Saroj Khan’s Journey In Bollywood

In its Endeavour to provide high-quality 21st-century education, Rishihood aims to continuously create and recreate its curriculum under the guidance and support of the experts from diverse fields. The inputs and insights from seasoned professionals direct the team to make specifically tailored courses and programs.

Big Shots, Rishihood’s flagship event, is a series of conversations with inspiring doers, creators, entrepreneurs, and big shots to learn from their wisdom, life journeys, and ideas. It is a manifestation of the University’s idea of associating with the best to deliver the best.

The recent event of Big Shots witnessed an enriching conversation with the choreography maestro, Ms. Saroj Khan.  Hosted at the Indian International Center, Max Mueller Marg, Mrs. Saumya Aggarwal, a Board Member of Rishihood Varsity and the moderator for the evening welcomed the chief guest and the audience. Mr. Mahesh Agarwal, radiologist, and a Board Member thanked Ms. Khan and congratulated the team for the association with her.

Saroj Khan shared about her humble beginning in Bollywood 61 years ago when industry and especially dancing was male-centric. With the responsibility of running the family, she started as a child artist in the movie Nazrana and became an assistant dance choreographer at the tender age of 12. She retraces her journey with ‘Geeta Mera Naam’ when director Sadhana offered her the first break.  She gratefully recalls Subhash Ghai who was impressed by her commitment to work offered her work in the movie Hero.

She fondly retells about the making of the super hit number ‘ek do teen..’ with Madhuri Dixit which remains very close to her heart and vivid in her memories. Her relentless dedicated work pushed the Filmfare awards to include Choreography as a separate category for nominations. She not only bagged the first one but completed a hat-trick.

She asserts that the time she joined was a golden period for the industry because everyone worked for the love of art and not the business. She also expresses her hopes of Indian style of dancing to remain on the screens for a long run as she puts ‘our art never dies’. She proudly tells how the next gen actresses have expressed interest to learn Indian dance form from her in the recent times. Choreography, she believes, manifests craving for creation. She keeps her creative process simple where she visualizes the situation of the song in the narrative, considers the dancing ability of the artists and then follows her heart to create the magic.

She has formally entered into a partnership with the School of Creativity, Rishihood to guide the team for School of Creativity. The Varsity seeks to reach exemplary heights in creativity and service society with this partnership. She appreciated Rishihood for initiating the much-needed effort of bringing the novel course of formalizing dance education in India. She also expressed the concern that the path would not be easy enough as a visual performing art like dance is difficult to be taught through traditional means but with concerted efforts of the team, it would be great service for the art and the artists.

The event was witnessed by eminent Entrepreneurs, Journalists, Industry experts, and academicians.

Address Home Starts A Series Of Lifestyle Events!

Address Home, the iconic luxury home decor brand recently launched its first-ever series of lifestyle events, starting with an exclusive gourmet session for patrons and media. Joining hands with celebrated Chef Nishant Choubey and Awarded Sommelier, Mr. Ankur Chawla, the event was hosted at their Flagship Store in Greater Kailash 1 on 2nd of August. As a premium luxury brand, Address Home advocates living in style.  The objective of this series of events is customer engagement and adding value to their patrons’ lifestyle and entertaining know-how.

There were two interactive sessions held during the day, one at 12 pm to entertain their Patrons and the other in the evening for media and bloggers. This gourmet session promoted the concept of healthy eating, right from the choosing the ingredients to preparation, the idea of sustainability, using only local and seasonal produce. Both the sessions were interactive and informative as not just the recipes but benefits of each ingredient to many curious questions of the audiences were entertained.

For this event, Address Home had joined hands with FoodMate, a community platform for every foodie, as their Powered by partners for this Gourmet workshop. Apart from the patrons, some renown food bloggers enthusiasts like Dr. Radhika Agarwal, Mr. Sameer Bawa, Mr. Anshuman Sood had added power to the gourmet session.

With a successful note to the day, the Address Home team soon will call to many such events in other cities too in near future.

 

About the brand:

 

Address Home is India’s Iconic Online Luxury Home Decor Brand that creates and curates world-class premium home decorative range for the discerning. The brand is a powerhouse of contemporary chic, with global design sensibilities that stimulate a higher lifestyle. With 13 exclusive stores and a global presence with their online foray, they are out to elevate the Décor quotient of contemporary Indian homes with their luxe ranges of linen, dining, décor furniture and lighting.

