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Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (MSIHMCT) had organised a lavish banquet at the Corinthian Club on April 22. The event was in the honour of professor Pusegaonkar.

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May 1, 2009 2:12:12 am

Tasteful moments
Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (MSIHMCT) had organised a lavish banquet at the Corinthian Club on April 22. The event was in the honour of professor Pusegaonkar. The banquet had a spread of 12 Cuisines,prepared by executive chefs from across the world,who also happen to be the alumni of MSIHMCT. More than 1000 guests attended the event,which also saw soul stirring performance by the rock band Suspended Animation. Around a month ago the students of this institute had attempted the Tallest Croquembouche of India,which got an entry into Limca Book of Records,was dedicated to him. As a gesture of love and respect Pusegaonkar was gifted a cheque of Rs 2,51,000 by the students.

Cultural cadence
Choreographer,dancer and fusionist,Shefali Lahoti recently performed with her team in the prestigious India Ball 2009. The event was held at famous Kongresshaus,Zurich,in Switzerland. The programme,which was one-and-a-half hour long,enthralled the audience with a variety of presentations. The programme commenced with the dance sequence called Gayatri Mantra,wherin 10 dancers in the colors of the five elements showcased the Panchmahabuthas. Lahoti presented a solo kathak performance. The programmed concluded with the grand finale — Dance Of Freedom — a tribute to the indo-swiss friendship. This sequence showcased other popular international dance styles.

Night life
Though the searing heat in the month of May might prevent enthusiasts from trekking during the daytime,there’s no rule book which says trekking can only be done at night. So,to make the most of the full moon night on May 9,TrekDi has organised a night trek to Nimgiri and Hanumantgad Fort. For those who have never experienced a night out in the wilderness,this trek presents just the right opportunity to do so. On an excursion spread over two days,the trekking group will depart for Nimgiri on May 10 at 10 pm from Fergusson College,reach Nimgiri by 2.30 am,trek for a small distance and then halt in the open. On early morning of May 11,the trekkers will start climbing Nimgiri fort by 6.30 am and reach the top by 8 am. After tea and breakfast,they can engage in site seeing at the Fort site and then start for Hanumantgad at 10.30 am.

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