Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Fashion Updates - B. D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology

The legacy of 20 years of great fashion continues this summer at Silhouettes 2017 – the Annual Graduating Fashion Show of B. D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology.

Chief Guest- Dr. Kavita Gupta (IAS) Textile Commissioner - Ministry of Textiles

Special Invitee Guests - Mr. Rocky S (Fashion Designer); Mr. Vikram Phadnis (Fashion Designer)

Guest of Honour Ms. Archana Kochhar- Fashion Designer; Ms. Krishna Mehta- Fashion Designer; Ms. Meher Castelino- Fashion Diva / Columnist; Ms. Nisha Jamwal - Fashion Designer; Ms. Shaina N.C -Fashion Designer; Mr. Amit Goyal - President – CIAE; Mr. Aneel Murarka - M D – Mirachem Industries; Mr. Asad Fakih- Special Invitee – CMAI; Mr. Naren Mukhi - Exec. Comm. Member - C.I.A.E.; Mr. James Ferreira -Fashion Designer; Mr. V R Sai Ganesh -Hon. Secretary - SDC EC Trust; Mr. Viral Desai - CEO – Zenitex

Eminent Panel of Judges for the evening - Ms. Aaliya Fakih- Fashion Designer; Ms. Aarshiya Fakih -Fashion Designer; Ms. Anjali Mehta - Fashion Designer; Ms. Krishna Mehta-Fashion Designer

Ms. Meher Castelino-Fashion Diva / Columnist; Ms. Varija Bajaj - Fashion Designer; Mr. Gautam; Vazirani - Fashion Curator; Mr. Naren Mukhi - Exec. Comm. Member - C.I.A.E.

Model's Showcasing the collection are - Purva Rana, Madhu Sneha ,Aakriti Anand, Aanchal Oberoi, Deepti Gujral, Gurleen Grewal, Iris Maity, Manasi Moghe, Dimple Patel, Hida Sidiqui, Minash Ravuthar, Natasha Singh, Namratha G, Parul Duggal, Parina Mirza, Quetee Nagpal, Tarveen C, Vijaya Dey, Jaspal, Nayaan C, Shahnawaz Alam, Raj Bhardwaj, Dhiraj Amonkar, Aakash Jaiswal with high drama

Celebrity Showstoppers- Shibani Kashyap, Sneha Shergill, Hussain Kuwajerwala & Tina Kuwajerwala, Shweta Khanduri(closed the show for models) Meghna Ballabh Joshi

In the Majestic realm of World Wide Web, India continues to conquer markets across the continents. Celebrating this Swadeshi Euphoria of all things Indian, Silhouettes 2017, nurtures this passionate vision of Vibrant Modern India. Inspired by the handcrafted wonders, textile treasures and cultural diversity, Silhouettes 2017 promises a vivid spectrum of Global India.

The show witnessed an exclusive presentation by B. D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technology's home-grown alumni - Forum Rambhia, Disha Muchhala, Malika Durani, Satyam Waghela, Hetashree & John, Pranjal Kadkade. Along with the gen-next designers, established designers and the fashion partners - C Singh (Mumbai), Premal Badiani of Poshaac (USA), The Fabric Studio (Mumbai), Manish Reshamwala(Surat), Gopal Roy(Kolkatta) and our main sponsor Threads & Shirt (Mumbai) showcasing their exclusive collection on this occasion

The Runway choreography was directed by fashion choreographer Utsav Dholakia . The show scripted and presented on stage by Hugo D'souza. All the designer collections was showcased by leading fashion models like- Anchal Oberoi, Anita Kumar, Deepti Gujral, Shahnawaz etc.

B. D. Somani has always supported thriving desire of budding talent to reform new rules of fashion. Every pupil is trained towards perfection by understanding their personal skills and interest. The belief is to create fashion entrepreneurs and not just design generators.

Now, with international certification by pearson's group, B. D. Somani Institute of Art & Fashion Technologydelivers vocational driven modules of global standards with international approach and universal expertise. BTEC is an international qualification from Pearson, recognized by leading universities, professional bodies and international employers, and accepted by 200 prestigious universities across the US, UK and Australia for direct entry into degree courses.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Caliente Launch In India - 100% Organic Super Drink...

Who says?? Only alcohol as an option for all night drinking and party drinking. !!!! 

Caliente has chili, which releases endorphins in the body, makes you happy or creates a feeling of happiness just like alcohol, but unlike alcohol does nothing but good to the body and for the first time something else than sugar drives a non-alcoholic drink.