India Runway Week Season 8- Season of Gold, Shimmer and Cuts

Following India Runway Week and being a part of since almost 2-3 years, I can easily say that each year, it takes you to another level. Its definitely a growth story worth mentioning and Kiran Kheva has surely put in a lot of efforts to take it where it today is.

A mix of ace designers and some upcoming wonders, it was a perfect mix of fashion showcasing and also there were a lot of engaging activities for the audience to indulge in. Fashion shuttle was one such interesting activity, a person could go to the fashion shuttle, get dressed in designer wear, get a makeover done and then also get a photo shoot done, I mean it was a great idea. Then also there was a small exhibition area where in all the participating designers exhibited their collection and got the women drooling.

Also season 8 was really high in the shimmer and cuts when it comes to the designer wear showcased by designers. Gold as a colour flew all over and yet this all shimmer had a sense of class and elegance. It was gold and glitter but without being jazzy.

This season at Inda Runway Week redefined metallic, glitters. With color and shimmer being in focus for this season we need to watch out must haves for your wardrobe straight from the India Runway Week season 8 held recently.

Tisharth by Shivani– Tisharth by Shivani Jain brings GOLDEN SUMMER DREAM which is the colour of the sun and Golden are the dreams we weave, golden is the color of goddess and is considered as pious and sacred. Big Boss contestant Nitibha Kaul walked the ramp for the Delhi based designer.

Crmson by Nancy Sood– CRMSON by Nancy Sood collection emphasis on the women who glows in every shade ,diligent and conscientious towards a minutest responsibility,dedicated and devoted in all spheres, navigating her way through time for her to believe that she deserves to maintain her peace without any slightest hesitation.

Priyamvada Dalmia– Priyamvada Couture,’ was born from the deep desire to cater to young, confident women, who define fashion on their own terms. Bollywood Actress Mugdha Godse walked the ramp for Priyamvada. Focusing on Indian Ethnic Wear, this label curate pieces inspired from her own fashion sense and her role models from among the beaming fashion industry.

Clotho INDIA– Clotho showcased unputdownable collection with a pastel palette, nature inspired handwork and embellishments, recoloring nature in different hues and shades. They kept an involvement of translucent textiles with structural as well as falling silhouettes. Their Clothing line is the extension of one personality, not making it a trend but a part of a woman wearing it.

Ritambhara Paliya– Known for Luxury contemporary Indian wear, Ritambhara Paliya is a noted name in Indian Fashion Fraternity, whose hands are well skilled in designing outfits for women of all ages. Ritambhara Paliya specializes in Evening gowns, lehengas, Anarkali’s and maxi dresses and also into fairytale and destination weddings attires that are rooted in quintessentially Indian sensibilities but with the modern twist.

Pooja Peshoria– Pooja Peshoria showcased her fresh and glamorous summer collection ‘The Beauty of Reflection’ at the India Runway Week 2017. Inspired by the natural reflections which illuminate the ocean’s surface, the collection was strong and opulent yet fluid and feminine. Designed for the determined woman of today there was a blend of forward modernity yet rooted with traditional elegance and detailing.

Harkiran Basra– His prime focus was on bridal couture with off-shoulder blouses. Her collection had brocades and sequined dupattas. Her collection surely is a must have especially the dupattas, they were gorgeous.

Designer Mithi Kalra Launches her all new ‘Moonlight Collection’. Her collection is a spectacular sight to behold with her playing with the captivating designs in all white ethereal look. Moonlight basically transpires from the cosmos, which is a like a distant, beautiful space for her as the charm of moon stands almost unparalleled from ages. Through this collection, Kalra has made an effort to not only bring about the wondrous peaceful serenity and tranquillity of the universe but has also consciously tried her best to revive the monochrome trend in a novel avatar, like never before as she clearly believes in giving the style its due.

This year Ikreate had a chance to be the blogging partner for the day 3 of the event and it truly was an opportunity worth all the effort. My special thanks for Kiran and Surabhi, from Media Maniacs for bestowing me with this chance and I really look forward to the next season and more healthy associations.

