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May 2016 | For private circulation only

Annual Sports Day

Holi @ the Club

MNC Gala Dinner


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Air India • Al Shirawi Group • Amar Traders • Builders Merchants • Geebee Trading International Traders (ME) Ltd • Jumbo Electronics • K M Brothers (Late) Shree Purshottam K. Pawani • (Late) Umrao Singh Singhel Maghanmal Jethanand • Narain Sawlani • Narsingdas Naraindas • Regal Traders (Late) Vashdev Chainani

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mr. Vasu Shroff • Mrs. Reena Kamlesh • Dr. Ram Buxani Mr. Sanjeev Jain • Mr. Harish Pawani • Mr. Sunil Pathak Mr. Irfan Izhar • Mr. Ketan Rele • Mr. George Mammen

Vice ’s person r i a h C ge Messa

n’s a m ir Cha ssage Me Dear Members,

Dear Members,

As summer approaches, we are getting geared up for major refurbishment projects at the Club with an endeavor to upgrade the facilities constantly. We had a plethora of activities over the last couple of months including Holi, All India Food Festival, Valentine’s Day celebrations, a trip for members to Eastern Europe, a Desert Fun Drive, Health Talks and Ladies Coffee Evenings; The MNC Gala Dinner was revived back after 3 years to a very positive feedback.

Please accept greetings of Peace and wellness to all. As the summer months approach, the scenario of the club changes to more of indoor activities but still buzzing and busy.

We are getting geared up for the 39th edition of the UAE Badminton Tournament and hope to get another record number of entries. Members will be glad to note that the lift at the Ashoka Complex is now operational.

We at India Club look forward to whole hearted support from our members in order to strive and succeed so do keep the suggestions and feedback coming but please don't forget to mention your name and membership number as this will help us to attend the matter promptly.

We would love to hear from you and your suggestions and ideas for bettering our Club are welcomed.

Sincerely hope you all enjoyed the last few events, and will continue to attend in greater numbers for the coming ones.

Till next time, stay cool and stay blessed.

Best regards

Mr. Vasu Shroff

Mrs. Reena Kamlesh

Hon. Chairman

Hon. Vice Chairperson



Main: India Club Team Winners of the CGI Republic Day Outdoor Cricket Tournament 2016.

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• Affiliated Clubs in various cities in India with India Club - Dubai • Know the Clubs • Mail Bag • New Members with Spouse


Social Events

• All India Food Mela • Desert Fun Drive • Valentine’s Day Celebrations • Tour of Eastern Europe • Holi Celebrations


Health Talk

• Healthy Living



• Walk for Education

Kids Club

• Visit to Unikai Factory • Imparting Values Workshop


Ladies Coffee Club • Valentine’s Party • Talk on Skin Care

Well Being Talks

• Ayurveda Yoga Workshop • Cyber Security


• Annual Sports Day • Asia Cup Finals • Bowling Top Scorers • Congratulating India Club Cricket Team


• MNC Gala Dinner • Neerja Movie Screening • MNC Achievers

Staff News & Happenings • Know the Club Staff • Staff Birthday Party • Bi-Monthly Staff Awards • Training Sessions

GM’s Notes

• ISO Surveillance Audit • SNF Sports Meet

KEBAB BISTRO CONTEST Winner : Mavis D’Souza (Membership No. 2612) January ‘16 – March ‘16 For General Club Enquiries Bharat Chachara, General Manager E: For Sports Facilities / Administration Enquiries Simon Varella, Manager, HR & Administration Contact No. 04 3344617 E: Cecil Fernandes E: For Advertisement & Marketing Enquiries Siddharth Vyas, Marketing Manager Contact No. 04 - 3371112 Fax: 04 - 3378880 Mob: 050 8538939 E: 4 India Club

CONTACT DETAILS For Finance & Logistics Enquiries

For Membership Enquiries / Processing

Rajasekharam Pendyala Manager - Finance & Logistics E:

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Food & Beverages Enquiries

For Updating Communication Records

Party & Bookings / Package Enquiries Tarun Subba - F & B Supervisor Mobile: 056 7797961 E:

Arun Chaturvedi Manager - IT E:



THE SPORTS CLUB OF GUJARAT Sardar Patel Stadium, Navrangpura Ahmedabad 380 014 Tel: 26440371-3, 26560597 E-Mail:

