Saturday, 25 February 2017
ShikhaSpeaks.com: The 5th DELHI LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2017: The Opening Session this year was with Swapna Liddle on her book Chandni Chowk :The Mughal City of Old Delhi and the Festival was Inaugura...
The Opening Session this year was with Swapna Liddle on her book Chandni Chowk :The Mughal City of Old Delhi and the Festival was Inaugurated by the Chief Guest Babul Supriyo, Hon’ble Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Govt. of India and popular Singer.
DLF 2017 saw presence of best selling authors, economists and poets including Avijit Ghosh Author Up Campus Down Campus, Ashok Vajpeyi Sahitya Akademi Awardee, popular young Authors Ira Trivedi Author Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century, The Great Indian Love story, Ravinder Singh Author I Too Had a Love Story, Can Love Happen Twice?, Dr. Ashok Chakradhar on humour and poetry.
Dr. Vinay Bharat Ram Author Evolution of Economic Ideas Smith to Sen and Beyond, Noted Economist Dr. Surjit S Bhalla, Anurag Batra Chairman & Editor in Chief - BW Businessworld, Arun Kumar Author Understanding the Black Economy and Black Money in India, T K Arun, Editor Opinion, The Economic Times participated in a Panel discussion on Demonetization: Intent, Implementation and Impact.,
Dr. Blossom Kochhar Author, Aroma Therapy a Way of Life, Debashis Chatterjee Author Invinsible Arjuna, William Dalrymple Author Kohinoor and Tarek Fatah on Rise of Nationalism a Global Phenomenon, amongst others.
, The word refers to the art of storytelling, it is a compound of two Persian words Dastan and goi which means to tell a Dastan.
Swachh Bharat’s tieup with the Amar Chitra Katha for comic books, for popularising and creating more awareness amongst the younger children was promoted at this year’s Festival.
The 5th Delhi Literature Festival for the first time offered the “Festival Edition Merchandise” created by the Books etc. The Festival Edition Merchandise included Mugs, Coasters, Tray, Table Lamps, Wall Clock, Tote Bags, Cushion Covers and Notebooks.
Oxford Bookstore, was the “Official Bookstore Partner” like last year and saw some brisk sale of the popular novels by Authors present at the Festival.
This year’s Festival was Co-organised by the Indian Public Library Movement and supported by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Government of NCT of Delhi and (Swachh Bharat) Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
The other Sponsors and Partners for the Festival included CG Corp Global, PP School, Vodafone, Ola, Safexpress, Junction the new venture by Umang Tewari was the Official Host, Cha Bar, Bisleri, Graphisads & TDI as Outdoor Partners.
|Dynamic Duo Ratan Kaul & Parull Mahajan|
ShikhaSpeaks.com: Sundowner Siesta by Vandy & Manoj Mehra: “Vandy and Manoj Mehra of SBJ fame host a sundowner at Sports Diner at Hangout-Saket” Eat: Drink: Play. It was a gala evening where ...
“Vandy and Manoj Mehra of SBJ fame host a sundowner at Sports Diner at Hangout-Saket”
Eat: Drink: Play.
It was a gala evening where the elite of the city gathered together to catch up with some fun and play, courtesy the Sundowner hosted by Vandy and Manoj Mehra of Study by Janak. The Sports Diner by Hang Out at Select Citywalk, Saket welcomed & opened doors to a new place to Eat, Drink & Play. Delhi's elite were seen in their sporty best, with Vandy & Manoj making sure that everyone had an absolutely wonderful time. The guests could be spotted enjoying the uniqueness of the Diner and the Vegas Casino theme specially created for the sundowner. The whos who of Delhi were seen enjoying and grooving including Atul Wassan, Anjanna Khuthalia, Nasir Abdullah, Ruchi & Rajiv Makhni, Sanjay & Rashmi Virmani,Shikha Sharma,
|Vandy & Manoj Mehra|
|Shikha Sharma & Rajni Subba|
|Amit Talwar,Sylvie & Vandana|
|Nilofer Currimbhoy & Vandy Mehra|
|Parull Mahajan & Raashi Anand|
|Mallika Jain & Dharna Hassija|
|Simrin Malkhani,Ramon & Raashi|
|Shalini Singh & Rekha Chawla with friend|
|Dr Ekta,Ramon,Shikha,Rajni & Vandy|
|Sylvie Rodgers & Shikha Sharma|
|Rashmi Virmani with Husband|
Slvyie, Ramon Llamba, Preeti Ghai, Vandana Vadhera, Amit Talwar, Monika Malik, Bhavna Reddy, Bobby Chawla, Reshma & Ajay Madaan, Kajoli Sehgal, Vaishali Rai, Mallika Jain, Anurag Jacob and Nilofer Currimbhoy among others. The party carried on till wee hours and was a huge success.
The F&B at the Diner party brought its unique spark with sporty fusion from around the world following the legacy of sportsmanship with dishes like Fussball arancini, Goal post souvlaki served on tennis racquets, cricket bats and colourful cocktails doing rounds.
ShikhaSpeaks.com: "CENTRAL EXCISE DAY CELEBRATION": Shri.Suresh Prabhu,(Railway Minister) spoke about the day & its importance. The event saw a star studded line of Bollywood Stars li...