 

Ghungroo- Delhi’s Only Dinner Theatre, An Experience Beyond Words!

Tucked away at Parsi Anjuman, Bahadurshah Zafar Road, Ghungroo is Delhi’s one and only Dinner Theatre. The concept of dinner theatre in itself is very unusual and thoughtful at the same time and Rudra Experiences are doing a wonderful job of bringing different experiences for us to explore. An absolutely wonderful experience to spend an evening with family n friends. We recently got a chance to witness this and I am so glad we went for it, and trust me I already look forward to going there again, it was so wonderful.


The music and dance show which traces the history of Delhi from the times of its first documented ruler Prithvi Raj Chauhan to its present along with the Audio Visuals is a treat to watch.



As the mesmerizing performances take you through the journey of Delhi becoming the seat of power and it’s cultural impact across India, you are literally on the edge of your seat, and can’t take your eyes off the dancers.



Its  beautifully choreographed and equally well performed and each of the act deserves accolades.
A most interesting musical journey from the Sounds of Yore to the present day. Simply enthralling one hour spent and you cant have a better form of entertainment than this.

For us it was experience beyond words can describe and we created memories for a lifetime.


After the spellbinding performances  a gastronomical delight at Angaare the open air barbecue awaited us
An authentic Indian Barbecue which served delicacies as Seekh Kebabs, Chicken Tikka, Fish Tikka, Paneer Tikka and Mushrooms.
All slow cooked with delicate spices and perfectly done.
Also to accompany the tandoori delicacies were ChickenC, Dal Tadka and Vegetables along with  Tandoori breads.
For dessert there was the Shahi Tukda and Jalebi .Both awesome.
All in all great food and is highly recommended.
A great theatre experience followed by delicious food. Sitting out in the open and enjoying the sumptuous food is a treat.


Don’t miss this for anything, indulge in it and experience Delhi’s culture like never before, its totally worth your time and money, catch a glimpse here

You can check the details here and also book yourself a seat, http://rudraxp.com/daytrip/ghungroo-sounds-of-yore/ so what are you waiting for.. do it right away..

Groupe SEB launches world’s number 1* brand Tefal in India

Groupe SEB, world leader in small domestic equipment with a turnover of 5 billion Euros in 2016, is all set to revolutionize the cookware and small electrical appliances segment in India. The France-based consortium yesterday launched Tefal with a premium range of products across segments such as Cookware, Food & Drink Preparation, Breakfast, Linen Care and Home Care at the Claridges Hotel, Delhi

Tefal ingenious and durable products will ensure Indian consumers “get the best out of everyday”, with the assurance of making their home a better place, in a fast-paced and ever-changing world.

Groupe SEB India CEO Sunil Wadhwa said: “Groupe SEB is pleased to launch the flagship premium Brand Tefal in India. This launch is in sync with the Groupe’s strategy to establish leadership position in the market. Tefal’s launch is the next phase in Groupe SEB’s expansion strategy to dominate the market with products which are designed in France, acknowledged for their innovative solutions and are equipped with patented technologies providing perfect results”.

Mr. Wadhwa happily answered all queries of the media regarding product strategy, availability, distribution and pricing.

To begin with, Tefal Non-stick Cookware, Steam irons and Air Purifiers will be available in Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh and Ludhiana. By June 2017, Tefal would be available across 13 metros and mini metros in the country and product range would also be expanded with the addition of Food Preparation and Breakfast categories. With a gradual expansion in range, Tefal would have an extensive product portfolio available in the market by end of 2017. And here is what he said when I asked him about the marketing plans for the brand

 

Highlighting the importance of India in Groupe SEB’s expansion plans worldwide, Mr Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise, Chairman & CEO, Groupe SEB, said in a statement screened at the conference: “Since Maharaja Whiteline became Groupe SEB’s 100% subsidiary, Mr. Wadhwa and his team have doubled the sales, they have increased tremendously the product development and the number of after-sales service all around India where we have a state-of- the-art production facility (in Baddi – Himachal Pradesh). After the Maharaja Whiteline brand, we will now introduce in India, one of our most famous international brands: Tefal. We will start with cookware, irons, kitchen appliances and air purifiers. In the second stage, we will be launching food preparation products like juicers, mixer grinders before introducing more and more products. We will start with four cities, then nine and then the whole country. We have big ambitions for India and we will invest a lot here.