LOTUS CLUB Warriam Road, Ernakulam Cochin 682016 Tel: +91-484-2352456, 2366737, 2381595 Email: See Page 7

DADAR CLUB Lokmanya Tilak Colony Dadar (E), Mumbai 400 014 Tel: +91-22-24143627/24150590 Email: Website :

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Swimming Pool

Home Theatre

Beauty Parlour


Card Room


Kids Play Area

Conference Hall




Table Tennis


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massive size (almost 58,000 sq. feet) that included state-of-the-art facilities for sports, among other things. Currently, the Dadar Club offers many amenities to its members such as a swimming pool, a steam bath, a billiards room, a massage room, a bridge room, a banquet hall, restaurants, a conference room, a library, residential rooms, a gymnasium, a permit room, a cards room, two tennis courts and an area for table tennis.

Started in 1928, by the duo, Mr. M.R. Tambe and Dr. Jivraj Mehta, who were big tennis aficionados, the Dadar Club started off as a small tennis and bridge club that was located in a small ground floor structure. In 1971, a wider range of activities


like billiards and snooker were introduced, a bar and restaurant opened up for which an additional floor was erected. In 2013, the 5000 sq. feet club was converted into a more contemporary and modern structure of

The Lotus Club in Kochi started off in the British colonial era and was founded by a Mrs. Gertrude Bristol on 15th July of 1931. In its early years, the club was a place that witnessed several public debates on areas of social, political and scientific interests that were always attended by esteemed citizens. The very first club night was held on 9th September of 1932 in the presence of HH The Maharaja of Cochin. Currently, the Lotus Club offers facilities such as residential rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a banquet hall, a bridge room, a cards room, a library, a tennis court, a badminton court and a billiards hall.

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MAIL BAG We at the India Club magazine, would love to hear from you. Just about anything will do, something you’d like to share with us – a suggestion, a complaint, gossip or simply pure praise! We’ll be happy to put it across for you in your favourite magazine. And what’s more, there’s a reward for your efforts. The best letter gets a fantastic prize – Pendant from Liali Jewellery. So go ahead and keep writing... and drop in those letters at the India Club mail box now !

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Sports Day

Food Mela The View from the other side was breathtaking colourful clowns, dances and entertainment by kids, little ones clad in fancy dress costumes, caricature artists, mehndi application, were some of the attractions, apart from the tantalizing aroma of food, which drifted you into the world of connoisseurs. Yes, I'm talking about the food mela 2016! India club has been enthusiastically conducting food mela every year for the past 6 years. It endeavors to bring out the best there is, in the 'home chefs' and encourages them to show their hidden culinary art out to the public. Hats off to the entire India Club team who toil hard to make it a success for the members (here I want to make a special mention of Pansy, without whose contribution and hard work I should say it wouldn't have been the same). I have always been a participant each year and enjoyed every bit of it. But this time for a change, I decided to be on the other side of the stalls, just strolling around and having fun. There were totally 19 stalls and a throng of people heading to get a taste of the mesmerizing food. The lively atmosphere gave it a true effect of a mela back home. The food in each stall represented a part of our country, a part of our culture and tradition. Here I also witnessed how, though keeping with our tradition, we as Indians accept, adapt an blend new ideas from around the world so naturally. And this shows even in our cuisine. Who wud have heard of dhokla pizza and Thepla quessidilla? Rasgulla chaat!? Never heard of it before. Though I'm from Karnataka but born and brought up in Mumbai., I didn't know what goli wada is, which I got to see and even taste here! Inventions, creations and presentations were all the soul of the food stalls. It was amazing to see the diversity of India through the wide variety of cuisines and dishes. Food mela this time also, as always, brought out the true spirit of India!

Anagha Trikannad Membership No. 4258

I had the good opportunity to attend the Grand Annual Sports Day organized by India Club. As always, India Club and it’s organizers never fail to amuse me and my family members. The Entire event was organized to perfection and my family had a wonderful time right from the word GO ! A special mention of the staff also who joined hands from Indian High School along with the India Club staff to make the event a grand success. Games for Kids, Grown Ups, Veterans were all conducted in a very smooth fashion. The variety of Events was very good and gave a chance to almost everyone to compete in the sport of their choice. To organize Bowling, Basketball, Cricket, Football and fun games in one single day is truly commendable. We thank the management of India Club and all those involved for the wonderful time and for organizing such a great event which we all look forward to every year. Wishing India Club all the best for all future events!

