Month: January 2016

Hearty arty party

  • This weekend, try hobnobbing with some awesome artists, smart gallery owners and sharp photographers for a change, you never know they might end up teaching you a bit or two about art! The India Art Fair, one of the biggest art mart in Asia, kickstarted this weekend at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi, from 29th to 31st January; and it is open for public between 2 to 8 pm so make sure you check what is happening in the art world. Pick up a glass of wine and sample some delicious artworks should be on your weekend agenda, because if you are in Delhi you certainly don’t want to miss it.
    If mind-blowing art works, installations and sculptures are something that interests you then you must check out all the 70 galleries (including 18 first time participants) that are showcasing some of the best works in the field of art. Also a bonus for those who love to be a part of interesting arty debates, talks and movies etc. as the IAF 2016 has a starry line-up and an amazing speakers forum to promote all forms of art and art-related activities.
    Now dig in your closet and pick out some chic ethical and quirky clothes that you love but you could never dare to wear in public. It’s that time of the year when layers of colours and a hearty mix of prints is the only dress code that rules (and maybe you’ll find us clicking you for your brilliant take on style☺).

Do check out some of picks from various Indian and international art galleries this year!

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Art by M.F. Husian
Installation art by Rita Banerjee
Installation art by Rina Banerjee
Artwork by F.N SOZA
Artwork by F.N SOUZA
Art by PICASSO
Art by PABLO PICASSO
Art by WIM DELVOYE
Art by WIM DELVOYE
Art by Satish Gujral
Art by SATISH GUJRAL
Miniature art work
Nathdwara pichwai miniature art work
An installation artwork
An installation artwork
An artwork in watercolours by
An artwork in watercolours by Gillies Bensimon
A Buddha art installation
A Buddha art installation

Luxury ideas for kitchen crafts

One often wonders why luxury is so dear for those who appreciate and shell out a considerable amount to acquire high standards. When we were invited to experience the German engineering and excellence at the Miele lounge in Gurgaon, it was quite evident why some things are designed to be Immer Besser (forever better). The 115 year old company was… Read more →

The unseen, unheard, unexplored realm of Iceland

What happens when a group of 25 Indian adventure seekers head to the most isolated terrains of the world and face unprecedented challenges thrown by nature? Iceland, the beautiful and untouched territory of ice, is a destination for brave hearts. Tushar Agarwal tells us all about his week spent in the land of extreme adventures. By Tushar Agarwal My Iceland… Read more →

Grand Russian ball

 

The sparkling fountains at the Russian Embassy
The sparkling fountains at the Russian Embassy

For us last week was a continuous series of celebrations as various communities in the city marked the beginning of a brand New Year — from Makar Sankranti to Lohri and Bihu festivities to the more global ones like Russian orthodox Christmas — we had a gala time observing various cultural activities across the town.

The invitation to the masquerade ball 2016
The invitation to the masquerade ball 2016

So when we got invite to attend the grand masquerade ball and orthodox Christmas and New Year celebrations by the Russian Embassy in Delhi, we got a chance to experience some interesting rituals and warm hospitality by the diplomatic circle of this Embassy.
Traditionally, the birth of Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated in Russian orthodox church according to the Julian calendar (so Christmas falls on January 7th). The celebrations include singing and dancing along with a lavish feast that has a variety of pork (roasted pig), stuffed pig’s head, roasted meat chunks, jelly, and aspic. So we had a mix of Indian and Russian food at this merry ball where the festive table had dishes made of chicken, fish and paneer (cottage cheese). A section of chocolate rolls, creamy puffs and Chinese tea were also interesting add ons.

We leave you with a few pictures of the beautiful ball that marked a merry new year for us in 2016. 

A beautiful guest with Ambassador Alexander M. Kadakin and Tanya Kopylova
Traditional Russian dancers at the ball
Traditional Russian dancers at the ball
Mickey Mouse and me at the masquerade ball
Mickey Mouse and me at the masquerade ball

Say cheese

Recently, a fabulous evening was hosted by Go Cheese in association with Femina magazine at the Hard Rock Cafe Saket to indulge the wine and cheese lovers from the capital. An awesome show by stand-up comic Vikramjit Singh and a yummy introduction to the world of cheese by hot chef Ranveer Brar kept the ladies glued to their seats all… Read more →

Leather love on sale

Designer brand RISA by Riddhima & Saloni Sayal has a special festive offer for Lohri. If you are a Msjunebug reader all you have to do is to tell us your favourite and we’ll get you a special price. (This offer is valid for 3 days from the 13th to the 15th of January, 2016.) Pocket Tote: Rs.2800/- Slashed down… Read more →

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