Month: November 2016

Tall Order by Kapil Pathare-Book Review

A word about the Author first.


Kapil Pathare (Director – Maxwell Industries Ltd.) was a young and dynamic leader introduced to the Board ofvDirectors, of this VIP Group Company.He impressed the whole company with his situational leadership style, spot decision making abilities and asan effective communicator of management decisions. With his innovative marketing strategies and a global vision he has taken the Company to being the leader in the inner wear sector. He earlier wrote a book Cricket to Corporate in 2014 which was launched by India’s Ex- wicket keeper Kiran More, who said “Cricket is not just a game,but a field where corporate strategies are planned and executed live”
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Now about the book, Tall Order

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It is a compilation of Ten of the Star Indian Cricketers of the Golden Era of Indian Cricket.
Each of these stars namely: Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh And M S Dhoni, brought laurels to India in their own unique ways.
The book is a humble tribute to these demigods of Indian Cricket.
The book takes you through the trials and turbulations of each from the budding start of their careers to the sad end of the careers of some of these greats.
I on the personal front feel, the book could have been made more interesting with a few personal anecdotes or not commonly known features about these greats.
All in all a commendable effort and a treat for cricket lovers.
Buy your copy and enjoy.


Available on Amazon for Rs 200 for a paperback


My Rating: 3.5/5

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14th RAYMOND CROSSWORD BOOK AWARDS NIGHT

November 30th, 2016

The pleasantly windy dusk grew brighter by the presence of literary gems for the 14th RAYMOND CROSSWORD BOOK at NCPA Mumbai. Litwizs like Gulzar Saheb, Shekhar Gupta, Ranjit Lal and many more amplified the awards evening with their presence and the quotes of encouragement. The evening was a phenomenon to be witnessed with the awards show complemented with performances by noted classical dancer Aditi Bhagwat & Indiva – the only DIVA band from India to perform World Folk Fusion Music.

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14th RAYMOND CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCED and Gulzar Sahab presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Ruskin Bond.

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A battle of epic proportions has been underway, over the last month, as authors found themselves part of an electoral process, to win the coveted trophy of the Raymond Crossword Book Award, India’s oldest and most prestigious award.

Over the years, the Award has been equated to the Pulitzer and Booker and is a definitive,veritable platform for Indian Authors. The Raymond Crossword Book Award not only recognizes and rewards Indian literary talent but actively promotes the same to a wider audience.

The awardees have always had, or risen to stature in the world of literature. And it was a star-studded shortlist this year. Kinjal Shah, CEO Crossword Bookstores says, “It’s that time of the year when the whole publishing industry in India comes forward as one family to recognize its own stars. It’s exciting that the voting numbers have been heartwarming this year.”

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A bevy of glittering stars were present at the Award, including Shekhar Gupta, Mynoo Maryel, Anupama Chopra , Twinkle Khanna, Piyush Pandey, Roopa Pai, Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Durjoy Dutta, Radhakrishnan Pillai, Hrishi. K, Subashree Krishnaswamy, Annie Zaidi, Mohd. Asaduddin, Naresh Fernandes, Kalpana Sharma, Harsh Sethi, Ira Pande, Prof M S Sriram, Prof Sukanta Chaudhuri, Aravinda Anantharaman, Sujata Noronha, Siddhartha Sarma, B S Nagesh and many more authors and guests.

Social media maven Miss Malini was the host of the evening. Major publishers present at the Award included Penguin Random House India, Harper Collins India, Hachette India, Scholastic India, Niyogi Books, and Westland Books.

This year, the Award has gone through a makeover, with ten categories and a lifetime achievement award. A total of 11 awards were given away, in the following three categories.

WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD

Fiction

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Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular – fiction category

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Non-fiction

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Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – Popular Award – Nonfiction category

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Biography

Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar (co-author Boria Majumdar) wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular award for best biography

 

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Business and management

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Chanakya in You by Radhakrishnan Pillai wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular award in Business and Management category

WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD

Health and fitness

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Body Goddess by Payal Gidwani wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular award in health and wellness category

WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD

Children

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Gita: For Children by Roopa Pai wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular award for Children’s writing

WINNERS: JURY – Fiction

Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – jury award for fiction

WINNERS: JURY – Non-fiction

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Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – jury award for best non-fiction

WINNERS: JURY – Translation

The Sun That Rose From the Earth by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi is the Raymond Crossword Book Award – jury winner for the best translated book

WINNERS: JURY – Children

Our Nana was a Nutcase by Ranjit Lal wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – jury award for the best book for children’s writing

WINNER: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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India’s finest lyricist and poet, Gulzar Sahab bestowed the Lifetime achievement award to beloved author Ruskin Bond. Speaking on the occasion, Gulzar Sahab said, ” Bond sir and I share a deep friendship that goes a long way back. I would like to say, “Cheers” to Bond sir, for winning this award.”

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About Crossword Bookstores.

With the tagline ‘educate, entertain, enlighten’, Crossword Bookstores is India’s largest retailer of books that endeavors to spread knowledge & inculcate the habit of reading.

Crossword Bookstores stands by the objective to promote ‘Reading and Writing’ through95 stores across 33 cities in India. The Book Award is a mega event, organized every year, to award Indian Authors to promote readership and recognize the best of literature.

Crossword Bookstores also launched a short film, “A Book Never Runs Out of Battery” to mark the 14th anniversary of the award.

The event was attended by over 100 authors, prestigious guests and customers, all at the Tata Theatre – NCPA.

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Style Met Equestrian Supremacy at the StyleCracker VIP Lounge at the Mahalakshmi Race Course!

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. 

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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.

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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

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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!

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Tata Hexa Experience Center- An event I am glad I attended..!

Tata Hexa recently organized a TATA HEXA EXPERIENCE CENTER with a gamut of activities under one roof. Not just activities but the experience center also saw an amalgamation of various Tata brands like Taj Resorts, Tata Capital, Tanishq, Croma Retail etc. img_1953

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Talking of activities, there was of course a showcasing of the New Tata Hexa, a beast of an SUV and one could experience the strength and features of the car in more than just one way. There was an opportunity to test drive the car, but more exciting option was an off roading experience where in a special track with apt hurdles, dirt tracks, ramps and stair case was created on the spacious HUDA grounds in sector 29, Gurgaon. img_1978

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While watching the cars going this track, climbing up the stairs, sloping down the ramp, entering a ditch of water and twisting and twirling on the planks, I thought to myself that it was going to be one hell of a ride and scary too. But when I actually went for it, it rather turned out to be a very smooth one. The grip, balancing and strength of the car made it all so easy. It was a fantabulous ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it. img_1983

Other than the driving experiences, there was an overload of entertainment with live bands, celebrity engagements and fun zone for kids where they could play interesting games both on screens and off screens. There were a lot of branded food stall like Pizza Hut, Burger King and Karims. But the best part that I loved about the event was a dog adoption zone; I mean what a wonderful thought and collaboration. So while you book your car, you can also take a living gift back home and give them your love and shelter. For me it was truly a delightful concept.
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A lot of other fun activities were also happening in the arena, like a cool gif station where in your pics were converted into a gif on the spot, there was also an instant photo opp. Celebrities like Rocky & Mayur, Manish Paul and many others also graced the event with their presence. The event was spread across 3 days and made for a truly enjoyable outing for the entire family.
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Do keep a check on Tata Hexa, which will be launched in January, I am sure you will love it as much as I did.
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Check out my video about the event here…

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Fusion Bistro- A true fusion of global cuisine!

With restaurants creating more confusion in the name of FUSION, its very hard to find a place which actually remains true to the word, but better late than never, I actually came across this wonderful restaurant that boasts of a fusion of cuisines under one roof rather than fusion of ingredients. Welcome to FUSION BISTRO, which is an amalgamation of cuisines from across the globe maintaining their authenticity in every way.

