Pride of India awards by WCRC

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The ceremony saw bollywood and corporate’s get felicitated by Lord Raj Loomba & Abhimanyu Ghosh, Editor In Chief, WCRC. Top 50 brands were honoured with The Brand of the Year Emerging No1 accolade.

World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC) has, for years now, dedicated immense time and research into studying India’s growth story and honouring those who’ve propelled its growth.India’s rise on the world map is the result of the hard work of these individuals, who’ve worked relentlessly for years.

A special section was devoted in recognizing the brands that are going to further fuel India’s growth story. This announcement was followed by an engaging session on Corporate Social Responsibility, where the business leaders discussed not just its growing importance, but also how they were using their might to make a difference.

This was followed by a one-of-its-kind fashion show, helmed by India’s most eminent names. Designed in association with First Step, Lakshyam and Lord Loomba Foundation, the fashion show was themed on ‘Empowering the Girl Child Today, to Building Women Leaders of Tomorrow’. Underprivileged children walked the ramp, hand-in-hand with India’s top models. The show was cheered on by the likes of Anupam Kher, Sussanne Khan, Farah Khan Ali, Shibani Kashyap, Varun Bhal, Arti Surendranath, Mughda Godse, Rohit Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal & Taapsee Pannu.

   Smile Foundation’s Ramp for Champs -7th Edition

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By Aryeman Raj

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

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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.

FREEZE, CHILL AND ENJOY AT THE ‘ICE QUBE’ LOUNGE BAR.

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BY ARYEMAN RAJ

Mumbai welcomes ICE QUBE: it’s first authentic Ice Bar and Lounge in Mumbai! Set in minus 6 degrees temperature, this bar is truly a marvel, where the walls, tables, chairs, curtains, even the glasses used to serve your drinks, are all made of ICE!

 

Ice Qube has its contemporaries across the globe, but Mumbai is perhaps where it’s most needed! Contrast to the soaring temperatures and high humidity in Mumbai throughout the year, an Ice Bar is a must see venue. It is here where one can enjoy the chilling experience of wining and dining, surrounded by beautiful temperature controlled ice!

 

 

The chilling combination of intelligent lights and a live DJ performing inside the ice bar provides the edge to this thematic venue. Dancing to the tunes with drinks in ice glasses is not an unheard of dream anymore we have made it a reality!

 

Says Altaf Khan, Director. The hidden gem is the Qube Lounge on the upper level of the venue. An urbane chic lounge complimented with world class music and mood lighting set admits minimalist interiors. The menu not only suits the international palette but also the pocket. The reasonably priced delicacies range from Continental, Indian, Popular bar food, to the Oriental regions of the globe making the place suitable for all tastes.

 

” We want you to discover that Ice Qube is just not about the Ice bar but a place where you can come, chill with friends over a couple of drinks, snacks or a proper meal,” adds Ajay Shah, Director.

 

He proudly adds “It is a very sleek and buzzing bar with a hugely international flavor. Bar tenders are internationally trained and enviably adept at preparing some of the most delicious and creative cocktails you’ll ever taste!”

 

“We have an exciting product, competitive price, excellent place and clever promotion strategy to ensure Ice Qube caters to the ever increasing demand for quality venues,” says Aalok Purohit, Director. He adds, “In my opinion this place is going to cater to a very wide spectrum of the Mumbai demographic and people will find their own reasons to come here, and keep repeating their experience too!”

 

Ice Qube is set to take Mumbai by storm, by offering a niche experience at an unheard of value! For an experience to tantalize all your senses, come visit the hottest place to truly chill.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PARTY

 

  • Dolly Bindra was the first one to arrive and was seen welcoming all her other friends from the industry.
  • Siddharth Kannan who came along with Shibani Kashyap was overheard telling Dolly that she’s the only one who’s sorely being missed on ‘Big Boss’ this season to compete with Shakti Kapoor.
  • Sajid of Sajid-Wajid fame was thrilled to be present at this do as he found the entire concept very international.
  • Mukesh Rishi was seen chilling with his friends and shared that Mumbai is perhaps where ice lounges are most needed. Salman’s bodyguard Shera was planning to bring Sallu down to enjoy this place some day.
  • The lovely couple Krishna & Kashmera Shah totally had a blast.
  • Deepshikha too made an entry with her film hero-cum-beau. She looked truly vibrant and positive.

 

Music launch of spiritual album “Deva o Deva”

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Shibani Kashyap,Teenu Arora(Music Direc)Dolly Siddhu,Vaishali,Prashant(Producer),Siddharth Khanna,Swaroop .Supriya,RamJi Gulati

By ARYEMAN RAJ

Launch of a music album sung by 19 singers including  Vaishali Samant, Shibani Kashyap, Sharib Shabri, Toshi Shabri,Tochi Raina, Swaroop Khan,Abhijeet Ghoshal,Siddharth Kannan, Swaroop Bhalwankar,Supriya Joshi, Dolly, Siddhu,Bhumi Trivedi, Taz(Stero Nation), Anirudh Bhola, Ramji Gulati. The music of the album is by Teenu Arora.

 

 

 

Shibani Kashyap, Teenu AroraTaz(Stero Nation)