Time To Sizzle Your Taste Buds @Hard Rock Cafe

Good music, great ambience and crazy drinks and awesome sizzlers.. Sounds like a perfect combination.. Isn’t it?
Hard Rock Cafe, the brand synonym to rock and roll music and lip smacking American cuisine invites you to Turn Up The Sizzle all through February! The kitchen at Hard Rock Cafe is on fire and is geared up to roll out a limited time smokin’ hot menu to coddle your taste buds. Hard Rock Café has an astounding treat in store for its fans with a combination of lip-smacking sizzlers; effervescent Long Island Iced Teas and Shots and a chance to win a couple night stay at India’s first Hard Rock Hotel in Goa every week.

A unique fiesta to entice your taste buds with a large spread of scrumptious dishes sizzled to absolute perfection.

Mr. Vikram Varma, AVP – Marketing, JSM Corporation, said: “Hard Rock Cafe has been the prime destination for people of all ages with varied music interest to hang out. We ensure that our fan base gets the most out of their time at the restaurant. Sizzle Festival has been our key promotion each year and this year it involves a lovely integration of the chilly LIITs and hot piping food. The promotion, clubbed with Karaoke Nights, Retro Nights, Thursday Band Nights and Baby Loves Rock make for a delightful evening. This year, we are offering 14 lucky couples a chance to spend two nights and three days at India’s first Hard Rock Hotel in Goa twice in February (13th and 27th) by participating in a contest and are sure to see a massive turnout.”

We tried the Big Bull Iced Tea and the Double Trouble Iced Tea, they were truly mind blowing, one glass serves two, so be sure you share your drink with your significant someone 

For Sizzlers, we first tried the Mexican Chicken Chipotle & Prawn Skillet; they came with Masala Fries, and Mexican Rice. First look at the sizzler, the aroma and that sizzling sound.. and I could feel my senses awakening. I didn’t waste time and wanted to scintillate my other two senses of touch and taste as well. It was truly delectable. The chicken and prawns were both very tender and the flavors of chipotle stood out perfectly.

What followed next was Thai Chicken Skillet with Garlic Rice and Herb Crusted Chicken with Tomato Spaghetti, have to say that both of them were utterly delicious and done to perfection. In spite of trying 3 varieties of chicken sizzlers, I have to admit that each of them had a very distinct taste and were truly remarkable.

They offer a reasonable vegetarian variety as well, like the Italian Mafia Skillet, Thai Style Grilled Cottage Cheese Skillet, Grilled Paneer Tikka Skillet etc. and I am sure they would be great too, as being a hardcore non-vegetarian I ended up tasting all non-veg variety.

With Hard Rock Cafe and its legacy, also get a chance to win a couple stay of two nights and three days at India’s first Hard Rock Hotel twice in February by participating in a contest. One winner will be picked by a lucky draw every week at each outlet. 14 lucky couples across all outlets of Hard Rock Cafe India win this exciting gratification. Thinking of how it’s possible? Head over to your nearest Hard Rock Cafe for a smokin’ hot experience, get social and use the hashtag, #SizzleToGoa, for a sizzling, rocking time in Goa.

The flavours of the festival will be heightened with the signature memorabilia on the walls, high ceilings and of course the signature ambience.
Head straight to Hard Rock Cafe to get your dose of an experience of a lifetime!
When: February 1 – February 29, 2016
Where: Hard Rock Café Delhi & Gurgaon
Telephone No:  011 – 47158888, 0124 –4949630

Timings: 12 noon – 12:30 am

Hard Rock Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Ambition- Their story in a few lines..!!

Ambition- Their story in a few lines..!!

She loved people who were ambitious in life.. And he was ambitious for sure , he wanted a big house, a glorious career, a strong position, and loads of money. She…she was ambitious too, she wanted him, all of him, nothing less and nothing more.

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Revolutionary Venus Treatments are now easily accessible at Venus Clinics in New Delhi

Revolutionary Venus Treatments are now easily accessible at Venus Clinics in New Delhi

Venus Concept, a pioneer in Medical Aesthetics tie-up with two Venus Clinics in New Delhi on the 1st February, 2016 and will provide revolutionary technologies which are not only painless but delivers the treatments with minimal to no downtime. 

