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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.

Jaipur 2019 is in the books

Jaipur 2019 is in the books

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 is in the books. 500 speakers and over 400,000 attendees. Greatest literary show on earth!

Jaipur Bookmark – Day 1

Jaipur Bookmark - Day 1

Our founder Lakhinder Vohra was in attendance at the Jaipur Bookmark

Party Pics – Royal Fables Rocks Chandigarh

The exposition presents art, fashion, textiles and art objects made in leading palace studios across the nation. Besides hand picked collections by leading designers and labels that keep the rich Indian hand made tradition alive.

“This is our milestone year and we are trying to take the regal legacy to smaller cities and towns which are inhabited by luxury seekers and heritage lovers. Royal Fables is envisaged as that one platform where we showcase the aura of Princely India as recreated by young scions of royal families,“ says Anshu Khanna, Founder, Royal Fables.

Royal Fables tied up with Plumtin, a couture label based out of Chandigarh to host the preview on 7th December 2018 at their store. Royal Collectionsby the blue-blooded scions of Princely India were presented along with heritage jewelry by Kanjimull & Sons by Gaurav Khanna and handcrafted ensemble by Samarjit Gurm, Plumtin. H.H. Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of Rampur graced the high tea.

“ The bond between Kanjimull and Princely India dates back to 1870 when my great grandfather Kanjimull Khanna, started designing personal jewelry for the Royal family of Patiala. Other states of Punjab followed. Slowly our name spread right up to Great Britain and we were designing for the nobles of Britain.”

That set the tone for what is now Kanjimull and sons – a name synonymous with fine jewelry. “We at Kanjimull and Sons use the finest quality of gemstones and Diamonds and dare to experiment with rare color combinations to create fine jewels with interesting designs. I am excited to present our collection at the upcoming Royal Fables at the Taj Chandigarh,” says Gaurav Khanna

The exposition opened with a formal launch on December 8 by Shri. Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor. The exposition closed with a talk on the handcraft legacy of Princely India, chaired by Rani Vinita Singh Patiala and moderated by Anshu Khanna, and the evening ended to the sounds of live music by Prabhtoj Singh and a regal fashion walk featuring the visiting royal dignitaries who dressed up in their own creations, many posing as muse to other royal designers. There was also a culinary showcase of royal cuisine led by two siblings Thakur Shivraj Singh of Limdi and Kanwarani Vijaya Singh Nahan who are both chefs at heart and blue blooded by birth. Nawab of Rampur the scion of a state known for its culinary legacy presided over the lunch.

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Party Pics – Delhi LitFest by Times of India

November 16 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Chandighar, the Times of India organized an excellent Literary Fest.

Royal Fables: The most Authentic Platform showcasing Regal, Royal India

Traditionally, Indian royals have been the biggest patrons of good design. They not only nurtured the local craft of their kingdom but also attracted the finest, avant-garde in design and luxury from across the globe.

Living an exaggerated life in opulent palaces, they kept the famed ateliers in distant Europe busy creating bespoke jewelry, art, costumes and objects d’art. Luxury houses in London and Paris thrived on the fabled whim of the Maharaja. Products made for the Maharaja pushed the bar of indulgent extravagance ever higher.

Many present day heirs of this legacy continue to recreate the glorious past through their own design sensibility and inherited eye. Designers in their own right, they recreate history in a contemporary mould.

Saluting these blue blooded scions of a regal legacy, Anshu Khanna, a leading communication, design and branding professional presents Royal Fables-a rare exhibition that show-cases the creations of designers, artists and craft patrons who belong to the land’s leading royal families.

A very richly designed exhibition that re-creates the ‘living room of the royals’, Royal Fables narrates the romantic fairy-tale of life lived in a palace. It presents heritage inspired fashion, jewelry, art and lifestyle that has been brought to life in ateliers housed within quaint havelis and historic forts and palaces.

Everything they create is deeply inspired by a regal past, yet it is reproduced to fit contemporary life-styles. The trick is in making old turn new, the intricate simple and that which is heritage, very modern. This is the singular element that inspires this show. Royal Fables simply echoes that, demystifying royal designs of the glorious past into a modern idiom for connoisseurs of today.

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