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UAE OPEN Summer camp a huge success Zestful celebration of Cheti Chand Eating for academic success

REGION’S RICHEST TOURNEY A SMASH HIT

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A QUARTERLY NEWS LETTER OF

CHAIRMAN'S

MESSAGE Tel: +971 4 3371112, Fax: +971 4 3378880. email: admin@indiaclub.com. Private circulation only

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Air India / Al Shirawl Group / Amar Traders / Builders Merchants / Geebee Trading International Traders (ME) LTD / Jumbo Electronics / KM Brothers (Late) Shree Purushottam 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

Cover: The region’s richest badminton tournament that offers a cash prize of Dh50,000, draws 603 competitors in 28 categories.

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New look, upgrades and more events Dear Members, MANY OF YOU have taken off for a short or long break to escape the summer heat to different parts of the world; But for the many of you who have opted to stay back in the UAE – there is no dearth of activities happening in town. The Club also kept its pre-teens and teens busy with the Summer Development Camp which gave many an opportunity to learn new games and develop their personalities further with various skill sets. The Club is in the midst of a grand transformation which will last well until the end of the year. In the first phase, the main reception area is being totally revamped along with the installation of an external canopy at the main entrance. Also, being revamped is the Darbar Hall which is getting transformed into an upmarket restaurant. The work for this phase should get over before the start of the festive season in September. The next phase will see the upgradation of the Madhushala Bar, revamp of the Crystal Lounge and shifting of the administration offices. Our Club will don a new look by the end of this year. We are also in the process of upgrading our back office records with the installation of a new ERP system – the Club will contact all of you shortly to update all your records.   As we gear up for back-to-back events with Janmashtami, Eid, Onam, Navratri, Karva Chauth and many more in the next couple of weeks, we look forward to your continued patronage and hearing from you…

Mr. Vasu Shroff Hon. Chairman

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> Affilated clubs in various cities in India > Know the Clubs > Over to you! > New members with spouse > Zestful celebration of Cheti Chand

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PARTY TIME A REASON TO CHEER

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A BAISAKHI NITE

16 > Health and wellness

SUMMER CAMP A BIG HIT

20 > CSR ACTIVITIES > Blood Donation Camp > Campaign by Dubai Police > The Spirit of Giving 21 > Health ans Wellness

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COOKING IN A JIFFY!

30 > A Suhoor dinner

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A DYNAMIC ENTREPRENEUR

REGION’S RICHEST TOURNEY A SMASH HIT

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CONTEST WINNERS

KEBAB BISTRO CONTEST NAME: PRASHANT G. TRIKANNAD Membership No.4258

CONTACT DETAILS FOR GENRAL CLUB ENQUIRIES BHARAT CHACHARA, General Manager E: gm@indiaclubdubai.com

CARRERA SUNGLASS CONTEST

NAME: RAMESH ADNANI Membership No. LM 23

FCBS CONTEST NAME: HENRY LOBO Membership No. 2421

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AHMEDABAD THE SPORTS CLUB OF GUJARAT Sardar Patel Stadium. Navrangpura Ahmedabad 380 014, Tel: 26440371-3, 26560597 E-Mail: mailbox@sportsclubgujarat.com / www.sportsclub-gujarat.com GULMOHAR GREENS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Next to "Gokul -Vrindavan", Off Sarkhej - Sanand Highway Village Kolat, Ahmedabad, Tel: 9196876 28050/51/52/53/54, E-mail: info@gulmohargreens.com www. gulmohargreens.com

AMRITSAR LUMSDEN CLUB Ram Bagh Gardens, Amritsar , Tel: 0183-2566389/0183-2225205

Tennis Beauty Parlour

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secretary@clubgaspardias.com, www. clubegaspardias.com

KANPUR CITI CLUB PRIVATE LIMITED 84/79, G.T. Road,, Kanpur 208003, Tel: 0512 2521211-12-13, , E-Mail: info@enjoyciticlub. com, www.enjoyciticlub.com KERALA

TRIVANDRUM CLUB Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 010. Kerala. Tel: 2726444, 2726415. 2726413, 2726591, 2726446 E-Mail: trivandrumclub@gmail.com THE CALICUT COSMOPOLITAN CLUB Beach Road, Calicut 673 032. Kerala. Tel:2366563, 2366738, 2761767

BANGALORE BOWRING INSTITUTE 19, St. Mark's Road, Bangalore 560 001 Tel: 22228881-4 E-Mail:bowring@vsnl.com www.bowringinstitute.com

