I could have never thought that my social media account on Facebook would take me too Blenders Pride Fashion Tour which is a benchmark show for most exclusive national designers across the whole country.
It was Sunday afternoon and I was just siting in front of my computer and browsing my Facebook network when I got a notification from my friend Kishan that participate and simply tell the reason why you to win couple invites passes for the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour.I just thought of random answer and submitted my response on their Facebook page and in next few hours ,I got an inbox message from BPFT team that you have nailed the contest and judges have selected you to be part of this fashion show which will showcase India’s finest designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna at Taj Palace,New Delhi tonight.On reading the invite ,I could not believe that I just got lucky and my Sunday will be a special one as I have only seen these fashion shows and Bollywood celebrities on TV only.All week I was seeing the add of Priyanka Chopra who is their brand ambassador on the TV and now I am going to the show where actors Saif Ali Khan will be there to walk the ramp.
I was all set in the evening and drove my car to Taj Palace where on the entrance gate ,I met one of the admins of their social team who congratulated me and handed over the show passes.One inside the hall,I could recognize various faces from Bollywood and glamour industry and fashion designers enjoying at the hall.Various designers included JJ Valaya,Neeta Lulla,Rocky S,Wendell Rodrick’s and many more.
Models getting ready for the Fashion Show-
Also there was a fashion book resource present at the main reception which described the glossary and a-z everything about fashion and fashion industry.
Around 8 pm the show started and lights went off and all the people sitting in the auditorium were told to switch off their mobile phones and guided about emergency exit.Then there was a complete silence and models started to walk on the ramp and people started taking videos and recording of the show.
On the front row,various VIP guests and fashion designers were sitting and I could see their Ranveer Singh and Soha Ali Khan too.
Rohit and Rahul came on the ramp as a regard with Saif Ali Khan who was the show stopper of the whole event and everyone was mesmerized by his personality and his walking style.Talking about the outfits,it was very attractive while looking calm and light and inspired by royal style wore by Kings and Maharajahs of India.
There was lot of appreciation from the whole crowd and audience and claps could be heard from every corner of the auditorium.I would say this fashion tour is very finest world class show which speaks about our changing lifestyles and clothing pattern and helps to appreciate our best designers and everyone who is involved in the fashion industry.
For me,It was a great evening and a unique experience of watching everything closely as never before and I would say everyone who can,should experience this once in a lifetime.
Surajkund Arts and Crafts Mela is held every year in the month of February for 15 days from 1st Feb to 15 Feb.This is one of the most famous fairs organised in Surajkund,Haryana and this initiative is part of Incredible India campaign and supported by Haryana Tourism Department for promotion of traditional arts and crafts and to motivate artists from all over the country.
During the festival various cultural programs are held everyday and people from all over the country participate in the fair to display and sell their traditional dresses and their handmade products to the locals. I visited this mela this year with my family and relatives and was overwhelmed by the number of stalls and their designer products and their creativity.
On entering the Surajkund Mela through the main gate,I felt as if it is a global village where many talented artists representing different states have assembled here to showcase their exclusive items and share their feelings with us.There was a tight security in the area as the President had came to attend the opening ceremony with chief ministers and various political leaders and tourism minister of India.Along with the Mela,the event also showcased various cultural events,folk dances and magic doll shows which reminded me of childhood days.There were also various moustache,dancing,arts and music competition for the children.
Every year there is a theme state choosen and a special pavilion is created to display its culture,monuments,traditions and beliefs.This time of the year,Goa was chosen as the theme state and special “Goa Ghar” was constructed to display Mini Goa experience.
I also had chance to have a camel ride and interact with various foreign countries artists from SAARC. I also bought a Nepalese shawl and traditional gown for my self and a purse for my wife from Sri Lankan artists.
Rajasthani stalls were most popluar and I also met person from Chattisgarhi stall who had displayed this huge Sandal and was selling courful footwear and his friend on next stall was selling colored lanterns,vase lamps,designed flower pots and hadmade jewllery and classic paintings.There were many stalls who had received State and National Award for their products from the Government of India.One thing I like about the Surajkund Mela is that the products sold by the artists here are not very costly and can be easily afforded by all sections of the society.All the tickets prices are same for everyone and just cost Rs 50 as entry ticket for the whole day.
I can say that it is most colorful fair in Delhi-NCR region and is mix combination of vivid cultures and traditions of India at a single place where you can enjoy from north to south,east to west,everything about India and can buy products and eat delicacies from all parts of th county.
Being the head and senior most Head Manager in my company,I was given the responsibility to lead my team and our organisation for a business meet and international exhibition held in Dubai in order to expands our market beyond the national boundaries and establish relationship with new customers.
