Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon to be held on 7th Feb at EverShine Nagar, Malad

 

The Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon to promote use of helmets – both for riders and pillion riders in Mumbai, will be held on 7th February 2016 at Evershine Nagar, Opp Movie Time theatre, Malad West, Mumbai.  

BJP Vice President (Minorities Cell) Nevada Putman along with Arshi Khan and other Bollywood celebs will flag off the Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon  at 9 am sharp from Movie Time Theatre, Evershine Nagar, Malad (W), a spokesperson for Vega Helmets said.

Over 50 blind or differentially abled persons – both men and women along with about 100 other volunteers and TV and film personalities will participate in the Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon. Model and actress Arshi Khan has shot for the Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon print campaign in Mumbai last week.  Bollywood photographer Raju Asrani and others have also shot for the Vega Helmets Road Safety Campaign.

The event will be flagged off at 9 am with about 200 participants in all are expected to participate in the event with the Women’s Cell headed by Nevada Putman’s wife, Andreena Putman also participating with a Women’s Cyclothon.

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Arshi Khan shoots for Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon to promote Use of Helmets in Mumbai

Model and actress Arshi Khan today shot for the Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon print campaign in Mumbai. 

While the creatives for the campaign are designed by Camaal Mustafa Sikandar of DesignAge, Arshi Khan shot with Bollywood photographer  Jude Fernandes for the Vega Helmets Road Safety Week campaign.

Bollywood photographer Raju Asrani and others have also shot for the Vega Helmets Road Safety Campaign.

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BJP Vice President (Minorities Cell) Nevada Putman along with other Bollywood celebs will flag off the Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon on Sunday 7th February 2016, at Evershine Nagar, Malad (W).

The event will be flagged off at 9 am and about 100 blind persons are expected to participate in the event with the Women’s Cell headed by Nevada Putman’s wife, Andreena Putman also participating with a Women’s Cyclothon.

Arshi Khan along with several other Bollywood celebrities recently launched the  “Road Safety Week” campaign in Mumbai on 26th January – Republic Day. The campaign includes several proactive awareness initiatives, including the need for pillion riders of bikes and scooters to wear helmets even on interior roads. The campaign will also target women riders –whose numbers have increased exponentially on Indian roads as well college students who normally do not wear helmets.

“One of the biggest causes of head injuries is not wearing helmets while riding said a spokesperson for Vega Helmets, and we are trying to spread the awareness that wearing a good helmet can save your life,” said Jenil Bhansali from Vega Helmets.

It is promoted online by IndiaNewsNetwork.IN and organized with support from the Mumbai Traffic Police Cell. Several other Bollywood  and TV celebrities and actors are likely to be part of this campaign on Sunday.

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Arshi Khan, Nevada Putman to launch ‘Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon’ to promote Use of Helmets

Model and actress Arshi Khan and BJP Vice President (Minorities Cell) Nevada Putman along with other Bollywood celebs will flag off the Vega Helmets Blind Walkathon on Sunday 7th February 2016, at Evershine Nagar, Malad (W) .

The event will be flagged off at 9 am and about 100 blind persons are expected to participate in the event with the Women’s Cell headed by Nevada Putman’s wife, Andreena Putman also participating with a Women’s Cyclothon.

Arshi Khan along with several other Bollywood celebrities recently launched the  “Road Safety Week” campaign in Mumbai on 26th January – Republic Day. The campaign includes several proactive awareness initiatives, including the need for pillion riders of bikes and scooters to wear helmets even on interior roads. The campaign will also target women riders –whose numbers have increased exponentially on Indian roads as well college students who normally do not wear helmets.

The campaign is organized by Manish Singh of ProBikerz and supported by Vega Helmets. “One of the biggest causes of head injuries is not wearing helmets while riding said a spokesperson for Vega Helmets, and we are trying to spread the awareness that wearing a good helmet can save your life,” said Jenil Bhansali from Vega Helmets.

While the creatives for the campaign are designed by Camaal Mustafa Sikandar of DesignAge, Arshi Khan shot with Bollywood photographer Jude Fernandes for the Vega Helmets Road Safety Week campaign. Bollywood photographer Raju Asrani and others have also shot for the Vega Helmets Road Safety Campaign.

It is promoted online by IndiaNewsNetwork.IN and organized with support from the Mumbai Traffic Police Cell. Several other Bollywood  and TV celebrities and actors are likely to be part of this campaign on Sunday.