LOTUS CLUB Warriam Road, Ernakulam, Cochin 682016 Tel: +91-484-2352456, 2366737, 2381595 Email: lotusclubcochin@yahoo.co.in www.lotusclub.in

BAREILLY BAREILLY CLUB LTD No 1, Civil Lines (2km from Bareilly Junction) Bareilly 243001, Tel: 0581-2427773/ 0581-2429174

THE COCHIN CLUB St. Francis Road Fort Cochin 682 001 Tel: 91 484 6598994/95, 91 848 2215140 / 2216211. Email: info@cochinclub.in, www.cochinclub.in

BHUBANESWAR BHUBANESWAR CLUB LTD Rajpath Unit - VI, Bhubaneswar 751001, Orissa. Tel: 0091-0674-2392211 / 2391654. EMail: info@bbsrclub.com www.bbsrclub.com

CHANDIGARH CHANDIGARH CLUB LIMITED Sector 1, Chandigarh, Tel: 172-2743388 E-Mail: info@chandigarh-club.com

CHENNAI

COCHIN SUBURBAN CLUB Thrikkakara, Joymat Nagar, BMC P.O. Cochin 682021, Kerala Tel: 484-2575871/, 2575177/ 2576571 IMA HOUSE Behind Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Palarivattom P.O., Cochin - 682 025, Kerala. Tel: 0484 3925500, E-Mail: imahouse2009@gmail.com www. imacochin.org

THE PRESIDENCY CLUB "Fairlawns". 51, Ethiraj Salai Chennai 600 008. Tamil Nadu. Tel: 44-28226881 / 42146805 E-Mail: presidencyclub@vsnl.net admn@thepresidencyclub.com; www.thepresidencyclub.com

GANDHIDHAM RADISSON HOTEL KANDLA Rajvee Complex, Airport Road, Galpadar Gandhidham, Kutch, Gujarat 370201 Tel: 91-2836-666-666, E-mail : clubmanager@rdkandla.com Website : Radisson.com/kutchin

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THE BENGAL ROWING CLUB Rabindra sarobar , Kolkata 700 029 91-033-2466-1752, E-Mail: info@bengalrowingclub.com, www.bengalrowingclub.com

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Billiards

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417, K.P. Road, Ramavarmapuram, Nagercoil 629 001, Tel: 91 4652 235429,, 91 4652 329437, E-Mail: rvcnagercoil1937@gmail. com, www.theramavarmapuramclub.in

DASVINO TOWN & COUNTRY CLUB 30. Event Center Street, Dasve Lavasa Mulshi Pune 412 112, Tel: 020-6791 9700 E-Mail: info@dasvinoclub.com www.dasvino.in

NAGPUR GONDWANA CLUB Seminary Hills, Nagpur 440 006, Tel: 2510183/2511509 , E-mail: gm@gondwanaclub.com, www.gondwanaclub.com

MUMBAI KAMALA VIHAR SPORTS CLUB Poisar Gymkhana Road , Kandivali (W), Mumbai 400 067, Tel: 2808 8889, 2808 2305, E-Mail: kvsc9@rediffmail.com

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THE BOMBAY PRESIDENCY RADIO CLUB LTD 157, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba. Mumbai 400 005, Tel: 22845121 / 22845025 E-Mail: radclub@gmail.com

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DADAR CLUB Lokmanya Tilak Colony, Dadar (E), Mumbai 400 014, Tel: +91-22-24143627/24150590, Email: dadar_club@yahoo.com, www.dadarclub.com

RESIDENCY CLUB 3. Queens Garden Road, Pune 411001, Tel: 20 2636222 - 26, E-Mail: csrc@pn2.vsnl. net.in, www.residencyclub-pune.com

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THE COUNTRY CLUB Saket Club, 181 / 2. Sainik Farms, New Delhi 110 062 Tel: 29556060, 29555626, 29555972

BANKIPORE CLUB LIMITED Judges Court Road, Patna 800 001 Tel: 2673009

POONA CLUB LTD 6, Bund Garden Road, Pune 411 001 Tel: 26360083/85/86, 26362084 E-mail: poonaclub@vsnl.com

RAJASTHAN SHREE UMMED CLUB Open National Stadium, Nayapura, Kota 324001. Rajasthan, Tel: 0744 -1234567 E-Mail: info@shreeummedclub.com www.shreeummedclub.com

JAI CLUB Mahaveer Marg C-Scheme, Jaipur 302 001 Tel: 2372321, 2372322, 2372366, 2372400, E-Mail: jaiclub@hotmail.com , www.jaiclub.com