Krishna Bhat

Membership No. 5019

Gala Dinner I wish to thank India Club Dubai for the invitation to the MNC Annual Gala Dinner. As mentioned in your invitation, truly it was a GRAND & HIGHLY AWAITED event. The belly dancers did mesmerize us with their dazzling show. It was not 1, not 2, but 4 of them!!!! This magnitude of bellydancers and belly dancing I had never witnessed in any other social/corporate events that I attended. The show by the Illusionist left me and many in shock and awe. He was a fantastic performer and kept the entire audience spell bound. I also really enjoyed the show of Latin American dancers especially the ones they performed on Bollywood numbers. Last but not the least - sumptuous dinner with soothing music played by the saxophonist - Food for the body and the soul. Overall, a well spent evening amongst good sociable crowd. Wishing all your future events to be a grand success...

Purushotham R Pai Membership No. 5364


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Welcome aboard to join the Crème de la crème of Indians in Dubai !



Nergish Parsi Food

Best Flavour of India Lucknowi Delights;

Innovative Desserts Sweet Temptation

DJ Willy belted out a variety of Indian regional music, in addition to the ‘desi’ Bollywood music. The fancy dress competition added an attractive element to the mela where Siya Damani stood first, Dev Damani second and Veer Rajasth third. All the children grooved to Bollywood music and

(L-R) Pansy Lobo, Anuj Nainta, Aneel Mathur, Reena Kamlesh, Akshay Nayyar, Saurabh Tiwari and Bharat Chachara

The All India Food Mela was held on Friday, 22nd January ‘16. There were a total of 19 stalls that had cuisines from different regions of India. Some of the cuisines were Maharashtrian (Mumbai), Maharashtrian/Bengali (HowrahMumbai Mail), Punjabi (Kudiyon Da Dhaba), Karnataka (Foodupi Cafe), Gujarati (Kutch Jo Dhabo, Gujju Fashion Goes International, Gujju’s Magic), Parsi delicacies (Nergish Parsi Food), Keralite (Indie Fusion, Taste of God’s own country), Goan (Mae’s Cozinha), Lucknowni (Lucknowi Delights), Uttar Pradesh (Chatkare U.P. Ka), Bhatia (Bhatia Sankrat Utsav), Sweet Temptation, Food Factory Fusion and Desi Snack Bites. The esteemed judges were Saurabh Tiwai, General Manager, Melia Dubai, Anuj Nainta, F&B Director, Melia Dubai, Aneel Mathur, Group General Manager, Rolla Residence Hotel Apartments & Group General Manager, Al Thuriah Hotel Apartments, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman and Akshay Nayyar who happens to be a celebrity chef, host of Middle East’s biggest reality show Foodshala and Corporate Chef, Sanjeev Kapoor Restaurants. 12 India Club

Prizes galore!

The criteria for participating in the Food Mela was that only fresh, home cooked food could be sold at the stalls. It was a tough choice for the judges and the fifth place went to Gujju Fashion Goes International for its Gujarati food and the fourth place went to Kudiyon Da Dhaba for its Punjabi delicacies. The Bhatia Stall was declared as the first place winner for its Bhatia food, with Foodupi Cafe from Karnataka coming in second and Desi Snack Bites coming at third place.

enjoyed the added entertainment by clowns, face painters, stilt walkers, balloon benders and a bouncing castle.

Entertaining the Kids

There were a few special prizes given out to the following stalls: Best Presentation Indie Fusion Best Traditional Food Taste of God’s Own Country

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Fun with Friends & Folks

Cheerful Camaraderie


Celebrating Companionship

A fun desert drive to Camelrock was organized on Friday, 5th February ‘16 by our sports secretary Mr. Irfan Izhar and his group of Marshals. 138 members and guests participated in the 4*4 wheel fun drive that included features like dune bashing, live DJ, snacks, dinner, kite flying, refreshments, camel rides, tanoura dancer, belly dancing and photography in traditional Arabic costumes.

Enjoying the dune drive

Everyone enjoyed a lot of fun activities during the day that lasted well into the evening. The evening came to a close after a scrumptious dinner at the campsite.

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Romance is in the air

India Club celebrated Valentine’s Day on Sunday, 14th February at an event that was rather well-attended. The evening included a delicious buffet and some bubbly for the guests. The event was themed in red, in accordance with Valentine’s day

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Sweethearts forever

celebrations with red décor, red balloons and couples dressed in the colour as well. Three lucky members won a pearl necklace from Liali and all participating members received vouchers courtesy of Liali.



