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A reception to mark a royal decoration from norway. Only t2 was there

The most familiar hostess in Calcutta’s diplomatic community hosted a reception for a special reason. Nayantara Palchoudhuri, the honorary consul of Norway, had been chosen to be decorated Officer of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by the King of Norway Harald V, and the Ambassador was in town to do the honours. 
Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

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A spring-summer 2018 collection of frames and sunglasses from nine designer brands were up for grabs at Diagram Optics, the eyewear store on AJC Bose Road, as part of Weekend at Diagram Optics, in association with t2. Fashion designer Agnimitra Paul dropped by on Sunday to take her pick from the collection of eyewear from Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, Guess, Burberry, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Police, Versace and Carolina Herrera. Each weekend has a different theme, the last one being the Designer Weekend, held on March 17 and 18.  The event, spread over three weekends, began on March 10 with the theme ‘Fashion Weekend’ and featured brands like Ray-Ban and Vogue. The next lineup, set to be on display on March 24 and 25, will showcase eyewear from luxury brands like Tom Ford and Bvlgari.  
Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Food bloggers feted

The first edition of Top Food Bloggers Awards presented by Sidd’s Hospitality and Candid Communication, in association with t2, held at The Sonnet, saw food bloggers from across the city turning up to bag the top spot in various categories like  Best Food Travel Blog, Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners, Best Food Instagram, Best Drinks Blog and Best Baking & Sweets Blogger. Snapshots...
Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Therapy with theatre and stories of survival 

What happens when a group of women decide to let go of all the negativity surrounding them and embrace the positive? They tap into their potential and unleash the power to make art. This is what a group of 25 women have been doing in a cosy Tollygunge studio. As part of The Creative Arts (TCA) — a performing arts group founded by Ramanjit Kaur that also incorporates therapy — these women are now taking their production, Beyond Borders, to the 8th Theatre Olympics, being held in Jaipur. t2 dropped by to chat with Ramanjit, the director of the play and the artistic director of TCA, about Beyond Borders, theatre and therapy, before they stage their play on March 25 in Jaipur. Excerpts:
Anannya Sarkar Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST

A cool dip for your furry friends

A nice swim, some exercise, lots of running around and oodles of fun summed up the paw-some pool party hosted for doggies by Kashika’s Pampered Paws on March 18. t2 got a poolside view of the fun splash as 45 tail-wagging buddies woofed in and around the cool pool near Kasba to beat the heat. 
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Method in madness at Sabhagar Theatre Festival, with t2

The Sabhagar Theatre Festival in association with t2 is back, and this edition explores the theme of ‘Searching for Sanity’. Over the course of three days, the festival, to be held at GD Birla Sabhagar, will deal with the idea of sanity through two plays and a stand-up act, covering social, political, mythological and biological elements. 
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Glimpse of Abu Dhabi

The first edition of the Abu Dhabi Week, an event curated by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, the body that promotes tourism and cultural heritage of the region, was held at Nicco Park. The three-day event that started on February 23 offered its guests an experimental mix of culture, art, entertainment and sports and also positioned Abu Dhabi as the ideal place for vacations, leisure travel and weddings.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

The sushi gets a fun twist at The Fatty Bao

Sushi Unrolled Where: The Fatty Bao, Fort Knox, 8th floor, 6 Camac Street When: March 22 to April 8, noon to 3.30pm (lunch) and 7pm to 11.30pm (dinner). Only guests aged 10 years and above permitted for dinner.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Hear it from the La La La La heart-throb — HRVY

Yes, there is Snapchat, which is slowly growing up in the era of Facebook and Instagram. Then there’s Musical.ly, the video social network that has won over teenagers. The popularity of the app was tested when one of its musers (trending users on the app) visited Hard Rock Cafe in Mumbai end-February.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Go glamorous in minutes  

Makeover Madness. It’s about what suits you! So goes her Facebook page. Sreenanda Shankar (picture top left), from Calcutta, specialises in making faces over. Under her hands, the faces turn stunning, but, she insists, the person remains intact.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Fashion rises in the East

One business that has been growing globally — and steadily — is the business of fashion. And this business is looking eastwards.
Mar 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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