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Model Madeleine Stuart Awarded for Impact and Change

(Prague, CZ) International Model Madeline Stuart travelled from Australia to the Czech Republic to attend the 2019 Global Social Awards. Madeline was nominated for the Social impact and Change Award at this year’s award ceremony. As the world’s first supermodel with Down-syndrome it is no question she is changing the fashion industry and the world, one step at a time.

Madeline began her work in Prague with a meet and greet where she spent time with fans and signed autographs. Following this she attended a business event with the global social awards where she mingled with other award nominees.

The night of the awards Madeline graced the “blue” carpet in a chic business pants suit and had heads turning. She arrived alongside other award attendees and nominees such as Paola Antonini,
Jen Selter, Just Sul, Ross Smith, Nia Sopix, Karolina Kurkova and Sky & Tami + many others.

The ceremony was held in Forum Karlin, showcasing incredible music-stars global inspirations and a number of up-lifting stories.

Madeline was up against exceptional nominees in the category of Social impact and Change including Greta Thunburg, Price Ea, Peace Hyde, Kheris Rogers and Tyler Oakley. Although Madeline did not come out as the winner, she was awarded with second place. An incredible effort considering her competition were all very deserving. The 2019 winner of the Social impact and Change Award was Paola Antonini. Paola has a prosthetic leg and is an incredible advocate, she shares similar beliefs with Madeline.
She advocates for inclusion, and inspires others to live happy and healthy lives.

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The Joy of Sake New York

Friday, June 21 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion

The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 15th annual celebration with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. The sakes are in peak condition, the food sublime, the crowd amazing. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, just once a year in New York City, featuring over 500 premium labels from every part of Japan and sake appetizers from 18 of New York’s finest restaurants. Easy access on the 1 Line (18th Street).

The Joy of Sake celebrates good sake, good food and good friends. The restaurants below distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sakes add to a meal.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Morimoto NYC
Nikutei Futago
15 East
The Lobster Club
Samurai Mama
Little Tong Noodle Shop
Sakagura East Village
Zashiki at Sushi Seki Time Square
The Woo

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Gala 2019 – Wildlife Conservation Society

Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM
Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will host its annual Gala at the Central Park Zoo. The evening will celebrate WCS’s impact on the planet’s most ecologically important wild places and the extraordinary species that call them home.

This black-tie event takes place within a spectacular zoo setting. Enjoy a lively reception around the sea lion pool and connect with these curious, intelligent animals during an educational feeding session, followed by dinner and dancing under the stars.

Michael R. Bloomberg

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Reception 6:30 PM
Dinner and Dancing 8:00 PM

Central Park Zoo
Fifth Avenue at 64th Street

Black Tie

Online ticket sales are now closed.
For further information, please contact Elizabeth Benham at


WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. We envision a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

We stand for wildlife. Join us.

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Evening in the Garden – Greensward Circle

Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Conservatory Garden (Inside Central Park at Fifth Avenue between East 104th & 105th Streets)

Greensward Circle, the Central Park Conservancy’s network of young professionals, presents the 14th annual summer benefit, Evening in the Garden. This social calendar staple takes place in one of New York’s most exclusive venues, the Conservatory Garden, located inside Central Park.

Attendees enjoy great food, cocktails and live music on the garden’s pergola beneath a canopy of wisteria, overlooking six acres of gorgeous fountains, blooms and lush landscapes.

This event is mainly attended by New York’s socially active young professionals.

Greensward Circle members receive complimentary admission plus one guest.

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Summer in the City 2019

Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 PM
The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers

Kick off the summer at City Harvest’s 17th annual Summer in the City tasting event at the Lighthouse (Pier 61, Chelsea Piers) on Tuesday, June 18. This year’s premier waterfront event will be attended by over 700 young philanthropists and tastemakers, and will feature music from one of New York City’s top DJs. Interactive activities and exciting performances will keep guests moving all evening! Last year’s event raised over $410,000 – enough to help feed over 6,000 families for the entire summer.