JAISAL CLUB LTD Jethwal Road Jaisalmer 345001 Tel: 91-02992-255555, 91-02992-254999, E-Mail: blackstone@mailinfinity.com, www.jaisalclub.com

EMERALD GARDEN CLUB LTD 890 / C. Ganesh Marg, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Tel: 91-141-2719187, 91-141-2719199, E-Mail: info@emeraldgardenclub.com www.emeraldgardenclub.com

JAIPUR CLUB LIMITED Jacob Road. Opp PWD Office, Jaipur 302 006. Rajasthan, Tel: 91-141-5101688, 91-141-5101689 E-mail: jaipurclubltd@gmail.com www.jaipurclub.org

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GOREGAON SPORTS CLUB Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai 400 064, Tel: 40387000 / 40387099 E-Mail: mail@gsc.in, www.gsc.in

SPLENDOR COUNTRY CLUB & RESORTS 15 Century Arcade, Narangi Bang Road, Boat Club, Pune 411001, Tel: 020 - 6138360, Fax: 020- 6138 372, E-Mail: splendour@satyam.net.in

JUHU VILE PARLE GYMKHANA CLUB N.S. Road No 13, Opp Juhu Bus Station, Juhu., Mumbai, Tel: 91-22-2620 6016 / 222620 5973, Fax: 91-22-2620 9702, E-Mail: jvpgclub_1@hotmail.comhotmailicom

THE CORINTHIANS CLUB Nyati County, NIBM Annexe, Tel: 020, 2697 0900/020-2697 0206, South Pune, Pune 411028, E-Mail: edp thecorinthianspune. com, www.thecorinthianspune.com

GCC HOTEL AND CLUB Mira Bhayandar Road, Mira Road (E),, Thane 401107, Tel: 91 22 28114044, E-mail: info@gccclub.com, www.gccclub.com

PYC HINDU GYMKHANA CTS No 766, F.P. No. 244 , Bhandarkar Road, Pune 411004, Tel 91-20-25663006 / 7 / 8, EMail: pycgymkhana@vsntnet, roomreservation pycgymkhana.com pychindu@ dataone.in www.pycgymkhana.com

KHAR GYMKHANA 13th Road, Khar (W), Mumbai 400 052, Tel: 42107676 / 42107689 E-Mail: khargym@hotmail.com www.khargymkhana.com

THE YESHWANT CLUB

Tennis Beauty Parlour

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THE RAMAVARMAPURAM CLUB

MANGALORE CLUB Near Morgans Gate. Jeppu Mangalore - 575001, Karnataka, India , Tel: 91 824 2414146/2414148, www.mangaloreclub.com, E-Mail: manager@mangaloreclub.com

Table Tennis

CHIRAAN FORT, 1-8-334 Opp, Begumpet Policelines, Near HUDA Office, Secunderabad 500 003, Tel: 2790 1700, 2790 0900 www.chiraanfort.com

VADODARA

THE CALCUTTA PUNJAB CLUB LTD 21, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700 019, Tel: 2486-5581 / 82

Home Theatre

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Race Course Road. Indore 452003 Madhya Pradesh Tel: 91 731 5041263, 5041264, 2544534, E-Mail: yclub@sancharnet.in, http://yeshwantclub.in/index.html

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KOLKATA

CLUBE TENNIS DE GASPER DIAS Miramar, Panaji, Goa 403 001, Tel: 0832-2462220 / 21, 2463491 / 92, E-Mail:

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VARANASI THE BENARAS CLUB LIMITED Club Road, Varanasi 221002 Tel: 0542-2500351, 0542-2500508 E-Mail: info@benarasclub.com www.thebenarasclub.com

DECCAN GYMKHANA Talim Pavilion, 759 / 2, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004 , Tel: 20-25675994, E-Mail: deccangymkhana@

Conferance hall Kids play area

BARODA PRESIDENCY SPORTS CLUB Sherkhi. Next to Podar World School Gotri Sevasi Road, Vadodara, Tel: 265 6567575 E-mail: bpsc@presidencyclubs.com www.presidencyclubs.com

Bar Accommodation

Table Tennis Library

Billiards


Jaisal Club, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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AISAL CLUB LIMITED is a public company registered 09/09/2004. Founder of the club, Mr Manju Modi, started the club in Jaisalmer, the city of golden forts situated in heart of Thar desert. It seems to suddenly rise out of the desert haze, a magnificent edifice of massive yellow sandstone ramparts and bastions, that look golden in the afternoon sun. The entertainment programmes of the Club have attracted attention all over the country. Today, the Club is a centre for promoting arts, culture and sport. Eminent personalities have been honoured. The Club has some of the finest recreational facilities available. Tennis, billiards, swimming, cards and table tennis are some of the options already provided. A gymnasium-cum-health club for the benefit of the members has been recently started. Well furnished, comfortable guest rooms with all modern amenities are available at very reasonable rates for guests of members as also for members of affiliated clubs.

