Rendering ghazals in pop style
|Chandigarh, May 23
After managing record sales in Canada, a group of seven singer-performers has decided to share their musical talent with Indian listeners. Under Aura Entertainment, a motley group of people — music- makers, dancers and film-makers — are all set to offer something novel to the market here.
Promoters of Aura Entertainment who organised a special function to launch the maiden music album of Canada-based bands at Chandigarh Club on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
‘Gaj mukta’ an enigma in a mystery
|For over 40 years, Ravi Bhasin, a property dealer from the region, travelled all over the world and collected antiques. Little did he know that his passion would one day come to his rescue and bail him out of financial woes, especially in sickness.
Ravi, one of the best known antique collectors in the region, has been suffering from renal failure for the past five years. During this period, his business collapsed and he was forced to turn his house into a curio’s shop, selling antiques he had collected during his visits to different countries. “I need at least Rs 20,000 a month for medicines alone.
Ravi Bhasin shows his rare ‘gaj moti ‘or ‘gaj mukta’. — Tribune
Photo by Malkiat Singh
A one-stop furnishing store
|The three-storey home furnishing store in Panchkula, Infinity Unlimited, has a good range of home furnishings, linen, garments, handicrafts and home decorations. Having a floor area of 4,500 square feet, different floors in the store have been earmarked for home linen and furnishings, women’s garments and mensweer and kids wear, besides a small cafe and a corner for exhibitions.
Ms Sucheta Kundu at her store in Sector 10, Panchkula. — A Tribune photograph
|Savour summer fruits
Summer fruits like watermelons, muskmelons, litchis, mangoes and grapes are flooding the market. With the prices of fruits coming down as supply increases, city residents can hope for fruit feasts.
If litchis were priced at Rs 70 a kg last week, the prices were now between Rs 40 and Rs 50 a kg. The reason for the enhorbitant price of the fruit last week was that the litchi sold was the early variety from Muzzafarpur.
Teaching royal grace
If you wish your child to learn royal grace and charm, and enhance his overall personality, a crash course at the Kutlehar Institute of Protocol and Etiquettes is the place to send your child to.
Founded by the princess of Kutlehar estate, Ms Omkareshwari Rajya Laxmi, early this year, the institute in Sector 23, ensures that the children are taught good manners from an early age. The 10- day crash course offered by the Institute, says Ms
Omkareshwari, will help your child feel good about himself by helping him form basic good manners and habits that will last a lifetime.
Lovebirds take refuge in the
comfort of AC
Heat is forcing bubbly teenyboppers to cool the burning desire for togetherness in air-conditioned food joints, discotheque and ice cream parlours, instead of gardens and other happy hunting grounds. No wonder, the venue for public display of affection has shifted from behind the bushes to eating hangouts all over the city.
‘Crocodile’ gallery opens at Mohali
An exclusive store of Crocodile Products Private Limited opened at Mohali on Saturday. A 60:40 joint venture between Shivrams associates of Coimbatore and the Singapore-based Crocodile International Private Limited Company, the store called the Crocodile Gallery, is the first concept store to be opened at Mohali.
A new range of ayurvedic cosmetics under the name of Just Herbs was launched in Chandigarh on Sunday. It was launched by theatre artiste Neelam Mansingh Chaudhary.
57,000 children given polio drops
Panchkula, May 23
Over 57,000 children below five years of age were administrated polio drops during the sub-national polio campaign in the district here today.
According to official sources, Deputy Commissioner Neelam P. Kasni, administered polio drops to children at Ramgarh,
Jaloli, Barwala, and the Sector 6 General Hospital here.