Smile Foundation’s Ramp for Champs -7th Edition


By Aryeman Raj

An Initiative by Smile Foundation to raise support for education of the girl child


Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, showcased the 7th edition of its fundraiser ‘Ramp for Champs’ today at Hotel Renaissance, Powai and it was attended by the who’s who of the city. With a special focus on education for the girl children, funds raised from Ramp for Champs will be utilized through Smile Foundation’s national level programme – Mission Education.

India’s only charity fashion event at national level, Ramp For Champs Mumbai edition had a robust line-up of 50 participating achievers and personalities from all walks of life. A number of responsible corporate had also joined the event to celebrate the very best of fashion and creative talent along with supporting a noble cause.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Neeraj Agarwal, Executive Director, Corporate Communication, LIC India said, “How we care for our children, protect their welfare and give them at least a fighting chance for a brighter, fulfilling future reflects our attitude to society. This event is a bridge to their aspirations and our willingness to support their cause. We appreciate Smile Foundation’s service in bringing dignity, in a holistic way, in the lives of innocent children and communities.”

The event started with a very special performance by singers Abhiruchi Singh who has dedicated a song “Udd Chali” to Smile Foundation’s girl child empowerment initiative. Ace singer Divya Kumar and choreographer-actor Ganesh Acharya also performed during the event captivating the crowd with their mesmerising performances.

Huma Qureshi who was the face of this initiative walked as the event Show Stopper. Speaking about this association Ms.Huma Qureshi said, “I am extremely delighted to associate with Smile Foundation to support the cause of girl child education. Ramp for Champs is a wonderful opportunity for individuals like us  to come forward and sensitize more people to be the change they wish to see in the world .66 million girls in India are waiting to be in school ,this event is a humble step towards spreading smiles amongst a few of them . We come from a world of glamour wherein being beautiful is extremely important. However, a platform like Ramp for Champs makes us more responsible and purposeful which all together makes us more beautiful humans”.

Star designers Archana Kochhar and Preety’s Designer Hut extended their support to the cause by showcasing their special collections not with the models but with their muses who were their celebrities and high profile clients.

Ace-Couturier Archana Kochhar who is also the Goodwill Ambassador for Girl Child Education with Smile Foundation has great fellowship for fashion and is feasting her clients through three operational prêt stores in Mumbai. Born in fashion hub of India, Mumbai Archana Kochhar has diverse proficiency for designing and creating excellent outfits. Her muses for the show had eminent personalities from all fields like acting, singing, chefs, working woman to homemakers. Her power list consisted of Huma Qureshi , Krishika Lulla ,Urvashi Sharma walked with her two beautiful daughters  Parinishta and Samaira , Dimple Nahar , Shobha Lakhani, Ragini Khanna, Manara Handa,Rashmi Desai, Nazneen Patel, Surbhi Jyoti,Aishwarya Sakhuja,Nataliya Kozhenova ,Teejay Sidhu ,Tia Bajpai, Ekta Kaul ,Harshali Zine,Poornima , Bhoomi Trivedi , Rajneesh Duggal , 4 Times Michelin Starred Chef Vikas Khanna , Mukesh Chabbra , Rahul Roy, Karan Tacker, Karanvir Bohra,  Ameet Sareen, Divya Kumar, Gaurav Sethi and Sahil Anand.

Preety’s Designhut, what started as a humble small scale business venture, has today gradually evolved into an emerging empire of traditional attire. Preety’s collection is inspired from the Mother Earth “Bhoomi” – she is a perfect blend of heart and soul, at the birth of a child a mother is borne, she with enchanting confidence and lives her life surrounded by abundance and compassion. Her muses for this event were Tapsee Pannu , VJ Andy , Bhumi  Chawda , Anjali Ahuja, Tina Chopra, Charmi shah , Chahat Khanna, Chanchal Jain , Kavita Paudwal,  Rinku Dudani , Shibani Kashyap , Jharna savla ,Bobby khan with wife,  Tina Dutta , Simple Kaur , Shraddha , Evelyn sharma and Mahaakshay Chakraborty who are the lead pair for the upcoming film Ishqedarriyaan .

The event was successfully supported by various partners. This Ramp For Champs was presented by LIC of India. Other valuable partners were Nerolac, Colors, Big Brother Foundation, Copperstone, The Renaissance Hotel, Truefitt & Hills, Proton Communications, Chandrakala Sanap, Gaurav Sethi Photographer, Stardust Magazine and Moryaas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.