The flavors are the mix of fruits and herbs. Not too sweet… fresh fruit flavor hits the taste buds first and the delicate herb flavor is the aftertaste, which perfectly pairs with the food made with similar herb. Voila! so for example in one of the flavors, we use Blueberry and Lemongrass, so blueberry is the first taste you feel on the tongue and at the after taste is that of Lemongrass. Now with lemongrass taste in the mouth pairs with the food which has lemongrass in it like, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. Similarly, another flavor is lime ginger so the after taste if ginger in the mouth pairs with Indian, Chinese, and Sushi etc.

The flavors are the mix of fruits and herbs. Not too sweet… fresh fruit flavor hits the taste buds first and the delicate herb flavor is the aftertaste, which perfectly pairs with the food made with similar herb. Voila! so for example in one of the flavors, we use Blueberry and Lemongrass, so blueberry is the first taste you feel on the tongue and at the after taste is that of Lemongrass. Now with lemongrass taste in the mouth pairs with the food which has lemongrass in it like, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. Similarly, another flavor is lime ginger so the after taste if ginger in the mouth pairs with Indian, Chinese, and Sushi etc.

And you thought only wines pair with food..!!

Want to go long in the night drinking, serve Caliente on rocks. Ice mellows down the chili, the fruit, and the herb and you get exquisite subtle flavors on palette /tongue …for all night long binge… !! Plus the "happy feeling", Say goodbye to sodas. 

This is the drink in between alcohol and the regular sugary sodas in the market. It relaxes you, enjoy it at a party, after party, dinner, Spa, on the go, office, poolside, beach, whether 10 in the morning or 10 in the night. The drink is just all places friendly or like we say "Place and Time Proof". It is 100% organic and from Sweden with best quality ingredients.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Home Remedy: Kitchen Tips for Reducing Sun Tan & Dark Spots

Hello lovelies, Hope you are enjoying summer vacations. However, summers season also make us thrilled of tanning and darken skin. Isn’t it? So this post will definitely useful for you because, I am sharing my granny’s kitchen tips to lightening your skin tan, darkness and also helps to reduce pigmentation.

Orange Peel Paste: Peel off the Skin of an orange, add 2 teaspoons raw milk and make a fine paste in a grinder. Now apply this pack on your face and leave it for about half an hour then wash off gently with warm water. For better results, use this remedy for thrice a week.

Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe Vera is the treasury of goodness; it contains vitamin C & E mucilaginous polysaccharides that act to lighten dark spots and anti- aging. Gently apply aloe vera gel on the affected area and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water.

 Turmeric and Milk: Make a paste of 3 teaspoons turmeric powder with 8 teaspoons of milk and apply it all over your face. After 10 minutes massage it gently and wash it off with cold water. If you have dry skin, then add 3 – 4 drops of honey on the paste.

Almond and Honey Face Pack: Soak 10 to 15 almonds overnight and Make a smooth paste. Mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey. Apply all over the face and wash it off after waiting 15 minutes.

Papaya Face Pack: Papaya is the best remedy for Removing Sun Tan and sunburn.  Simply mash the papaya and you are good to use this on the affected area. It smoothes and improves your skin complexion.

Mint Leaves to Reduce Dark Pigmentation: Grind a few mint leaves and mix it with water to form a paste. To decrease dark pigmentation, apply the paste on the melanin spots and rinse it off after 15 minutes.

Lemon Juice Cleanse: Another way to lessen hyperpigmentation is to rub a cut-half of a lemon directly to your face. If you are not comfortable with this, dilute lemon juice with water and use it as a cleanser.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

GAURAV NARANG - Coffee Culture Opens Gates in Navsari

Navsari 5th May 2017
With the name, Navsari means the new home in Persian, and Coffee Culture (CC) feels privileged to have a place in this home. Coffee Culture is opening its new joint in Navsari, with the Parsi connection this city has, and following the route of having it own coffee culture with a mix of elements from the city the Restaufes opens up is by itself a unique concept.  The Coffee Culture recently won an award of Youngest and Most Promising Coffee Chain Award and it is now inaugurated in Navsari by MP of South Gujarat Mr. C.R.Patil on 7th May 2017.

Coffee Culture Cafes are superior Restaufes lounges with quirky ambiance & lively atmosphere.  The Restaufes lounges are everyday hangouts for all segments of the crowd.

CC has lot more to offer other than just the coffee, you may select from a wide variety of menu from Sizzlers, Pizzas & Burgers – It has something for each taste buds.  As coffee culture has infused the Parsi Community Culture you will certainly fall in love with the tiny-little bits of the culture in the ambience right from that swing seats for a playful outing, to minute detailing of the checkered tiles to ceiling and a beautifully colorful door that you won’t be able to stop yourself from taking a selfie. All this blended with the perfect lighting for every corner lets you tell and create more stories. 