Dr. Joy Shah, Partner & Strategic Consultant – Venus Aesthetic LLP tells “Venus Treatments are absolutely painless, safe, and effective which is a non-surgical solution for most of the beauty flaws. Treatments are carried out with modern Energy Based Technologies, which are cleared, by most of the global authorities like U.S. FDA, Health Canada and European CE. 

Treatments are performed as a series of 6 to 8 weekly sessions to repair the skin damage, 3 to 4 annual sessions for prevention from damage and maintenance. Venus Treatments work by biological stimulation of natural healing process and neovascularization, which makes the treatments very safe.  Venus Treatments are affordable to everyone”.

Venus Concept, a leader in the medical aesthetics industry has an experience of over 15 years in the field of dermatology. The company invests extensive resources in developing devices powered by cutting-edge technologies geared to client satisfaction and user’s comfort. With its own Research and Development Centre, Venus Concept has grown as an industry leader who is constantly working towards developing and spreading the awareness of innovative, painless and affordable treatments delivered through its devices. Venus Concept is present in over 50+ countries with over 3,000,000+ treatments performed in a year globally.

Venus Treatments offers an extensive range of medical aesthetic treatments with the help of their diverse portfolio of devices. These extensive range of Venus Treatments will be offered at these signature Venus Clinics in New Delhi; with an aim to promote the painless and comfortable treatments to the Indian market. These treatments can be performed on anyone and everyone on face, neck and body for all skin types. In India, Venus Concept operates with a complete product line namely, Venus Legacy, Venus Freeze, Venus Viva and Venus Versa. It helps in facilitating Venus Clinics to treat Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation, Fine Lines Revision, Acne Scar Revision, Stretch Marks Revision, Wrinkles Reduction, Melisma Reduction, Anti-Ageing, Face Aesthetics, Brow Toning, Skin Tightening, Body Sculpting, Fat Reduction, Non Invasive Face Lifts and Skin Texture Correction are some of the most preferred indications treated through Venus Treatments.

About Dr. Joy Shah
Over 26 fellowships and Observer-ship done at more than 6 different countries before 2006.
Hon. Medical Advisory Services rendered towards supporting leading Italian and American manufacturers like DEKA, CYNOSURE, PALOMAR LASERS, PROMOITALIA ETC.
➢ From 2000 to 2010 Conducted training workshops for various manufacturers at various exhibitions – for over 35 times since 2002 -present.
➢ Developed private limited company Kirti Health Care Pvt Ltd dealing into healthcare, especially dealing into cosmetic dermatology, Aesthetic Medicine (AM) and Laser assisted surgeries (LAS).
➢ Masterminded Beauty & Curves since 2006 a self-owned private medical practice with the specialty of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, cosmetic dermatology and Laser Dermatology and Laser assisted surgeries. With 60 technologies in India in past 15 years and have performed over 50,000 procedures with various technologies.
➢ Established and executed a successful North American business model VENUS CONCEPT INDIA (VENUS AESTHETIC LLP) into Indian aesthetic medical market. Start-up is currently settled with the complete establishment of infrastructure and process execution and management. Currently, company is operational at all India level.
➢ Structured DRJOY.IN CONSULTANT PVT LTD – MEDICAL & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS from JAN 2015 it with the vision to provide complete backup and marketing support to the aesthetic medical clinics, early entrepreneurs to develop a chain of clinics, established corporates to have a working partner.
Core Competencies
Cosmetic Dermatology, Research & Development for optimization of laser and professional beauty devices, Technical support – for professional beauty machine manufacturers. Decisions, Franchising and project execution, Marketing and Sales, Leadership and Organisation & Behaviour, Strategical Management, Management Accounts/ finance management, Sustainability Management, Business Process Defining, designing and execution for any new business or to organize an ongoing business.
➢ Astute, realistic planning instincts prompted early promotion with aesthetic clinic project services for new upcoming doctors and franchising support for established clinics responsibility for long-cycle and fragile for Kirti Health Care Pvt Ltd
➢ Strongly motivating with a history of accelerated promotions, the second of which occurred within supporting the leading Italian and American manufacturers at various exhibition
➢ As Medical Practitioner for Beauty & Curves we are currently involved into research and development of newer protocols for different indications, studying the outcome of the various protocols globally, patient education, aesthetic paramedical training and development of trained assistants for the industry and teaching to upcoming doctors.
➢ Repeated success leading cross-functional teams to research, design and implement large-scale projects and establish highly efficient global chains for VENUS CONCEPT INDIA (VENUS AESTHETIC LLP) into Indian aesthetic medical market.
➢ Experienced in all phases of MEDICAL & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS with a reputation to provide complete backup and marketing support to the aesthetic medical clinics
➢ Keen eye for reducing costs and improving efficiencies by eliminating redundant and no value added processes
➢ Extremely competent in all phases of distribution management including employee training, customer service, credit, collections, order fulfillment and sales support