‘TELLY CALENDAR 2015’ announcement party turns a glitzy night



After 3 successful years of transforming television stars with an astounding makeover, Sunny Arora and Anand Mishra of Marinating Films hosted the announcement party of the most coveted Telly calendar on 31stJuly 2014 at Villa 69, Juhu.

The party was a plush affair with an assemblage of striking Indian television personalities who certainly made a mark to kick start the fourth edition of the Telly Calendar which will embark to a luxurious destination, Jordan featuring the world’s largest open-air spa and the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. The calendar will also encapsulate the beauty of Petra which is the new 7th wonder of the world.

01Sunny Arora and Anand Mishra @Telly Calendar announcement party 02Krystle D'souza @Telly Calendar announcement party 03Sara Khan@Telly Calendar announcement party 04Karan Tacker @Telly Calendar announcement party 05Karan Wahi @Telly Calendar announcement party 06Sana Khan @Telly Calendar announcement party 07Rubina Dilaik @Telly Calendar announcement party 08Amit Verma@Telly Calendar announcement party 09Jasveer Kaur@Telly Calendar announcement party 10Nandish Sandhu@Telly Calendar announcement party 11Mazhar Sayyed@Telly Calendar announcement party 12Bharat Chawda@Telly Calendar announcement party 13Mohammad Nazim@Telly Calendar announcement party 14Giaa Manek@Telly Calendar announcement party 15Firoza Khan@Telly Calendar announcement party 16Abhinav Kashyap@Telly Calendar announcement party 17Rohit Khurana,@Telly Calendar announcement party 18Srishty Rode@Telly Calendar announcement party 19Vrinda Dawda @Telly Calendar announcement party 20Vishal Singh@Telly Calendar announcement party 21Karan Tacker and Krystle D'souza @Telly Calendar announcement party 22Sara Khan and Paras Chhabra @Telly Calendar announcement party 23Barkha Bisht and Indraneil Sengupta@Telly Calendar announcement party 24Ashita Dhawan and Shailesh Gulabani @Telly Calendar announcement party

Sara Khan, Karan Tacker, Krystal D’souza, Karan Wahi, Jasveer Kaur, Pooja Gaur, Rubina Dilaik, Abhinav Kashyap, Nandish Sandhu, Giaa Manek, Mohammed Nazim, Vishal Singh, Barkha Bisht, Indraneil Sengupta, Sana Khan, Mazhar Sayyed, Paras Chhabra, Rajeev Thakur, Poonam Kaur, Srishty Rode, Rohit Khurana, Amit Verma, Nazar Sayed, Firoza Khan, Vrinda Dawda, Ashita Dhawan, Shailesh Gulabani and many more were spotted at the telly star studded event.

The stars were also spotted keeping aside their onscreen rivalry by celebrating friendship day at the event, wonder if this friendship is for reel or real.

Sara Khan and Paras Chhabra made sure the camera’s knew they were “in love”

The much talked about couple Krystle Dsouza and Karan Tacker looked ravishing however they didn’t enter the venue together.


This star studded announcement of Telly Calendar 2015 was an affair to remember!




Rohhit Verma has finally arrived in grandeur, style and great elan. His latest fashion LAS VEGAS which also co-incided with his birthday saw the dawn of a new era for the designer. He has evolved with an elegance that is superfluous and totally glam.

Seeping with his innate belief in Lord Krishna, one can’t help but find mystifying symbolisms in Rohit’s personal life spectrum. While the baansuri wala played music and enthralled his well-wishers, Rohit has been spreading and painting his playful palette with ingenuous designs. He, too, has dared to be different (and facing the flak figuratively) and almost nonchalantly apathetic to society norms. What appears blatant and hallucinatingly sacrosanct or almost devilishly scandalizing to others is a natural course of living for this eclectic designer. Rohit has chosen to break all barriers, surmount all upheavals in life, faced the brunt of harsh criticism despite being a do-gooder all the way. Being scandalous or controversial has never been his destination, that’s the path and mesmerizing flavor of his life.

Models who walked the Ramp – Jesse Randhawa, Natasha Suri, Priyanka Shah, Sandhya Shetty, Alesia Raut, Sara Khan, Aryan Vaid, Angad Hasija, Giriraj Kabra, Amit Sarin, Karan Tacker, Pranav Bagga, Sagar Mehta, Kunal Verma and Shyomali.