“Coffee Culture” is not just any usual café. Coffee Culture is a nation in itself.  It falls somewhere between a café and a restaurant. The beauty of the concept is that one can casually dine any time of the day.

“At CC, we have developed a culture so unique; it is amazing to see what you can do when you are not tied. We have outdone ourselves by serving live food at our Restaufes. Yes, we call ourselves Restaufes. We are changing the face of the eatery ecosystem by being unconventionally conventional.”- Say’s Gaurav Narang, Founder Coffee Culture.

Spend the time with your family and loved ones luxuriously at this beautiful Persian style Restaufe – Coffee Culture.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

38 Degree East - Review

In these hot summer season, where Mumbai’s temperature is touching 38’c to 40’c every day. Newly opened 38 Degree East lounge is really a cool place to hangout, under the natural atmosphere, Scenic view right in front of the beautiful Powai Lake and garden. Its three levels restaurant with comfortable seating space and delicious and mouth-watering menu is so welcoming

First level complete dining with an attractive interior.

Second level restro bar – Enjoy the Mocktail & Cocktail gathering friends and family.

Top level – it’s an open terrace place, looks so beautiful at evening with a Scenic view of Powai Lake. Overall, an awesome place to enjoy romantic dinner with your loved one. 

Now let’s move to their menu-



 It’s a mix juicy shake of banana and pineapple. The Mocktail came in a ceramic pickle jar with a cherry balanced in a slit banana as a garnish, quite interesting.

Berry Wine Popsicles
A raspberry ice cream dolly dunked in a glass of Sula Chenin Blanc... boy was that Popsicle drunk! Along with the Wine ice cream float came a small bowl of berry caviar to be added to the drink. The berry & vanilla blend well with the fruity notes of the wine, gives you quite a sweet flavor, while the caviar gave it a nice sourness.

Minty Orange Tequila Smash

Wow! It’s bubbling and smoking U -shape test tube presentation categorically let your craving for a sip. Its mix of tequila & triple sec along with fresh mint, orange wedges, cracked ice, topped with homemade spiced orange lemonade.


Jhinga Pakoda:

It’s a deep fried crispy onion and Prawn mixed Pakoda made up of Bengal gram flour, Served with freshly grind smooth paste(chutney) of green chili, coriander, and mint.

Wonton Nachos

Delicious, crispy fried wonton wraps crowned with cheesy white sauce, Sichuan sauce. It’s a perfect blend of crispy, cheesy and juicy at the same time.

Taco Lime Grilled Chicken
Basically, it’s a grilled, chicken marinated in lime juice & taco spices. Served hot with a Sichuan style Tomato Pepper Salsa.

Pulled Barbeque Lamb Burger-

 I love the entry of this burger, beautifully served back of highway truck. Full on full marks, very impressive concept. The soft and smooth burger bun was filled with shredded lamb cooked in a spicy-sweet barbecue sauce with sliced vegans, lettuce, and cheese, & was served along with some French fries.

Veg Singapore Spindles: -

Thin crispy fried noodles, stuffed with fresh cottage cheese. Served on the cutting tea glasses with the base of sweet and spicy chutney.

Main course:-

Seven Jewel Rice-

A combination of flavorsome rice with lots of colorful veggies, I ever had. Overall a meal in itself with right amount of exotic and Indian veggies cooked in Chinese sauces. Hot hot served in a coconut shaped bowl. The quantity of food was satisfying. I extremely like the Jewel rice, really very juicy and flavorsome at the same time.

Red Thai Curry with Steamed Rice: - 

 Completely delicious and must have dish for rice lovers like me!!

My Verdict: -

Great ambience and beautiful interior, all staffs are very polite and helpful which makes a positive environment around and availability of multi-cuisine dishes on the menu assuredly convincing to visit this place again and again.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

My Magical Space Adventure- #ColgateMagicalStories

Indeed! Visionary and melodramatic play encourages children to use their imagination, see through the perspectives of others and explore their feelings and bring out their creativity. 

My little sweethearts [niece] always love to live in the world of adventure & fantastical. Because they easily attract with cartoon characters. That's why when I received the new Colgate strong teeth and asked to make a story with all the characters, they were so happy and excited to participate. So let’s see what happens in their #ColgateMagicalStories

One evening, Sonu and Saniya had been for an adventurous visit at Space center (NASA). Once they entered inside, they stood amazed by seeing more than hundred scientists working on a mission Rocket Launch. Suddenly a naughty idea clicks in Saniya & Sonu’s mind and without informing to anyone both enters into a spacecraft which is about to take off from Space center. All of a sudden turbulence starts and everything gets shaken. Because of too much turbulence, Sonu & Saniya got fainted on spacecraft. When they woke up finds their selfies in the universe.

