Elder Health Care Ltd. today announced a strategic alliance with Combe Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of personal care products headquartered in New York, USA. The occasion marked the launch of an International brand ‘Just For Men’- Men’s hair color in India as well as Milind Soman as the brand Ambassador for India. Now this product may be “just for men” but getting Milind to pose for this drooly picture is definately just for women (probably hoping just this once to find themselves just one guy who looks just like that!)
As you know by now Daddy’s Wind Song Wednesday’s are becoming the stuff of lore. Every Wednesday Mumbai’s Juhu neighborhood is treated to an eclectic mix of music at Riyaaz Amlani’s rooftop respite Il Terrazzo. I’ve seen a motley crew of extremely talented performers there including, Anushka Manchanda, Ankur Tewari, Yana Gupta, Something Relevant (P.S. they’re back on stage at Blue Frog on June 17th see you there… woohoo!) Nikhil D’Souza, Shaa’ir & Func (and there have been many more which I have sadly missed…)
Last night the guitar maestro Sanjay Divecha (known for his folk, rock and jazz styles) strummed his heart out. By the way he has a new album out called “Full Circle” featuring a song in the epic voice of Kailash Kher called “Naino Sey” which the evening show producer at my radio station, Avadhoot has totally flipped over. Seriously, he spent a good twenty minutes raving about the video to Sanjay who was in on Tuesday for an interview and put a really big smile on Mr. Divecha’s face. I’m glad because he seemed a bit bummed about how hard it is to give non-commercial music a voice in India. Thank you Blue Frog. If you haven’t seen this video yet, well you’re in for a treat!
(Randomly spotted Saif Azmi in the video who I feel like I met in another life when my roommate used to work for Prahlad Kakkar at Genesis nearly a decade ago. Saifi! Wazzup yo?!)
So back to last night, celebrity turn out included (the still yummy) Milind Soman, (boogie woogie bro) Naved Jafri, Shriya Sen, Reema Sen, Suvarna Jha, Shweta Keswani and Narayani Shastri and of course I have pictures!
Sanjay Divecha (far left)
Shriya Saran and Riyaaz Amlani
Narayani Shastri and Reema Sen
Alex O'Neil and Shweta Kesvani
We all have our favourite thing to do when it rains, have you ever wondered how the glitterati like to pass the time when it pours?
Raveena Tandon: Take a long drive, enjoy songs on romance and the rain, have hot coffee and bhutta, drive out to the countryside and enjoy the rare greenery…
Chetan Hansraj: Enjoy a nice cup of hot tea with steaming hot bhajiyas with fried green chillis. It goes perfect with the rain!
Arshiya Eappan: sit at home snuggled under a comforter and watch a good movie with Rij. If I’m fortunate enough and have time off I’d love to go to my house in khandala and enjoy the rain there.
Archana Puran Singh: Walk on the mall road back home in Mussoorie, or on the beach in Madh island (my home in Mumbai.) Earlier I would go for a drive but after environmental awareness and to curtail my carbon footprint drives have been replaced by walks!
Shveta Salve: Sit by a quaint little café with a really nice book or just go for a swim!
Yudhistir Urs: Go for a run in the rain and sit by some seaside place watching the ocean go mad. It would also help if I had some good company once in a while.
Milind Soman: Run in the rain at night, sit on the beach and watch the sea or else trekking in the Sahyadris.
Simone Singh: (If work schedules permit) Fahad and I like to escape to Goa in the rains. It’s a much more enjoyable experience outside the city.
Sunita Rao: Sing.
Nikhil Chinapa: drink adrak chai and watch movies! And if I can manage it adrak chai in Goa, that’s exactly what I’m doing right now.
Anish Trivedi: Listen to jazz. Smoke a cigar. Drink an old whisky.
Tupur Chaterjee: Sit at home, relax, drink tea and feel the rain mist on my face. I really love the smell of rain soaked soil.