With price points ranging from an affordable Rs. 699 for a frying pan to Rs. 37,599 for the Masterchef Gourmet kitchen machine, the state-of-the-art Tefal products have been designed in France, produced and sourced from global factories.

Tefal is world’s number 1* in cookware owing to its cutting-edge and 3 times long-lasting Hard Titanium + coating. With a strong experience of over 60 years, Tefal ensures no compromise on quality and Ingenuity with its 3 cookware ranges that come with patented Thermo-spot® technology, which is a smart temperature indicator that lets you know when the pan is ready to start cooking. It helps you cook healthy and delicious meals while ensuring optimal energy consumption.

In the food preparation range, Masterchef Gourmet kitchen machine brings out the chef in you wanting to experiment with layered cakes, pastries and many other gourmet delicacies. It offers perfect results with the patented Flex whisk technology and high versatility thanks to its 11 accessories.

Tefal has also introduced unique Intense Pure Air purifier — one of its kind — that filters up to 99.97% harmful pollutants and also, like no other purifier does, permanently destroys carcinogenic formaldehyde** present in all houses thanks to its patented NanoCaptur technology. Tefal’s promise is to take perfect care of the air that your family is breathing at home, all year long.

In the linen care segment, Tefal Easygliss steam iron with its Innovative and globally acclaimed Durilium technology offers an outstanding glide, maximum steam distribution and excellent scratch-resistance for professional quality results.

For now, Tefal plans to introduce more than 40 products across five categories in the market gradually. And there will be more to come thereafter.

Groupe SEB acquired a 100% stake in Maharaja Whiteline in early 2014. Since then, the Groupe SEB India has grown by more than by over 100%, and has introduced more than 170 products in the market. Along with the new products, there has been a phenomenal growth in the global SDA major’s distribution network, not just in the north — erstwhile Maharaja Whiteline’s bastion — but also in many other states in the country. Groupe SEB India, with its brand Maharaja Whiteline is currently present across all the Indian states with its 22 branch offices. Groupe SEB India is one of the very few appliance companies which has its own state of the art factory. It helps in producing very good quality and durable appliances in India itself.

 

*Independent panel 2015 data, brand value sales, cookware category definition.

** Tested in an external laboratory vs main competitive filtration technologies – November 2014.

About Groupe SEB India:

Groupe SEB India is the Indian arm of Groupe SEB, a France-based global leader in small equipment segment. In 2014, the Groupe acquired 100% of Maharaja Whiteline a leader in small domestic appliances in India. The conglomerate is a leader in mixer grinder, juicer-mixer grinder, air coolers and room heater categories in the market. Headquartered in Delhi, the Groupe has over 22 branch offices, 750 Distributors and 40,000 Dealers across the country, along with an in-house manufacturing facility at Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) spread over more than 10 acres. Maharaja Whiteline offers products under three categories, including Kitchen Appliances, Home Comfort and Garment Care.

LT Foods Organises a Special Event with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Friday January 20 ,2017 saw a special event held at Taj Mansingh by LT Foods with their wide range of rice brands like Daawat, Heritage and Royal. LT foods is one of the leaders in several countries including India and the US.
LT Foods brought together one of top ten rising chefs of the world; Chef “JJ” Johnson and world Reknowned Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor from India.


Chef JJ, a highly awarded chef in New York was taken across various basmati growing farms in India to experience the culinary n cultural heritage of India.
On this unique event chef was symbolically handed over the secrets of making Biryani by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor who beside being a brand ambassador for Daawat Rice has had a long association with LT Foods. The association as per Chef Sanjeev Kappor is based on the fact that LT Foods apart from delivering quality products also strives to provide solutions relevant to the chef community.


LT Foods is working similarly in the US and across the Globe to spread awareness about basmati rice .
Chef JJ was equally excited about this unique event and his trip to India. Verbatim “I am in love with India. I just can’t get enough of its vibrant Flavours, Spices and Culture and to be around and see where authentic basmati rice is grown and to meet the farmers has been a game changer for me. Thanks to Royal Basmati and LTF, I have a whole new respect for the rice and the way it os grown and  I can’t wait to get back and share some of my journey in new dishes that I will create using Basmati rice and all that I have learned about Indian food and Culture”


Mr Vijay Kumar Arora, CMD, LT Foods Ltd also emphasised on the company’s endeavor to take Daawat rice across the world and making it a part of American Households successfully so much so that it has attained the No.1 position in North America.

