Small Talk

And turning its stern wheel over to the portside,The Ship restaurant has dropped anchors again in Kalyani Nagar.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: March 28, 2009 10:52 pm

Ahoy there!
And turning its stern wheel over to the portside,The Ship restaurant has dropped anchors again in Kalyani Nagar. This time around accompanying the relaunch of the restaurant was the launch of the B’Jouel jewellery brand and a fashion show displaying some of the choicest ethnic wears that the crowd could feast their eyes on. Speaking about the fashion show and her collection,designer Vidya Tiwari says,“The collection is basically heavily embroidered ethnic wear. The main theme for the evening was ‘Sparkle and Glitter’ to showcase the new gold and diamond jewellery launched by B’Jouel. Speaking about the restaurant,owner,Adarsh Hegde says,“We had shut down the restaurant for renovation. As of now in addition to the revamped interiors we have also increased the number of screens here so that people can assemble on match days to watch the match live.”

Rally-ing for it
The Lavasa Corporation Ltd will organise its first women’s car rally,titled Lavasa Women’s Drive tomorrow. The rally will be flagged off by actor Ajay Devgan and model-actor Bipasha Basu from the MMRDA grounds,Bandra-Kurla Complex and will conclude at Lavasa’s town hall. An initiative to raise awareness and aid for women’s cancer,the funds raised through this rally will be donated towards the Women’s Cancer Initiative of Tata Memorial Hospital,a non-governmental organisation aimed at creating awareness women’s cancer. The rally will commence at Mumbai and cover a stretch of approximately 225 km,with 15 checkpoints en-route. Commenting on the initiative,Anuradha Paraskar,senior vice president,marketing,Lavasa Corporation said,“The woman of today is smart,intelligent and ever willing to take on new challenges in life. A car rally to the beautiful hill city of Lavasa amply brings out this spirit of the modern woman. It also brings about her desire to drive social causes. The rally supports the women’s cancer initiative of the Tata Memorial Hospital.”

Conserving nature
Shrikant Ingalhikar gave a valuable talk on the role of the press in environment conservation on the fourth day of the Vasundhara International Film Festival,organised to raise environment awareness at the Yashvantrao Chavan Auditorioum at Kothrud recently. “There are many simple things wherein even a common man can help in nature conservation. Vehicles and industries emit pollution on a huge scale. Engines used in the vehicle do not always meet international standards set to minimize pollution. Instead of processing garbage,people in Pune as well as the corporation opt to burn it,which is very harmful to the ecology,” he said. On the occasion,Makarand Deshpande discussed his award winning animated film Lost Homes,which is a beautiful presentation of how animals are facing problems because of disappearing forests. Also,Sanjay Kulkarni spoke about his short film No Smoking.

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