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Just jewellery

Picture by Bishwarup Dutta

Rituparna Sengupta checks out churis at Saakshi’s newest store at City Centre 2 on Sunday. The Rajarhat store is spread over 400sqft and is the chain’s fourth outlet in the city. The shop’s range includes kundan, polki, real stones, meenakari, oxidised silver and Italian silver jewellery. “We want to reach out to people in various parts. This store will not only reach people in Rajarhat, but also VIP Road, Barasat, Madhyamgram and Jessore Road,” said Nikhil Kothari, proprietor, Saakshi.

Elvis tribute

Picture by Rashbehari Das

vis mania came alive at Calcutta Club on Saturday evening as Usha Uthup, Francis Lepcha, Priscilla Corner and Ananya came together. The evening, titled Surrender, featured hits from the singer’s body of work like Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Heartbreak Hotel and Blue Suede Shoes. Images of Elvis and his journey to

super-stardom also made for a visual treat. “It’s very exciting! And it’s wonderful to see members joining in,” smiled Priscilla.

Tagore special

Picture by Rashbehari Das

An event dubbed Tagoreana was held at Aqua, The Park, on November 19. Anecdotes by Chaitali Dasgupta, a history of the fashionable thakurbari women and Rabindra-sangeet accompanied the fashion show in which models showcased beautiful saris and dhutis worn in the traditional Bengali style. t2 columnist Rita Bhimani, danseuse Alokananda Roy, actresses Chaiti Ghoshal (in picture right) and actor Arindam Sil walked the ramp. The surprise of the evening was Sabitri Chatterjee (in picture above) with Nilanjana Chakraborty and Sudipa Basu.

Consul crown

Pictures by Rashbehari Das

To celebrate the appointment of the honorary consul of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a get-together was organised at the Oberoi Grand on Saturday evening. “We hope to strengthen business and cultural ties between Luxembourg and this part of Bengal. In January, we are planning a high-level business delegation,” said honorary consul Rajat Dalmia (picture top right, with the ambassador of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to India).

Present at the party were Sanjiv Goenka, Harsh Neotia, actress Arpita and social worker Sundeep Bhutoria (in picture middle right), Victor Banerjee (right), Rita Bhimani and others.

Picture by Aranya Sen

First citizen

Harsh Neotia, chairman, Ambuja Realty, receives the First Citizen award at an event on November 20 at The Citizen Gallery, Park Street. The monthly award, given by mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya “to felicitate present day achievers”, honoured Bickram Ghosh last month and will recognise designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, actor-director-musician Anjan Dutt and actress Bipasha Basu in the coming months.

 

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