Yeshwant Club Indore - MP

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eshwant Club came into existence in 1934 at the behest of the late His Highness Tukoji Rao Holkar. The Yeshwant Club, with a legacy of 74 years and a clan of 3,500 members, is "The Lifestyle" destination of Central India. The Club offers a unique blend of culture, sports and entertainment, which makes it one of the best-managed Clubs in the country. OTHER FACILITIES PROVIDED BY CLUB TO MEMBERS • • • •

BASKETBALL BILLIARDS GYMNASIUM TENNIS

• BADMINTON • SWIMMING POOL • SQUASH • TABLE TENNIS

The Club has an A/C bar and an A/C dining hall to entertain members and guests. An open air restaurant overlooking the tennis courts and with lush green surroundings has turned out to be the most frequented evening spot. The Club has three party lawns and a marriage lawn for the benefit of members. The club also provides residential facilities with six wellfurnished A/C rooms overlooking the Club expanse for members, guests and reciprocal members.

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YOU! They care and it showed

At the outset, I would like to congratulate all committee members and the organizers of the various events at India Club for giving us a lovely evening for both adults and children starting with the movie Madagaskar 2 “followed by the lifesaving training by the Police Department / Civil Defense and CID staff members. The staff trainers were so lively and the presentation was anything but boring. It was fun-filled even though it was for two hours.  A special thanks to all the staff members who organized and presented this event during the Holy month of Ramadan when most of them were fasting and even though it was nearing the time when they were to break the fat, they kept going. Their energy was simply amazing. On behalf of India Club and all its members I would like to convey a big thank you to all three units as they designed this event in the interest and for the benefit of the people of Dubai. Last year too I had attended this event at the Club and I assure you this year they did a wonderful job. In fact even better than last year. It only shows how much they care for us. Govind Chachara Membership No 4430

Suhoor, a very special event

Suhoor parties were started in

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2002 by India Club and were held outdoors as Ramadan came in the winter months with chilly winds. Through the years, as the Islamic calendar is a lunar one, the fasting month now comes in summer and Suhoor was held indoors. Suhoor was welcomed by the members. The ambience just right with the Ramadan tent. The complementary henna application saw lines of ladies paint their palms in beautiful , unique designs, while the Egyptian Oud musicians with their soulful performance was the highlight of the event. One could see people relax and unwind as they ate their way through all the gastronomical delights laid out for the evening that was especially held for the MNC members. Of special mention is the shami kababs and palak pakoras which were served as starters. Also, all guests had a chance to photograph themselves at the entrance making this event so special. Well done India Club! We need more such parties for the members. Tasleem Karmali Membership No LM215

Normally I would not like to visit a doctor especially if I am healthy. This is the normal attitude of all. Which is why Dr. Vibha Sharma’s visit to India Club on May 21 to talk about diseases like cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis was needed and welcome. We are lucky to be a part of India Club which gets these speakers from whom we can learn and take preventive measure to stay healthy. No one wants to talk about diseases in general. It’s not ‘party talk’. But when a speaker like Dr. Vibha Sharma who has spent most of her working life (29 years and going strong) in dealing with these diseases, she is sharing her reservoir of medical knowledge and helping us clear our various doubts. This kind of awareness talks is worth more than reading several books. Like a car needs regular servicing --- and we do it without fail --- so too our body. And we should do it

It is with deep regret that we announce the sad demise of Mrs Suri Lulla (membership no. LM 13). Mrs Suri Lulla left for the heavenly abode on June 9, 2016. On behalf of the management of India Club and all its members, we convey our very sincere condolences to the family in their bereavement. May the departed soul rest in peace.

INDIA AUGUST 2016 CLUB

Jaya Laljani Membership No. 2667

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regularly since our body is more valuable than a car. The talk was illuminating and because of such awareness sessions we now know how to take care of ourselves and avoid these diseases. If, unfortunately, it still happens, then with the knowledge we have gained from the talk, we can detect it early and reduce the damage. Who knows, may be today many of us have gained some extra years of our life.