India Club goes to Eastern Europe A one week trip to Eastern Europe was organised from March 17- 23, 2016.

Experience the fascinating history of Europe

A feast for all senses

The 12th International Tour organised for India Club members in association in ANTA Travels included 65 members touring Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague and Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic). Besides visiting the sites of historical importance in all four cities, the members also enjoyed a visit to a traditional spa in Karlovy Vary, a cruise on the Danube river in Budapest, a ride on the historical tram in Prague and a tour of a brewery restaurant in Bratislava.

Travel with like-minded companions

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India Club celebrates Holi on Wednesday, March 23, ‘16. Holi, known as the ‘festival of colors’ is celebrated on the full moon day falling in the month of Phalguna (Feb-Mar). People celebrate this festival by literally throwing dry or water

L to R: Bharat Butaney, Rajshree Rele, Ketan Rele, Sunil Singh, Shubha Singh, Melwyn D’Silva, Reena Kamlesh, Vasu Shroff, Prem Sagar, Kiran Punjabi, Deepak Punjabi, Sunil Pathak, Bharat Chachara

Mrs. Reena Kamlesh, Mr. Sunil Singh, Mr. Melwin D’silva, Mr. Sunil Pathak, Mr. Irfan Izhar, Mr. Ketan Rele and Mr. George Mammen.

An Auspicious beginning with the lighting of Holika

colors on each other to show delight amidst loud music, drums etc. It also signifies the victory of good over evil.

Some great Holi songs in addition to the usual Bollywood, pop and western music was played by DJ Keith. The Hive Performing Art Studio presented seven dances that

Holi is a festival which bids goodbye to winter and brings the onset of spring. In some parts of India, the celebrations are also associated with spring harvest. It's at this time the farmers, seeing their stores being filled with new crops celebrate Holi to display their happiness and joy. Courtesy: depicted the seven colors and seven emotions of Holi.

Event Highlights: Over 650 members were in attendance that evening.

The lighting of the Holika was done by the Chairman of India Club, Mr. Vasu Shroff, the Vice Chairperson of India Club,

Holi Aayi Re Kanhai

Rang De Basanti

The food court housed a variety of cuisines, including but not limited to, Holi specials- ghewar, jalebi, rabdi and thandai.

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Walking for a noble cause

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

The management and members of India Club, along with the Vice Chairperson Mrs. Reena Kamlesh, participated in the Dubai Cares ‘Walk for Education’, which was held at Dubai Creek Park on Friday, March 4 from 8AM onwards. As a part of its CSR initiative, India Club paid for 50% of the entry fee for members.

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FIELD TRIP FOR KIDS A field trip for kids, a visit to the UNIKAI Factory was organized on 30 January, 2016 to familiarize children about their production procedures and to gain an insiders' view into the techniques used by the company.

Familiarity gained by experience‌

The field trip saw 25 children in attendance, who were given a guided tour of the factory under expert supervision and were shown all the facilities. Refreshments such as juices, milkshakes, ice cream and ice-lollies were given to the children at the end of the trip which was a real treat for them. A Fun trip indeed!

A platform for children to develop and discover positive values in their lives to access their full potential. A two-hour workshop, Enlightened Kids, was conducted for a group of children between the ages of 6 and 12 on Saturday, 26 March 2016. The aim of the workshop was to help the children discover and develop the positive values in their life that would then help them in moving towards their potential, while creating a caring and conducive environment where they feel safe. Through this, children learn to use their values in a helpful and practical way in their daily lives, and it also happens to be an effective way to harness a value-based environment. 22 India Club

Inculcating progressive values

Learning process

Catch them young‌watch them grow


VALENTINE’S DAY The ladies and their guests at India Club, celebrated the day of love on 11 February at a fun-filled evening, where red balloons adorned the walls of Crystal Lounge and soft music played in the background.


The women got a chance to show off their style and confidence with three elegantly dressed ladies being crowned and gifted. It was an evening of enjoyment with the Best Dressed lady contest, games, spot prizes and a round of Housie. All the ladies present at the event received gift hampers and vouchers. The evening was completed with the delicious snacks served by India Club and moreover, the ladies got to taste the food demonstrated by Chef Ritu as well.