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NYC Heartworks Gala – Marfan Foundation

Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 PM
The Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 W. 54th Street

Join us as we celebrate the 19th annual HeartWorks gala and honor Emile Bacha, M.D., and Nicole Kramer with the Hero with Heart award, and Tirone David, MD, with the Karen Murray Inspiration of Excellence award.

This special evening features a silent auction, dinner, and live auction, brought to you by our Corporate Host, Karen Murray, of Sequential Brands, and Dinner Host, Sinclair Li, of CBRE.

All proceeds will benefit the lives of those with Marfan syndrome and related connective tissue conditions.

Cocktail Attire

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Turn Your Life Around in 30 Days

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Our founder Lakhinder J.S. Vohra has written a new book, “Turn Your Life Around in 30 Days”, a spiritual practice and primer for today’s generation.

You can get a free download copy just by signing the #RecoveryChallenge at

It’s also available as a paperback on Amazon.



Here’s what he said about it:

Hi, my name is Lakhinder and I’m an Addiction Recovery coach. I’ve been in the addiction space in daily interactions with addicts on and off for 10 years.

I’m a lifelong recovering addict who is cross-addicted. If there is a vice, I’ve tried it or come close to trying it. My work comprises working with addicts that are suffering and are facing life-altering circumstances, such as homelessness, arrest or pre- or post-incarceration. I work a lot with alcohol, porn, love and sex addicts. That’s not to say that I haven’t worked with drug addicts because all addictions are related and my role is to help you understand an addict better and as a fellow addict guide you to resources that are proven tools of Recovery. I’m not a therapist or a shrink. Just someone who may be of help where help is needed.

Consider me a Sobriety Coordinator or Counselor.


PlayWrite 2019

Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, March 31
The Lalit, IT Park, Chandigarh

Meet the legendary Hockey players Jagbir Singh and Mamta Kharab, tennis stars Zeeshan Ali and Vishal Uppal, mountaineers Deeya Bajaj and Kopal Goyal, Charu Sharma, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kit Harris (from Iceland Cricket Board) and many more! They are all going to be a part of the PlayWrite Sports Literature Festival this year. Make sure you don’t miss it!

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Happiness Program (3 Days)

Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple of Knowledge Sector: 68 Mohali Near Forest Complex Sector 68,Chandigarh Chandigarh, Chandigarh

Don’t Settle for Happy-ish
Live with Joy, Confidence and Freedom

Try out The Happiness Program – with a revolutionary breathing technique that studies show is ‘not only therapeutic for stress and depression, it may also benefit the immune system, improve brain function, and improve overall health’.

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Pics – PGI workshop on Yoga and Yoga therapy

The first ever PGI workshop on Yoga and Yoga therapy was held in three phases in PGI, Chandigarh. The morning witnessed about 200 individuals who learnt the theory and practice of shatkarmas particularly highly demanding Gaj Karee and Vyagrakarni for which mr Savant had fasted for past 48 hrs. He demonstrated fountain like ejection of water from mouth using yogic practice and power. Later many people learnt Jal Neti and Vaman kriya from him. It was followed by Dr Rajvi Mehta’s demonstration of Iyengar Yoga asanas. This was followed by an excellent discourse on science of consciousness.

The academic session was inaugurated by Dr Jaideep Arya the Chief coordinator of Patanjali and also on Govt’s inter ministerial committee on Yoga education. Dr Anil Bhansali, Prof and Head of Endocrinology talked about importance of integrating ancient techniques with modern medicine for management of metabolic disorders. The plenary talk was given by Dr Sat Bir Khalsa from Harvard Univ, who gave an overview of yoga based research and its superior clinical outcome over excercise benefits and emphasised the self regulatory aspect of yoga which is not incorporated in western philosophy. This philosophical perspective was theorised by Dr Pankaj Srivastava in his talk who spoke about Raj yoga, Karma yoga and Gyan Yoga. Dr Rima Dada from AIIMS elaborated on the evidence based effect of Yoga with her data which showed gene based changes in patients of infertility and Depression

The panel discussion attracted overwhelming participation and all the questions were directed towards urgent need for integration of Yoga with modern medicine for the benefit of patients.