➢ Known for establishing and cultivating excellent working relationships with peers, employees, and clients

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The Launch of “Colours of Refuge”

The Launch of “Colours of Refuge”

Colours of Refuge, an anthology dedicated to the cause of Refugees was launchedA on 28 January 2016 at Civil Services Officers Institute, New Delhi amidst luminaries from the field of photography, poetry and arts. The event was graced by luminaries such as Padamshree Raghu Rai, the doyen of photography as Chief guest, Mr William Tall, UNHCR Head of Mission in India and Maldives, celebrated Urdu poet and lyricist Farhat Shazad  and renown Hindi poet Dr Sita Sagar as Guests of honour.

This is the third anthology in less than a year by Poets, Artists Unplugged, a diverse and dynamic poetry group on Facebook that comprises of poets and artists from all over the globe, sharing a common penchant and vibe called ‘expression’ through poetry, prose, art and/or photography.
In synch with the mission of the group Poets, Artists Unplugged to offer the medium of poetry and arts for uplifting the human spirit against the violent world of today, displaced and homeless refugees are among the most in need of shelter. This germinated the idea of looking beyond conflict zones and the suffering to the myriad shades of refuge and the Group administrators decided that they must contribute to the cause of refuge. An open submission call was given for works that employ the aesthetics of poetry, short stories, art and photographs to attempt mitigating human hardships and offer healings to the suffering. All poems, artworks and photographs in this anthology were meticulously selected to array the colours of refuge.

Colours of Refuge was born as a bi-lingual (Hindi & English) International Anthology featuring Poems, Short Stories, Nano Fiction(55ers), Art and Photographs of budding and established poets, writers,  artists  and photographers from all over the world coming together for this noble cause of demanding refuge for all humans irrespective of regional borders, races, genders, faiths and also age. The Colours of Refuge offers a rare kaleidoscope of hope in the form of upholding, the basic human dignity of refuge. This anthology bears testimony to the fact that not only has social media opened up new vistas for both budding and seasoned poets and artists, it also offers great reassurance that even in this hectic selfish modern age high-tech living, Poets, Writers, Artists, Photographers and even the publisher can join hands for an altruist cause.
The anthology features works of some celebrated masters such as Jayanta Mahapatra, the Grandfather of Indian English Poetry and Padamshree Raghu Rai, the doyen of photography, Naseer Ahmed Nasir, Pakistan and Farhat Shazad, Pakistan-USA, both acclaimed Urdu poets. Poets, Artists Unplugged is also proud to have many seasoned poets and artists from all over the world contributing to their cause. Moreover, in line with the mission of promoting new poets and artists, Colours of Refuge also features fourteen new poets and some artists whose works had not been published in print before.
Poets, Artists Unplugged endeavours to launch not just a book but a positive response and embrace on the subject of refugees.  To this end, the administrators Sakina and Monica Oswal have already managed to collect contributions of Rs One Hundred Thousand), all of which will be donated to the UNHCR.
The Chief Editor Lt. Col. Shyam Sunder Sharma, Shaurya Chakra (Retd) wanted to focus on evoking the element of hope and development amidst its grim realities to offer reassurance and a sense of ‘home’ for those having suffered exoduses. The Editors Dr. Reena Singh (Hindi), Sheikha A. (English), Sakina Shikari (Visual Arts) along with the help of the co-editors Shivali Dhaka (Hindi) and Dr. Evelyn R. Gaikwad (English) followed through by ensuring that the primary focus reflected in the book, overall, consisting of insightful contributions by both established and emerging writers/artists from different countries, cultures, ethnicities and language backgrounds.
The warmly received event included a thought provoking art and photo exhibition and an Open Mic Poetry session on the same theme. Dr Jatinder Singh Bhogal organised the art and photo exhibition, which included masterpieces photographs of Raghu Rai. There was a wonderful blending in of other art forms with Sonali Sharma giving a scintillating performance on a poem of Farhat Shahzad recited by Dr Jatinder Singh Bhogal and Geetika and her sister treated the audience with a beautiful self composed song especially penned by the sisters on the theme. Pinakini Naik, the Group administrator in USA gave out a noteworthy presentation on the Group’s mission and the dream and journey of Colours of Refuge.                   
Parveen Sethi and Shivali Dhaka conducted the Open Mic session, which had participation from contributing poets, including some who travelled from long distances on a working day. Dr Reena Singh conducted the proceeding on the stage with remarkable finesse. Monica Oswal and Rajat conducted the felicitations and the book launch ceremony. Mr William Tall was so taken in by the aura and atmosphere at the event that he sat through the entire programme.