Chef in action

Ritu Chaturvedi honoured by Reena Kamlesh

The Valentine's celebration saw beautiful ladies dressed to impress in red, with food blogger and chef Ritu Chaturvedi giving a live demonstration of healthy cooking. Noting down Chef’s Special tips…

SKIN CARE FOR A HEALTHY SKIN India Club in association with Aster Hospital Dubai, held a Skin Care talk by Dr. Moutusi Audhya on January 9, 2016. Dr. Moutusi Audhya is a specialist dermatologist having an interest in aesthetic anti-aging, diagnosis and treatment of various skin disorders and psorasis. She performs different types of cosmetic dermatology, dermatosurgery procedures and laser operations.

She explained the aging process of the skin and gave advice on how to take care of the skin with anti-aging medicine. She also said that certain habits are essential for all to maintain their skin and have a radiant complexion throughout. Also, she advised the women to invest in a good sun protection cream in order to reduce the harmful effects of the sun, which accelerate aging. She then explained how various dermatosurgery procedures including, laser therapy, Botox and fillers can make you look and feel younger beyond your years.

Dr. Moutusi throwing light on Skin issues

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An Ayurveda Yoga Workshop by Dr. Ajayita Chanana was held on Saturday, 20 February 2016. Dr. Ajayita, a gold medalist in Bachelor of Medicine and Ayurvedic Surgery is also a renowned practitioner of Ayurveda and has been featured on many television shows to talk about her mode of treatment.

She discussed different ways on how to live a stress and disease free life by a comprehensive holistic approach. The workshop covered key lifestyle issues such as weight management, digestive system disorder, stress management, hypertension and sleep disorders.

Dr. Ajayita shows the way to stress-free life…

Audience getting enlightened

Maghanmal Jethanand honouring Dr. Ajayita

LET’S THINK BEFORE WE CLICK – Talk by Mr. Raghav Mimani An insightful and fascinating session on cyber and digital security by Mr. Raghav Mimani, Entrepreneur and CEO of Nischint Technologies was organized on Saturday, 12 March 2016. Mr. Mimani specializes in cyber security for children and insights families for the same. He is heading a growing start up business in India and the Middle East to create

Raghav Mimani addressing the gathering

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awareness about the dangers of the cyber world. A question and answer session was conducted at the end where he clarified many unknown facts and how every single Facebook post helps make money for Zuckerberg, how countries are in the middle of electronic warfare secretly, how YouTube videos impact six year olds, what is FOSI- Family Online Safety Institute and more. India Club 23



A Family Day Out!

Besides the sports and fun games, there were balloon twisters and face painters who made some pretty designs on

the prizes included vouchers of Dr. Shyam’s Ayurveda Center (for two winners) and India Club vouchers (for three winners).

The Annual Sports Day was held on Friday, 18 March 2016, which was more of a family outing day done on similar lines as it has been for the third consecutive year. Giving a tough fight! Sanjeev Jain with the Prize Winners

Ketan Rele with the Champs

The events of the day kicked off at 11 AM with India Club members participating in bowling, cricket, table tennis, squash, arm wrestling, and fun games such as lemon and spoon race (for 5-8 year olds), balloon race (for 5-8 year olds), skipping race (for girls below 18), frog race (for boys below 18), sack race (for boys below 18),7 tiles (for two families of 4 each), family tie breaker (four members per team), lemon race (for women above 18), basketball and tug of war. 26 India Club

Irfan Izhar handing over trophy

the faces and hands of the children in addition to a jumping castle. Over 150 members participated in various events and over 60 members were a part of the family cricket. There were about 425 registrations in total for all the events. A lucky draw was held for all the participants and

Reena Kamlesh distributing trophy

The members enjoyed the Friday brunch as well. Prizes were given out by the Vice Chairperson, India Club, Mrs. Reena Kamlesh, Sports Secreatry, Mr. Irfan Izhar, Joint Sports Secretary, Mr. Ketan Rele and Treasurer, Mr. Sanjeev Jain.

Prize Winners with the Club Officials



T20 ASIA CUP FINALS The finals of the T20 Asia Cup finals between India & Bangladesh were telecast live at the Badminton Hall on Sunday, 6th March ’16. A crowd of over 250 cricket fans watched the finals on the giant screen.

Added attractions for the finals – Dhol player, live food counters and snacks. And to top it up… India won the T20 Asia Cup defeating Bangladesh! Bravo and well done Team India…..

Kohli! Dhoni! Hip Hip Hurray!