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This place is loveable from the word GO, the moment you enter, and you fall in love with the ambience and simplicity of the place. Minimalistic, comfortable yet impactful décor, ample lighting and a huge space spread across 2 floors, is what makes this place different right from the start. These days we see an overload of theme decoration, concept restraunts, cluttered spaces and hence a lot of times the focus shifts from the most important thing FOOD to making the place stand out in terms of decoration only, but thankfully Fusion Bistro is truly different.

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Now coming to the main thing Food, we started our culinary journey with Thailand and opted for Chicken Tom Kha Soup, it was a creamy coconut milk based soup spiced with ginger and lemon grass. Though I am not too fond of Thai, but I loved this one. To go along with the soup, we ordered Warm Chicken, Avocado and Fresh Leaves Salad and it was wonderful too. Loved the combination of chicken and avocado with garlic dressing and crunchy fresh leaves.

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For drinks we tried Fruit Punch and Watermelon Lychee Punch and both of them were nice and refreshing.

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Next on our table was Penne Pasta with Mixed Sauce and Marinated Stuffed Chicken Breast, a continental combination worth exploring. The pasta was just perfect and getting the tanginess of tomatoes along with creaminess of cheese was a culinary delight for me. The stuffed chicken with mushroom sauce and goat cheese along with mashed potatoes..mmm.. something I love completely. My mouth waters even while writing about it, it was yumminess overloaded. This is surely a must try.

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Next we moved to trying some authentic oriental food and ordered Chicken in Soy Garlic Sauce and Chicken Hakka Noodles and I can say that they were easily the best hakka noodles I have eaten in a long time. The Chicken was delicious as well.

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Settling for Indian in the last we ordered, Non Veg Kebab Platter, which comes with a generous serving of Dal Makhani and Raita as well, the Hyderabadi Biryani and Awadhi Chicken. The platter was simply amazing, it had chicken malai tikka, seekh kebab and fish tikka and all of them were succulent, tender and full of taste, and the dal was awesome too. I loved the way biryani was served covered with a hot tandoori roti; it just looked irresistible even though it was covered. After lifting the roti away, the biryani looked even more scrumptious and so it was. The flavours were perfect, it was served with a salan and raita and salan was the only thing which I didn’t quite like, rest everything was fabulous. Chicken Awadhi had rich gravy, which was similar to butter chicken in texture, but the taste was very distinct.

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Now coming to my favourite part of the meal, desserts, they have a decent variety to choose from, but it’s my suggestion that they include some Indian Desserts in the menu and also more options of non-chocolaty desserts for those who don’t like chocolate much. Nevertheless I love chocolate, so for me it was good enough, we ordered a Tiramisu and Death by Chocolate. The tiramisu was extremely delicious and death by chocolate was true to its name, I can really die for it, it was so so so delicious. I loved it.

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I overall had a lot of fun visiting this place and I highly recommend it, you must give it a shot and I am sure you will love it.

A special mention for the entire staff of Fusion Bistro, they were very friendly, warm and hospitable and knew their menu and recommendations very well. I also happened to meet Mr Arvind, owner of the place and he too came across as a very warm person.

I am definitely visiting them soon for another culinary journey and make sure you do it as well. Cheers !!


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LURM to create ripples of ecstasy through its revelry in Jaisalmer…!

LURM 2016 is a new rage among youth as the festival hits the commoners amidst beautiful Sam Dunes this December. Basis its extravagant facets a perfect blend of food, music, fashion, film, adventure, camping, beer and wine will be observed at the carnival. Spread across 34 acres of land, the place overtures more than 2000 camps to get hold of almost 13000 people. While close to 200 films from 15 different countries shall constitute the cinema part, nearly 100 food outlets would exhibit the best of the cuisines from all over the world. The target audience implicates only adults from the tier-1 or tier -2 cities while tourists from China, Japan, European countries are also going to be there.

