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  • India
  • Apr 25, 2014



Baisakhi Network

More than a 100 ladies, decked up in Punjabi themed Phulkaris, Patialas, Parandis and Juttis, danced non-stop for 3 hours at Gurgaon Network's Balle Balle Lo Aayi Baisakhi Bash. The highlight was a live 'dhol' - mixing Punjabi beats with the DJ and also the choreographers from Razzel. There was a Parandi tying service and a mehendiwala, to add that extra touch. 



"We always organise some fun concept events for our group members. Each lady got a kallirien as a giveaway, just to make her feel as special as a bride," said Smriti Chhabra and Jyoti Narang, the organisers and founders of Gurgaon Network. There were also lots of lucky draws wherein ladies won some interesting prizes and each lady was presented a goodie potli with lots of vouchers and give-aways.

Learning Fashion
Lisaa School of Design organised a three days Open Event in their campus to showcase the talent and work of their students to the world. The Exhibition featured work mainly from three sections - Fashion and Textile, Interior and Graphic Designing. "The theme  was 'Learning the fashion way' - in which the students have to present designs depicting elegance, innovation and creativity," said Ms. Priyanka, Director.


College Androids

ITM University Google Student’s Club, in association with Wegilant SINE IIT, Mumbai, organised a two-day Inter College Android Application Development Workshop. Wegilant SINE IIT is an initiative of IIT Bombay students and IIM Alumni, led by IITian Toshendra Sharma and a team of IT Security specialists.The Workshop was mentored by Kapil Mehta, a Google-Certified Android Developer and Tester. Over 70 students from colleges and universities across NCR particiated. Competition, Ria Gupta, a 2nd Year student of  ITM University, was the Winner and received vouchers worth Rs 6000/-. The Second and Third positions were bagged by Dhruv Sharma of Maharaja Surajmal College and Gourav Kumar of ITM University, respectively.


'Why Waste your Waste'

The Campaign is a citizen’s outreach initiative against reckless disposal of waste materials and the rising need for sustainable waste management. To build an ideal community towards zero waste compounds, DLF5 hosted a constructive dialogue session among all the key stakeholders - including citizen groups. Aakash Ohri, Executive Director – DLF Home Developers Ltd., said, "Gurgaon is facing a sanitation crisis in the absence of an adequate waste disposal system. The need of the hour is to create awareness around a decentralised waste management system. DLF5 is committed to an ecologically sustainable development model and believes in adopting the best practices and technologies in this regard.”

Culture-rich Odisha

Odisha and its rich cultural heritage of dances and songs was showcased recently at a two-hour programme, 'Odia Fest 2014, organised by the Gurgaon Odia Samaj. An Odissi classical dance, the famous Gotipua Dance and Sambalpuri Folk Dance performances were presented by the Patitapawan Kala Niketan. RN Nayak (CMD, Power Grid Corporation) was the Chief Guest and internationally acclaimed Odia sculptor Tutu Pattnaik was the Guest of Honour.

Feeling for Him 

On Good Friday a very moving re-enactment of Christ’s suffering was performed by the youth of the Church of Immaculate Conception at Kanhei, over a 2 km route. The Enactment traced the last events of Christ’s life. Those gathered for the Service accompanied the moving stage, in deep prayer and meditation. The tableau, complete with shouting soldiers, cracking whips and cries from the crowd surging around the wounded Christ, also provided a mesmerising spectacle for the local residents.

Dr.Ramakant & Medical Second Opinion 

Medical Second Opinion (MSO), a Healthcare portal,celebrated the success of world renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr.Ramakant Panda - who recently established a world record feat. MSO's trademark service of Connected OPD also brings doctors to your cities for face-to-face consultations. Sachin Chaudhary is the Founder and CEO of Medical Second Opinion.

Heart-friendly Cooking at arttidínox
Chef Kandla Nijhowne, Runner-up at MasterChef 1 took a Cookery Workshop at arttd’inox, Defence Colony. She gave Live demonstration of heart-friendly recipes to the guests - who were esteemed (women) members of Rotary Club, Lion’s Club and Marwari Sabha. Only exercising isn't sufficient to maintain a healthy heart - one needs to eat the right food too! Keeping this in mind, ANISA Media Ventures organised a Heart-Friendly Cooking Workshop at arttid’nox. Chef Kandla NIjhowne demonstrated interesting recipes - such as Eggless Cake made with Flax seeds (rich in Omega 3), a Designer Watermelon Basket (filled also with Strawberries, Melons and Mangoes) and a heart-friendly Salad with a Catalane-style Dressing. “We live in the South Asia Region, which has the highest incidence of death by heart attack. About 25% of the deaths in the age group 25- 69 years occur because of heart diseases. In urban areas, 32.8% deaths occur because of heart ailments - and 22.8% in rural areas. It is therefore important for everyone – be it a child, an elderly or an adult – to consume something heart-friendly every day. My recipes include salads, fruits and cakes, which can easily be made at home and are rich in fibre content,” said Chef Kandla Nijhowne.  “The Watermelon Basket was something every housewife would like to make at home. It is a sure shot way to impress your husband and in-laws,” smiled Nidhi, a member of Rotary Club. “The Workshop was very informative. Chef Kandla not only showcased good cooking, but also highlighted the need to have food rich in protein and fibre,” said Seema, an active member of Lion’s Club. For Anshu Madhok, a member of Rotary Club, the most interesting part was the venue! “I think arttid’nox offers one of the most contemporary modular kitchens. It was a treat to watch my favourite chef (Kandla Nijhowne) cook in a Designer Kitchen, while using the beautiful Pink Bloom Kitchen Range, a modular stainless steel and Tattva set - an award-winning design of arttid’nox,” said Anshu.

Company: arttd’inox, a part of the O.P. Jindal group, which was set up in 1970 by the Steel Visionary Mr. O.P. Jindal. JSL Lifestyle Limited is a subsidiary of Jindal Stainless Limited, and is an ISO:9001 & ISO:14001 company. The flagship company has a global presence and is an INR 550 Billion Conglomerate. Started by the visionary Ms. Deepikaa Jindal, arttd’inox in the past decade has brought Stainless Steel into the luxury and lifestyle circuit of the country.

Brand: arttd’inox is a decade-old brand from the House of Jindal Stainless. It brought the concept of luxury stainless steel products to India, developing the expertise of fusing wood, ceramic, glass, silicon and semi-precious stone with the metal. The product categories encompass the entire houseware segment - starting from exclusive uber luxurious stainless steel modular kitchens to a bar range, beverage range, cookware, home décor and tableware accessories. With a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Haryana and an in-house Design Studio having some of the most brilliant design minds, arttid'nox brings avant garde designs to the table.  Arttd’inox also takes pride in having some of the top design awards - like the Idesign and Edida Awards - under its belt.

Consumer touch-points are provided through exclusive outlets in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and more than 550 high-end crockery outlets pan India. Each of the retail stores is designed bytop-end retail designers and interiors designers. The Mumbai store is the largest, offering around 8000 sqft space, and is designed by Pinakin Patel. The Store has a 24 feet Gallery for Art display and has a look of space and expanse, where one can bathe in luxurious ambience.

Chef Kandla Nijhowne was an amateur cook, who worked her way up to be amongst the top five (semi-finalists) in Masterchef India 1. Greatly admired by Akshay Kumar, she amazed the judges with her baking skills. Maharaja Shri Arvindji of Udaipur, declared Kandla's dish the top-scorer amongst many in the Rajasthan Challenge. Masterchef Season-2 saw her return to the small screen, to throw a cooking challenge to the top 5 contestants of that season.





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