Saturday, April 22, 2017

India's First Ever North-American Whiskey Cocktail Championship Was Indeed Flavorful

A selection as seen at the Shanghai Club @ITC Welcome, Dwarka

India is waking up to a lot of different taste in it's liquor palette, even as the country takes measures to curb the sale of alcohol wherever possible. However, in the April afternoon of Delhi, the ITC Welcome Hotel in Delhi's Dwarka area, held the Grand Finale of the North American Whiskey Championship which ultimately put Vikram KU, from the Taj Palace Hotel, as the winner of the competition. According to the norms of the event, there were over 230 bartenders across the country. 89 entries were shortlisted for the second round, which were then judged on the basis of creativity, balance, presentation and consumer acceptance to arrive at the final 15. So, after winning at this event, Vikram will now go on guided tour to the well-known Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee and the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Zurie's New Design Studio Transforms Craftmen Into Designers

Zurie Design Studio at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Pashchim Vihar, Delhi

As they say, 'Change is the only constant', as when such a thing is for the better, especially when it comes to to changing the way people are perceived to be, or refining people for a better purpose, there is a sure bout of optimism in the whole state of affairs. This line of thought, was the case to indirectly address the latest initiative by Zurie, which is the launch of their design studio at At the Raddison Blue Hotel, in Delhi's Pashchim Vihar. With the aim of making 'designers' out of the 'karigars' (craftsmen), Zurie is the luxurious shopping experience for handcrafted jewelry and accessories, including cufflinks, neck pieces, haute perfumes, studded clutches, and earrings, each meant for various special occasions. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blossom Kochhar Shares Secrets For An Aromatic Lifestyle

On the cover of her latest book, Dr. Blossom Kochhar

With the pollution virtually being in every corner of our lives, literally, and perhaps even mentally, it gives quiet the relief to find sometime for healing, and bringing fragrances into our lives. From the the consumption of dust, pollution, and negative energy, to their anti-thesis of Aromatherapy, which restores and enhances, the human body and the energies around it, seemed a rather likely alternative we all needed. Who better to herald this discussion than Dr. Blossam Kochhar, whose range of products sold under the lady's brand name, especially the essential oils, remain a 'swear-by' aspect for faithful of the fragrant science. At Crossword Studio in Delhi's Connaught Place, a book reading session of the title, 'Aroma Therapy- A Way of Life' was organized, where Dr. Kochhar was the prime attraction, and journalist Vinita Dawra Nangia played the host.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

PVR VKAAO Is More Kaabil With New Theater-On-Demand Services

Sanjeev Kumar Bijli (Left), Yami Gautam, Hrithik Roshan, Kamal Gianchandani unveling the VKAAO brand

Returning from the abyss of being 'e-absent', it was a rather pleasant time, trying to catch-up (watch, rather) with a few names, who were earlier a distant vision on TV, or online, as is the case here. In the winter of January 2017, PVR Ltd. took a step towards bringing cinema on a more customized level, with the launch of VKAAO, their 'Theater-On-Demand' service. It was obviously coupled with the promotion spree of Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starer 'Kaabil', which is stated for release later in the month. Though for the deep-thinkers' mind, some things may have been obvious, but for newbies who are not used to having A-listers around as often, the excitement of having the 'beauty with brains' and the 'best dancer of bollywood' (subjective of course) personas, became the center-stage of excitement at the event.