inaugurated today by Mr. Sandeep Jain, Executive Director, Monte Carlo Fashion Ltd, who spoke about the rapid expansion witnessed by Monte Carlo in recent years, buoyed by the growing popularity of the brand. The company’s products reach the end user through different channels including Exclusive Brand Outlets, Multi Brand Outlets, Large Format Stores as well as e-commerce websites. Monte Carlo currently has over 225 Exclusive Brand Stores, over 1500 Multi Brand Outlets and more than 60 Large Format Stores.
“This is our largest store in the entire Delhi NCR region and given its presence at one of the city’s most popular malls, it gives us a strategic presence and visibility. In recent years, we have worked aggressively on expanding our footprint across the country with twin strategies of adding stores as well as diversifying our product offerings to meet the varied needs of different customers. Monte Carlo today offers a massive range of all season apparel for the fashion savvy consumers and its up-scale fashion offerings have captivated a dedicated and loyal following,” said Mr. Swapan Dutta, President, Retail, Monte Carlo Fashion Ltd.
Monte Carlo, which already has several outlets in the city and also sells through numerous multi-brand outlets, is now aiming to establish a larger footprint and brand value. Keeping pace with the latest fashion and trends, Monte Carlo has also unveiled a series of fresh summer collections including floral collections, tweens’ dresses, fusion wear and summer sportswear, among others.
The main objective of the brand is to stand up to buyers’ expectations and maintain the USP of the brand with respect to quality and designs. Monte Carlo works with an experienced workforce, state of the art machinery and top-notch raw material.
With the years of enriched experience & expertise, Monte Carlo has successfully established itself as a respectable and ethical player in the apparel industry. It has cemented a stronghold in the garment industry with its huge range of all season clothing. It is one of the few fashion apparel brands that are listed at Bombay Stock Exchange & National Stock Exchange.

Monte Carlo’s products reach the end user through different channels like, Exclusive Brand Outlets, Multi Brand Outlets & Large Formats Stores. Currently, Monte Carlo is available through more than 225 Exclusive Brand Outlets & over 1500 Multi Brand Outlets in India and abroad. Monte Carlo has also marked its presence in Nepal & Bangladesh with its exclusive outlets. The company’s products are also available online now, retailing through its dedicated website and is also available on other leading ecommerce portals such as Jabong, Myntra, Snapdeal, Amazon etc.
Strands Salon continues their growth by launching a new outlet at Punjabi Bagh

Strands Salon continues their growth by launching a new outlet at Punjabi Bagh

Strands salon recently announced the opening of its new location, at 55, basement, west avenue road, Punjabi bagh. Strands celebrated their much anticipated grand opening with eminent personality  Ms. Kishwar Merchant, family & friends. Strands Salon includes modern interior elements that complement the custom design amenities located throughout the studio. Strands feels proud on providing an uplifting experience for the clients. Strands is dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality products, and furnishing a professional environment at acceptable price/value relationship.

Big Boss participant Ms Kishwar Merchant gave her immense presence & said “I view strands not just as a salon, but an experience. Their mission is to provide high quality beauty services by highly educated stylist in an elegant, well designed setting so every client feels confident & beautiful.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Naunihal Singh CEO Strands said, “I am indeed happy to announce another milestone in the history of salon. Our  mission  is not view our customers as a job. No two customers are alike when it comes to beauty products. The diversity and variety of products we offer allow us to customize each individual’s characteristic to create an ultimate experience.”

Ms. Raman Ghai, VP Operations, Strands said, “I am unable to express my pleasure into words for this new opening as the business will get a boost from this location. Our salon has a great streamline operations which has got a scope for trainees to keep their skills sharp & practicing cutting edge styles behind the scenes. This new inning will double the benefit of customers & the salon as well.”


Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi celebrated Global Wellness Week, an international celebration of health and wellness with a session of aqua aerobics by renowned fitness trainer Kiran Sawhney on Tuesday, 7 June, 2016. Kiran Sawhney is one of the most sought after personal fitness trainer in the country with over two decades of experience in water aerobics, including aqua zumba, pilates and kickboxing.

Aqua Aerobics offers multiple health benefits for any fitness level and helps in increasing the overall physical fitness, it helps in weight reduction and toning up the body. Additionally, Aqua Aerobics also ensures that the joints and the cardiovascular system are protected during the exercise.