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According to Sushil Wadhwa, Founder & CEO, TheStoreHunt.com, “LURM is going to be India’s first zero waste and biggest Desert Festival as it incorporates support from the elite institutions.” Wherein, fashion institutes are working for ‘Bamboo for sustainability’ concept, NID Alumni is making use of scrap, unused & recyclable goods to develop the entire ambience. Wadhwa reckons that the Flea Market set up being marketed by TheStoreHunt.con could have a Christmas Market kind of a feel like they have in Germany during the month of December. Besides, Pritesh Roy, Head of Piggy Bank Films is “proud to be mentoring the film festival which is sure to be different and worth.” 3337738880_7df2dfe1d2_z

The enticing food producer & corporate chef, Varun Bajaj gives LURM his own definition as, “Lovely concept, United planned, Retrieved location, Magnificent offerings” and adds “As name adds LURM is all about making your Christmas a gala time with a place of adventure added with fun and garnished with an essence of culture of India.” It is due to the presence of 25+ food exhibitors at the event who would showcase their talent live in front of their audience. Since a wide range of cocktails & drinks are going to be available to taste, Wine and Beer Festival Mentor – Archit Singhal affirms, “LURM Festival embodies the spirit of impossibilities”
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All sorts of music be it EDM, Sufi, Classical etc are going to make highlights owing to presence of all renown names such as Bemet, Twistedbass, CAS, UD & Jowin, Genus, Beyond 120, Nosh & SJ, Dilshad Khan, Tritha, Ustad Anwar Khan Manganiyar and group from Barmer, Sikar Gharana Ensemble, Imran and Friends, Aagamya, Across the Line, Ceaseless Juncture, Underground Authority, Dj Fintushami from Russia. In fact the National Award winning melody maestro Imran Khan says being associated with LURM “mainly because of varied music range which no other festival has ever done” He further looks up to his performance at the beautiful city, Jaisalmer.
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On being asked about the concept behind creating this festival, Tushar Sharma, Founder says “he has been passionately driven by music which has given him a glimpse into every culture of the Earth. Thus to bind people from any background – LURM happened.” Concurrently, Milind Bharti, co – founder believes that “LURM is the most revolutionary excuse which somehow managed to bring the best professionals to initiate innovation in India.”

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Undoubtedly, the festival has everything under one roof as it also bids for ‘Paramotoring’, an enthralling adventure aero sport with adequate safety measures. The mind-blowing fashion bazaar offers handcrafts, jewellery, footwear and other exclusive merchandise. Most of the popular names like the Mumbai festival, Book My Show, Red FM, 9XO, The logical Indian, , Elixir Coterie, Piggy Bank Films, Creative Karma and Thestorehunt.com are leading partners of the whole affair.
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Not to forget, LURM is according each possible aspect of ‘sensible partying’ and CSR activities. Where merrymaking and cleanliness do not go hand in hand very well, LURM Festival 2016 assures the prospect and takes up the heavy challenge of doing just the opposite. Irrespective of being a high power entertainment event, no use of plastic is encouraged; littering is not excusable and will attract penalty.  Festival team is taking extra measures to save paper to the optimum level – tear their business cards or event tickets; you will get a seed to plant a tree. No brochures will be given out for event details, everything will be digitized – on app and on screen details during event. It will even establish water purifier systems to provide water for no cost. Also each item available at the festival is completely saleable whilst the sale proceeds move to concern artisan.
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You now know where all roads leads to this December – to India’s first travel destination event with such high ecological concepts with equal value for entertainment. Be ready to party hard while taking care of Mother Nature.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Kashmir 90- Book Review

A word about the Author first, Vineet started his journey from Dehradun having done his schooling there before moving to Bangalore for his engineering from B.M.S.College. Having completed his engineering he joined the Corporate World and since then has been working at various locations in India n Abroad. He completed Executive Program in Business Management from IIMC and is also a PMP certified professional. He is presently settled in Mumbai and is working in the field of Project Management. This is his second book having written,Vinu, I am getting married earlier and working on his third book titled Twin Trouble.
Apart from writing fiction, Vineet Mishra has other hobbies including his passion for riding.
He is also a proud HOG (Harley Davidson Owner) and enjoys long rides.