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February ‘16

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Under 12 years - Boys Mast. Tarun Rangarajan ( M’Ship No. 5512 ) 12 years - 15 years Boys & Girls Boys Mr. Aryan Chawla ( M’Ship No. 4716 )

Girls Miss. Jennifer D’souza ( M’Ship No. 4946 ) Above 15 years Men & Ladies Men Mr. G. V. Ravi ( M’Ship No. 4559 ) Ladies Mrs. Reshma Lulla ( M’Ship No. 4533 )

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Heartfelt congratulations to the India Club cricket team on winning the prestigious Consulate General of India Republic Day Outdoor Cricket Tournament 2016. The tournament was held on Friday, 15 January 2016, at the Skyline College Ground in Sharjah and the Tournament Cup was officially presented on January 24, 2016. The tournament was held between four teams: Consulate General of India, Dubai, India Club, Dubai, IBPC, Dubai and Bank of Baroda, Dubai. India Club beat Bank of Baroda and IBPC Dubai beat CGI Dubai in the preliminary matches held in the morning.

Jubilant Winners

In the finals played between India Club and IBPC, a score of 119 was needed which our team members easily made in about 9 overs and won the cup. Since the inception of the tournament three years ago, India Club has won two of the three CGI Independence Indoor Cricket Tournaments held and with this win, India Club has won the inaugural CGI Republic Day Outdoor Cricket Tournament.

The India Club Cricket team was represented by – • Vivek Kelshiker ( Captain ) • Vinay Tolani ( Vice Captain ) • Ketan Rele ( Team Manager & Joint Sports Secretary ) • Vinay Mehta • Sujit Salian • Kurt Pereira • Santu Rupani • Savio Pereira • Rajesh Thadani • Nikhil Jain • Ragotham Hayagreevan • Mohamed Ilyas

Tournament Winners with Mr. Vasu Shroff (Chairman, India Club), Ms. Reena Kamlesh (Vice Chairperson, India Club), Mr. Irfan Izhar (Sports Secretary), Mr. Ketan Rele (Joint Sports Secretary) and other team members. 28 India Club

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Sunil Singh, Subha Singh and Sunil Pathak

Vasu Shroff and Dr. Ram Buxani

The MNC Gala Dinner was held for MNC Members and their Spouse on Thursday, 10 March 2016. The Strolling Lady Saxophonist welcomed the members by playing melodious music on her saxophone, an act that created the perfect atmosphere and ambiance required for a formal dinner setup. The entertainment was out in full force with Colombian

Members Networking Centre

dancers who combined their dance with the Arabian Queens - a group of four belly dancers that enthralled the audience with their lively performance. The Illusion act by Helios and Eva was absolutely mind blowing! Anil Trivedi, the emcee for the evening set the show going with his witty and humorous style. During the course of the evening, about 10 spot prizes were given out to members. The scrumptious food added to the overall appeal of the evening.

Mrs. & Mr. Rajkumar Pancholia and Kamlesh Bhatia

Truly captivating!

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India Club organised a special screening of Sonam Kapoor and Shabana Azmi starrer, Neerja on Saturday, 27th February 2016. The film is a biopic based on the life of Neerja Bhanot, the brave

air hostess on the Pan Am flight, who was instrumental in saving hundreds of lives in a crisis situation, while sacrificing her own. The screening was well-attended with over 400 members present and was an evening not to be missed.

L to R: Mrs and Mr Prem sagar, Mrs and Mr. Lalchand Pancholia, Mrs and Mr Melwyn Dsilva, Kamlesh Bhatia

Pancholia Family

Members at the Movie Screening

Mrs Janki Shroff, Ms. Reena Kamlesh, Mr. Vasu Shroff




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Irfan Izhar - Journey of Thousand Miles “A Journey of a Thousand Miles” is a documentary that takes a bold look at the women who constitute the global force and goes beyond the statistics and news stories to find these people on an individual level. Through an organic unfolding of their experiences during the course

of this year, the documentary changes or, attempts to change, the way we look at women in developing nations and asks the hard questions that need to taken into consideration to better the global effort to build peace. It is a journey of 160 women from Bangladesh who joined the UN peace keeping forces and have been deputed in Haiti for a peace keeping mission. The documentary

Irfan Izhar with Mr. Ban Ki Moon on the screening of Journey of thousand Miles Peace keepers in United Nations Head quarter New York

Dr. Mahaveer Mehta

is directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, who is an Oscar winning director. Sharmeen has won two Oscards; one for her film ‘Saving Faces’ in 2013 and one for her film ‘Girl in the river’ last year. Irfan Izhar, Dubai based businessman and India Club member, is the executive producer of the film, while the film has been edited by Ms. Maya Mumma.