Aqua Aerobics is perfect for the sweltering summer heat and makes the body feel refreshed and rejuvenated, A one-hour session of Aqua Aerobics can help burn up to 850 calories since water resistance increases the intensity of the exercise. The technical explanation for this is that since water is 12-14 times thicker than air, the movements carried on in water create a greater impact on the body. The session starts with basic walking on the pool floor followed by cardio and core strengthening exercises. As opposed to other workout routines, Aqua Aerobics is a fun activity, which can be enjoyed by all age groups.
Kiran Sawhney’s aqua aerobics classes are available from 3 June 2016 on every Tuesday and Friday evening until 31 July, 2016.
Venue: Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Timings: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Every Tuesday and Friday
Cost: Rs. 1,000 all inclusive per person per session.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrates Global Wellness Day
On Saturday, June 11, Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world will invite guests, colleagues and communities to find their #ParadiseWithin on Global Wellness Day, an international celebration of health and wellness. From 10-minute massages and juice bars to beach-side yoga and healthy cooking demonstrations, Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen properties will host free wellness activities and offerings surrounding Global Wellness Day to promote healthy and mindful living.
From Hong Kong to Borneo, Global Wellness Day offerings will be unique to each destination and property. Hotels and resorts will incorporate unique local attractions, such as a rooftop spin class in Taipei that will overlook the cityscape and Taipei 101 building or a city bicycle tour to Pudong Expo Park in Shanghai. Hotels and resorts will also integrate local offerings into Global Wellness Day celebrations, such as healthy refreshments prepared by the in-house tea sommelier following a garden yoga session in Singapore or a Rooted in Nature cooking demonstration using locally-sourced ingredients by the executive chef in Penang.
Shangri-La will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the global community on social media. Guests and colleagues can join the movement by hashtagging posts with #ParadiseWithin and #GWD2016.

Mouth Drooling Pan Asian Cuisine at Dimcha…!

Mouth Drooling Pan Asian Cuisine at Dimcha…!

If you love dimsums, this is the place for you, if you don’t love dimsums, visit Dimcha and you will fall in love with them. This place is just perfect for not just dimsum lovers but also anyone who craves authentic Pan-Asian Cuisine.
I recently visited this cozy and comfortable looking place situated in Epicuria, Nehru Place.
The evening began with Kiwi Mint Cooler and Gari & Lemon Grass Cooler, these mocktails alone will make you go back to the place again and again, they were simply amazing. I loved them both equally.

Next we tried two varieties of soups Khao-Suey Soup and Baa Mee Tom, both were delectable. Very filling yet light. The texture, the taste, everything was just perfect. Must try.

Next was Raw Papaya Salad, and I have to admit it was one of the best salads I have eaten in the recent time. Crunchy, light, juicy and full of taste, perfect adjectives to describe the salad.

It was now the turn for trying out dimsums, and even before eating one falls in love with the way they are presented, so colourful and vibrant. Green, Yellow, Red, amazing colours and awesome taste. I tried Chilli Garlic Dumpling, Kenya Bean Dumpling, Hoisin Chicken Dumpling and Spicy Prawn Dumpling, all of them were great, but the Prawn dumpling became my favourite.

Now for the most amazing thing I ever tasted, it was the Red Turnip cake, now for me, I have never even tasted turnip in my life and somehow always disliked it without eating, but the Red Turnip Cake at Dimcha, made me a fan of its. I am simply, truly and madly in love with the dish. It was mindblowing, and one cannot just make out that you having Turnip. I can go back to this place again and again just to eat this red Turnip Cake.

Next we tried some Crispy Tofu Crushed Black pepper, the taste was just awesome, it was followed by French Bean in Black Bean Sauce, once again I not bean lover and yet this tasted just awesome and after trying one bean reluctantly, I had to take a generous serving for myself. Diced Chicken in Black Bean Sauce ad Steamed Fish in Banana leaf were the next and by now all I can say is that nothing can go wrong at this place, nothing at all. The chickens, the fish, both were amazing. 

I felt too full relishing all this food, that I had no place to try their main course and desserts, but I am definitely going back there very soon and try out whatever is left, from the menu.
Between the culinary experiences, I also got a chance to enjoy a brief master class by the chef where he shared his recipe of the amazing Raw Papaya Salad and some other delicacies too.

Overall I rate this place a generous 4.5 and highly recommend all my readers to visit it soon for a great gastronomic experience.

Dimcha Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Fawad Khan gets candid with Giovani Loyalists..!

Fawad Khan gets candid with Giovani Loyalists..!

Meeting few people is like striking off a task from your bucket list, they are just like a dream come true, and this is exactly what happened when I met Fawad Khan at the Giovani Event.
Giovani the quintessential Suits and Jackets brand, from Future Lifetsyle Fashions celebrated #Meetthegiovaniman- a meet and greet event for its loyal customers to meet the Giovani man himself- Fawad Khan.
The event was packaged with unforgettable moments for the Giovani loyalists, who were also Fawad fans and fashion followers. They were thrilled to be a part of this fun-filled evening. They not only got an opportunity for an informal chat with Fawad but also garnered some interesting style tips from the man himself.

