Scenes from The Telegraph She Awards 2020
From the dapper decor to a scrumptious dinner, we've got everything covered!
- Published 22.02.20, 7:55 PM
- Updated 22.02.20, 7:55 PM
- 2 mins read
The scrumptious spread by JW Marriott Kolkata
An array of dishes from Peruvian, Japanese, Turkish and Indian cuisines awaited the guests after the awards ceremony. With each dish trying to steal the limelight from the other, guests couldn’t decide what to eat and what to skip.
While the Peruvian offerings included dishes like Berenjena Salteada, which is eggplant made with red onion, coriander, tomato and served with quinoa on the side, the Japanese side of the spread offered the usual array of delectable sushi, udon noodles and more. As always, the sight of meat rotating around on a heavy stick at the Turkish counter drew people into lining up for their share of shawarma, while the Indian counter lived up to its name with its flavourful biryani and Sikanderi Raan served with Yakhni Pulao.
The award and the dinner ended on the sweetest note with desserts like pralines, macaroons, ice creams and cheesecakes. Needless to say, the happy faces at the end of the show didn’t belong just to the awardees.
Here’s how JW Marriott Kolkata decked up for IIHM presents The Telegraph she awards 2020
Capturing the spirit of the awards in the look and feel of the venue was no mean task. The challenge was taken up by event company Cherry Tree and its founder-director Rishabh Bapna. As in earlier editions, he collaborated with scenographer Swarup Dutta as well as Baisakhi and Romit Ghosh of Baisakhi Flowers to conceptualise the overall decor comprising a mix of gorgeous flower arrangements and vibrant red installations. Here’s a look at the making of the event...
“Women who receive this award are luminaries in their respective fields who inspire many others! It’s our objective to make the space evocative and inspiring. As someone who comes from a background of crafts and design, it’s my endeavour to use local artisanal techniques in my projects. I have strived for the last three years to achieve this goal. We have extensively used the jute rope artisans for this year’s project. We wanted to tell a story and make inspired artwork because the women who won are inspirational,” said Swarup Dutta, scenographer.
“She Awards is actually acknowledging the nari shakti of our society. Today’s nari shakti is a manifestation of the boldness of a man, yet it is special because it also has the softness of a mother. The decor just speaks the same language, it had the boldness and the magnitude, but lots of softness, love and beauty, which came across predominantly through the flowers,” said Baisakhi Ghosh and Romit Ghosh, directors, Baisakhi Flowers.
“The Telegraph She Awards is one event that I personally look forward to every year. For us at Cherry Tree, this is the third year we have been given the mandate to handle this event end-to-end. It gives us complete freedom to curate an experience for all the guests, which is something that we are very proud of. I am very thankful to the entire management of ABP and everyone who has supported us for reposing the faith in us. It is a big motivation for us to raise the bar every year,” said Rishabh Bapna, founder-director of event management company Cherry Tree.