Irfan Izhar and Geeta Gandbhir with Mr. Rober Di Nero in New York.

Dr. Mahaveer Mehta of Dr. Mahaveer Mehta Medical Center was recently honoured with a prestigious award by the Dubai government. He received the award from senior vice president of Dubai Tourism, H.E. Hamed bin Mejren and Steen Jackobsen, Director, Dubai Business events at an event organized at the St. Regis in Dubai. This was done to recognise his untiring efforts to attract and host international conferences in the emirate, by

reinforcing the centre’s position as a global hub for knowledge exchange. The event was attended by a large number of top government officials, board of directors, Dubai Health Authority officials and other dignitaries. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Mehta said, “I thank Dubai Tourism and Government of Dubai for this great honor and Award. I love Dubai as much as I love my country. East or West Dubai is the best”.

Dubai Business Events and Dubai Tourism Department Honors Congress Ambassador Dr. Mahaveer Mehta

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MOHAN VALRANI - THE STALWART in August this year, will offer the National Curriculum of England to pupils from Foundation Stage 1 through to Year 6.

Mohan Valrani has achieved a phenomenal success in the 50 years he's been in Dubai. Arriving in the Emirate in 1966 as an eager young man with just $10 in his pocket on a mission to expand his uncle's business in the Middle East, his chance meeting with Abdullah Al Shirawi was to make a lasting impact upon Mohan's life. The duo formed a firm and lasting friendship which served as the basis for a joint business collaboration in the shape of Al Shirawi Trading and Contracting, which began operations in 1971.

Forty-five years on, Al Shirawi Group is one of the largest conglomerates in the Arabian Gulf comprising over 40 companies with activities spanning manufacturing, trading, marketing, distribution, logistics, contracting and service businesses, employing more than 10,000 staff and with a turnover of $1 billion. Having just picked up the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award by Dubai's ITP Publishing (his third to date), Mohan is gearing up to take on his latest venture - which is, in his own words, his 'true passion'- that of education.

What's more, Mohan is taking a uniquely holistic approach to looking after its staff. On top of earning some of the highest teacher salaries in the emirate, Arcadia teaching staff will enjoy top-class accommodation, first-class benefits and access to the best training courses along with the latest technology at their fingertips to augment the teaching process. 'Our teacher-centric approach has been deliberately designed to ensure all our teachers feel valued and respected; indeed the Arcadia team's vision is to create a school in which educators are treated with the same value and respect that they are expected to instill in their own students,' said Mohan.

Valrani receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indian CEO Awards

Chase your passion, age just a figure

Industrialist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, father of three and grandfather of seven, the dynamic and ambitious-as-ever Mohan of today shows no sign of easing into a more leisurely lifestyle despite being within sight of his 76th birthday. Never one to aim for anything less than the best, Mohan Valrani's ambition is to revolutionise Dubai's educational landscape by combining the finest traditional values of a British primary education into a forward-thinking, international environment. The first school to open under the Arcadia brand will be The Arcadia Preparatory School. Situated in a state-of-the-art campus within the Jumeirah Village Triangle community, the school, which is scheduled to open 34 India Club

There comes a time when you feel the need to leave behind a legacy for future generations and for me, opening schools to give back to the Dubai community is the best way to achieve this since education is a vital means to helping solve many of the problems of the world,' said Mohan. 'That's why I've decided to dedicate the rest of my life to building schools under the Arcadia brand. In the words of Nelson Mandela, 'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' and that's exactly what I want to achieve with Arcadia schools,' he said. To realise this vision Mohan, as Chairman of The Arcadia Schools, is employing the very best teachers, embracing the most advanced technological teaching aids and working closely with architects and designers to ensure all Arcadia school facilities are of an outstanding quality.

As for pupils themselves, a rich and diverse learning environment awaits where the highly-qualified and dedicated teaching team will use the latest resources to help propel young minds towards academic excellence. Arcadia's unique Enrichment Learning Programme, an all-inclusive programme based on an extended school day, complements the core curriculum in harmony with an array of extra-curricular activities covering languages, music, art and sports. 'By instilling a passion for life-long learning into our pupils and by rewarding excellence so that every deserved student can receive a highquality British education, regardless of their financial means, we are laying the foundation for our students to evolve into intellectually-rounded, motivated and ambitious young adults and beyond. As Mahatma Gandhi said, 'Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.''