 

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Model allegedly claims Bigg Boss 9 Casting Director demanded Rs 20 lakh or personal favors

A Mumbai-based model and actress Arshi Khan has allegedly claimed that a senior official associated with the casting and selection of participants or contestants for Bigg Boss 9, had demanded Rs 20 lakh in order to make it to the controversial reality show.

The popular reality show on ColorsBigg Boss has been mired in some controversy or the other each year. This year, Arshi Khan’s allegations are not surprising and the same allegations were raised in the past as well by others.

According to sources, the casting director was in touch with an event organizer based in Indore and Mumbai and was even offering official contracts to prospective participants who were ready to pay Rs 15 to 20 lakh to participate in the show.

 

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Arshi Khan and Bollywood Celebs to launch Vega “Road Safety Campaign” in Mumbai on 26th Jan

Arshi Khan along with several other Bollywood celebrities will launch a “Road Safety Week” campaign in Mumbai on 26th January – Republic Day. While not much details are available as yet, we have learnt that the campaign will include several proactive awareness initiatives, including the need for pillion riders of bikes and scooters to wear helmets even on interior roads. The campaign will also target women riders –whose numbers have increased exponentially on Indian roads as well college students who normally do not wear helmets.

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The campaign is organised by ProBikerz and supported by Vega Helmets. “One of the biggest causes of head injuries is not wearing helmets while riding said a spokesperson for Vega Helmets, and we are trying to spread the awareness that wearing a good helmet can save your life,” said a spokesperson for Vega.

While the creatives for the campaign are designed by Camaal Mustafa Sikandar of DesignAge, Arshi Khan shot with Bollywood photographer Jude Fernandes for the Vega Helmets Road Safety Week campaign. It is promoted only by IndiaNewsNetwork.IN and organized with support from the Mumbai Traffic Police Cell. Several other Bollywood celebrities and actors are likely to be part of this campaign says our source.

 

Krupa Shah to unveil Karmic Connections on Marriage

Krupa Shah to unveil Karmic Connections – a collection of Abstract Art paintings focussing on the Sanctity of Marriage

Internationally renowned Mumbai-based, artist and painter Krupa Shah who recently showcased some of her work in Delhi at an event organized by artist and socialite Anjana Kuthalia, at The Gallery on M G Road in December, last year, has embarked on a very ambitious and interesting project. She is creating a collection of abstract art paintings under the banner of Karmic Connections, which will be a tribute to the sanctity of marriage and will depict or portray different forms or types of inter-personal relationships.

Says Krupa Shah: 

I am embarking on a series of paintings as a tribute to the sanctity of marriage. Through a special event called Karmic Connections to be held in Delhi in March 2016, we are honoring couples who uphold their marriage vows and are ordained as “Made For Each Other”. Even singles who will give us their view point  on marriage and why they chose to either marry now or later will be part of the show.

So what exactly will Krupa Shah’s Made for Each OtherKarmic Connections collection include. “It will include abstract paintings related to marriage, strong relationships, strong bonding and the like which will be unveiled by me at Karmic Connections in Delhi,” she explains, hesitatingly, as she does not want to reveal everything right now. “You must visit the exhibition and see it for yourself. I am not going to share everything right now,” says Shah.

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Speaking about the event held in Delhi, where she displayed 3 paintings, Krupa Shah says, “Colors have a different connectivity with human beings like green connects with nature and so on. The event was organized by a very dear friend Anjana Kuthalia and attended by celebs like Shekar Suman, Shalini Kochar and many others. It was a one day event aptly called Lotus Leela and portrayed successful women from different walks of life. I was really happy and privileged to be part of this path-breaking function. There was a fashion show and I walked the ramp while my paintings were on display.”

There were three specially selected paintings on display at the event in Delhi – all acrylic color on canvas. When asked why she prefers acrylic on canvas, she says, canvas has better durability. “I like to work with the best. Acrylic color gives an artist a lot of freedom.”

Earlier she had displayed 15 paintings in Delhi at the Sheraton. They were Stana, Omtatva, Eternityetc

Krupa Shah’s paintings have traveled around the globe and she has participated in shows and combined exhibitions at places like Dubai, Chicago, Delhi, Portugal, Lisbon, Pune, Calcutta, Mumbai.

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Krupa Shah has been artistically inclined since she was a little girl. She remembers being drawn towards color and canvas and discovering her own individual style as a teenager. However, it was recently – a few years ago, that she re-discovered her inborn passion for art in a way that she couldn’t look back. From a devoted mother to a dedicated artist, Krupa essays many roles in her life and she fulfills them all dutifully, she says.

