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Bollywood Park, Dubai opens its doors tomorrow!

Come November 17, Circa 2016 and Dubai will open its doors to the first theme park in the world dedicated to all things Bollywood!

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The park is generously packed with action, adventure, romance, comedy, music, dance, flavour and emotion, in true blue Bollywood style.

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A celebration of Mumbai’s legendary film industry in five zones inspired by Bollywood blockbusters, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, stage performances and flamboyant cinematic rides in an experience unlike any other.

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For the first time ever, you will live, learn and experience the kaleidoscopic world of Mumbai’s famous film industry, in the world’s first Bollywood themed park covering 1.7million square feet.

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Bollywood Parks Dubai is the first park of its kind in the world. In five fascinating zones, you can experience different environments inspired by the greatest Bollywood blockbusters.

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, add this must visit attraction in your travel plans particularly if you are a Bollywood buff.

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Be prepared to be greeted by a vibrant display of cafés and live entertainment at the Bollywood theme park Dubai, all before the party starts at the Rock On!! Restaurant.

The Bollywood parks feature an array of cinema-centric rides and attractions based on movies starring some of the biggest names in Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, and Farhan Akhtar.

At Mumbai Chowk, you can stroll the streets of Mumbai with its famous food, shopping and party spirit. To add some thrill; join the mafia boss Don on a chase through the streets of Dubai

At Rustic Ravine, you can explore the spirit of rural India comes to life in a picturesque setting. Be part of never-ending adventures as played out in Dabangg, Lagaan and Sholay.

At Royal Plaza, you can experience visual splendour like never before at Rajmahal Theatre, the home of the region’s first Broadway-style Bollywood musical.

Here at Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes.  

If you want to learn how to create a blockbuster like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and meet your favourite Bollywood superheroes, such as Krrish and RA.One at the exciting Bollywood theme park, this is the place to be in.

This iconic landmark is the heart and soul of Bollywood Parks Dubai. With several shows per week, this world-class venue will play host to the region’s first Broadway-style Bollywood musical.

Don’t miss the chugging train, an ever-present image in Bollywood films, in this show, performers atop our train rooftop stage will dance to a range of popular songs that have romanticized the Indian train. The shows also celebrate the Taporis, the small time street hustlers of Mumbai, with their unique vocabulary and a cadence of speech that makes for great comedy and characterization.

Can you afford to miss the destination when in Dubai?

 

Bring In Summers, Triveni Way!

Summers are here and what could be better that beating the heat with summary pastel coloured Georgette sarees from the house of Triveni from Surat. The highlight of the Fashion Flow 2 collection is that it has kept up with the tradition of gleaming and modernistic offerings. This is an extension of Fashion Flow. The collection brings the fresh set of colourful printed sarees in flowing Georgettes. The frame of the sarees is completed by readymade laces and brocades. Floral prints with Geometric escapades are spread across the length of the saree in varied colors with catchy eye pleasing repeats and rhythm.

Blouses in gracious Bhagalpuri silks with printed details complement the sarees. Stylish cuts and style lines in new patterns adds to the wearer’s statement.

Team the sarees with contemporary silver and junk jewelleries to add new dimension to your look. A soft bun and uptied bangs will keep you at comfort and chic-ease. Let the colors speak for you; begin your track to the collection, NOW!

You can order these lovely sarees Online from www.triveniethnics.com.

Elephanta Festival , Mumbai for Music, Dance, Art & Culture Connoisseurs!

Next in my series is  Elephanta Festival, Mumbai scheduled for February 16 – 17, 2016

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The experience of the festival which usually sees local as well as foreign tourists, begins with a ride across the Arabian Sea from Gate of India to the mystical, rock – cut elephant caves. The caves with Trimurti of Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh and lovely stone Apsaras will come alive with Ashok Hande’s Marathi Bana and performances of Grammy winning Hindustani classical Instrumentalist , Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Pop-Rock artist Kailash Kher on Day 1. The next day, while Hindustani classical music vocalist Pt. Santee Abhyankar, Roop Kumar Rathod and Sonali Rathod will fill the air with music, Yasmin Singh takes the stage for Kathak. There’s going to be painting competition too.

