Seagram’s Blenders Pride Magical Nights presented The Telegraph & Dalhousie Institute 31st Nite in association with Manyavar


  • Published 3.01.18


The DJ switched from dance numbers to Auld Lang Syne and revellers took the hint. They made a beeline for the dance floor, hugging or holding the hands of loved ones, slow-dancing and singing along. At the stroke of midnight, confetti bombs exploded and revellers hugged and kissed one another, as cheers of “Happy New Year” rang out. Of course the phones came out and groupfies were clicked to freeze-frame the moment. DJ Austin plugged in Put Your Right Hand In and everyone sang, danced and laughed themselves silly! 


Rishiraj and Christine Kapur grooved to the DJ’s retro numbers. “My wife and I have both been coming to DI since we were kids and can’t think of going elsewhere for New Year’s Eve,” said Rishiraj, who got full marks for his stylish man bun. “I’m a health and fitness blogger and so looking good is part of my job,” he smiled. 

Andrea Allen flaunted an eye-catching black leather dress with fishnet stockings and smokey eye make-up as she swayed to the music with boyfriend Calvin Dixon, who looked smart in his Zara blazer and bow tie. 


Fiona Craker looked every bit the Disney princess on the dance floor, with her curly brown hair and blue velvet gown. “I picked up the dress from Metro Plaza a few days ago,” said the teacher from Siliguri who also won the title of Manyavar Best Dressed Female and a gift voucher. 

Deborpita Bagchi wowed with her moves. “I wore dancing shoes instead of high heels because I wanted to dance all night,” said the north Calcutta resident. 


Shane White and sister Jamie hit a fun note — he in his floral Zara jacket and red bow tie; she in her Rihanna jacket handmade by her mother.

Black and gold are a match made in style heaven and Swagata Paul showed how. Her black Zara dress was jazzed up with her statement golden neckpiece and bracelet-cum-ring.

Pooja Rana (left) looked comfy yet cool in a Max Azria jumpsuit, while her friend Shradha Dhall kept it simple in a black skater dress and knee-high suede boots. “I picked this off-white shrug to break the monotony of black,” said Shradha, an interior designer. 

Denise Paul had her hair done up in a bouffant so her metallic hairband could sit pretty on her crown. “My dress is tailor-made. It’s even got pearls on it,” said the businesswoman, standing tall in Aldo heels. 

Text: Brinda Sarkar
Pictures: Rashbehari Das