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Brandish : Lifestyle Art Wellness

Brandish , showcasing your local and hidden brands with a twist !

Our purpose to support small and medium businesses is accelerated with our exhibition of LIFESTYLE, ART & WELLNESS

Book your space today !

Visitors will be welcomed with a chance to win surprise gifts from our sponsors every hour !

27th October 2018, Saturday
10 am to 8 pm

#fashion #shopping #diwalishopping #localbrands #smes
#designers #jewelry #accessories #purses #shoes #art #wellness#healthyliving #diwali #kandivali #malad #borivali
#yoga #yogacenter #fitnesscenter #resorts #win #prizes #hotelstay #holiday#holidayshopping

Call 750 640 3538 for information !

 

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From Warrior Fort to Luxury Resort , Alila Fort Bishangarh

THE MAKING OF ALILA FORT BISHANGARH

FROM WARRIOR FORT TO LUXURY RESORT: REBUILDING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE

 

Alila Fort

Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of this luxury resort, a bridge between the past and the future. The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisan-ship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys.

Perched on top of a granite hillock in the midst of a vast expanse of the Aravalli Range, surrounded by hills dotted with havelis, villages and temples, Alila Fort Bishangarh is the result of the adaptive reuse of a 230-year-old warrior fort into one of India’s most unique heritage properties.

Adaptive reuse offers a sustainable option for the reclamation of heritage sites, an inspiring way to preserve and revive an existing building by merging its traditional ideals with modern culture, usage, design techniques and ideas.

Built during Rajasthan’s royal era as an outpost guarding the kingdom of Jaipur (Amber) against invaders from the North, the fort at Bishangarh had long outlived its original purpose. Almost a decade ago, as the fort stood abandoned in a dilapidated condition, inhabited by thousands of bats and monkeys, the owners – a Rajput leader by birth and election and two successful entrepreneurs – together with Alila took a visionary decision to breathe new life into its reincarnation as a boutique resort, while maintaining its stark sanctity.

What followed was an extraordinary journey of transformation to keep this piece of tangible heritage alive, taking complete care to retain the original structure in its full integrity while reinventing it for the 21st century.

Immense challenges had to be overcome – including stabilising and strengthening the ruins, constructing a road up to the fort, finding circulation through 3m thick walls, and deciphering the unconventional puzzle of the organic structure, which featured not a single 90-degree wall.

Upper and outer wings were adapted to the original fortification to carve out 59 suites following the curved and sloping walls of the existing turrets. Rooms and restaurants have been made to fit around the original walls – 2 to 3 m-wide in many places. With no typical floor plan, there were 23 different room configurations in all, the precise details of which took some 1,800 hours to draw up. To add to that, 23 unique venues  have been created for meetings and celebratory events.

 

Stay tuned more on our visit to Alila Fort and the lovely experience there.

 

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Women Career Restart and Networking

A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for others.

After a long sabbatical, I have started our Women Networking Events again. Let’s make 2018, the year to reap the harvest !

Join us on 15 January 2018 from 11am to 1pm for a FREE to attend Career Guidance Talk by Shirrin S Patwa, a Clean Water & Healthy Lifestyle Demonstration by Maria. Please bring your business cards, we have 5 discount vouchers from Allure Collectives for 5 lucky ladies names picked from the business cards drop box. Also, our Venue sponsor – MAD Dance Studio will be giving AED 100/- vouchers from MAD to use against 2 free sessions with them. The MAD vouchers are for every participant.

RSVP with your full name and contact number to barkha@redorangevents.com

PLEASE BRING YOGA MAT OR CUSHION FOR YOURSELF AS WE HAVE LIMITED SEATING ARRANGEMENTS !

 

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Project Doopti : Purpose is to Sustain

Uplifting people just by mere words is not enough, until they are backed by actions. Meet my dear friend, Cynthia Fernandes, an inspiration and motivational Social Entrepreneur.