A Baisakhi festival to remember

Baisakhi is a festival celebrated in the Punjab region of India. It is a harvest festival for the farmers and marks the start of the New Year as per the Sikh religious faith. We Indians celebrate this festival with full of enthusiasm and joy. This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving Day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity. Our club, India Cub Dubai, has given us this opportunity to celebrate Baisakhi-2016 in a traditional way in Dubai. It was an amazing musical programme by Nakash Aziz and Antara Mitra who together made the evening lively and enthusiastic with their excellent dancing tracks for us and our guests. We also relished a variety of delicious food prepared by the chefs of India Club. I would like to say a big thank you to the India Club management, staff and all the members for making our Baisakhi Festival so memorable with amazing entertainment. Overall, it was an evening well spent with so many people from different walks of life. Varun Saluja and Kimmi Saluja, Membership No. 5296 www.indiaclubdubai.com


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NDIA CLUB celebrated Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year on April 9, 2016, with renowned artistes Jaishree Bathija (Siya Pahuja) along with Julie Tejwani and troupe, entertaining the audience. The show was compered by Dinesh Mapara. Siya Pahuja a well-known Sindhi singer and an artiste with All India Radio, has lent her voice in many Sindhi movies and music albums. She was the main singer for the evening. The Sindhu Sakha Sangam Cultural Trust presented a Sindhi comedy and entertaining drama, ‘I love you,’ besides floor-rocking Sindhi dances in alliance with Dubai artistes. The event, which was free for members, was held at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School, and was supported by leading Sindhi business houses of Dubai. Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, is celebrated on the second day of the month of Chaitra (the first month in the Hindu calendar is known as Chet in Sindhi) by the Sindhi diaspora around the globe. It usually comes a day after Ugadi (the New Year for Telugus and Kannadigas) and Gudi Padwa (the New Year for Maharashtrians). It is believed that Ishtadeva Uderolal (also known as Jhulelal), the patron saint of Sindhis, was born on this auspicious day, in the year 950 AD. Cheti Chand celebrates the spirit of togetherness. Sindhis worship water, the elixir of life, on their New Year.

Mr Maghanmal Jethanand and Mr. Narain Sawlani

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Zestful celebration of Cheti Chand Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, is celebrated around the globe by the Sindhi diaspora. In Dubai, the festival was celebrated with gusto The comedy play “I Love You” was staged at the Club.

Club officials, members and guests enjoy the Cheti Chand festivities held at the club.

L to R: Mr. Vashu Shroff, Ms. Reena Kamlesh, Mr. Kamlesh Bhatia, Dr. Ram Buxani, Mrs. Veena Buxani

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A Baisakhi Nite to remember

Revellers at harvest festival treated to top class entertainment and delicious Punjabi food

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HE PROUD Punjabis trace their identity to a land of gaiety and merrymaking that overflows with the advent of festivals like Baisakhi when bumper crops bring happiness and prosperity to the land and

its people. Baisakhi Nite 2016, the Punjabi festival of harvest, was ushered in at India Club on April 14 with all the trappings of joy and splendour as revellers were treated to top class entertainment by Nakash Aziz and Antra Mitra who were backed by a five-piece band from India. The awesome duo rendered some of their popular finger-snapping, body swaying tracks and mesmerized the audience. The popular Nakash Aziz, is a playback singer who needs no introduction. You can hear him across all the music channels that play his hit song Jabra Fan from the Bollywood film Fan. Nakash is also known for his other hit songs like, Afghan Jalebi from the movie Phantom, Selfie Le Le Re

from the hit movie movie Bajrangi Bhaijan and many more. Nakash is multi-lingual and can sing in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Antara Mitra is today’s most popular female playback singer with many hit songs to her credit, including Gerua, Janam Janam, Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si for movies like Dilwale, “R. Rajkumar, Rajnithi and many more. This versatile singer has sung songs in Hindi and Bengali recently Antara’s new hit song Gumnam Hai Koi was released for the film, 1920 London. Nakash’s and Antara’s most popular hit song Sadi Ke Fall Sa Kabhi Catch Kiya Re

was a super hit for the Baisakhi Nite with the India Club audience. Over 700 members and guests attended the Baisakhi event at the club. At the end of the show both the artists were presented with a floral bouquets. The Punjabi styled food court had the typical Dhaba style ambience with tyres and haystacks all around it. The event was open to India Club members and their guests. It was Punjab all the way and Punjabi specialities like Sarsoon da Saag, Makhai di Roti, Lassi, etc was food offerings for this special Punjab night. The Main sponsor for the event was Malabar Gold & Diamonds. The Media Partner for the event was 106.2 Hum Fm and ZEE TV, while Rolla Residence Hotel Apartments was the Hospitality Partner. The associate Sponsors for the event was Pepsi while the travel partner was Jet Airways. The co-sponsors for the event were Al Dobowi, Prime Vision Studio, Magic Musical Intruments, University of Wollongong in Dubai & Al Kabeer.

