Small talk

Beauty and panache blended the afternoon with 39 girls sashayed down the the ramp,wearing funky fashion wear on friday at the miss india world wide hunt at hotel president.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published:January 19, 2009 12:50 am

Fashion-ation
Beauty and panache blended the afternoon with 39 girls sashayed down the the ramp,wearing funky fashion wear on friday at the miss india world wide hunt at hotel president. The event was judged by choreographer rocky poonawala and fashion designer nivedita saboo. Speaking on the fashion market saboo says,”There is not tremendous effect of recession on the fashion world.” The ramps scorchers besides walking the ramp even performed to show their talents. Speaking on the occasion,rocky poonawala says,”Pune has immense potential and the participants prove it here. However,A common trend that I have witnessed is that talent is gradually becoming synonymous of dance. I would appreciate if participants take up more of indian traditional art forms like painting,classical singing and dancing. This would not infuse more confidence in the participant but also help them compete internationally,where comparison between Indian and western art will become difficult. And even if somebody chooses to show western dance as their talent then they should be well prepared with it.”

There were several rounds like talent round and the other round was based on their speaking ability. Music was composed by Euphoria band. The result will be declared in Delhi on January 21.

Exquisite and exotic
Wine connoisseurs have a new reason to rejoice as the Four Seasons wine,part of the United Breweries (UB) Group,was launched in the city recently. Under the Four Seasons brand,there are five wine varietals being offered to the discerning customer — Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Sauvignon Blanc,Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel. Made at -Baramati — the land of twelve soils,the range of these five varietals captures the colours and moods of the four seasons,with two reds,two whites and a rose as part of the bouquet of exclusive wines. “These wines have been styled keeping in mind the taste of the Indian consumer and the diversity of Indian cuisine. They have a good balance of natural sugars and acidity levels and are fairly fruit forward,” said Abhay Kewadekar,business head,Four Seasons Wine Limited.

Tasted and lauded by renowned wine experts like Steven Spurrier,Jacques Puisais and Bruno Li Paumard,these wines are priced quite competitively in Maharashtra. While the Chenin Blanc white and Blush rose are priced at Rs 425 for a 750 ml bottle,the Shiraz red and Sauvignon Blanc white are available for Rs 500 a bottle. The top-of-the-rack Cabernet Sauvignon red is priced at Rs 550 per bottle.

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