All roads lead to this popular club in Andheri West through the week. Anarchy is the latest entrant in that party sector and has become a favorite amongst party goers for their aesthetically designed interiors, buzzing bar and an amazing line up of DJs.
Last week, we spotted some known faces from Bollywood and the Television industry for an acting school launch event at Anarchy. Deepshika, who has been part of the industry for quite sometime launched her latest venture an acting school to enable people to pursue their passion for acting.Switching between conversations, dance floor and the bar; they were seen enjoying themselves at this do.
The event saw the likes of Deepshikha Nagpal, Vindu Dara Singh & Dina Umarova, Kashmira Shah & Krishna Abhishek, Rohit Verma, Rahul Mahajan, Tanaaz & Bakhtyaar, Poonam Dhillon, Terence Lewis, Ayub Khan and many more.
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!
With the festive season around, there is an air of excitement and celebration across. Mumbai, the city of vibrant night life is bustling with festive sale, offers and deals. But what’s there for the party animals? The revelers this time will have newer destination to party and bring in the New Year.
Pubs and sports bars have been enticing their visitors for a while, but this December a brand new partying hotspot has opened in the busy streets of MIDC.
To experience the excitement of the festive season, I had the privilege to experience a pot pourri of exhilaration. This uber classic café in GoldFinch hotel is a destination in itself for creatures of the dusk. Café Mojo is place which has mastered the art of flawlessly blending the English and continental culture.
A hospitable staff escorted me in the bar area, where I met the business partners of the Pub. After having a chat with them, I learnt that it’s a one-of-its-kind pub which devised a unique concept of “e-beer” in India. It’s said that Café Mojo is India’s first eBeer pub where one can pour his/her own beer and pay by the ML and not by Glass. This system allows you to order food and drinks through a card; you get a card that you need to recharge by any amount you like. The card can be used for all future visits and is refundable. Well! That appeared like a boon in the turbulent times of demonetization where you needn’t worry about the cash.
While I explored the venue, I saw that the interiors were quite similar to ones in the West and best part about this pub is that every table has a beer hose. All you have to do is place the card on the sensor and beer shall be ready to ooze from the hose. There are 3 levels in the cafe – a bar, a lounge and a roof top seating area where sheesha is served.
A wide range of lip-smacking recipes are listed on the menu. But I planned to have the most basic ones. I ordered Nachos and the preparation was just as the way it should be.
The next in my list was Beer Battered Prawns. I must confess that this was best I’ve ever had at any other places. On the concluding bit, I was offered Farm House Veg Pizza whose thin crust was just perfect and tender chicken wings. And these two recipes where flawlessly made.
Not to forget, the Mojito perfectly complemented the platter I had ordered and they have an array of cocktails to fuel-up.
Apart from drinks and gastronomic delights on its menu, great music and exciting events are on its list.
It’s a destination that should be listed on e every party animal’s bucket list.
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.
14th RAYMOND CROSSWORD BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCED and Gulzar Sahab presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Ruskin Bond.
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.”
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
Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular – fiction category
WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – Popular Award – Nonfiction category
WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar (co-author Boria Majumdar) wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular award for best biography
WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
Business and management
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
Body Goddess by Payal Gidwani wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award – popular award in health and wellness category
WINNERS: POPULAR CHOICE AWARD
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
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
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.”
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.
‘Give her the right shoes, and she’ll conquer the world.’ These are the word that resonated across my ears as I had closer looked at the masterpiece which was crafted to romance her feet.
Vanilla Moon is a one-of-its-kind brand which painstakingly crafts footwear to amplify the attitude and confidence of womankind. It’s a brand that adroitly blends in Italian designs and Indo craftsmanship.
The brand’s launched its new store in the island city’s prominent fashion districts on the 19th of November 2016 at Linking Road in Mumbai. Augmenting the brand’s philosophy, the store serves its guests and patrons an array of contemporary designs that redefine the essence of intricate workmanship.
Since inception, Vanilla Moon masterpieces are crafted by the world finest Italian Shoemakers who constantly are in quest towards presenting the most elegant yet comfortable footwear.
The Linking Road, Mumbai store commands attention and has an air of opulence. The store launch was graced by Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag.
The Parisian styled store wordlessly expresses its unequaled panache with the collection it has to offer. Mirrored pillars complemented with muted wallpapers amplify the interiors and the collection of premium footwear discreetly bewilder the beholder’s senses.
From luxury Heeled & Flat ankle boots, staple ankle boots and chic high heels to comfortable flats, fashionable sketcher to dazzling ethnic footwear.
