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Neetu Gupta & Pavitra Ghanshyam

Neetu Gupta & Pavitra Ghanshyam

WITH due apologies to Kenny Rogers and his bristling beard, ‘something’s burning’, and it certainly isn’t love. The mighty orb beats mercilessly on poor Bangaloreans and no amount of fresh juice can quench their thirst. But, a cool crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc could certainly soothe my ruffled feathers!

We were invited to the hip ‘n’ happening Mango Tree bistro-bar in Indiranagar. This franchisee from Bangkok was buzzing with expatriates. The cuisine was Thai, and later in the evening when both the taste buds and ‘wine buds’ were suitably satiated, the DJ cranked up the music and everyone was on the dance floor. The fiery Filipino, founder of ExpatLife India, Ema Trinidad, sure knows how to throw a party!

I remember meeting the savvy dietician and wellness expert Rujuta Diwekar a couple of years ago.

 Rujuta Diwekar

Rujuta Diwekar

She struck me as a simple Mumbai girl who was into yoga and had Kareena Kapoor as a client (remember the famous line; ‘I do a hundred Surya Namaskars every day’). Rujuta Diwekar today, is a brand with her shapely finger on the pulse of marketing and  an undeniable urge to reach out  to her formidable following of fans. A little birdie told me that all the big ‘starred’ hotels were very happy to host her for an intimate page 3 type of soiree, but this ‘wellness’ expert decided on an open event at the Phoenix City Mall to directly bring wellness and joy to her fans who patiently waited for her for over two hours.

Her glowing skin and fabulous figure was a testament to her work. Way to go girl! It’s always a pleasure to attend Art Chutney events.

The guest list is small (read discerning) and the venue (The Taj Art Corridor, West End) is a place where one is guaranteed to bump into friends and art lovers. Later that evening, we met up with some friends for dinner at the newly-opened Caperberry at UB City. A perfect evening that ended with a perfect dinner. Talented chef, owner, and friend Abhijeet Saha made sure that we had an unforgettable time. I like it hot and happening.

- Rubi Chakravarti (m rubichakravarti@gmail.com)
The writer’s views expressed here are entirely in her personal capacity.

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