It was my first international trip to the city of the desert and after making out all the planning with my team and we boarded the flight to Dubai.We reached Dubai in six hours via Emirates and went straight to hotel feeling tired.Next day we all headed to the business convention center where we met many officers from different country and visited various stalls to have product demonstration and understand about their company business.
Next two days of our trip included interaction with many clients and partners from different organisations and exchanging information to collaborate and extend our business with new clients.In the end of the meet,it was good postive outcome for our company and we were able to develop positive relationship with many companies and invited some of them to visit our delhi office and see our production plant.
Now came the time,we were free for 2 days Saturday and Sunday and so all of us decided to enjoy the time and discover Dubai.We started with visit to Burj Khalifa which is considered as one of the highest structure in world.Also in the evening we all visited the Dubai Mall and did extensive shopping for my children and bought a special walking stick for my father.Later in the day ,I went to famous Dubai Aquarium known for its visual effects and various types of fishes in it.
Next day I counted only 48 hours left before flight and so much to cover as Dubai is full of attractions so we decided to see and explore the main attractions of dubai and nearby areas.We decided to talk a long drive in desert storm and see the skyline.I was so keen to wear the Sheikh suit and drive along the open desert with my colleagues.We really enjoyed the Non vegetarian food served to us and having great time altogether.
Clicking from the top of the world
I would conclude my experience and say Dubai is great place to live and very neat,clean city plus the people feel really responsible and believe in keeping their city clean and care about others.There is so much to explore in Dubai and it will take at least 4-5 days if travelling with family. I would like to come back again to Dubai some other day to discover whats more in Dubai and their culture and traditions.
Bussiness getting new treatment in China
I’ve traveled all over India covering lengths and breadths of the countries including the remote areas and connecting with so many people,retailers,distributors and suppliers.But this was something different and new when our company decided for the first time to get global and incorporate foreign technology for better processing and improving the quality of our product.Then the instances happen one day when my boss connected to a company in China who agreed to work with us and help us to develop our manpower and train them.
I reached Shanghai with my marketing team and first impression was excellent infrastructure and skyline buildings everywhere with clean roads and busy traffic. Everything seem to be well organised in Shanghai and people seem to be busy in their work and duties.
I feel extremely lucky to be an organisation which focuses on employee skill development,providing key training and arranging professional workshops and seminars.In order to keep up with ever changing knowledge of industry and keep updated with current environment,such conference help you to get technical aspects of industry and meet diverse people.
Personally, I enjoyed meeting workers and attending conference that feature a varied set of topics and speakers from different parts of world and perhaps we were able to share different techniques and upgrade our knowledge.
After the conference,the host company included some kind of after- business party where everyone took advantage of this opportunity and tried to increase their contact and business relationship.I was happy that I carried my tablet which was helpful to take important notes and presentation.I am very happy to find that the host company had organised special Indian breakfast and lunch facilities for us which was a great gesture and we felt special having India food in Shanghai.
Late Night Dinner and After – business party
On last day of business trip.I decided after Hotel breakfast to visit Tian an men square and do some street shopping at Wangfujing Street.
Thank you to all those who believed in me and my capabilities and help me unlearn,develop and relearn my skills.
My Goa Trip to Attend Business Friend Wedding
For a pefect holiday destination and relaxing,nothing is better than rejoicing an afternoon beer filled and served with Goan cuisine.After a gap of 3 years from my last holiday in Kerala,I decided to hit again the sun formula of sun,sea and sand so figured out Goa as the best place to beat the scorching heat and summer season in Delhi.In month of May,I took of the flight in the evening Friday night after completing my office work to treat myself at Hyatt.
The other reason why I decided to visit Goa was that my friend had invited me for his extraordinary wedding reception to be held in Goa,so it was double treat for me and happiness.
The Hyatt hotel in Goa situated at the beach offers a range of services from steam room,sauna and Jacuzzi and redefines luxury.It was my time stay at this great hotel property and I enjoyed the range of services which really pleased me and made my friend wedding more memorable and relaxing for me.I felt very happy with the spectacular view of the beach and greenery all round this picturesque property and helped me to unwind and have unforgettable pleasant experience.
During my stay in Goa,I explored the coastline of both North and South Goa and do some shopping for my family plus enjoy the fashionable nightlife with Goan traditional food at small beautifully decorated restaurants around the Baga beach.After the wedding on the last day of my short trip,I had decided to go for soft water adventure sports at Baga where I could see lots of water fun activities taking place like water boating,jet sking and para gliding.Family and children were enjoying their time at the beach.
Enjoying the boat ride and visit to Local temple
I also visited the Aguada fort established by Portuguese where the famous shoot of Dil Chata Hein was shot.It felt very relaxed there with fresh water hitting the walls and place being considered as Indian momunent by ASI.
I would say Goa is the best domestic holiday destination of India and Goa continues its quest for excellence as a tourist destination and attract tourists from every corner of the world.