TOP ENTERTAINMENT…. Nakash Aziz and Antra Mitra (bottom left) entertained members and guests during the Baisakhi Nite at the Club.

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Brain foods:

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Eating for academic success These fantastic foods will help boost your child's brain power and help them succeed at school

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CATCH THEM YOUNG‌. By paying a little attention to the foods your child eats, you'll be set for a healthy start to a brain-smart school year

hat do the foods your children eat have to do with the grades they bring home? Surprisingly,

more than many people think. Research shows that certain vitamins and nutrients support brain health and development. That means the snacks, meals and supplements your child consumes can give them an academic edge, in the classroom and in life. Lauren Zimet, director of the Early Insights Healthy Foundations Programme and a mother herself, understands how food can empower the body and brain. Here are Zimet's top picks for brain foods that can help support your child's learning and development. Powerful proteins

Protein for breakfast and lunch will not only curb hunger pangs throughout the school day, but will also help sustain mental energy and level moods. Kid-friendly protein ideas include eggs, organic chicken/turkey/beef, non-GMO nitrate-free turkey bacon, and beans. Have leftovers from last night? Dinners in the U.S. traditionally have more protein than other meals, so eating last night's leftovers in the morning is a fun brainboosting breakfast option. Incredible carbohydrates

Some examples of healthy complex carbohydrates to incorporate into your child's diet are brown rice, quinoa and oats. These types of carbs

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elevate levels of serotonin in the brain, which has a calming effect. Need bread? Look for organic options so you can feel confident your child is consuming the nutrients they need and not the additional chemicals that are commonly found in conventional breads and grains. Fantastic fats

Did you know the brain is about 60 per cent fat? That means when your kids eat healthy fats, it can support brain function. Pack snacks with nuts, seeds and avocado. When cooking, replace unhealthy hydrogenated oils with healthier options such as extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil. Eat more meals with cold-water fish like salmon to get more omega-3 essential fats, which play an integral role in promoting cellular health and brain development. Mighty nuts and seeds

These nutritional powerhouses provide generous amounts of calories, fats, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Kids can enjoy making their own healthy seed-nut snack mixes, then package in baggies or small containers. Also, try swapping traditional peanut butter for other nut butters like almond or cashew

for a healthier take on PB&J. Super supplements

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are becoming more and more recognized as part of a healthy family diet. They are a convenient source of the omega-3s - especially EPA and DHA - that are so crucial to optimal brain health and function. It's important to know where your fish oil comes from and how it is purified. Nordic Naturals specializes in purified, molecularly distilled oils that come in various formulations, including a variety of options for children. Learn more at www.nordicnaturals.com. Vivacious veggies and fruit

Real, whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables support brain health while calming the nervous system during times of stress. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are full of antioxidants and vitamin C, which research shows helps regulate cortisol, a hormone responsible for stress. And don't forget bananas! Not only are they full of potassium, but they also help the body produce hormones that help reduce stress and promote better sleep. By paying a little attention to the foods your child eats, you'll be set for a healthy start to a brain-smart school year! (BPT) www.indiaclubdubai.com


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Hundreds turned up for the blood donation drive organized by India Club.

VERY sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day and so it was on June 23 and June 30 for the hundreds who turned up to donate blood. In keep with its tradition of lending a helping hand to the needy, India Club organized two blood donation camps in association with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) as a part its CSR activity during the holy month of Ramadan. The blood donation camp was open from from 8pm to midnight at the Crystal Lounge and the response was overwhelming on both days of the camps that was open to both club members and outsiders.

CAMPAIGN BY DUBAI POLICE HIGHLIGHT DANGERS OF FIREWORKS

F Vasu Shroff presenting a memento to First Lt. Eng. Humaid Sultan Bin Dalmouk from Dubai Police.