The event saw a live session of Biryani cooked by our very own Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as he actively interacted with the audience. It was great fun meeting Sanjeev Kapoor and learn his amazing dishes.


The event was followed by a sumptuous spread of dishes all created mainly using Basmati rice.
Specially the different types of Biryani’s made from Basmati rice, unique in itself. I enjoyed being a part of this event and learn so much about Basmati Rice, hope LT food continues to share their expertise and knowledge with us.

2,000+Buyers Visit First HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi!

The HongKong Trade Development Council held their first ever Lifestyle Expo on the 19th and 20th of Dec, 2016 at the Hotel The Lalit, New Delhi. The Expo had 120 Hong Kong and mainland companies participating in this first Lifestyle Expo showcasing a wide range of trendy high quality merchandise. The Expo was jointly organized by HKTDC and Trade Development Bureau of Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. The event saw over 2000+ Buyers visit the Expo held over two days.

Hong Kong being the facilitator helped develop stronger bilateral trade relations between India and Mainland China.

High ranking officials from Indian Trade Promotion Organisation, HKTDC and Trade Development Bureau, People’s Republic of China graced the prestigious event.

The Opening Ceremony was officiated by LC Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, India Trade Promotion Orgnisation, Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive Director, HKTDC, Jin Hong, Deputy Director-General, Trade Development Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, The People’s Republic of China, and Li Bai Jun, Commercial Counsellor, Economic Counsellor’s office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China inthe Republic of India

“We have very big hopes for the future of trade links between India and China, with Hong Kong serving as a ‘super-connector’ between two of the world’s most populous and fastest-growing large economies,” said Mr Liang. “India and China are two of the fastest-growing large economies on earth, with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) predicting GDP growth of 7.6 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively in 2017. Together, they have a combined population of some 2.7 billion potential consumers,” he added.

The HKTDC successfully arranged over 1600 one to one business matching meetings and various networking events to further connect Hong Kong and Cineses mainland suppliers with potential buyers.

The main attraction of the Expo was the popular hktdc.com Small Orders.
This showcased over 150!products available for orders from a mere 5 pcs to 1000 units to help buyers to buy in smaller quantities to check the markets  thereby minimizing their financial risk. A really worthwhile step.


A very welcome event held by HKTDC greatly appreciated by both suppliers from Hong Kong and Mainland China and Buyers from across Asia and world over.

Hope HKTDC holds many more such events to facilitate the growing business between Hong Kong and Mainland China.

A really commendable effort

Meenakshi Lekhi, Vijay Goel, Javed Abidi address 5000+ crowds at India Gate on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on 3rd December.

Proclaimed and promoted by the United Nations, this international observance is marked the world over to intensify efforts aimed at the sustained effective action with a view to improving the situation of persons with disabilities. The day was marked by a ‘walk to freedom‘ for 5000 persons with disability; organised by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People   in partnership with American India Foundation (AIF) at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.

Celebrated with yellow and blue balloons, the colours of disability, it was a pleasant surprise to see the same colours worn by Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, National Spokesperson of the BJP. Also present was the Hon. Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel.

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Shri Vijay Goel praised the four para-lympians who won at the Rio Olympics earlier this year and saluted the spirit of para-athletes.

Coming straight to the point, he warmed the hearts of the 5000+ people gathered at the event, by speaking about the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill which is scheduled to be considered for discussion and passing in the Rajya Sabha on Monday, 5th December. He said, “ I will not only talk to my own party members but also across party lines for the smooth passage of the bill.”

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Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, and the Chairperson of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) assured her commitment towards accessibility and inclusion. She expressed, “ I support the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill.  Monday will be a day of celebration for all of us and not just persons with disabilities if the Bill gets passed.” 

Other dignitaries present at the celebration included Shri Zorin Singha, President; Shri A.S. Narayanan, Secretary, National Association of the Deaf and Shri Javed Abidi, Honorary Director, NCPEDP.

