out & about
Launch of veteran journalist Barkha Dutt’s book
The Unquiet Land was the talk of the town last week. The evening was compèred 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 Diacolor’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 Diacolor’s creative
director Rishabh Tongya.
Dr Saagarika Ghoshal, director, human resources at METRO Cash & Carry India, launched the book 25 of India’s Biggest Chefs recently. It is a compilation of all-time favourite recipes of top 25 Indian chefs, which include Sanjeev Kapoor’s shaam savera, and Kunal Kapur’s haleem. Chefs Ramaswamy Selvaraju, Naren Thimaiah, Anil Rohira and Sabyasachi Gorai were spotted at the event.
Actress Priyanka Upendra inaugurated ‘Asia Wedding Fair 2016’ recently. The three-day exhibition showcased wedding finery for men and women, jewellery, cosmetics, and even had stalls by wedding card manu-facturers, and honeymoon tour planners.
where’s the party?
Sonam Kalra and her ensemble of Sufi musicians will hold fort at 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). February 19. Tickets (`400) available at the venue. At Indiranagar. 9 pm. Details: 4173 9250
Three in one
Dhruv Visvanath is a one-piece band all by himself. This Delhi-based guitarist 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
Reserve some laughs
‘Kancheepuram to Koramangala’ is Praveen Kumar’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 ‘clean comedy’. February 21. Tickets (`499) available at the venue. At Sugar Factory, Vasanthnagar. 8 pm. Details: 41315566