A workshop on the dangers of fireworks being conducted for kids

IREWORKS joy can often turn to horror, especially if handled carelessly. Even sparklers that kids loves so much can present a hazard. Children are, by nature, fascinated with fire but need adult supervision. Children – and even adults -- can easily mishandle one of the sparklers and a split second is all it takes for them to touch the fire that can cause significant burn injuries to their hands. India Club members and children got an opportunity to attend a free awareness workshop on the dangers of using fireworks conducted under the patronage of Dubai Police (ESD).

It was an interactive workshop with competitions about the risk of using fireworks, theatrical work, followed by a question round for members and a workshop for kids. All those who attended learnt the dangers of fireworks and the need to handle them with extreme care and not be lulled into a false sense of security. The kids enjoyed the workshop, especially the characters that were introduced at the show. There were giveaways and prizes given out to the kids during this workshop that was held on July 2 from 5pm to 6.30pm at the Crystal Lounge.

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amadan is not just a time for spiritual renewal but also a time for giving to the less fortunate. Giving brings out the best in us and India Club has long recognized this simple and universal truth. Giving is a cornerstone of India Club’s Corporate Social Responsibility. As they do every year, this time too, the club gave generously of their time and resources. On June 3, under the auspices of the Community Development Authority, the Club distributed over 1,000 meal packs to the Khansaheb Labour Camp in Jebel Ali. Over 30 India Club members volunteered for this CSR activity. Officials from the Community Development Authority Dr. Omar al Muthanna, Mr. Saeed Al Muhairi, India Club management team and volunteers and other CDA Officials. also participated in the meal distribution.

INDIA CLUB, CDA AND ICC HOST RAMADAN CRICKET TOURNAMENT UNDER the auspices of Community Development Authority (CDA), India Club in association with Iman Culture Centre, hosted a Ramadan 7-a-side Indoor Cricket Tournament on June 23 and June 30 for the blue collar workers as a part of the “Honour Labour”

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initiative of the CDA. It being the first time such a tournament was organized, it was restricted to eight teams. The following teams participated in the tournament. Dynatrade Motors Rammar Group

Yang Ming (UAE) LLC Opal Shipping Services Electro Plus Electrical & Plumbing Installation Works LLC Shams Al Baj Al Trading FZC Power Cleaning Services & Building Maintenance LLC Dubai Printing Press

India Club presented trophies and medals to the winners and runners-up teams. The winners of the tournament were Dynatrade Motors and the runners-up was Shams Al Baj Al Trading FZC. Dinner was also organized on both days for the players, officials and volunteers.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Dr Vibha explains need for proper diet, exercise and stress management at health screening for women

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Dr Vibha Sharma gives a talk on the importance of health management at the Club

ANSWER AND GET A CHANGE TO WIN A Parsi Buffet Lunch for 2 at Kebab Bistro

Answer the question in this entry coupon and submit it to the dropbox at the India Club. Last date for receiving entries: September 15, 2016.

NDIA Club, in association with Prime Healthcare Group, Dubai, held a talk by Dr. Vibha Sharma on May 21, 2016. Dr. Vibha Sharma (M.B.B.S.,M.D.) is an alumni from the prestigious King George’s Medical University, Lucknow with an experience of over 29 years in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. She has been working in Dubai since 2004 and has, over the years, built a reputation for her dedication and commitment by promoting awareness for women’s health through the media and numerous public

presentations. In her brief talk on staying healthy, she explained about proper diet, exercise, stress management, immunization and relevance of annual screening tests and examinations by reminding the old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Diseases like cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis etc. if detected early is easier to treat. She suggested undergoing a regular Pap smear test and breast examination amongst ladies. The event ended with a good interactive session, where she fielded and answered all queries from the members.

Circle the correct answer: Kebab Bistro specializes in which cuisine? (a) Parsi (b) Thai (c) Italian Name: ……………..............……Membership No: …………….. Date: …………………

INDIA Terms and Conditions: The competition is open for India Club members only. Only the 0riginal entry coupon on this ad may be used. Entries post markedAUGUST after this date is not accepted. www.indiaclubdubai.com 2016 C LU B No cash alternative is available. The winners will be notified by India Club.

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COFFEE EVENINGS

Guests sample food made with the Multi-fry kitchen appliance by DeLonghi.

Good food made quickly...

Cooking healthy food in a jiffy!