Shri.Suresh Prabhu,(Railway Minister) spoke about the day & its importance. The event saw a star studded line of Bollywood Stars like- Roshni Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Armaan Malik, Sonu Sood, Sunny Deol, Sophie Choudry, Raju Shrivastav , Shatrugan Sinha, Jamie Lever, Udit Narayan, Raveena Tandon, Jitendra Kapoor, Himesh Reshamiya, Subash Ghai, & many more.
Central excise day is celebrated all over India on 24th February to instill a sense of oneness and sincerity in service amongst officers of the Excise Department and to help public to ensure better tax compliance. The day marked enactment of the central excise and Salt Act, 1944. Different programs were organized by the government authorities. On this day companies with meticulous performance were felicitated and few of the most deserving employees were rewarded of their matchless sincere duty towards the government and to the nation.
|Shri Suresh Prabhu (Railway Minister)|
ShikhaSpeaks.com: HITS OF RICHA SHARMA AT INDIAN IDOL 9, A TRIBUTE T...: Melody Queen Richa Sharma at Indian Idol Season 7! It would be the simplest thing in the world that Richa Sharma is a phenomenal singer...
Melody Queen Richa Sharma at Indian Idol Season 7! It would be the simplest thing in the world that Richa Sharma is a phenomenal singer and get done with it. But her talent isn't that easy or slot or unravel nor is her genius easily classifiable or even observable.
One doesn't need an excuse to pay a tribute to one of the gems of IndiaMusic Industry- Richa Sharma. The Maahi Ve singer was seen in this week's Indian Idol Season 9 episode where the contestants paid a tribute to her by singing her songs. Basically it was an episode dedicated to the singer which was high on musical richness & some of her hit songs like Dil Jude Bina Hi Tut, Sajda, Baghban (Title Song) & many more "I am truly honored. A musically tribute to a singer is a matter of respect & pride especially on a platform like Indian Idol which has given the Industry some of the best singer the country has seen. It is a delight to see so many singer coming forth and perusing their dreams " says Richa Sharma.
The moment she walked in, she bought a different aura with her. Heads turned when Richa Sharma stepped on the stage of Indian Idol. Every single person including Farah Khan, Sonu Nigam & Anu Malik were on their feet, clapping, cheering and chanting her name. This was the magic of Richa Sharma.
The judges couldn't stop gushing about their professional & personal relationship with her & their lengths about her & her talent
The contestants displayed their singing prowess and seemed overwhelmed with Richa Sharma's presence. She even performed with some of them & set the Mahol on the stage. To everyone's surprise, she was so impressed that she was seen given standing ovation to most of them & praising them for their rhythm & voice "These singers took me back to the era of R.D Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal. It was that time when singers were soulful & then we have these singers who have the talent transport the listeners to a different era. It is my honor that I got to be a part of such a platform"
Praising the show, she said “Indian Idol is a show that genuinely searches for good singing talent. Its foremost aim is to provide a platform to young singers and that’s why I decided to become a part of this journey,” revealed the evergreen singer.
|Singer Richa Sharma performing|
ShikhaSpeaks.com: Look who all Spotted at R- Adda Roof Top Kitchen N...: One of the most rambunctious bars in the city providing Mumbai's glamour brigade with the ultimate unique night out experience spotted...
One of the most rambunctious bars in the city providing Mumbai's glamour brigade with the ultimate unique night out experience spotted Nia Sharma, Shiny Doshi, Ashita Dhawan, Shawar Ali and Marsela Ayesha, Vishal Karwal , Rohit Khurana and Srishty Rode at one of the most famous Fashion and Models Night.
When the stars come out at night in Mumbai, they favor the crème de la crème of the city’s bars and lounges. A trip to R- Adda Roof top Kitchen N Bar, 6th Floor, Ramee Guestline line, Juhu, will be incomplete without a little celebrity spotting. It has become one of the leading celebrity hangouts, attracting a who’s who of Bollywood, Television & Fashion glamour.
|Shawar Ali and Marsela Ayesha|
|Gaurav Parikh and Nia Sharma|
|Rohit Khurana and Vishal Karwal with Friends|
|Srishty Rode and Gaurav Parikh|
Sunday, 12 February 2017
The dynamic duo of Ratan Kaul and Parull Mahaajan hosted a lively lunch afternoon for Dr Shashi Tharoor at Deepak Khosla's residence at Prithvi Raj Road to celebrate the success of Dr Shashi Tharoor's book 'An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India' which is a non-fiction on the inglorious legacy of the Colonial Raj in our land. The book was launched on the evening of in Delhi by the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari and is already into the 7th reprint. Seen at the lunch were the Ambassadors of several countries and the Czars and Czarinas of the literary world like Taslima Nasreen, Dr Kavita A. Sharma and Sukanya Bharatram to name a few.....
|Parull Mahaajan, Dr Shashi Tharoor and Ratan Kaul|
|Bertrand De Hartingh|
|H.E Dr Sabit Subasic Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina|
|H.E Jan LUYKX Ambassador of Belgium and his wife Raka Singh|
|H.E Mr Hamza YAHIA-CHERIF Ambassador of Algeria|
|H.E Mrs Chitranganee Wagiswara High Commissioner of Sri Lanka|
|H.E Ümit Alpaslan Kılıç Deputy Ambassador of Turkey|
|Manu S Pillai|
|Ratan Kaul, Taslima Nasreen and Parull Mahaajan|
|Vijit Khosla and Deepak Khosla|