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Warm your hearts with an indulgent menu at the Plaza Premium Loungethis Valentine’s Day

Warm your hearts with an indulgent menu at the Plaza Premium Loungethis Valentine’s Day

Romance is in the air, there is no better opportunity to spoil yourself or your loved ones than on Valentine’s Day. The ingenious team of chefs at Plaza Premium Lounge has prepared a range of romantic surprises for the plate infused with sensual guilty pleasures to make the day even more special.

The exciting menu has great options of fresh healthy salads such as Barbecued Pasta salad, Ripe Tomatoes, Feta Cheese and Basil leaves salad, Cucumber and Pomegranate salad which are perfect Valentine’s Day indulgence. Other highlights on the menu include Sicilian Chicken served with Sausages, Cherry Tomatoes and Olives, Malai Murgh Dum Biryani whose aroma fills the atmosphere and Cottage Cheese Hearts and Cherry Tomatoes Coulis.

Sweets are undoubtedly traditional for Valentine’s Day, you can try the perfect Banoffee Pie, which will instantly melt, in your mouth, the refreshing Strawberry French Hearts or our old time favourite Gaajar Ka Halwa. There are also yummy assorted Macaroons for the Macaroons lovers.

Apart from the delicious food, one can simply relax and unwind at the bar, which serves interesting cocktails and mocktails, or indulge in a relaxing massage treatment for a complete pampering. So if you are travelling with someone special, what could be more perfect than the Plaza Premium Lounge to show your loved ones you care?

What: Valentine’s Day Special Menu
Where: Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad Airports
When: 13th and 14th February , 2016
Price: Lounge access starts at Rs.1200 plus taxes
*This promotion is limited to select lounges across Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad Airports.
For more information, please contact:
Harmandeep Singh| 9899666674 | harmandeep.singh@plaza-network.com

Linda Duo I 8527994422 I linda.duo@plaza-network.com

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High on style & design, Videocon Mobile Phones to add a wow factor to affordable smart devices

High on style & design, Videocon Mobile Phones to add a wow factor to affordable smart devices

The company launches innovatively crafted smartphone Videocon Z45 Dazzle with stunning marble finish at a budget-friendly price of Rs. 4,899/-
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As India is moving forward to become the number one smartphone market in the world; the consumer’s decision is changing the whole mobile phone eco-system. With the brand legacy of Videocon group and it’s in depth consumer understanding, Videocon Mobile Phones has identified style and design as one of the major pull factors to enhance the usage of smartphones by masses. To cater to this huge demand of design-oriented smartphones, the company is coming up with new range of smartphones and has launched Videocon Z45 Dazzle with stunning marble finish. 

The new portfolio of smartphones is high on style and design attuned to new-age consumer needs. The young mobile brand is offering flagship designs at affordable cost to empower the aspiring users with affordable smartphone technology. Designed for aesthetic perfection, Videocon Z45 Dazzle suits well the consumers who demand affordable yet cutting-edge smartphone experience. Packed with Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, the device is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor and 1 GB RAM, enabling the device with fast speed and enduring functioning at a budget-friendly price of Rs. 4,899/-

