We were catching up with Shashwat Goenka on a mid-morning in June at the Quest outlet of Spencer’s. He was wearing a stubble that made him look serious; that boyish smile though reminded us he was just 27. The sector head, retail and FMCG, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, and outgoing president of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the youngest ever to have held that job, Shashwat unveiled a new-look Spencer’s and shared how his presidentship has made him a lot more confident.
Bridal, festive, couture and pret fashion come together in the latest edit of Cherry Orchard, which is on today at Taj Bengal, till 8pm. Currently in it’s 10th edition, the fashion and lifestyle extravaganza is all set to bring together a mix of over 50 labels under one roof.
⇒ He would not pay a fellow passenger’s cab fare. ⇒ He would often keep his pair of shoes poles apart in the wake of them being stolen. ⇒ He once kept a famous Bengali singer waiting at the Howrah Station promising him a career in Mumbai — that never happened.
Jia Pingwa’s novel derives its freshness from the unfamiliar setting of the protagonist — a village boy’s adventures in the big city, his mistreatment by locals, the loss of a loved one, and the love for one not yet found — all of which is a story to sympathise with.
The Music Maker, follows nine-year-old Ranji who is bored out of his mind and trying to find something to do to entertain himself. He discovers his late grandfather’s stash of musical instruments — a flute, a trumpet and a drum — in his storeroom, and though he has no idea how, he starts to play them, hoping to bring himself and others joy.
The Annual Show of Indian Art was back at The Oberoi Grand on July 12 and 13 and the exhibition had 65 paintings by around 35-40 artists on display at The Tea Lounge. The exclusive preview on July 12 saw guests appreciating the artworks over yummy bites and wine.