MYSTIC ART ….exhibition of paintings

The asian Age ‘MYSTIC LIFE ” an exhibition of paintings by senior artist Shri Kant Dubey at the Lalit Kala Academy was inaugurated by the legendary Shahnaz Hussain .Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi also graced the occasion .Bold colors spoke volumes about the mind of the artist and strokes defining his thoughts ,the exhibition was a scintillating experience !Ratan Kaul, Preeti Johar, Kavita Ashok ,Sunanyna Malhotra,Anju Kumar ,Patsy Mandy and Niladri Paul were amongst the few guests .

ADIEU to Ambassador Salman Bashir

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IMG_1204Ougoing Ambassador Salman Bashir and his beautiful wife Tarannum were given a farewell party at the pakistan High Commission .The evening saw many bigwigs of the Indian circuit enjoying Qawali by Rizwan and Muzzam Ali Khan . Mr.Ram Jethmalani,Hansraj Hans,Uma Vasudev ,Uma Sharma and Ratan Kaul were some elegantly dressed guests who added charm to the farewell .Mr Shashi Tharoor made a brief appearance too.

NATIONAL WOMEN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2013

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

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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

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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 .

Embassy of Tajikistan celebrations

IMG_0829A great day to mark the friendship between India and Tajikistan ,the embassy celebrated with who is who of the political diplomat circle of Delhi .Seen in the picture are Ratan kaul ,Minister of external affairs Ms Parneet Kaur ,Ambassador of Tajikistan and Social activist and Etiquette guru Kavita Ashok .An evening of joy ,friendship and fine dining !

BATTLEGROUND U.P….book launch

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1175241_10201300954180836_180549661_nA fresh perspective to politics in the country brought forward by two writers of a fresh view Manish Tiwari and Rajan Pandey .The panel was an amalgamation of great speeches by eminent speakers from all political parties .Mr Manishanker Iyer was the chief guest and spoke with great impressions .Kallol Banerjee of The Week is accompanied by Ratan Kaul and Kavita Ashok .Food for thought TRULY ..the book .

CELEBRATING LORD KRISHNAS BIRTHDAY ….JANAMASHTAMI

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IMG_0786The birth of the Hindu god Krishna is a big festival in India .The India International centre hosted a classical dance ,Kathak performance by Uma Sharma accompanied by Kumud dewan in the recital.It was avery well attended programme with lovers of culture who were mesmerised by the love tales of Lord Krishna .On the stage are Umaji and her dancers .In the picture are Mamta Sharma ,chairman of NCW accompanied by Kavita Ashok .

INDONESIA NATIONAL DAY

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IMG_0741Celebrated athe embassy of Indonesia,the evening’s highlight were the beautiful traditional costumes of the Ambassador and his wife !I could not hold myself from complimenting them !Food,wine ,music,dance and a great ambience made for a good evening !

SALUTE to a patriot

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DSC05028At the IIC was celebrated the birthday of Shri Bhisham Narayan Singhji with lots of admiration all around him .Being introduced to him for the first time I felt great regard for him .Present were Ratan kaul,Vijay Handa,Maheshji,K.L Malhotra and more people who appreciated this effort !Seen in the pic are Ratn Kaul,Bhimsham narayanji,Kavita Ashok .

Cultural events with Ministry of culture

Two talks back to back in New Delhi with Minister of External Affairs Mr Salman Khurshid and Sonal Mansingh presiding one which was an interseting attempt by Vikram showcasing the journey of Indian Classical Music with a showreel.
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DSC05118DSC05113 with the support of Ministry of Culture .Seen were Ratan Kaul,Reeta khanna,Ashok chakradhar ,Kavita ashok ,Deepali khanna and Kumud Dewan .