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Now about the book Kashmir 90 ,as the name suggests it relates to that horrific period in our modern history which is really a shame on our country.
The book traces the the journey of its main protagonist Shiv Pandit, a Kashmiri Pandit who lives a carefree life in the Jannat of our country Kashmir.
His life from the age of 18,living in a well to do family, loved by all and popular among his friends to the devastation. He and the family go through that darkest of dark periods forms the crux of this book.
The book has been beautifully written and the life n journey of Shiv Pandit unfolds in a simple but riveting manner.
The life in College with friends, the faint sensibility of finding love to the kindness and love of the family to losing it all in a sweeping series of events that follow the unrest and subsequent exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley.
How he goes through all the losses and almost losing his sanity to again joining the mainstream of the society with some semblance of success with the one regret of losing his college crush/love Maya.
Does Shiv manage to find Maya? Makes for a fascinating read. Highly recommended.
Go grab your copy and feel the trauma of the in numerous people who went through this sad ordeal of being outcaste from your own land n people.


My Rating 4/5


Available on Amazon for Rs. 225 for paperback.

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Guilt Free Indulgence at the Diabetic Dessert Trail…!

As part of the Diabetic Food Trail, Diabetic Dessert Trail was a day of guilt free indulgence for me. The event which was conceived with the objective of offering diabetics, pre-diabetics and health conscious people a reason to enjoy their food and desserts without any apprehensions, has tied up with 200 restaurants across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune. The Diabetic Food Trail is presented by Britannia Nutrichoice Essentials in association with Biocon, the largest Indian Insulins Company. Britannia and Biocon have once again partnered with DFT, this year along with Fitternity.com, Health & Nutrition and Burrp. Its been conceptualised by Seema Pinto,  Director, Semora Entertainment Works along with her husband.

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This particular dessert trail meant restaurant hopping with 4 different participating outlets showcasing their healthy desserts and it also meant that we were going to eat a lot of desserts but without feeling guilty about it, so all I had to say was bring it on..!!

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We began our sweet journey with Bercos in Greater Kailash I, in a cosy atmosphere, we were served with Sugar –Free Lemon Cheesecake (Kcals: 162.2, Fat: 14.2g, Carbs: 4.1g, Protein: 6g) and Sugar –Free Caramel Custard (Kcals: 378, Fat: 28g, Carbs: 32g, Protein: 6g). The Cheese Cake was so delicious and sugary sweet that not even for one moment it felt that it was sugar free, I simply loved it. The Caramel Custard wasn’t as sweet as the cheese cake, but it was nice too.

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Our next stop was right across the road, and after one fulfilling experience we went to explore the other. Getafix too appeared a cosy and comfortable place where you could enjoy a happy meal with your family or friends. Here on the menu we had Sugar –Free Carrot Cake (Kcals: 396, Fats: 26.1g, Carbs: 37.1.6g, Protein: 4.9g) and Sugar –Free Lime Pie (Kcals: 136, Fats: 4.7g, Carbs: 21.3g, Protein: 3.1g). The Carrot Cake was simply mind blowing, dense and yet super moist, I could just go on and on with it, it was so delicious, and you must try. The Lime Pie was good too, but somehow I was hooked to the Carrot Cake.

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Our next halt was Bohemia in Greater Kailash I, N Block Mkt, the place oozed out comfort and a suave ambience. Though we were now already full from the last two indulgences, I was really looking forward to this one, because they had my favourites Sugar –Free Tiramisu (Kcals: 340, Fat: 18g, Carbs: 40g, Protein: 4g) and Sugar -Free Chocolate Fudge (Kcals: 250, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 38g, Protein: 3g). Guilt free chocolate desserts are like a dream come true. Both the Tiramisu and the Chocolate Fudge were awesome. Extremely delectable they didn’t taste as if they were sugar free, they tasted as normal as prepared with sugar. I loved them both.