Cynthia Fernandes | Social Entrepreneur & Cottage Industry Owner | Project Doopti

Cynthia has always been a quiet Samaritan to take up causes and initiatives which would look challenging for any one but not for this woman. Cynthia has lived in the Middle East for most of her life, where I had the privilege of meeting her through her social work of helping people get jobs through her job posts, women networking events and many more. When she moved back home to India, she saw the challenges faced by the low income and under privileged women in her neighboring village, a few kilometers from where she lives.
Where most people who look at such a need of upliftment for the under privileged , Cynthia backed her words of motivation with actions ! That is when Project Doopti took birth !

Women working on their orders

Doopti is a small cottage enterprise in Belgaum, where in they employ below poverty women and encourage them to make cotton quilts and at the same time earn a decent living for themselves. These quilts are personalised quilts as per the clients wish or requirements.
Cynthia started this cottage industry in 2015 with one lady, one sewing machine. And today She has 5+ ladies and 7 sewing machines. They manufacture handmade quilts, petbeds, table accessories, goody bags, curtains, bedspreads and pillows.
They have received quite a phenomenal response from friends who are using this opportunity to gift their loved ones as these unique quilts are not easily available in the open market. As we are in the winter season, this is the right time to act upon. As they are dependent on word of mouth and personal references, you can be part of this initiative and help her to spread the word. Your inquiries will be appreciated.
You can contact Mrs. Cynthia Fernandes, Social Entrepreneur and owner of the cottage industry who has been a helping Samaritan towards so many families for their basic survival through her cottage handicraft business
The products ordered are delivered for free within India as well as UAE.
Please follow their page on Facebook – DOOPTI 
Cynthia Fernandes 00919008378123
Media Inquiries – write to – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

 

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GameChangers Season 2 | Breaking Barriers

Red Orange Events Management presents GameChangers Season 2 , an open mic night bringing inspiring stories to be heard by HEroes and SHEroes from our community !

Bringing together an ENTREPRENEUR + a PHILANTHROPIST + an ARTIST

We welcome profiles of those who would like to share their journey. Individuals making an effort to bring about change around the world need support and for that they need to be heard. An artist needs a platform to share his talent and art !

So whether you are looking to motivate the audience with your journey, looking for support for your cause or need a platform to show your talent, you are welcome to join us !

The event is FREE to attend and participate. As we have limited seating , Registration is compulsory.

GAMECHANGERS SEASON 2
DEC 23, 2017 | 8PM TO 10PM | SATURDAY
DOOR OPENS : 7.30 PM
MAD DANCE STUDIO
CENTERPOINT, BUR DUBAI

Entry for Adults and Youngsters from the age of 13 years and above will be permitted.

SEND YOUR PROFILE TO REDORANGEVENTS@GMAIL.COM IF YOU WANT TO BE A SPEAKER OR PERFORMER OR DISPLAY YOUR ART.

SUPPORT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY – AED 150/- ONLY
TWO SPACES AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE (from 10am to 10pm) FOR DISPLAY / POP UP / EXHIBIT (AED 250/-)

Ask for details on + 971 55 77 11 606 or email barkha@redorangevents.com

 
BREAKING BARRIERS
THEY DO WHAT THEY LOVE !
Check our video from our first season here

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The Future City Jaipur

Trimurty Builders Jaipur brings to you Plots in THE FUTURE CITY Jaipur (starting from Rs 4 Lacs) in 100% Govt Approved, integrated & one of the biggest townships of India.

Plot Sizes now available – 111.11 / 200 / 311.11 / 400 / 2000 sq. yards 

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

* 100% FIXED PRICE (No negotiations policy)
* ICICI loan facility (upto 75% of plot value)
* Very High appreciation potential due to awesome surroundings of industrial development and planning of 2 Mega industrial parks and one Special economic zone
* Merely 45 Minutes’ drive from Jaipur city
* 13 Kms ahead of Mahindra SEZ Jaipur. The future city is en-route Jaipur-Bhilwara State Highway (converting into 4 Lane highway soon)
* Development at project site is in full swing
* Tallest Indian Flag is planned in this township as one of the highlight.

