Birthday Revelries

It was a riot of colorful madness & celebrations when Footwear Designer Swati Modo hosted her birthday bash at the newly launched Lagom Switch at Golf Course Road, Gurugram. With picturesque ambience and everyone dressed in true Harajuku Street Style it sure teleported all present straight o Tokyo.

Prominent faces from the fashion fraternity and Page 3 regulars were seen taking the dance floor and letting their hair down till wee hours of the morning. Amongst those present included Actors Mahip Marwah, Sarthak Verma; Socialites Thenny Mejia, Kiran Prakash, Shuweta Kapoor, Nidhi Sharma Chadha, Salloli Kumar, Madhavi Gupta, Sandli Soni, Payal Singh, Arti Mehrotra, Shivani Chawla, Shikha Verma, Avleen Khokhar; Designer Amit Talwar; Stylists Anuj Lawani, Shaine Soni; Fashion Choreographer Liza Varma; Venus jain; Deejay JC; Ace Photographer Shekhar Sharma; Entrepreneurs Nikhiel Kumar, Maneesh Baheti, Lalit Khannawlia, Dharmender Kumar, Ratnadeep Lal, Monte Sachdeva, Jaspreet Singh, Nitin Khannawlia; Models Deepika Yadav & Robin Chaudhary amongst many others.

The epic soiree would truly be an affair to remember!!!

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#support neetu #acidattackfighter #shedreamsagain

Source: #ketto
Contribution link :
http://ket.to/eyesaa

About the Fundraiser

#SheDreamsAgain 

For donations overseas – http://bit.ly/NeetuSheroes

The highest numbers of acid attack cases have been recorded in Uttar Pradesh. Generally, in an acid attack the perpetrator targets the face to throw acid and often the eyes of the victimized get injured in the attack. In Uttar Pradesh, the girls who fall victim of such attack do not find adequate eye treatment to recover. In India, there are only two hospitals where such cases can be treated – Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai and Dr. LV Prasad Eye Hospital in Hyderabad. Taking a part in Stop Acid Attacks campaign, I’m trying to gain support for many of such girls making it possible for them that they receive their eye treatment in Sankara Nethralaya. This will be a long going treatment drive for as many as 50 acid attack survivor girls associated with Stop Acid Attacks campaign.

At present this crowdfunding campaign is also live on another platform on which the funds are being raised by an acid attack survivor Pramodini Raul for herself, Neetu and Anshu (bit.ly/NeetuSheroes). This fund being raised by Pramodini will support the immediate expenses of those currently going through their treatment. Meanwhile I am starting the campaign here on Ketto to help the treatment drive continue for the other needful acid attack survivors.

The Pledge

Your support can bring back vision to girls who have survived heinous crimes like acid attacks in their past. Pramodini (Raani), Anshu and Neetu have lost their eyes in an acid attack on them years ago. It is very unfortunate for these girls that in the act of crime, they were the victim. The perpetrator who commits an acid attack usually targets the face of the girl. In such an attempt, more often than not, the acid splashed on the face goes ruining her nose, lips, cheeks, chin, ears and in many cases – the eyes. The bright side of the story is that these girls have recently been diagnosed by the doctors at the Sankara Nethralaya – Eye Hospital in Chennai and the reports suggest that with proper treatment, the vision can be restored that was once damaged in acid attack.

We are gathering voluntary and monetary support to help these 3 girls go through their eye treatment in Chennai so that their vision can be restored at least if not the entire face.

Their Stories

Every girl who has been a victim of acid attack, will speak her own story of the violence she has faced, their everyday struggles are same. Anshu’s story goes back in 2014 when she was 17, a high school student living with her family in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. She was being followed and pursued by a man, aged 55 years old, on her way to school and back. It started slowly one day when this man noticed her and then sooner in the following months it started becoming worse than ever before. In the beginning, she used to ignore but when she felt troubled due to such incidents, she decided to speak up to her parents as it was getting scarier. She gathered all her courage and tells her parents about it, who then went on to confront the man following her and his family. It grew into agitation between two families and just a week after the same person breaks into her house in the midnight and throws acid on Anshu when she was sleeping.

