The Sensational Ostaad Restaurant

The Sensational Ostaad Restaurant

Neeti Goel is a genius restaurateur. After carrying out her thorough research she saw a huge gap for demystified Central Asian cuisine in Bombay and launched OSTAAD. Speaking about the upcoming haunt, Neeti Goel commented, “Central Asian cuisine is where Mughlai cuisine in India originated but the true essence of the cuisine is unknown to most Mumbaikars. We would like to bring to our guests the authentic recipes with ingredients sourced from Central Asia, which…

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Artist Spotlight: Angelique Bacia

Artist Spotlight: Angelique Bacia

It was a warm spring Sunday evening, April 14th, 2019, when Angelique and her husband Michal dropped by my house to install two majestic abstract oil pieces that Angelique recently composed. I’ve known Angelique since 2006, when she was expressing her art as an actress and quickly evolved into writing her own comedic series. As life progressed, so did she. Life had other plans for Angelique, or should I say, Angelique had other plans for…

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Los Polistas Encourages Women’s Golf Empowerment

Los Polistas Encourages Women’s Golf Empowerment

On Bombay’s coldest winter day, the First Ever Los Polistas, International Women’s Polo Cup 2019 was played at the Amateurs Riders’ Club (ARC) and the Mahalaxmi race course. There was an exhibition match and the first ever all-women polo tournament match. Being a special occasion, Rhea Parekh launched her polo fashion brand – Los Poloists, or her idea was to completely concentrate on the courage, dedication and patience of the polo player. “I have always…

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The Opulent Marquees 2018 Presented by the Advertising Club

The Opulent Marquees 2018 Presented by the Advertising Club

The mystical black themed entrance with a giant gold M on the wall and its black background just amazed me. It was a classy stage setting. The MARQUEES 2018 awards were held at the luxurious St. Regis, Bombay. The Marquees 2018 recognized and awarded brands that super performed. These brands exhibited excellence in marketing and brand building. The awards were for their exemplary performance, which inspired and disrupted their competition and made a mark for…

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Leonard Bernstein: An Icon of American Music Celebrated at the Skirball Museum A Paean to the Man and the Exhibit

Leonard Bernstein: An Icon of American Music Celebrated at the Skirball Museum A Paean to the Man and the Exhibit

The renowned pianist Arthur Rubinstein described him as a universal genius.  Just to witness him on the podium conducting or on television in its early days explaining classical music to the millions one realized that.  Leonard Bernstein simply exuded exuberance and talent no matter what endeavor he embarked on, be it conducting classical music; composing for the stage, the screen, or the concert hall; championing music or social justice; or educating and inspiring any and…

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A Bright New “A Bright New Boise”: InHouse Theatre Production Infuses Light Where There is Darkness

A Bright New “A Bright New Boise”: InHouse Theatre Production Infuses Light Where There is Darkness

For Tickets & Information please visit: www.InHouseTheatre.com Production runs until June 30th in Los Angeles. Appeal of the Play and the InHouse Approach Desperation.Bleakness. Isolation. Despair. Faithlessness. Disrespect. Meaninglessness. Hopelessness. Hysteria. If I left something out, Samuel D. Hunter certainly did not in his play A Bright New Boise.  Given these givens, it is hard to imagine how lively, exciting, and stimulating a performance of this play InHouse Theatre presented on June 9, 2018 in Los Angeles. …

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Larry Namer: The Inspirational Story of the Media Giant

When Larry Namer graduated from Brooklyn College, a hiring freeze prevented him from landing a job  as a public school teacher in New York and he was forced to continue his summer job as an assistant underground cable splicer in order to eat.  At this point, one might say he was as low as you could go; but one who made that statement could not possibly be more distant from the truth.  For Larry was,…

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Cheesecake Celebration Par Excellence at Hallowed Delphi Greek Restaurant in Westwood

Cheesecake Celebration Par Excellence at Hallowed Delphi Greek Restaurant in Westwood

When one contemplates “cheesecake,” one associates “New York” with that vision. But the truth is cheesecake antedates New York and even Columbus. In reality, and you heard it here first, the ancient Greeks loved cheesecake; furthermore, they ate it in preparation for the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. – some training food! In addition, Greek brides and grooms were also known to use cheesecake for their wedding cake. These fascinating culinary facts came to…

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Neel at the Tote

Neel at the Tote

TOTE BAR RE-OPENS AND IS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE IN DESIGN, FOOD & MUSIC On September 9 & 10, 2011, Mumbai’s much sought-after destination, Tote Bar at Tote on the Turf reopened it doors. Rahul & Malini Akerkar, along with the team from Network Prive, hosted an evening of glamour to celebrate a “new beginning” for the award-winning bar. In 2010, Tote Bar, designed by none other than Kapil Gupta and Chris Lee of Serie…

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