It’s a NOT-TO-MISS investment for this strategically located township in approx 300 Acres.

Contact +91750 640 3538 for information or a site visit !

You can write to barkhamahesh@gmail.com

Coming up … our chat with Mr. Sharad Mishra, Director – UKM GROUP (Trimurty Builders)

#sabkafuture #thefuturecity #thefuturecityjaipur #thepinkcity #jaipur #township
#investment #projects #wellness #healthyliving

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Visit to the heritage village at Chokhi Dhani

Has it happened to you, that during a conversation someone mentions the name of a place and the name pops up when you are closer to it …. I guess it’s Universe’s way of saying you have to go there !

This is what happened with Choki Dhani, I thank my sister in law for mentioning the place as she had been there earlier… and she told me don’t miss it if you get the chance between your work.

Yes, the visit to Jaipur was an official tour but I got one day to explore and use it to my leisure… so after a day spent in retail therapy ( can we live without it … wink wink) I set off to chokhi dhani earlier and wanted to reach there before the sunset to capture pictures in the natural light.

I totally loved the way they were welcoming the guests with the traditional tilak on the head and dhol musicians playing just before you enter the lobby. Couldn’t take a picture of myself though !

It was nice ambiance as you enter the lobby in the traditional decor so typical of Jaipur. Your entry to the village is through your dinner booking at the lobby … you have the option of sitting in the open or take the air conditioned dining in a separate area. Of course the weather in August was so amazing that you don’t want to spend it in air conditioning (living in Dubai, we are in it all year round). So done with my dinner booking I entered inside the place and was in awe of the simplicity and beauty of the whole setup !

Entrance of Chokhi Dhani

There are small food and chat corners, rope walker, different folk dances by local artists, henna design, elephant and camel rides and an amazingly designed play area for children. There was a wrestlers ring as well !! Really and there were some guests trying to show off muscle ..hahaha it was so funny watching people with a pot belly wrestling with professionals ! but who cares when you are of a sporting nature !

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There are nice places to rest and sit and enjoy the setup. The dinner starts to be served from 6.30 … oh but do enjoy the dances and the henna before you go for the food… I am an early eater so I went in for dinner and then decided to explore the handicraft market – Kalagram and also the haldi ghatti setup with the historic representation of the story of Maharana Pratap. But a little bit of henna on the hand was lovely by the village artist.

The Dining hall was built like a hut with the food serving station in the center and the seating was of course on the floor with food being served in eco-friendly vessels. Well if you are a weight watcher then good luck to you …. you need to be on a slightly empty stomach to enjoy the food or have a good appetite. The traditional daal batthi churma, with gathe ki sabji and different rotis to go with it and chaas …oh gosh … writing about it is only having me drooling about the food.  The amazing thing I loved was the lighted walls with the diyas .. it gave such a soft and soothing effect to dining !

Enjoyed a little entertainment before the dinner …

After dinner it was the Haldi Ghatti and Kalagram shopping of handicrafts … here are a few pictures !

In all a lovely village setting with nice dinner and activities with light entertainment for everyone … the weather gave it the little chill that a desert should be associated with … the nights are cooler.

Tirupathi Temple live size representation

And after all the indulging in the kalagram with handicraft shopping … I bid farewell to a relaxed and light evening surrounded by heritage and culture at Chokhi Dhani !

Ram Ram Sa … good bye the rajasthani way

Ram Ram Sa …. till next time

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Seasons of Change

Dubai International Art Centre invites you to the opening of “Seasons of Change” by the artists of Dubai Foundation for Women & Children

Guest of Honor is Madame Fatma Lootah

Opening night 6th September 2017, 5pm – 7pm

Location – Gallery 76, Dubai International Art Centre, Behind Mercato Mall, Villa #27, Street 75-B, Jumeirah

Exhibition shall run from 6th – 16th September 2017

Follow them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DIACArtCentre/

Picture Credits – DIAC