Vanilla Moon is a brand that offers a whole host of glamorous designers and an irresistible range of styles, heels and colours.
With more and more fashion week audiences turning their gaze downwards, designers lavishing more attention on the shoes they send down the runway.
It’s for the suburban chic to make the world bow down only start their admiration right from the footwear she flaunts.
The ceremony which marks the onset Christmas season, is the legendary Cake Mixing Ceremony. The origin of cake-mixing dates back to the 17th century where it marked the arrival of the harvest season. And it’s this time of the year when countless fruits and nuts were harvested and prepared to go into the making of the traditional plum cake. Over the centuries, the ceremony steadily graduated over the centuries to a social gathering with family and buddies sitting together and soaking dry fruits in wine or rum with wish that the fine flavor fills the Christmas with scrumptious sweetness.
This season too, the cake-mixing ceremony commenced on an enthusiastic notes at VITS. The glass floor stage above the pool at VITS was adorned with white and silver drapes with tables set to marks the beginning of the much awaited baking endeavour in the industry.
The cake mixing ceremony at VITS was a phenomenon to be experienced and event work saving it in the calendar.
The afternoon saw a wave of joy with the staff really bonding with each other, with guests and the patrons.
Donning gloves, aprons and the Chef’s cap, the ritual of pouring and mixing the liquor into the dry fruits was performed with great enthusiasm and gaiety.
The event concluded on a sweet note with a special gift bag given by VITS to its patrons and guests.
On the onset of the festive season, people, thankfully, are shifting from conventional gifting options like from sweet and getting on to more interesting gift items with each passing festive season like Diwali, X-Mas and so on, but the Wine is a wonderful host gift.
The Happy High’s Wine Concierge
The Happy High one of India’s wine and spirit experience co has launched the Wine concierge, a wine selection and gifting service. The Happy High advises clients on wines; based on budgets, preferences and the end recipient. The service can be availed throughout the year, be it advice on a personal collection or for gifting purposes.
Festivities call for gifts, give and take is the norm, a goodwill exercise, it symbolizes togetherness and gifting companies are waiting to ride on the back of ‘Diwali gifting’ and offer to source everything under the sun. The Happy High is a specialist in wines and spirits, run by Ajit Balgi a certified wine educator and an S P Jain alumnus they know what it takes to create an impression and also let your loved ones drink good wine!
“People in India are taking up to wines and want to gift wines. They however get blinded by the fancy packaging, nuts, chia bars, chocolates et al and wine takes a back seat, ‘House wines’ the sellers call them, usually wines not moving, old or on deals.”
“We at The Happy High provide options for the discerning wine lovers who are looking to gift good wine and not just for the sake of it. We help corporate houses to pick wines based on their budgets and taste profiles to ensure that the message of quality and wine finesse is communicated to the recipient.” says Ajit Balgi the Founder and Beverage Consultant.
To know more about their services you can log onto www.thehappyhigh.com.
On the onset of the festive season, Hast Karigar Society rendered a lasting impressions on the shopaholics culture of Mumbai. The Delhi based NGO has been organizing the 6 day event for years now and this time too they hosted the annual property “Impressions” from Oct 12th-17th. Hosted at Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, the exhibition had artifacts and handicrafts made by traditional painters, jewelers, weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers across India and sported their skill and creativity.
Rhymes & Rhythms of Life
Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans
What: Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans
Date:October 12 to 17, 2016, from 10.30 am to 7 pm daily
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400023 (Near Colaba).
Hast Karigar Society, a Delhi based NGO founded by a group of artisans, designers from Tribal areas of India present Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans. This is the eight year running where Hast Karigar Society is bringing together 35 National & State awardee artisan members in Mumbai for its annual exhibition.
Hast Karigar exhibitions emphasize on reviving and redefining the traditional skills of traditional artisans to recreate a market that showcases Indian tradition and heritage while being sensitive to the present day requirements of the connoisseurs. Traditional artists, jewellery makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India participate in this exhibition expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.
This year’s exhibition showcased a collection of hand woven organic cotton (Popala, Karnataka) tussar and silk and khadi sarees, dupatta, stoles and fabrics from Benaras, Bhagalpur, Chanderi, Maheswar, Phulia, Sambalpur (Ikkat), Phalodi, Machilipatnam, and Kutch. Laheria, Batik, Shibori, Kalamkari, Indigo and Tie and Dye using vegetable and natural colours were the added attractions this year.