Says Javed Abidi, “I was hoping that the Bill would be passed yesterday. It would have been a gift to the disabled community from the Indian parliament. We look forward to the 5th, and I would like to thank the 5000 + crowd that has turned up here today. I also congratulate all the performers who put up a great show.”

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For India which is home to over 70 million people with disabilities, with few rights, few entitlements, and even fewer opportunities, this day assumes a greater significance, creating visibility and awareness on the issues faced by people with different disabilities before a larger audience.

This year, has special significance. It is not only the 20th year of NCPEDP, but also


1. It is the 10th anniversary year of United Nations-CRPD – the first human rights convention concerning persons with disabilities. 


2. It is the first anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the accompanying 17 SDGs which have provided for a disability inclusive development agenda for the first time.


3. 3rd December 2016 also formally marks the first anniversary of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s flagship ‘Accessible India Campaign’ or ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’ which has brought the issue of accessibility outside the disability discourse into the public realm in India.

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Health at what cost– a session for fitness freaks!

“Health at What Cost” an interesting talk session was held at Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place recently. The session was organised to discuss the key reasons beneath the healthcare and fitness issues in India. The concept was to highlight the solutions through day-to-day practices in the masses towards fitness. The event was moderated by Shrey Khanna which had a talk session, headed by esteemed group of panelists like  Sonu Wassan– a holistic yoga expert, Sapna Khanna-a well-known fitness coach and Nidhi Mohan Kamal– Indian nutrition and health expert.  The esteemed panelists talked about how to maintain routine fitness with absolute comfort in this busy and competitive life. The discussion went ahead resolving the common myths of workouts that changed the way one think about fitness & healthy lifestyle. The panelists also discussed about the benefits of yoga, losing weight with normal Indian diet and the nutrients and supplements required for having a healthy and fit body. The panelists also interacted with the audience suggesting some interesting workout routines like indoor rock climbing, hula hoops, yoga sessions etc. to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The event was hosted by Ms. Neena Gulati

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ABOUT THE PANELISTS


Sapna Khanna


Sapna Khanna a certified fitness enthusiast believes that the fitness is customized to individual needs, skills lifestyle and aptitude. She spoke about the common mistakes people do while exercising, the correct way of exercising which people are following. Doing crunches and running and spending an hour for workout is not just needed for losing shed and to be fit. You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat. The quality of your workouts is more important than the quantity.

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Nidhi Mohan Kami


Nidhi Mohan Kamal helped in guidance with losing weight with normal Indian Diet, the truth about protein powders and weight training for women makes manly or helps in losing weight or not. Protein has become a staple supplement for most bodybuilders and other athletes but has more recently caught on with the anti-aging groups also for its effects on immunity.

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SonuWassan

SonuWassan is a Delhi based yoga instructor and started her experience with yoga seven years ago, with Sivananda Yoga. She followed this with a specialised teacher training course from the Aurobindo Ashram on yoga for children and adults. Sonu has trained under the direct guidance of Swami Vidyanand, and is a certified Master and Grand Master of transformational Yoga. Sonu has taught yoga in the prestigious Aurobindo Ashram, and has since conducted her own independent yoga classes. She emphasizes on traditional gentle yoga working upon the body, mind, breath and awareness, leading to a transformed you with good health, balanced attitude and vitality to deal with urban and modern day lifestyle and stress. Sonu offers personalized classes, to suit all age groups and all levels of experience in yoga.


Guests who attended the event were: Salma Sultan, Nishant Choubey, Aashmeen Munjaal, Niladri Paul, Deepa Sondhi, Shuchi Khanna, Minu Talwar & many more.

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Re-Launch of Delhi’s first mall- Ansal Plaza

New Delhi,November 09,2016,Delhi’s very own,the first Mall of Northern India ANSAL PLAZA, announced the Re-launch of their prime property in the heart of South Delhi.
NOSTALGIA, the first word and feelings the name evokes for us Delhites who were fortunate enough to enjoy the great first time experience and did continue to patronize for years to come.
I am sure lots of people will also have fond memories of this once favourite destination of Delhites for a fabulous shopping experience as well as a fun and happening place. Exciting to know that Ansal Plaza with the new tag line Experience Zest will be open to all very soon.