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Elephanta festival is organized by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to promote Mumbai tourism and culture. It is one of the most prominently celebrated festivals in Mumbai. This renowned festival is held on the Elephanta Island, adjacent to the Elephanta Cave, a World Heritage Site. The Island is located at a distance of ten kilometres from Mumbai Harbour and there are regular launch services from there to Elephanta Island. The initial name of the Elephanta caves was Gharapuri which means, ‘peaceful living place of lord Shiva’. The name Elephanta Cave was given by Portuguese, after a carved elephant found on this island. The festival, which is a feast of dance and music, is conducted in the month of February every year transforming the entire island into a huge auditorium. Set in the backdrop of huge pillars and sculptured panels on the walls of the temple in the Island, the festival is dedicated to the varied classical music and dance forms of India.

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The highlight of the festival that started in 1989 is the illuminated Maheshmurti (Shiva idol) located in the main cave of the Elephanta Island. The idol is lit up at night, providing an amazing backdrop to the entire setting. Over the years, the festival has become a huge attraction for Mumbaikars as well as for the domestic and foreign tourists. The temple also has huge pillars which intensify the whole festive ambiance. The cyclopean auditorium where the dances are performed is decorated with lights along with a decorated idol of lord Shiva.

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The festival, which starts with a warm welcome comprising of traditional tunes of the native fishermen folk, features performances of eminent artistes on an aesthetically erected stage. Wonderfully illuminated Maheshmurti cave, bright lights and delicious ethnic food make this festival a truly unforgettable experience.

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Visitors can reach the Elephanta Island through a boat from the Gateway of India which is a one-and-a-half hour’s journey. During the festival, special launch services are provided for the visitors.

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Elephanta festival is indeed a feast for the art lovers

Source: http://www.mumbai.org.uk/elephanta-festival.html

Colour Me Rich: Mohan Deep’s after Eurekha!!!

“Mohan Deep was the only journalist who supported Pooja during the body paint controversy!”Mahesh Bhatt while launching ‘Color Me Rich’, the new novel of the author, Mohan Deep recently. The launch was done by veteran film – maker Mahesh Bhatt and new age film maker Shirish Kunder for Kindle edition.

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In an unusual gesture, producer, director and writer Mahesh Bhatt launched the book edition and Shirish Kunder the Kindle edition of Mohan Deep’s new novel ‘Color Me Rich’. The event was held at Renaissance Club at Andheri on recently which was attended by the author’s friends, guests, and the media.

In a rare disclosure, Mahesh Bhatt revealed the reason he admires Mohan Deep. Said Bhatt, “As I was leaving my daughter Pooja’s office at five to seven, making sure that I come here by 7:45 , she told me ‘I think Papa you’re doing the sweetest thing by going for Mohan Deep’s book launch because he was the only guy who supported me when this controversy erupted about the body paint. So, when you burn into people’s memory, when they feel vulnerable, especially in the society which pretends to be very upright and very moral and it takes sadistic delight in kind of savaging you, you remember those few very brave people, in the media especially, who have the balls to stand up and protect you from the so called rot which is unleashed on you. So, on behalf of my daughter I thank you for what you did, Mohan.”

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Talking about Mohan Deep’s book he said, “’Color Me Rich’ has the fragrance of a blockbuster and it’s going the climb the charts higher and higher and higher. And we’ll make sure that every individual who walks out of here tweets about it and raves about it even if they’ve not read more than two lines in their bloody life! So I think, congratulations and it’s very heartening to see you still on the crease, daring, baring and saying, “I won’t stop as life doesn’t have a full stop, the spirit of Mohan Deep will not have a full stop! I’m certain about that! Well done, Mohan. Congratulations!”

Expressing his admiration for Mahesh Bhatt, the author Mohan Deep said that he admired Mahesh Bhatt for being whatever he is as a man and as a filmmaker and thanked him for coming. He said “As a man, Mahesh Bhatt is extremely bold, controversial and doesn’t fear anything. Mahesh is the one who doesn’t call a spade a spade, he calls it a shovel! Had he been a journalist he would have wiped out half of us. Thankfully he is not a journalist. He’s a filmmaker.”