Mr. Mohammed H. Nagoor Khan - Security Officer An ex-serviceman from the Indian Army, upholding a secure environment has been Nagoor Khan’s

Rosy Fernandes



Khan feels like his job has given him the opportunity meet celebrities like Saina Nehwal, Vayalar Ravi, Kapil Dev, actor Saranth Kumar, and more. His wife Mrs. Jameela Beevi is a home maker. The couple is blessed with two children – son, Mr. Imran Khan, a Civil Engineer working in Chawla Architects & Consulting Engineers, Dubai and daughter Ms.Vishrul Janeera, a home maker, blessed with three children.

Rosy, an invaluable asset to India Club, has always put her best foot forward during her long tenure at the Club. A graduate of Canossa Convent High School, Mumbai, Rosy has displayed absolute finesse and patience on a daily basis in her work, earning accolades from members. Her message to her team members is to keep up consistent patience and earnestness .She fondly recollects the compliment

Wholehearted dedication

given by a member Ms Indu, an auditor for DQA awards, who, while addressing the audience at the MNC club ceremony, mentioned – “Rosy at the front desk always smiles and greets us with our names, which makes us feel so good !” She is blessed with a small happy family - husband Mr. John Fernandes and daughter Rebecca Fernandes.




Making every member feel important by greeting them with their names



As a Front Office Team member, she always exudes kind courtesy and warm hospitality Impeccable Etiquette 36 India Club


Safeguarding members and the institution



Nagoor Khan

mission. Originally from Nagercoil, the souther region of India, Khan has consistently demonstrated a good work ethic during his long service at India Club. Hard work and talent are the two most important qualities he believes in. It is with great pride that he reminisces the honour of meeting Ms. Pratibha Patil, ex-President of India.



Bi - Monthly Star Employee Awards during Feb/Mar ‘16 Bi-Monthly Star Employee Awards were presented for the months of Feb/Mar ‘16 to Mr. Arjun Negi (Maintenance Assistant) Mr. Omprakash Madhukar (Asst. Cook)

Staff Birthdays during Feb ‘16 & Mar ‘16 A birthday tea party was organized for the employees who celebrated their birthdays during the months of February ‘16 and March ‘16.

A training by Mr. Prakash Chugani and Ms. Supriya Sahai of ecube training was held for India Club Management & Supervisory Staff on Sunday, 17th January ‘16. The Topic was “Difficult situations and how to handle them”. Group / Team Exercises and Role Plays were held as a part of the training session.

Fire Fighting training for staff members was conducted by Mr. Ram Chitewale on Saturday, 13th February ‘16. A mock fire drill was conducted and the participants were taught on the usage of fire extinguishers.

A Staff training was conducted on “Food Hygiene & Safety” by Ms. Kaveeta Punjabi of KGPiee Etiquette Enhancers on Wednesday, 13th January ‘16. The topics covered in the training session included: Personal hygiene, Food safety in the kitchen, Food storage, Food preparation and hygiene / Safety regulations.

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GM’S NOTES Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. - Steve Jobs

India Club Officials with the ISO Audit Team

ISO Surveillance Audit Quality is a way of life at India Club and in spite of our busy operations, we are constantly striving to ensure we better ourselves in all aspects of our operations and infrastructure. The half yearly Surveillance Audits for both ISO 9001:2008 and EMS 14001:2004 were held on February 16 & 17 through LRQA as we came out with flying colors. Keeping this in mind, a lot of changes have been planned for the coming summer months with upgradation of the restaurants, main lobby area, banquets amongst others.

SNF Sports Meet Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given. - Mother Teresa Smile of approval

We hosted the Annual Sports Meet for our friends from the SNF (Special Needs Future) Development Centre for the 4th consecutive year and its always a pleasure to see the enthusiasm with which all of them participate. The parents of the children also

join in to make it a very lively event. We look forward to hosting them for the 39th edition of the Indian Club UAE Badminton tournament coming up shortly where there is a separate category for special needs people.

Enthusiastic participation

As summer approaches, we also have lots of indoor activities planned for all of you looking forward to seeing you at the Club‌

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