Key features – Videocon Z45 Dazzle
·     4.5-inch FWVGA IPS Capacitive Touch Screen
·     Android OS –  4.4.2 KitKat
·     1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
·     1GB RAM; 8GB ROM (upto32GB)
·     5MP Auto Focus Rear camera & 2 MP Front Camera
·     1600 mAh battery
·     Video Calling
·     HSPA+ upto 21mbps* download
·     G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor
·     V-Safe & V-Secure apps
Z45 Dazzle features 5MP Auto-focus rear camera to snap pictures and click clear selfies with 2MP front camera. Powered by 1600 mAh battery, the smartphone offers an extended on-the-go connectivity on 3G network and loads of entertainment on 4.5-inch IPS Capacitive Touch Screen to watch video and internet content.
The smartphones supports 8GB (upto 32GB) internal memory and comes with reliable network and utility features including Dual SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Radio, G-sensor and proximity sensors. The smartphone comes encased in marble finish casings, enabling the consumers to stand out in the crowd.
Priced affordably, the smartphone is currently available in market across all the online and offline stories.
Mr. Jerold Pereira, CEO, Videocon Mobile Phones says,” The newly launched Z45 Dazzle is a perfect combination of innovation and style at an affordable pricing. It is one of the best value for money smartphones to add a style quotient to new-age consumers who are aspiring for design, innovation and technology. We will continue to bring the latest software innovation in Indian market at cost-effective pricing. Our products are manufactured indigenously and the design and technology that we are offering is unmatched at this price range.”
About Videocon Mobile Phones
Part of a billion dollar global conglomerate; Videocon Group commands its name with the trust of its associates, clients and customers and delights them with its innovative products. Videocon Mobile Phones Division steered by ideas, and led by innovation has a wide range of mobile devices from multi-media feature phones to high-end Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Intending to capture the market with a range of contemporary, high-quality, affordable smart devices, Videocon Mobile Phones Division is one of the fastest growing mobile handset companies, with one of the largest service network across the country.

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Bigger and Spicier Asian Hawkers Market returns to Select Citywalk, Saket, on the Valentine’s Day weekend

Bigger and Spicier Asian Hawkers Market returns to Select Citywalk, Saket, on the Valentine’s Day weekend

Embark on yet another culinary journey from Japan to Indonesia, with occasional diversions to the home of Chinjabi cuisine, at the Asian Hawkers Market-II
AFTER attracting more than 45,000 visitors in 2015 and getting rave reviews from the media, the Asian Hawkers Market will be back with a bigger and spicier second edition to make the Valentine’s Day weekend more special at the Select Citywalk, Saket, on February 12-14, 2016.

An impressive slew of debuts will be the big attraction of the Asian Hawkers Market-II (AHM-II), Delhi’s only celebration of Asian cuisines being presented by Veeba Food Services Pvt. Ltd., makers of the popular sauces, mayonnaise and salad dressings. Zomato, which has rolled out a popular online ordering service, has come on board as co-sponsor and will offer a tempting discount to all those who visit AHM-II. Black Dog Sparkling Water has signed up as another co-sponsor of the one-of-its-kind food festival.

AHM-II will see Pa PaYa of Mumbai, promoted by multi-award-winning restaurateur Zorawar Kalra, presenting its critically acclaimed dishes for the first time in Delhi. Also in the thick of the action will be Delhi-NCR’s newest Asian restaurants – Honk at Pullman-Novotel, New Delhi Aerocity, and The Bento Café from Ashish Kapur, creator of The Wine Company, dimsumbros and Yo China, showcasing their products for the first time at a food festival. And Vidur Kanodia of Shiv Sagar fame will test-market his forthcoming brand, Hawkers Chowk, and its unique range of Sichuan dosas, Chinese bhel and chilli idlis.
“In the spirit of Startup India, we hail these brands and their promise to make the Delhi-NCR dining scene more exciting than it has already become,” says Atul Sikand, the man behind Facebook’s most popular recipe sharing community, Sikandalous Cuisine, and one of the four founding partners of the Asian Hawkers Market. Adds Sid Mathur, Director and Head of Food, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality, and another founder partner: “We are committed to our promise to provide visitors one platform for exclusive food experiences. These could be restaurant debuts, new dishes from familiar places, and participants from other cities.”
AHM-II will also see the return of the multi-award-winning restaurants that participated in the inaugural show and were literally mobbed by visitors. Popular Pan Asian restaurants Asia7Chi The Asian CookhouseFatty Bao and Mamagoto are back, and so are Berco’s (Chinese and Thai), En (Japanese), old favourites Jade at The Claridges and Joy Luck Moon (Chinese), Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Gurgaon (Japanese street food items from the 24×7 restaurant), Neung Roi at Radisson Blu Plaza (Thai), Social (Chinese takeaway boxes), Wow Momo (momos with a twist), and Yum Yum Cha (Japanese street food and speciality soft drinks and ice-creams).
A number of new partner restaurants have also signed up – these include Benihana (Japanese robata grill), Big Fat Sandwich (Asian-inspired sandwiches), Big Wong (Chinese and Thai),  Dao (Thai),  Harry’s Bar & Cafe (Pan Asian), which is led by the vision of celebrity chef Vicky Ratnani, and home delivery services Asia Central and Thai Crate. To cater to the sweet cravings of the anticipated 45,000-plus visitors, AHM-II will have Sugarama‘s famous soft-centred pralines and macaroons with unusual flavour combinations. Also on the menu are Hokey Pokey‘s popular ice-creams and frozen desserts.
Says Tanveer Kwatra, Executive Chef, Le Meridien Gurgaon, and another founding partner: “AHM brings together the most talented chefs and they get their passion to the table. For a cooking professional, it’s three days of being with the best, working for 12 hours without a break, and getting instant feedback from our guests.”
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will promote Amazing Thailandwith a cart full of delicacies prepared by Thai chefs in Delhi-NCR. “We are confident that this will be the beginning of more such associations between national tourism offices and AHM,” says Sourish Bhattacharyya, acclaimed food columnist and blogger, and one of the founding partners of the Asian Hawkers Market. He adds: “We are waiting for the day when restaurants from across Asia will stir the pot at our one-of-its-kind food festival.”
The Valentine’s Day weekend has never been spicier. Don’t miss your date with the Asian Hawkers Market-II to feel the heat.
About Asian Hawkers Market
Asian Hawkers Market, (12th to 14thFebruary, 2016 at Select Citywalk, Saket) is yet another scintillating Pan Asian culinary journey celebrating Asian cuisines and culture from the Far East to South-East Asia. This three-day food festival will see the best of five-star and standalone restaurants come together to present the cuisines of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Instagram: @asianhawkersmarket

