Tribute to Damini by Foreign MInister Salman Khurshid

Paying a tribute to the rape victim of Dec 16th 2012,Salman BIMG_1238




IMG_1246ashirji organised an evening in which his poems were sung with maestros like Adnan Sami .
The Vice President payed homage to Nirbhaya .Mr Amar Singh,Jaya Prada ,Vikramjit Sawhney ,Kavita Ashok ,Mukesh Anand,Suresh Goyal,Nalini Singh and many more from all fields of life filled the Manekshaw auditorium .Mr Salmans wife ,Louis shared her thoughts and expressed great empathy to the parents of Damini.
My throat choked when Daminis parents were called on stage because no body can fathom their agony .Words cannot ever express enough condolences to them .


On the occasion of International Day for Elimination of violence against women ,the National Women Excellence Awards were felicitated to women who contributed to the society and the country through their credible work .Diplomats,politicians,social activists,dancers,educationists and many more categories were demarcated for this prestigious award .Sharon Lowen,Sangeeta gupta (income tax commissioner),Kavita Ashok(social activist ,etiquette consultant)and women from various walks of life received this award .Speakers included Kumud Dewan ,Shovana Narayan and Rama Pandey .Seen at the event were Ratan Kaul,Laxmi singhal,vijay tiwari ,Maj R.N Maharshi,Mukesh anand,Vijay Handa and women who were recipient of Padamabhushan and Padmashris .I feel grateful to the Universe DSC05316





DSC05330for this honour and am inspired to work harder and smarter in 2014 !

Poetic evening with Union Minister KAPIL SIBBAL

There is a fresh aspect to our Minister Kapil Sibbal which many are unaware of !! I have had two brilliant opportunities to listen to his poetry and was surprised with the number of Bollywood songs he has composed lately, some with LalitPanditIMG_1101




IMG_1121,Adnan Sami ,Preetam and Mika !!
Th evening lasted for three hours with two devoted to music and his poetry put into songs !! Mesmerising indeed .
The Ambassador of Polland is a great lover of Hindi and Sanskrit and it was beautiful to hear him speak !!
Tarek Azouz ,His Excellency Tunisia accompanied with his lovely wife Anna ,Mukesh Anand ,Mr Berry from the Taj group,Mr V.Balasubramanian ,Dr Sanjay Arora ,Ratan Kaul ,Mr Singhal,Mukesh Anand,Ajay Sharma from ASSOCHAM ,Aruna Vasudev all graced the evening .