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Oh, after 3 stops, this dessert trail really seemed very fulfilling, filling the stomach too :), but nevertheless, we reached our last stop, which unlike others wasn’t a restaurant, but it was a bakers den called G’s Patisserie. Here we were served Sugar –Free Warm Apple & Cinnamon Cobbler (Kcals: 237.2, Fats: 9.8, Carbs: 36.7g, Proteins: 3.5g), Sugar –Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake (Kcals: 160.2, Fats: 6.4g, Carbs: 25g, Proteins: 3.3g), Sugar –Free Banana Oats Bar with NutriChoice Essentials Oats Cookies (Kcals: 87, Fats: 1.8g, Carbs: 17.2g, Proteins: 21g). I personally loved the Apple Cobbler and the Oat Cookies, which were also live demonstrated by the owner of the place. The entire experience was worth remembering.

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The Healthy Dessert Trail was introduced to give food bloggers and media a glimpse of some of the innovative and healthy desserts that restaurants in each of these cities had specially designed, for the Diabetic Food trail 2016. With desserts featuring on a larger number of menus this year, it was a perfect window to showcase these treats, while debunking the myths that desserts could only be high calorie, and hence not suitable for diabetics.

A key aspect of The Diabetic Food Trail has been to address certain myths associated with what a diabetic can and cannot eat. The most common one being that desserts are a big no no. And thanks to our restaurant partners on the Dessert trail, we were able to demonstrate how easily desserts can be made healthy yet delicious, wherein not only a diabetic, but also a regular individual with a sweet tooth could enjoy them. I am glad I was part of this journey and I really urge to the restaurants to keep continuing these items in their menu on a regular basis so that people can really eat guilt free!

 

 

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Rich Graviss Organised Rich’s Gourmet Guide, Showcasing Foods and Trends in Savouries, Beverages, Desserts and 250 number of Cakes

Rich Graviss recently organised a world class event, Rich Gourmet Guide, where in the showcased the latest foods and trends in savouries, beverages and desserts. The chef team  live demonstrated these global trends in foods in event via applications of their existing Rich’s products available in India. It was a visual delight to see plain Jane cakes turning into a work of art.

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Rich’s also displayed a showcase of more than 250 cakes in the show. With different categories like logs, buttercream decoration, whipped cream decoration , macaroons, glaze cakes etc, this was one mouth drooling exhibition. The cakes were so beautiful that I could not take my eyes off it.
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There were concept stalls wherein live demos went on in each of the stall round the day, which emphasised on different decorations using whipped cream, the use of Rich’s products in making beverages and savouries.
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The main objective of the event was to make bakery and food service customers aware of global trends and also global cuisines which could be made using Rich’s Products. The purpose was to inform and upgrade the quality of offerings of both bakery and food service operators to general public.
A new product named BETTERCREME was also being launched first time in the market. It is a unique Non-Dairy product with a buttery flavour, heavy mouth feel & good stability. It is ideal for bakery preparations for making colourful & robust cake decorations.
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They also highlighted its unique benefits on their Educational Booth that will be especially focussing on various applications of Bettercreme ICING & FILLINGS. Rich also launched its android based app where in we can multiple recipes, know about the products and do so much more.
I thoroughly enjoyed this event, tasting goodies made using Rich’s products, the demonstrations and the showcasing of so many beautiful cakes.
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ABOUT RICH GRAVISS PRODUCTS PVT LTD
Rich Graviss Products Pvt. Ltd. came into existence following the collaboration between M/s Rich Products Corporation (USA) and Graviss Food Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (India).
The launch of Rich’s Whip Topping in 1996 sparked a revolution in the Indian bakery industry; as it became the first-ever and the largest-selling non-dairy whip topping of the country. Since then, the market reputation and business growth has only elevated.


Today, Rich’s produces a wide range of products for both the bakery as well as the food service segments.
Rich’s in India has 2 manufacturing facilities at Pune (Maharashtra) & Kala Amb (Himachal Pradesh). The combined production capacity of both the plants is approx 24000 tonnes per annum. This directly translates into assured quality products for its customers, as well as a consistent supply throughout the year.
The company caters to more than 150 cities across 27 states through a highly competent cold chain distribution network.
For more details ,pls visit on www.richgraviss.com

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