 

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Arshi Khan’s New Pakistani Fashion Look: Shoot with Designer Randell Gomes for Ms Global Earth Online

Model and actress Arshi Khan shot with Goan fashion designer Randell Gomes for Ms and Mrs Global Earth Online today.  It was a fusion outfit, says Randell Gomes, explaining the garments worn by Arshi Khan. There were two more outfits which were on the theme of light bridal or rather for second-day wedding wear. The outfits were inspired by several Pakistani designs and mixed with Indian styles to give it a complete fusion look – both in terms of design origin, fabrics used as well as cuts and fits, explains Gomes.

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Designer Randell Gomes had launched a pret collection last year called Mumbai Fashion Street Collection which is inspired by Mumbai’s fashion street at Dhobitalao in South Mumbai. This year he has introduced a new line of wearable and affordable clothes for women of all shapes and sizes under the same name.

Randell Gomes who was born in Goa but grew up at Dhobi Talao near the CST Railway Station and was fascinated by the variety and color of clothes available very cheaply on Fashion Street. Randell Gomes says, “My sisters would go to Fashion Street every weekend.

When I was a student at St Xaviers college, we would visit Fashion Street to buy bermudas, shorts and T -shirts which were available for as little as Rs 30 per piece.

It was simply fabulous. Most of the stuff available at Fashion Street were export rejects and some of them were re-cycled clothes. But the joy we experienced getting an outfit within its limited budget was tremendous.

At that time, shopping was fun and a great pleasure. With my new range of pret outfits for men and women, I want to make cheap fashionable clothes available for everyone.

“I am always glad to work and shoot with Arshi Khan. This is our 5 or 6th shoot together and she is a very good and versatile model and its fun working with her. She can carry off different looks very easily. Arshi Khan can look really stunning in western or party wear and even a hot Indian bikini and at the same time, she looks glorious in bridal wear as well,” Gomes said.

Advt Art Director from Mumbai Anita to visit Greece for Ms Pride of the World 2016 Pageant

Mumbai-based 42-year-old advertising professional Anita P has been selected among 45 other participants to represent India at the Ms Pride of the World 2016 Pageant in the special category (MRS).  The pageant in Greece will be held in February this year where representatives from over 150 countries will be present. She is being sponsored by PageantsWorld.com for the event, along with four other participants from India and Asia. Along with Anita from India, one female participant from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be part of the troupe from India. This time, India will have one more participant in the below 20 years age category. PageantsWorld.com is yet to announce the name of this participant.

Speaking about her experiences, Anita says, “I am privileged to be part of the prestigious event. I have my own ad agency in Mumbai, where I handle our top performing clients. Before this, I worked at a large agency where I was on three different major national healthcare brands, event management, etc., And while I really enjoyed the work that I did there, I’d love the chance to dig in much deeper with my own advertising company.”

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Anita has completed a Diploma in Commercial Arts, Diploma in Interior Designing and a Diploma in Textile Designing, Diploma in Photography from Rachana Sansad, Mumbai. “I’m a hard worker and really enjoy my work and am always looking for an opportunity to learn new things,” says Anita.

“My strengths are my skills. I am sincere, creative, enthusiastic, talented and hard-working advertising art director with background in effective visualization, design and timely production of advertising, collateral and other marketing materials to convey client’s image and message,” she says.

Anita’s hobbies include reading novels, painting and listening to music. “I am fond of acting, modeling and dancing which are my passions, besides my work.” she tells us

Anita is also participating in the Mrs Global Earth and Pride Mrs India. Prior to these, she has participated in over six pageants in India over the last two years. 

 

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Renowned Artist and Painter Krupa Shah displays her paintings at The Gallery for Lotus Leela in Delhi

Internationally renowned Mumbai-based, artist and painter Krupa Shah recently showcased some of her work in Delhi at an event organized by Anjana Kuthalia at The Gallery on M G Road.

Speaking about the event held in Delhi, where she displayed 3 paintings, Krupa Shah says, “Colors have a different connectivity with human beings like green connects with nature and so on. The event was organized by a very dear friend Anjana Kuthalia and attended by celebs like Shekar Suman, Shalini Kochar and many others. It was a one day event aptly called Lotus Leela and portrayed successful women from different walks of life. I was really happy and privileged to be part of this path-breaking function. There was a fashion show and I walked the ramp while my paintings were on display.”