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Jharkhand Toursim Showcases Unique Culture at the Bharat Parv

Jharkhand Toursim Showcases Unique Culture at the Bharat Parv

From the rustic delicacies of Jharkhand to the enamoring Chou dance form and primitive arts and handicrafts kept alive by tribal artisans – Jharkhand Tourism has  showcased the beautiful and intriguing attractions of the state at the Bharat Parva 2016,at the majestic Red Fort

The Tourism, Art & Culture, Sports and Youth affairs department of Government Jharkhand has set forth an attractive agenda for the state pavilion where the state’s popular food items, its ethnic dance forms, and indigenous arts and crafts are being showcased widely from 26th-29th January. 

According to Ms Suchitra Sinha, Director of Jharkhand Tourism, the department is focusing strongly on promoting tourism to the state which has several tourist attractions, scenic waterfalls, beautiful forests and a rich history. According to Ms Sinha, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is taking taken personal interest in activities to promote tourism in the state.

Among the irresistible attractions at the state pavilion there were mouth-watering delicacies of Dhooska meat, Mutton-Jhor, Murgi Jhor, Rehu Jhor for non-vegetarian foodies to vegetarian delights like Peetha, Usna Chawal, Kurthi Dal, Chilka, Kachari, Footkal Saag, Kacchu Masala, Maduwa Roti as well as Dhooska- Barra.

The participants included dancers who were promoting the indigenous dance form Chou and artisans who have preserved the age-old traditional arts and craft forms of tribal areas. Seeing all this leaves with a feeling of amazement that how beautifully diverse and culturally rick our country is.

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Singapore Tourism Celebrates 100 Years of Singapore Sling

Singapore Tourism Celebrates 100 Years of Singapore Sling

The evening of 28th Jan, saw Singapore Tourism celebrating 100 years of their famous cocktail Singapore Sling. To felicitate the event, mixologist Rizwan, came all the way from Long Bar, at the Raffles Hotel, Singapore, where the cocktail was born.

The Singapore Sling was created in 1915 at Raffles Singapore by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon.
Following the turn of the century in colonial Singapore, Raffles Singapore was the gathering place for the community and it was common to see the gentlemen nursing glasses of gin or whisky.

Unfortunately for the ladies, etiquette dictated they could not consume alcohol in public. The talented Ngiam thus saw a niche in the market and decided to create a cocktail that looked like a fruit juice. Making it in pink gave it a feminine flair and together with the use of clear alcohol, he clearly led people into thinking it was a socially acceptable punch for the ladies.