Geeta and Neetu are mother and daughter living in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Almost 20 years ago, it was Geeta’s husband who acid attacked Geeta and Neetu (and one more infant, who did not survive the attack) in the midnight when Geeta was sleeping along with her two little children. Neetu, 24 years old, was 3 years old when she was attacked. It was an issue of domestic violence and dowry which resulted in such an acid attack on Neetu and her mother. All these years they have not only been stigmatized by the neighbors, Neetu has also survived with the deformity she has been grown up with caused in her body parts due to acid burn. Neetu had lost her vision in the attack. Her father was the only earning member and while he served his term of punishment for the crime, her mother used to do petty jobs as dish cleaner and crafted sweet boxes to earn a living and survive. In 2014, a team of prominent Stop Acid Attacks campaign initiated a café project Sheroes’ Hangout for girls like Neetu in Agra, where Neetu and Geeta have been resorted to serve at the café and also get an earning opportunity.

Pramodini (Rani) Raul, 24 years old is a native of a village near Bhubaneshwar, Orrisa. Back in 2009, there was an army camp set up near home, she used to pass that road to her intermediate school she was reading in. A person from the camp started to notice her and soon he started taking interest in Rani. He managed to find out residence and personal contact of Rani and continued to call her on her number very often. Most of his calls used to go unanswered and Rani kept finding herself stuck in this situation when one day she decided to confront him. To the one-sided one expressed by that man, Rani sorted that she is so young to decide for marriage. She asked him to wait for at least 6 years if he were supposed to marry her, so that she can complete her studies. He was not ready for that, he gave her two and the only options, either she must marry him soon or she must allow him to get into physical relationship with her. Rani denied to either of two options. Few days after, while she was returning to her home with her cousin by bicycle he stopped her and threw acid on her. In this horrific incident, she lost her vision completely. Rani still aspires to continue her life like any other girl. She still continues to hope for a better future for herself and that can happen if we can help her restore her vision.

Our challenges

Anshu, Neetu and Rani have been diagnosed in the Sankara Nethralaya – Eye Hospital in Chennai recently. The doctors say, there is still a possibility for these girls to restore their vision. The situation is alarming however. It is a specialized hospital for eye treatment in India, particularly in cases of acid burns.

The government of U.P. has provided accreditation to Sankara Nethralaya. It has made it possible for any acid attack surviving women residing in U.P. may receive eye treatments from the respective hospital in Chennai. It is a sigh of relief for acid attack survivors like Anshu and Neetu that now they are entitled for free of cost treatment at the respective hospital.

For Rani, the case is different. We need to raise funds for her eye treatments because there exist no such provisions made by the government of Orissa for medical treatments of women who survived acid attacks in that state. In her case, she will have to pay the medical fee for her eye treatment. After her case of acid attack, Rani was receiving her eye treatment from a hospital in Hyderabad. She could not continue her eye treatment in Hyderabad because her family ran short of funds. The doctors at Sankara Nethralaya suggest that it is an alarming situation for Rani. If she does not receive her eye treatments as soon as possible she might lose her vision permanently.

The duration of the treatment that the doctors at the respective hospital suggest may span over a year. With the organization working behind Stop Acid Attacks campaign in India and towards benefitting such acid attack survivors is planning to help these girls during the entire span of treatment such that the treatment can go along till the end of it. During the first few months, it will take multiple surgeries for these girls and medical rehabilitation routine at the hospital even when they are discharged in between surgeries. Therefore, we need to settle a shelter for the patients and their family attendants in Chennai. This shelter needs basic household amenities and has to offer a cool environment for the acid burn patients to stay while their treatments.

We need to support these brave girls with other expenses that they will require while their treatment continues far away from their residence, in Chennai. These expenses are estimated to cover the cost of travelling of the patient along with attendants between Uttar Pradesh / Orissa and Chennai, everyday commute between hospital and shelter in Chennai, household utilities and consumption of food for 12 months approximately. There must overhead costs of aftercare of the patients when they are discharged from the hospital.