Sanghaner, Bagru, Dabu, Ajrak, and Machilipatnam hand block prints on sarees, dupattas, stoles, fabric and home furnishings combined traditional shades of colours with a fusion of intricately cut traditional and contemporary designs and patterns.
Colourful Durries from Uttar Pradesh and intricately woven Mats from West Bengal will also be on sale.Presence of Pattachitra, Miniature art, and Madhubani painting added style and colour to the exhibition.
Lambani, Kantha, Rabari, Ari, Desert embroidery, Chikan and Applique reflected the skill of deft hands of our women artisans.
Colourful dupattas, stoles and wrap-arounds adorned with hand crafted traditional motifs; woven by the tribal women residing in the forests of North Bengal were stunning to look at.
Unique collection of hand crafted Lambani jewellery, Rajasthan stone and silver jewellery, leather bags and candles from Pondicherry, Dhokra from Chhatisgarh, pottery & ceramics from Maharashtra leather puppets and lamp shades and block printed stationery was colourful and a joy to look at and buy.
Mumbai, October 1, 2016:‘Glitter’, one of India’s most distinguished‘Lifestyle and Wedding’ exhibition is showcasing an incredible collection of some of the best brands on 1st and 2nd October, 2016 at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Hosted by ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. and ITE, the show has brought its visitors a plethora of renowned designers, jewelers and the most exquisite apparel brands.
Some of the noteworthy exhibitors like Rodasi, Veer Designs, Kora, Manubhai Jewelers, Diva, Olga, Jewelravi, Asbab Design Studio, Studio AV, Sanzany and Zewar by Valchand are showcasing their unique collection at the exhibition.
With an impressive selection of Lifestyle, Wedding and Festive collection ‘Glitter’ is a true showcase of beauty & innovation across segments like jewellery, couture, accessories and fashion styles. With the festive season around the corner, those attending were privy to a fantastic shopping experience to meet all their fashion and lifestyle needs.
‘Glitter’ is the place to be at to kick start the festive season. The exhibition promises its visitors a distinctive and incomparable showcase of the most unique collection until 2nd October, 2016 between 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Dome, NSCI, Worli.
India’s Premiere Lifestyle& Wedding Exhibition ‘Glitter’ concludes Today At NSCI Dome Mumbai
Mumbai, October 2, 2016: The first chapter of one of India’s premiere lifestyle exhibitions ‘Glitter’ concluded today at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Presenting a dual showcase, ‘Glitter’ will unfold once again this month at JW Marriott on October 14th, 15th& 16th.
Present today was Archana Kochhar who showcased a beautiful collection of designs along with several eminent brands like Anjali Arjun Kapoor, Shalini Rathod, Pawan & Pranaav, Gala Brothers, Sanam Tamana, Preeti Designer Hut, Vaga Fashion, Argento, Flyrobe and By Chandni.
A fantastic beginning to the festive season, ‘Glitter’ was a veritable smorgasbord of apparel, jewellery and accessories for every occasion bringing together the best lifestyle offerings for guest who attending the 2- day extravaganza.
Speaking on this occasion Archana Kochhar said,“Glitter is a great exhibition and I am really happy to be here. It’s a place where we have had a lot of brides who walked in and my team is very happy with the enquiries that have been placed. Also I would like to give compliments to Bulbeer because I really like the way she keeps innovating herself and the way how‘Glitter’ has their pulse on everything that’s trending.”
Commenting on the success of the exhibition , Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director, LifestyleDivision, ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. said, “The first chapter of Glitter 2016 has come to a successful conclusion with a fantastic showcase for all our guests. We look forward to the exhibition taking place once more this month at JW Marriott and we are certain that it will be as splendid an affair as we have seen over the last two days.”
For those who missed their chance to attend, the exhibition will take place once more at JW Marriott, Juhu from 14th – 16th October. So don’t miss your chance to experience the biggest Lifestyle and Wedding showcase this festive season at ‘Glitter 2016’! For more details visit:www.timesglitter.in
About ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. (ABECL)
ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. is the ruling monarch of the Indian private exhibition sector, bestowing excellence from Concept to Completion! Established in 1993, ABECL has conceptualized over 70 shows across 10 verticals in over 19 major cities pan India and are the pioneers in the Indian trade exhibition and conference market. Today, with persistent commitment to excellence and innovation ABECL has become the largest private sector organizer of International Shows with almost 10% share of the Indian Exhibition Market. ABECL hosts leading trade shows for different segments such as building materials, design and architecture; oil, gas and energy; education; lifestyle; travel and tourism; hospitality; real estate and security and protection. For more information please visit: http://www.abec.asia/