With that Singapore Sling was born… and rest as they say is history…!!
The celebration party saw coming together of some travel agents and food bloggers, along with Singapore Tourism officials and our man for the evening Rizwan. It was planned at Shangri-La hotel, New Delhi, one of the best hotels of the capital.

The event began, with Rizwan sharing his recipe for Singapore Sling and also giving people a chance to create their own drink.

One sip into the drink, and I knew it was worth celebrating every year of its creation.

A huge cake was also cut, which had a specific number on it; this number represented the number of Indian’s that traveled to Singapore last year.

There were lots of fun activities and contests also planned for the audience. There were two thematic photo backdrops, and instant prints were given to people in branded photo jackets.

There was an electrifying band playing mix of new and classic English songs.

Lip Smacking snacks were served and an elaborate dinner menu was laid out for the audience to relish. The menu focused on both Singaporean and Indian Cuisines keeping in mind the likes of Indian audience.

I then got a chance to chat up with the hero of the evening Rizwan, in a little privacy and away from the noise of the event. I was amazed to know that he started this mixology thing very early in the age and now has been with Raffles for 7 years. The Long Bar at Raffles caters upto a 1000 people on a weekend, and Rizwan enjoys bartending to them.
He is blessed with 3 adorable and kids and loves spending time with his family.

It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with such a down to earth and loving person. To cherish the memories for long, I got myself clicked with him, and also made him pose with the signature Singapore Sling.

It was a great experience to be a part of such a prestigious event, and I look forward to the 4 city roadshows that Singapore Tourism will organising in India this year.

Till then cheers to the Singapore Sling…!!

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Gadre Marine- India’s Largest Surimi Producer

Gadre Marine- India’s Largest Surimi Producer

Founded in 1978 by Mr. Deepak Gadre, Gadre Marine Export was originally a processing and packaging unit of frozen marine products such as shrimps, squids, cuttlefish and other fin-fish. In 1994 however an unprecedented and bold step was taken, India’s first and only Surimi manufacturing plant was set up in Ratnagiri. Gadre Marine since then became the third largest Surimi** manufacturer in the world.

What is Surimi? Surimi (a  Japanese  word ) is an edible paste made from processed fish or other meat. It is used to imitate the texture/color of the meat of lobster, crab etc. The production process includes – Descaling of Fish wherein the fish meat, skin, bones and scales are separated.
In 2004 the company under the leadership of its Managing Director, Mr Arjun Gadre set up a Surimi** value added products plant with a wide product line encompassing surimi value added products, marinated ready to cook fish and cut n cleaned raw fish. Gadre challenges the very roots of Indian culture where fish is always served fresh; their authentic frozen seafood touches the very essence of modern Indians looking for a simpler, healthier and tastier alternative.
Gadre Marine has roped in Vikas Khanna-an award winning Indian chef as their brand ambassador. With this association the brand aims to change the perception about frozen seafood in India and create more awareness about its specialities. Gadre challenges the very roots of Indian culture where fish is always served fresh; their authentic frozen seafood touches the very essence of modern Indians looking for a simpler, healthier and tastier alternative. 

Some of the products retailed and produced by the brand are:
Masala Mackerel – We have delicately flavoured our fish with authentic Konkani masala’s to bring out its richness in every bite, while simultaneously maintaining the nutrition value. This preparation will truly tantalize your palate.

Lobster Bytes – Pamper palates with the memorable taste of these Lobster Bites.  They are prepared with authentic lobster flavor and coated with bread crumbs to create a mouth-watering  experience in every bite!
Masala Prawns– Authentic Konkani Masala combines with our Prawns to create an exceptional flavour. The Freshness crunchiness and the blend of flavourful spices are set to make the eating experience of your customers truly scrumptious.

Amritsari crab claw – Blend of Amritsari Masala  with our  Crab Claw ingredients to create the most exclusive taste; one which is crispy , fresh and spicy. This appetizer is conveniently cooked, is low on cholesterol & high on satisfaction. 

Gadre Marine Pvt Ltd already exports Surimi and other Fish products in large quantities to Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea and Australia. The company presently running 3 plants one in Ratnagiri, another in Chorwad Gujarat and Brahmwar- Karnataka. After successfully exporting abroad, Gadre has now decided to focus on the Indian Market despite the challenges it faces.
 Website –    www.gadre.co.in
 Twitter –     www.Twitter.com/gadreseafood

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