Present Day Situation

Neetu is already going through her treatment which was scheduled once she had already consulted with the doctors last month. She has been treated just today for her right eye with which she was able to see but only slightly. After she fell victim in the acid attack when she was just 3 years ago, today after 24 years she has finally resorted to treatment. It has been her only dream to have a vision. Seems it will soon turn into reality for her.

With the help of some volunteers residing in Chennai, a documentary maker Emma and her filming crew from Australia and team of Stop Acid Attacks campaign it has been possible so far to help Neetu with her treatment. To continue her treatment and further help other many acid attack survivors with their treatments scheduled further we need your kind help and support.

Estimated Budget

For Treatment Drive Over 12 Months (In INR)

Rental home: 300,000 
Household Utilities: 30,000 
Commute: 120,000 
Travel (Railways): 200,000 
Aftercare of patients: 80,000

Total Estimated Budget: 7,30,000 INR

Please share and bring support to help acid attack survivors restore their vision and hope they can look towards a better future.

Let us help these brave girls dream again with healthy eyes!

Thank you.

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1st Global fashion and design week concludes

The 1st edition of “Global Fashion and Design Week Noida 2017” was flagged off at Marwah Studio Complex, Film City, Noida. The idea was to promote the fashion and design education, to support the fashion and design fraternity, to create awareness of national and international designers and their works, to uplift the standard of fashion and design industry and to create synergy between fashion-Design and other industries.

A “3-day Fashion and Design extravaganza” was there from 13th to 15th April 2017 for which Sandeep Marwah, the renowned Media personality was designated as the Festival President. The festival witnessed Fashion Designers from all over India and from all parts of the World.  Indo Wales Creative Forum, Indo Nigerian Film Association, Indo Peru Film And Cultural Forum, Indo Polish Film Association, Indo Romanian Film And Cultural Forum, Indo Hungarian Film Association had also came forward to support this “First Global Fashion And design Week Noida”.

The Festival Director Sandeep Marwah said “Apart from these we have received confirmation from over thirty other Film & Cultural Forums of their association with this event. Indeed the First Global Fashion and Design Week Noida 2017” is an international event of a grand stature. Such an initiative has been taken for the first time where schools, colleges, fashion and design fraternity, film and television fraternity, fashion consultants, designers, fashion shows from more than 25 countries of the World are participating,”.

International Film and Television Club, International Film And television Research Centre, International Public Broadcasting Forum, International Children’s Film Forum, and International Women’s Film Forum also ensemble the event with their participation in the first Global Fashion and Design Week.

The AEG President Sandeep Marwah explains about the qualification of the festival which makes it famous and memorable. “First, every festival needs consistency and continuity. We are organizing it for the first time and we are pledged to organize the same in all the years to come, as we are maintaining our consistency in other festivals we celebrate as well. We are expecting a footfall of around 15,000 people in three days. This festival, with participation from so many countries, had become a flagship for all other festivals and it will become the base for bringing love and affection in the world through the spirit of Fashion and Design.”

Exhibitions on Painting, Jewellery, Interior and Photography were the part of the show. Moreover, Seminars and Workshops were held on various current issues from the cosmos of Fashion and Design world for the sake of academic pursuit. Fashion shows and Cultural events captivated the audience by their mesmerizing dedication. The screening of Fashion related Films was one of the major highlights of the festival.

The event was a step to promote holistic development and inclusive growth across the entire world through the wheels of secularism, humanity and integrity fueled by Fashion, Design & fabric world comprised of different textures, colors and designs.

Some of the eminent guests who graced the event were –

Ashraf khan – Love School participant

Shekhar sharma fashion photographer

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Nancy Miglani – makeup artist

Mahip Marwah – Model Actor and Former Splitsvilla Finalist

Sahil Bajaj – Bollywood and Corporate Emcee

Dennis Nagpal & Shubham Mathur – Casting directors of reality shows like Spiltsvilla, Love School, Emotional Atyachar, BigBoss

Venus jain Entreprenuer

Deepinder – Designer

Rinkoo Shroff – Designer

Vikkie Anand – Hair & Beauty Expert

Sumita Dass – Educationist and Social Entrepreneur

Rahuul J – Event and Media Expert

Swati Modo – Shoe Designer

Anuj Lalwani – Fashion Stylist

Workshop by Swati Modo at Global Fashion And Design Week

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Noida: The first Global Fashion And Design Week Noida 2017 kicked off with the powerful workshop by the renowned designer Swati Mehrotra Khaanawalia at Noida Film City.