Earlier this month, Giovani ran #MEETTHEGIOVANIMAN contest across social platforms and also instore. On FB and Instagram, the contest was all about fans uploading their Fawad moments through dubsmash videos. On Twitters, the fans were aksed to complete a saying,”I love Fawad Khan because…”. At store level an on spot quiz on Fawad was organized abd those who answered right got a chance to meet him in person. In all, 7 winners were selected through a lucky draw, who got once in a lifetime chance to meet Fawad and share some candid moments with him.

I did not win any contest, but the benefits of being a blogger came my way and I felt truly blessed to be part of the event.
Walking in a baby pink coat with brown pants and shoes, one look at Fawad and he truly melted the hearts away as he walked in the banquet hall at Radisson Blu Hotel, Noida.
He looked every inch royal and Sauvé, and yet very very humble and casual in his approach.

Speaking at the event he said, “I am extremely elated to be a part of this meet and greet event by Giovani. It is my great pleasure to interact with Giovani loyal customers who are also my fans. I must say that Giovani suits fits me perfectly and adds that extra glam to my style quotient. I am also glad to see the Giovani’s spring summer collection; the range looks classy abd elegant as always. It compliments the latest trends and my personal style.”

After the meet and greet session with each category winner, a q&a was organized for all present, where in people asked Fawad questions about his personal fashion style to upcoming movies and his journey in the Hindi Film Cinema.

It was a great event, the winners got opportunities to get clicked with Fawad, and though I wasn’t a winner, but this was one opportunity I wasn’t going to miss. My son who also attended the event with me is a little fawad fan, and making him step forward, we jumped at an occasion where Fawad was standing alone, and made the most of it but getting a quick selfie and comfortable hugs with him.

I loved him earlier, but now after meeting Fawad I have become a bigger fan of his, his humility and charm are just electrifying.
Thanks Giovani for this great experience.

MasterChef Australia Judge George Calombaris finds his Sous-Chef in Godrej’s Cuisine Regale

MasterChef Australia Judge George Calombaris finds his Sous-Chef in Godrej’s Cuisine Regale

Cuisine Regale, a premium lifestyle modular kitchen gallery brand, treated Bangalore foodies to an exciting masterclass conducted by Masterchef Australia judge, George Colambaris! Food aficionados in the city lived up their dream as they learnt George’s kitchen tips and tricks from the man himself. The Masterclass was held on the 4th of June at the international food carnival,‘World on a Plate’.

Tossing up some yummy delights for his guests, George also shared his experience at Cuisine Regale’s kitchen. He said,“I am very excited to be back in India be a part of World On A Plate. I love the food here and can’t wait to explore new flavors and cuisine. The popularity of diverse cuisines and willingness to experiment is immense amongst the current generation. It is due to brands like Cuisine Régale that foodies can continue to experiment and enjoy the experience of cooking.”
Speaking on the occasion Kiran Soans, CEO of Gold Rush Entertainmentsaid, “At Gold Rush Entertainment we believe in bringing quality experiences to our consumers. Our previous association with George Calombaris to Bangalore was a raging success. This gave birth to the idea of World on a Plate with all the three faces of the show- George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston. The weekend promises to be an exhilarating experience as they take fans in Bangalore on an exciting and inspiring culinary journey”.
The Masterclass series were part of an impressive line-up of events and activitiesthat catered to the varied taste of visitors at the
food carnival. The celebrations began with celebrity chefs George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, and Matt Preston conducting Masterclasses and setting up pop-up restaurants much to the delight of the audience.
‘World on a plate’ brought together the best restaurants and food places of India under one roof. The festival was a delight for foodies to experiment and experience great food, along withlively music and entertainment.
About Cuisine Regale:

Cuisine Regale is India’s most premium lifestyle modular kitchen gallery brand. An innovation driver for the group, design thinking has been at the core of Cuisine Regale. The brand has been developed keeping in mind user and human centricity. Differentiating it from any other local or international brand in this space, Cuisine Regale is built on anthropometric, ergonomics and our consumers cooking styles. From creating interesting consumer touch points in the galleries, to expert guidance by designers to building solutions for kitchens including appliances & accessories, as well as complete turnkey kitchen solutions, Cuisine Regale is the destination for all who aspire to create spaces that treat family and friends, have finer tastes, seeks products which serve multiple needs and loves to build memories.
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