Sonu: - Saniya, see I am flying and feeling so light.

Saniya: - Yes, Sonu I am also flying & feeling the same. This is all because of zero gravity.

Sonu: - oh! Yes, You're right... Saniya, I want to go out of this spacecraft.

Saniya: - Yes! Me too.

Sonu: - Let's go then, yay! everything is so beautiful here.

[While roaming Sonu saw another Spacecraft]

Sonu: - see, what is this? I think  we should check

Saniya: - No! Sonu, I think it's an alien 👽 spacecraft, going near to them may harm us.

Sonu: - you do not worry, I have a gun I will attack if they harm us.

[Then suddenly one alien 👽 comes from behind and puts hands on their shoulder]

Sonu & Saniya get scared.

Saniya: - Sonu, I told you, they will harm us.

Alien: - don't worry 😊 we will not harm you relax, we are celebrating my brothers 500th birthday 🎂 party, come join us.

Saniya & Sonu: - what fffivee hundreeeddd😲😲!!! ???

Alien 👽: - Yes, even my age is four hundred, we aliens have a very long lifecycle.

Saniya: - no, you are lying! if you're 400 years old then how your all teeth are strong 💪 and shining white?

Alien: - Ohh! Dear, this is the magic of #COLGATE dental cream.

Saniya & Sonu: - Colgate!!

Alien 👽: - Yes, twice a day brushing with Colgate makes our teeth so strong and cavity free.

Saniya: - remember Mumma always says, brush your teeth twice after woke up in the morning & before going to bed and because of our laziness we skip lots of time.

Sonu: - Saniya you are right. Let's promise today, we will brush our teeth regular without skipping a single day.

On this happy note, party started and all were dancing on the DJ song 🎊 💃yay 👏 hip hip hurray 💃

While dancing a glass of cold drink slips and when it just about to fall off on Saniya & Sonu face. Both gets started screaming no and woke up on their bed. seeing mommy in front them realizes it was a dream both fills with happiness.

“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 :- A GIFTING SOLUTION

No matter how much we express our LOVE with words or actions,

                                  A simple GIFT can say a lot more.”

Gift!! Frankly speaking, it’s a magical word for me because whenever I heard this word an automatic smile comes on my face and fills me with love, happiness & enjoyment. No matter whether it’s a small key chain, greeting card, flowers, jewellery, accessories, cheap or expensive one, it always values happiness and touches the hearts with lots of affection for all of us. Love is a tremendous feeling that conglomerates two hearts together for a lifetime. Though it exists in every relationship, gifting the ideal personal gift is the best way to express it.

 Indian Gift Portal is one of the India’s largest online gifts store concentrating in gifts for all ages and occasions with more than 200 product categories. The biggest multi-category gift stores with Around 350 cities have a same day delivery option. Established in the year 2001, also has a global footprint in more than 90 countries with a significant lead in curation & logistics IGP has brought to consumers India’s first ever Gift Discovery platform, taking a massive leap forward in addressing consumers’ gifting needs. has a wide range of gifts for all kinds of the festival, special occasion, wedding, birthday and anniversary etc.. no need to worry about gifts selection because IGP.Com has all the solutions. We can browse the collections as per Recipient Personality, Occasion, Relationship, Category, Country and City and order it within a few minutes.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, I have decided to surprise my lovely mom & sister-in-law. So without wasting any more minutes. I logged in to on my smartphone, where the portal has varieties of gifts to choose from. Because my gift receivers are perfect homemakers so I selected option: Gifts for Homemaker, {You can choose other options depending on whom you are gifting} As soon as I clicked on the option I came across with more than 900 gifting product. within a few minutes, I was done with my gifts for them and bought them by opting online payment. To express our feelings for them there is an option to write a sweet message, which will be pack with our gifts. For delivery either opt a quick same-day delivery or a normal delivery which is also within a week, I selected normal delivery. Click here to see how this works.

Wooden Key Holder With Gemstone Painting Lamp and Elephant Showpiece Hamper For My Mother

Ochre Yellow Velvet Handbag With Stonework for Bhabhi

In the intervals of 5 to 6 days both of them were surprised to receive unexpected gifts in their names and as soon they opened their gifts and read the message both were filled with happiness and hugged me and started blessing me a lot.

Thanks to for the variety of gifting solutions with quick delivery options. I am glad to find IGP for gifting purpose. I really recommend IGP as a perfect gifting solution for all my readers & people who love gifting. In case of any query feel free to ask in. Comment section. I would love to help you all. Thanks for reading & Happy Women’s day in advance.

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