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Please watch out this space for Review of the Book which I am reading currently.

 

Fiesta De Diu: Music Lovers, Dancing queens, Diu calling!

Diu is hosting Asia’s largest beach festival for all you music and dance lovers from December 1, 2015  – February 15, 2016 with special appearances by noted singers Kailash Kher, Shreya Ghoshal and G SIvamani.

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Over the next few weeks the isle of Calm will celebrate art, heritage, culture, music and much more. A festival village, set up on the beach, with 5-star luxuries will keep you cosy and comfortable during your stay. So join in the festivites at Festa De Diu and get ready for some fun at the isle of calm.

Festival Village would comprise 60 luxury tents , 200 plus conference seating, hot air balloon, zip lining and Bungee jumping.

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Be part of Asia’s longest beach festival…

For details contact: 1800 103 9257 or Visit: festadiu.com

 

#takethatstep for #OwnThose5Days with All New Whisper Ultra

RUN. For your dreams through meetings and traffic.
CHASE. Your passion against each day’s challenges.
PLAY. For success all round the clock on your feet 24 x 7

One right step with whisper ultra to power a thousand steps to success! #takethatstep

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I was taken by surprise when the product in question: The All New Whisper Ultra arrived at my doorstep in a beautiful & attractive hamper. Thanks P & G for making that special delivery, in a special manner. I was selected as one out of 100 women in the country to have it first, to review the revolutionary concept that offers 5X more protection than ordinary ones. Being a Whisper loyalist all my life – I really felt proud thus chose to write about it, what makes it truly special. With Whisper the life changed during #OwnThose5Days as I took #TakeThatStep in late 80s when it was launched. It has stayed with me since.

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I believe Whisper needs no promotion, it is all over, any girl who has used it once, can’t leave it, it must have stayed with her. For me it was not those days, it was ‘Whisper Days’. Confidence of our generation grew manifold with Whisper embarking on the scene in late 80s which moved on to become phenomenon later. It was a revolutionary concept then and even now with all new Whisper Ultra! The technology involved in producing this revolutionary product is state–of-the-art and constant product innovation is the hall-mark.

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Having lived with certain taboos associated with ‘those days’ which have been passed on from generations like don’t exercise, don’t water plants, don’t touch the pickle, don’t enter kitchen, don’t sleep on bed, sleep straight and many more. But with Whisper, it all seems be changing, rather changed drastically, women have become more independent not only about their individuality but also about their physicality. And here ‘Whisper’ (read: Sanitary Napkin) has a role to play which has given wings to their dreams and made them just unstoppable.

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In a bid to help India’s women power through their chosen path of success and #OwnThose5Days of the month, Whisper India is launching The New Whisper Ultra – a revolutionary pad that absorb more & lasts longer, Whisper wants to enable women to keep striding forward.

The unique features of the New Whisper Ultra are 1000 suction holes which offer better protection for long hours.
About NEW WHISPER ULTRA: offers 5 times more protection than ordinary pads 1000 suction holes for:
• More absorption for long hours
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• Better comfort with soft top sheet
• Better odour lock
Whisper, launched in the mid eighties has served generations of women across the globe. The lifestyle of women has never been the same again; women are more confident, more comfortable and smarter than the earlier generations.

They are just unstoppable, nothing can hold them back, not even #OwnThose5days as they have taken that #takethatstep. Now with all new Whisper Ultra women will not have to think twice for going out, working for longer hours, following exercise regimen or travel. The comfort provided by Whisper Ultra in those tough days and tougher travails is matchless due to lost lasting gel absorption capacity which makes it soft to the core.

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So girls, if you are planning to travel in the forthcoming festive season, don’t forget to take along your companion, The All New Whisper Ultra!

December 19, 2015 was one such special day when it was launched amidst fanfare by none other than actress with her own mind – Kalki Koechlin who has been speaking through various channels & panels about those days! And role of an efficient product and liberal mindset in any woman’s life.

All you girls try New Whisper Ultra for 5X better comfort and extra softness.