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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 31.12.08

Calling all party animals to the biggest and most rocking celebrations to usher in the New Year: The Telegraph presents the Fab Five. Pick your dance floor and rock on!!!

The Crest of fun and frolic

Event: The Telegraph 31st Nite

Place: The Crest and Illusion, Shoppers’ Point, Fancy Bazar

Time: 7.30pm onwards

Attractions: Billed as non-stop excitement on three floors, the celebrations include fashion shows, DJs, salsa dance by Rhythnix, Filipino band Power of 2 and fireworks.

“DJ Yash Pal Gera from Delhi and DJ Brahmin will set the tempo on the dance floors with a heady mixture of hip-hop and funky music,” says Leesa Choudhury, coordinator of Crest and Illusion.

The fashion shows will be by designer Sheltun Benjamin Anal and Dipankar Kashyap and feature models like Tenzing Dolma (Miss Tibet) and Rajat Shrivastava (former Mr India).

Food: Mughlai menu for dinner with items like mutton rogan josh, pulao and kebabs.

Event co-sponsors: Ballantine’s, Foster’s, Smirnoff, Chantilli, Big 92.7 FM, Phillips, Topcem, Pepsi.

A Landmark show

Event: Royal Challenge presents Mega 31st Night 2008

Place: Landmark Hotels, B. Borooah Road

Time: 8pm onwards

Attractions: DJ Nishant will provide the music on the dance floor, to be set up on the front yard of the hotel. “Besides, there will be live bands and dance troupes,” says hotel executive Prasenjit Ganguli.

“The theme for the celebrations will be ‘ghosts’, which is essentially to go with the free spirit of the night. We also have a dress code — red and black,” adds Ganguli.

Food: “An elaborate buffet” is how the hotel describes the food for the night. “Let the rest be a secret.”

Sponsorspeak: “Here’s wishing the spirited guests, who are incessantly Game 4 Life, a rocking nite. May your liveliness embrace the Royal Challenge of 2009,” says Kaushik Chatterjee, EVP& COO, USL-RPC East.

Event co-sponsors: The Telegraph, Kingfisher, Big 92.7 FM, White Mischief Holidays, Landmark Woods

City-heart celebrations

Event: Signature presents Nandan Utsav-2009

Place: Hotel Nandan, Paltan Bazar

Time: 8.30pm onwards

Attractions: Funky music for the hip-hoppers by DJ Shammi, performances by well-known dance troupes of the city. Svelte Emcee Paromita will anchor the evening’s programme.

Says Ajit Singh, manager of the hotel: “Our celebrations are known for their family-oriented ambience and this time will not be an exception. We plan to give our guests a night to remember, and the best way to usher in the New Year.”

Food: A “lavish buffet” with mutton delicacies will be on the menu. “And of course, we will have an elaborate spread for the vegetarians,” says Singh.

Sponsorspeak: “Throbbing in the heart of Paltan Bazar, the hosts and guests alike celebrate success with a lot of fun. We wish you many Signature moments in the New Year,” says Kaushik Chatterjee, EVP&COO, USL-RPC East.

Event co-sponsors: The Telegraph, Kingfisher, White Mischief Holidays

Have a ball!

Event: Royal Challenge presents New Year’s Eve Ball

Place: The Gauhati Club, GNB Road

Time: 9pm onwards

Attractions: With DJ Varun and well-known bands like Joshua and Casino Blues, the music will be high-voltage. “Our crowd is not exactly the partying teenagers and hence our celebrations are slightly on the sober side,” says T. Rahman, secretary of the club. “But there will be no shortage of fun and warmth to usher in the New Year.”

And, of course, there will be a big bonfire to light up the party.

Food: Indian and Mughlai.

Sponsorspeak: “The century-old institution, formerly The European Club, located in pristine locales, reflects the rocking spirit of the 200-plus members. While we are proud of the Royal Challenge you took to support the Kargil or flood victims, we also treasure your perpetual attitude of being Game 4 Life. We wish you many glorious 31st December sunsets,” says Kaushik Chatterjee, EVP&COO, USL-RPC East.

Event co-sponsors: The Telegraph, White Mischief Holidays.

Floating on hope

Event: Royal Challenge presents New Year’s Rockin Nite

Place: Kaamakaazi, MG Road, Fancy Bazar

Time: 7pm onwards

Attractions: At one of the most happening nightspots in the city, New Year’s eve will be lit up by DJ Satya and DJ Rajiv belting out hit numbers for the party crowd. “Ours will be a hip-hop night since we cater mainly to the young crowd,” says Subrata Kaur, an executive of the floating discotheque.

Food: Buffet dinner with both non-vegetarian and vegetarian menu

Sponsorspeak: “The first floating disco and bar in the Northeast, Kaamakaazi signifies a Royal Challenge to the waves of the Brahmaputra. The entrepreneurs and guests alike are certainly Game 4 Life. Rock on with friends and usher in 2009 with a blast,” says Kaushik Chatterjee, EVP&COO, USL-RPC East.

Event co-sponsors: The Telegraph, White Mischief Holidays.