“The First Global Fashion And Design Week has been planned for all those who have passion for designing. It is the highest platform for all those who believe in creativity and its expansion,” said Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios and GFDWN.

“There is more than garments in fashion industry, do not forget the large input given to fashion by way of bags, shoes, belts, caps etc. which is a big part of industry too,” said Swati Modo renowned fashion Designer.

Swati Modo as a brand has been delivering craftsmanship and innovative ideas to the custom made designer shoes. An Ingenious and Charismatic shoe designer with an impeccable eye for detail, Swati Mehrotra…

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“Global Fashion and Design Week Noida 2017″

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 The 1st edition of “Global Fashion and Design Week Noida 2017”, would be flagged off at Marwah Studio Complex, Film City, Noida, the idea is to promote the fashion and design education, to support the fashion and design fraternity, to create awareness of national and international designers and their works, to uplift the standard of fashion and design industry and to create synergy between fashion-Design and other industries.. 

It is a “3-day Fashion and Design extravaganza”, from 13th to 15thApril 2017.  Sandeep Marwah, the renowned Media personality has been designated the Festival President. The festival will witness Fashion Designers from all over India and from all parts of the World.  Indo Wales Creative Forum, Indo Nigerian Film Association, Indo Peru Film And Cultural Forum, Indo Polish Film Association, Indo Romanian Film And Cultural Forum, Indo Hungarian Film Association have come forward to support this “First Global Fashion And design Week Noida”.

The Festival Director Sandeep Marwah also added “Apart from these we have received confirmation from over thirty other Film & Cultural Forums of their association with this event. Indeed the First Global Fashion and Design Week Noida 2017” is an international event of a grand stature. Such an initiative has been taken for the first time where schools, colleges, fashion and design fraternity, film and television fraternity, fashion consultants, designers, fashion shows from more than 25 countries of the World are participating,” said Sandeep Marwah President of GFDWN- 2017.

International Film and Television Club, International Film And television Research Centre, International Public Broadcasting Forum, International Children’s Film Forum, and International Women’s Film Forum have confirmed their participation with the first Global Fashion and Design Week.

“More than 200 people are working day in day out to plan and design the Global Fashion and Design Week to make it a grand success. We need support from all the angles to be successful. Soon this event will be in the books of international fashion industry.

The AEG President Sandeep Marwah explains about the qualification of the festival which makes it famous and memorable. First, every festival needs consistency and continuity. We are organizing it for the first time and we are pledged to organize the same in all the years to come, as we are maintaining our consistency in other festivals we celebrate as well. We are expecting a footfall of around 15,000 people in three days. This festival, with participation from so many countries, has become a flagship for all other festivals and it will become the base for bringing love and affection in the world through the spirit of Fashion and Design.

 

Exhibitions on Painting, Jewellery, Interior and Photography are going to be a part of the show. Moreover, Seminars and Workshops will be held on various current issues from the cosmos of Fashion and Design world for the sake of academic pursuit. Fashion shows and Cultural events would definitely captivate the audience by their mesmerizing dedication. The screening of Fashion related Films will be one of the major highlights of this festival.

 

Indeed it is going to promote holistic development and inclusive growth across the entire world through the wheels of secularism, humanity and integrity fuelled by Fashion, Design & fabric world comprised of different textures, colors and designs


Ps: Day wise schedule 

 

#theglobalfashionanddesignweek #tgfdw

#STALKERS in Pune.. .

India is known for its youth and culture. While the old generation passes along the culture, the younger generation keeps it alive. And the well preserved culture of Pune is a very good example why it is called the Cultural capital of Maharashtra.

Pune has everything that youth of today demands peace, system,education,nightlife, job opportunities etc.

During our recent visit to the city we came across some fantabulous places to hangout the list is endless koregaon park is the place to be when in Pune esp. If you are a foodie like us do not forget to try #murphs at #murphies along with #owlbeer the sweet crepes at French craperies is another must have situated right at the corner that can not be missed in lane number 5.