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They are repositioning themselves as a one stop premium Lifestyle destination with Focus on Food and Sports.
To name a few they have The Sky High,Delhi’s largest terrace cafe on the top floor will give you a 360 degree view of the lush green expanses of South Delhi. Decathlon, one of world’s largest sporting goods retailer brings to you it’s first two level store in Indiaj with both indoor and outdoor space and a new experience of smart touch screen features for a yet unrivaled shopping experience currently unavailable elsewhere in India.
The premium chain of night clubs,The Arena will also be welcoming Delhites fond of night life to an exclusive range of indoor and outdoor party spaces.They will also offer exclusive VIP and private dining spaces combined with superior customer service and exceptional pricing.
The most interesting concept Ansal Plaza has is, plans to introduce an innovative Ansal Plaza App to facilitate reservations etc; at its high end restaurants and lounges. Most heartening to know that the management plans to introduce a Parking App which will enable you to book your parking slot before hand. They are offering an automated parking facility with valet services and a dedicated pink parking zone for Women,great gesture. They also plan to host a widow range of activities in their Amphitheatre providing great entertainment value for the visitors to the mall.
On top of that state of the art security management service,surveillance and backed support systems will go a long way for it to be one of the safest malls in town. Some value added services include Free wifi zones,Cab on call service and a one point complaints and suggestions desk for visitors and leaseholders alike.

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Announcing the re-launch, Mr Pranav Ansal, Vice Chairman, Ansal API Ltd. said “Ansal Plaza has been associated not only with every Delhite’s memories but also has a strong emotional connect across North India and we hope to re-create these wonderful experiences with a new and modern repositioning as a lifestyle destination helping the current generation create their share of memories at Ansal Plaza. We’ve identified niches which are currently lacking in the Malls in and around Delhi and have repositioned Ansal Plaza to cater to this need segment of a sports, food destination and lifestyle hub.”

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Mr Amit Phull, Head – Retail, Ansal API, said, “Our strategic location in the heart of South Delhi with vast open spaces and an open amphitheater gives us an unparalleled advantage and with the new repositioning as ultimate lifestyle, sports and F&B hub, we’re targeting approx. 25,000 visitors on weekends in the new avatar of Ansal Plaza.”


Ms. Caroline Mulliez, Expansion Manager, Decathlon Sports India said, “We are extremely excited and proud to open our first store in South Delhi at Ansal Plaza. We have worked on the range of products and the store environment to ensure our Delhi customers experience the best of Decathlon in this store.”


Mr. Mukul Bajaj, Co-founder, The Arena, said, “We are proud to be a part of the new Ansal Plaza and we endeavor to provide our patrons an exquisite fine dine experience at our 13000 sq.ft outlet. We look forward to offering the best F&B and entertainment experience in the city.”


Taking the Mall experience to a new high the Ansal Plaza has plans to introduce an innovative Ansal Plaza App to facilitate reservations etc at its hi-end restaurants and lounges. Providing easy solutions to Delhi’s car parking problem at public places, the new Ansal Plaza management shall introduce a special Parking App, automated parking facility, exclusive valet service and a dedicated pink parking zone for women. TheAmphitheater, one of the key attractions of Ansal Plaza will host gala musical evenings and high profile fashion shows. Grand events and food festivals and innovative kids’ and sports camps are in the future plans of the Mall Authorities and the prominent brands and outlets. Ansal Plaza’s lush green lawns, a disabled-friendly environment, state of the art security management service, surveillance systems and backend support systems will all make it one of the safest malls in the city for everyone.


About Ansal API Group: 


Established in 1967 as a family business, Ansal API today is among the leading Realty and Infrastructure companies of India. A widely reputed and professionally managed Organization, Ansal API currently operates in a range of business verticals such as Integrated Townships, Condominiums, Group Housing, Malls, Shopping Complex, Hotels, SEZs, IT Parks and Infrastructure and Utility Services.

After four decades of spectacular growth, Ansal API is at a stage where the company has acquired immense experience, consolidated and established assets – physical and intellectual, while at the same time retaining youthful energy and zeal. Ansal API’s roadmap for future development envisages expanding the current areas of operation through more and more challenging projects and also foraying into related areas in infrastructure with innovative projects.
Really looking forward to the opening of this Iconic Mall and wishing them the best in their second innings.

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