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Friday , December 28 , 2012
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Blenders Pride presented The TELEGRAPH dALHOUSIE iNSTITUTE XMASS special

MOOD & MUSIC:Christmas evening started at Dalhousie Institute on a mellow note, with couples swaying to golden oldies like Killing Me Softly With His Song and Love Will Keep Us Alive crooned by local band Blue Mist. But within an hour, the dance floor was packed as the band gave the enthusiastic audience rocking numbers like La Bamba, Billie Jean and Hound Dog. Things heated up even more as DJ Sumit took over the console and churned out a “hit list” and how!

SHE WAS WEARING:Fifty shades of LDD — Little Darling Dress, what else?! From peacock blue to coppery bling, pretty pink to pea green, the little dress was here, there and everywhere. Even those who stuck to can’t-go-wrong black, dressed it up with a bright red belt or multi-coloured necklace. Keeping the super-short hemlines company were super-high heels, from stilettos to wedges, from bows tied on ankles to butterflies resting on toes.

HE WAS WEARING:Fifty shades of dapper — suits, dinner jackets and blazers in black, grey and all the shades in between. Colourful ties added a dash of fun.

FOOD & BEVERAGE:Whisky, rum, vodka — there was a tipple for everyone’s taste. Finger food like Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dragon Chicken, Pan-fried Fish, chicken and beef kebabs, grilled sausages, momos and more flew off the counters.

CLUBSPEAK:“Aimed at catering to the larger DI family, a mix of retro-live music and the latest DJ hip-hop ensures that there is fun for everyone, young, old and in-between. Babies in arms danced alongside teeny-boppers,” said Leslie D’Gama, council member, entertainment.

the hindusthan Club, in association with The Telegraph, Presented Club CArnival on December 23 and 25

Mood & music: The chill couldn’t stop members of Hindusthan Club from having a foot-stomping Sunday evening with family and friends. Even though the club lawns were stuffed with games for the googly-eyed, elders didn’t complain because age was just a number when it came to activities like Can the Can, Seven Up & Seven Down and Magnetic Fishing. Live music, magician Ashwin’s bag of tricks and Santa Claus’s overflowing sack ensured that Hindusthan Club was on a ho-ho-ho high.

She was wearing: The headgear was the head-turner. If every second girl was caught sporting a Santa cap, there were also those who let their imagination run with vibrant-coloured woollen headgear and hairbands sporting snowman and reindeer. Snazzy handbags and slingbags ticked all the style-check boxes.

He was wearing: Jackets, suits or just plain shirts… Well, their style quotient was all about attitude. And it was the “little gentlemen” in suits –– running from stall to stall –– who caught our attention. Dressed immaculately, they offered their dads stiff competition!

Food & beverage: Tikki Chaat, Dahi Vada, Paani Puri, Pasta, Veg Seekh Kebab, Plain Dosa, Masala Dosa… phew, the lip-smacking spread from the club kitchen was perfect for hungry tummies. Making Day II droolworthy was the spread of Papri Chaat, Raj Kachori, “roasty” potatoes, a live Mexican counter, Bajra Khichdi… yums! While Gajar ka Halwa and baked Nalen Gurer Sandesh had plenty of takers, the top pick on both the days was the magnum-sized Kesariya Jalebi.

Clubspeak: “The Christmas Carnival has long been a part of Hindusthan Club and it has grown over the years. The fancy dress competition, magicians, game stalls and, of course, our food have always been a big draw. We hope for bigger carnivals in the coming years,” said Shiv Kumar Lohia, the honorary secretary of Hindusthan Club.

it was one merry xmas bash for kids at the space circle christmas carnival presented by The telegraph

Mood & music: There was just one rule at this party, nay carnival –– every kid was required to make a dash for the game zone, dance and look oh-so-cute. And to help them there was DJ Sachin, belting out those thumping Bolly beats while throwing in, from time to time, amped-up Christmas carols.

She was wearing: Snug overalls, trendy jackets, cool sneakers and fun hairbands.
He was wearing: While the hoodie ensured a warm winter look, street-smart jackets were the obvious winners.

Food & beverage: Can any fun bash be complete without sugary-sweet candyfloss, popcorn and Christmas cakes? But variety is the key to success and thus the pasta counter, dosas and barbecue. And each time there was any need for a sugar rush, the demand for jalebis, rosogollas and chumchums increased.

Clubspeak: “We keep trying to present something different and this year the photo booth and style zone were very successful. For this event our focus has always been kids and it is lovely to see parents having an equally good time,” said Suman Mukherjee, assistant general manager of the club.

Christmas Celebrations at Raichak on ganges, in association with t2

Mood & Music: Raichak on Ganges in association with t2 presents Christmas Celebrations that rang in the Yuletide spirit with a performance by city-based band Chimes on December 24. The poolside was the place to be on Christmas with the carnival ball set rolling from 11am. And it turned out to be one helluva fun-filled day with parents and kids having a rollicking time till 4pm. Rolling in a Zorbing wheel, zooming up in a rocket launcher or going “wow!” at a magic trick — the festive afternoon simply rocked! As evening descended, the party bunch moved to the Footloose lounge where DJ Vishal J pumped up the jam with tracks like Diamonds,Gangnam Style, Hookah bar and latest club hits like Race 2’s Party on my mind. Of course, no party is complete these days without a quick jig to Honey Bunny! Emcee Pranam had more fun music and a movie quiz up his sleeve.

The celebrations continue till December 30. Expect some more groovy DJ beats and dance performances.

Food & beverage: Christmas lunch was a sumptuous spread with Roasted Turkey, Fish Steak, Murg Noorani, Aloo Kalimirch and Roasted Lamb with Mushroom Sauce.... There was a live Chinese counter too serving up good ol’ chowmein and much more. Piping hot Nolen Gurer Rosogolla topped with Chocolate Sauce was yum! Wine kept the party
people warm.

Clubspeak: “The event was for the whole family. Everyone had a good time,” smiled Arindam Mitra, deputy general manager, sales and marketing (hospitality), Ambuja Neotia Group.

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