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The Oberoi

Launch of veteran journalist Barkha Dutta��s book

The Unquiet Land was the talk of the town last week. TheA�evening was compA?red by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, and was attended by Yasmeen Premji, Ramchandra Guha, Girish Karnad, Pankaj Advani, and Charu Sharma among other eminent personalities. The hotel also showcased Diacolora��s exquisite diamond and coloured stone jewellery recently. Princess Mriganka Singh
of Jammu and Kashmir was present at the event, hosted by designer Prasad Bidapa and Diacolora��s creative
director Rishabh Tongya.










Le Meridien

Dr Saagarika Ghoshal, director, humanA�resources at METRO Cash & Carry India, launched the bookA�25 of Indiaa��s Biggest Chefs recently. It is a compilation of all-time favourite recipes of top 25 Indian chefs, which include Sanjeev Kapoora��s shaam savera, and Kunal Kapura��s haleem. Chefs Ramaswamy Selvaraju, Naren Thimaiah, Anil Rohira and Sabyasachi Gorai were spotted at the event.

Jayamahal Palace
Actress Priyanka Upendra inaugurated a�?AsiaA�Wedding Fair 2016a�� recently. The three-day exhibitionA�showcased wedding finery for men and women, jewellery,A�cosmetics, and even had stalls by wedding card manu-facturers, and honeymoon tour planners.


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Soulful notes
Sonam Kalra and her ensemble ofA�Sufi musicians will hold fort atA�The BFlat Bar this week. So walk in for an evening of poetry, music and spiritualism tonight. The ensemble comprises Ahsan Ali (sarangi), Amaan Ali (tabla), Jawad Hussain (keys) and Tarit Pal (percussions).A�February 19. Tickets (`400) available at the venue. At Indiranagar. 9 pm. Details: 4173 9250




Three in one
Dhruv Visvanath is a one-piece bandA�all by himself. This Delhi-based guitaristA�and percussionist has become a sensation in the Indie rock scene. Watch him perform live at The Humming Tree with city-based folk rock fusion bands Lagori, and Swarathama. February 26. At Indiranagar. 9 pm. RSVP for entry. Details: 9886618386



afterdark5Reserve some laughs

a�?Kancheepuram to Koramangalaa�� is Praveen Kumara��s second one-hour special comedy show. This time, he will combine the
elements of standup comedy and
storytelling, and share his life journey through eight stories. Kumar is known for his a�?clean comedya��. February 21. Tickets (`499) available at the venue. At Sugar Factory, Vasanthnagar. 8 pm. Details: 41315566


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