Three adjacent eat good places are casa mia,world street and Asian box right there at lane number 6.

Moving a bit towards kalyani nagar you would come across this ultra creative and super cute joint #callow small and cute as name suggests a place famous for its #popsicles which is a must visit for everyone child or adult when in Pune.

When at #callow do not forget to visit #parrot a lo alt interior store by really creative interior designer and do pick up ikkat glasses and awesome bar sets.


#agentsjackbar is another night out and easy on pocket option for all party animals it’s one place we feel every young at heart person would love to visit.


Sharing glimpse of what #STALKERS explored in the foodie city.



Britannia Good Day & MEC India co-creates India’s first brand owned Campus Digital Radio Station for the Gen-Z

Britannia Good Day in partnership with MEC Wavemaker, a content arm of MEC India, conceptualized India’s first brand owned campus #digitalradio station in an attempt to get young #Indians to smile more.

Gen-Z experiences the world through their mobile devices with information and opportunities at their fingertips. Riding this digital wave, Britannia aims to reach out to its young target audience proliferating the ethos of ‘Smiletainment’ – content that encourages youth to smile more. Campus Radio covers topics like music, sports, fashion, trends & films, in a youthful and campus reporting format, by partnering with Gaana.com and Radio Mirchi.

It has been integrated in Gaana.com as a 24/7-web radio station with a promise of being a constant source of differentiated content the youth relates to and consumes. The theme for Campus Radio is  ‘trending music, trending smiles’, basis which it will play music capsules, star shows and put in content that will encourage more smiles amidst the younger audience that wants to be tuned into the latest in lifestyle and music trends. It has been hosting a select list of the #funkiest new #music on the #youth playlist from #Bollywood and new indie pop artists across India. For the launch of Campus Radio, Radio Mirchi had composed a catchy new jingle with a spunky feel for the station and on-boarded a set of fresh new faces as RJs of this station.

Other segments that are also included are ‘What the Buzz’, which talks about all the happening trends around college campuses across metros, including current affairs and news, ‘Binge Watch’ which gives a preview of the hottest content on YouTube and provides a forum to discuss all the updates on the current TV series and many more to keep the listener hooked.

The hunt for the Campus Reporter saw 1500 entries which is currently being assessed by a jury from the Radio Mirchi team. The other features would be live jamming sessions, campus buzz, and live feed of college fests amongst the many other customized content for the Gen-Z.

Tune in to Campus Radio exclusively on Gaana.Com.

 

A Perfect getaway : #Aambyvalleycity lonavala

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
To cherish this thought what better place can be in India than #aambyvalleycity this place is so close to nature so calm so serene and so Indian. I say that because the #hospitality takes us back to our roots…how calmly how happily the staff serves you can be experienced once u enter the gates of this beautiful city….my trip started early on 22nd morning and I was welcomed so warmly along with my travel companion and my bestest half ..we headed to our beautiful #aussie suite which is another level and experience again.beautiful 1 bedroom and 1 huge living room overlooking the serene green land and swimming pool is not only that makes it so amazing but the Jacuzzi in room under the wooden roof is what makes it so special for honeymooning couples or couples madly on love (like us😍)
We started off with some adventure sports and I dusted some road with #atv drive and shooting at arena made me happier. For some water fun we headed to water sports area and tried water ski and jet ski and goes without saying what an experience it was. Tired us were still unstoppable and we headed to play some golf…our morning breakfast (almost forgot to mention food here) was at woodpecker we enjoyed the widespread luxurious breakfast and decided to skip lunch.by evening we were super hungry so headed to curry coast at town plaza and tried some amazing veg and non veg delicacies from coastal of our bful country .Tamarind baby potatoes all the way from Tamil nadu and shakuta chicken ( that I had with appam ) are a must must have here. The way food is served here will make you keep eating like forever but do keep some space for sweet dish which you definatily don’t wish to regret missing.
The fountain show at 7:30 is another must do when in aamby.
This place is perfect getaway for every ones who loves peace adventure serenity luxury or the feeling of being home away from home …aamby has it all …..

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