There were three specially selected paintings on display at the event in Delhi – all acrylic color on canvas. When asked why she prefers acrylic on canvas, she says, canvas has better durability. “I like to work with the best. Acrylic color gives an artist a lot of freedom.”

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Earlier she had displayed 15 paintings in Delhi at the Sheraton. They were Stana, Omtatva, Eternity, etc

Krupa Shah’s paintings have traveled around the globe and she has participated in shows and combined exhibitions at places like Dubai, Chicago, Delhi, Portugal, Lisbon, Pune, Calcutta, Mumbai.

Born and brought up in Mumbai, Krupa Shah has been artistically inclined since she was a little girl. She remembers being drawn towards color and canvas and discovering her own individual style as a teenager. However, it was recently – a few years ago, that she re-discovered her inborn passion for art in a way that she couldn’t look back. From a devoted mother to a dedicated artist, Krupa essays many roles in her life and she fulfills them all dutifully, she says.

Krupa’s knowledge and understanding about art comes from the real world and the experiences she has lived and learned from. Fearlessly independent, she believes that every girl and woman has a right to follow their true calling and her calling was in the field of art.. When she picks up the brush, her ideas translate into paintings almost instantly. Krupa Shah is a graduate in Arts from the Mumbai University.

She works with acrylic on canvas, she tells IndiaNewsNetwork.IN She says her strokes on canvas are influenced by her emotions. “I paint the moments I have lived . she said, adding that her works are mostly abstract and are open to different interpretations by viewers.

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What Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepka Padukone do not know about Mastani?

Everyone is talking about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s (SLB)  magnum opus – Bajirao Mastani. SLB is a stickler for the minutest details and in his two and a half hour epic he has covered all the important aspects of Mastani’s colourful world.

Well, not all but almost all!

According to Mumbai-based water connoisseur Naveen Luthra, who has researched Mastani and has a huge collection of exclusive photographs and other memorabilia on the subject,  what probably SLB and Deepika Padukone do not know is that Mastani had a huge obsession for water – to drink and bathe in.  An obsession to the extent of maybe madness!

 Mastani dwelled at Mastani Mahal in Shaniwarwada Fort which is today at Kothrud – a Pune suburb. Thirty five kilometers from Mastani Mahal, there is a spring. Mastani used to only drink and bathe from the water of this spring. Every day a horse-rider laden with water vessels would go to this particular spring to fetch water to cater to Mastani’s craving. It is fabled that one day the ropes holding the water vessels broke and the rider returned empty handed. Mastani was furious and punished the rider by keeping him thirsty and without a drop of water for a whole week, explains Luthra whose Mulshi Springs is the very spring from which Mastani used to source her water for drinking and bathing.

Interestingly, this very same spring is now used for bottling water commercially.  Mulshi Natural Spring Water, a high-end bottled spring water is sourced from this very same spring and sold in Europe, Australia, USA and of course India. Apart from Mulshi being served at super luxury hotels and restaurants all over the world, it is a preferred water of the royalties of today – the Ambanis, Godrej, Wadias, Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty  and many of the whos-who of India savor Mastani’s favourite water everyday – Mulshi Springs.

History has an association of spring water and beautiful women. Another Indian beauty; Noor Jahan used to bathe from a spring in Beheramgala in Kashmir. Emperor Jehangir named this spring Noori Abashar after the name of his favourite queen.

Cleopatra and beauty are synonymous. Cleopatra too used to bathe and drink water from a particular spring. Closer in time the exclusive spa Baden-Baden in Germany with its natural spring had Queen Victoria as an annual visitor. Henry Ford, Mae West, Babe Ruth and a host of prominent personalities were regular visitors to a spring at Mount Clemens, Michigan.

The question which comes to mind is the association of natural spring water with good health, beauty and well-being. Dr Anand Basu an expert and water connoisseur has the answer. “High quality natural spring waters have sodium and calcium bicarbonates present in them. These enhance re-circulation of blood in the body which ends up by not only getting your skin to glow but also in generally keeping you fitter and feeling better”.

Cleopatra and Mastani may have not known Dr Basu’s explanation during their time, but Shilpa Shetty KundraTwinkle Khanna and a host of other beauties who drink Mulshi must be in knowledge of this age old secret. Mulshi Springs is India’s ONLY bottled Natural Spring Water certified by a dozen or so international testing labs in Germany, US, UK and Australia to be 100 per cent pesticide free – something that SLB missed out in his fantastic magnum opus – Bajirao Mastani.