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ndia Club, in association with DeLonghi, the internationally renowned kitchen appliance brand, invited ladies and their guest for a cooking demonstration, on July 23, 2016. Over 66 ladies experienced a fun evening with delicious traditional recipes. The cooking demonstration was projected on the screen, as the team went about cooking chicken curry, samosas fried with very little oil, and deliciously baked cakes.  For busy ladies who just don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen, manually stirring food, this cooker --- Multifry -can do everything, like cooking, baking, frying and roasting.  It enables you to rapidly try tasty fresh potatoes in a healthier way with minimum oil and frozen potatoes without adding any oil.  Multifry can prepare a variety of recipes; from rice to couscous, from stews to steaks.  The cooker even allows you to bake pizzas, cakes and pies. Multifry enables you to serve all your favourite dishes perfectly cooked thanks to the combined action of the two heating elements (upper and lower), plus a fan which evenly distributes heat around the food.  The heating elements can be operated separately or simultaneously.  Multifry is the right product for a healthier and more natural way of cooking. With a lucky draw and a round of Housie, ladies stood a

Busting myths An unforgettable evening with Chef Andy and Professor Kennedy

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he RAK Hospital Diabetes Center, Dubai, in association with India Club presented an educative evening with Chef Andy Campbell and Professor Adrian Kennedy, on April13, 2016. Over 50 ladies attended this informa-

Presentation of the table top book.

chance to win one of the three Multifry Extra Chef multi cookers. The demonstration was followed by delicious snacks and a Chaat station.  The crowded Chaat station said it all. The tag line of Multifry, the multi-cooker was appropriate. MAKE ANY DISH YOU WISH.

tive fun evening. Chef Andy regaled the ladies by cooking a three course Indian meal, which was very tasty and elegantly presented. Professor Kennedy, a leading health and wellness professional, analysed and explained to the audience the nutritive valves, calories and health benefits of the meal served. Both Chef Andy and Professor Kennedy answered and cleared many doubts regarding the myths of certain foods. In an awareness and prevention campaign against diabetes, the newly opened RAK Diabetes Center in

Jumeirah is providing free diabetes check with the inclusion of the H1BAC test to all Club members. Members are urged to drop by and avail this complimentary program. RAK Diabetes Center is going to start their Café at the Center tentatively in the first week of May, managed by Chef Andy, which will serve healthy food and also a meal plan delivery service. All the Ladies enjoyed the evening and are looking forward to experiencing many more such events. Let’s create a culture of GOOD HEALTH.

Chef Andy Campbell and Professor Adnan Kennedy presented with the India Club coffee table book as the audience look on.

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SPORTS

Region’s richest tourney a smash hit Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostic LLC- India Club 39th UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2016

MEN’S SINGLES WINNER

Seen in the picture is Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja (Winner of the Men Singles). Also seen along are H. E. Anurag Bhushan (The Consul General of India, Dubai), Mr. Vasu Shroff (Chairman, India Club), Mr. Sunil Singh (Board of Trustee & Head of UAE Open Badminton Tournament Organising Committee), Dr. Ram Buxani (Board of Trustee & Ex Officio), Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk (Managing Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC), Mr. Irfan Izar (Sports Secretary), Mr. Ghazi Al Madani, (Tourism Manager Dubai Sports Council and BWF Badminton representative in UAE), Bharat Chachara (General Manager, India Club).

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T WAS shuttle time once again at the India Club and, as always, the competition was stiff for one of the richest tournaments in the region as 603 competitors, in 28 categories vied for the AED 50,000 in cash prizes. On May 9, the 39th edition of India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2016 was inaugurated and over the next 26 days men, ladies, boys and girls and even veterans smashed, dropped and angled the shuttlecock at the club’s court to outdo one another. Forty matched were played every day to pick the best players as a crowd of 300 turned up daily and egged them on.

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Boys, girls, men, ladies, veterans and even Supers participated in the 28 categories. This year also two new categories added for children: the Boys Doubles - Under 16 Years and Girls Doubles-Under 18 Years. The details of the 39th edition were announced at a press conference held at India Club on April 23 and was addressed by Mr. Sunil Singh (Sports Convenor, Board of Trustee, India Club), Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, (Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics), Mr. Irfan Izhar (Sports Secretary, India Club), Mr. Ketan Rele (Joint Sports Secretary) and Mr. Dinesh Nair (UAE Open Badminton Tournament organizing Committee

Member). The tournament was inaugurated by Mr. K. Muraleedharan, The Deputy Consul General of India to Dubai, Ms. Reena Kamlesh (Vice Chairperson, India Club), Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, (Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC) and Mr. Sunil Singh (BOT & Head of Badminton Tournament Committee). Mr. Gazi Al Madani, Representative, Dubai Sports Council & Sports Tourism Manager and BWF Badminton representative in UAE was also present for the inauguration of the tournament. Also present at the inauguration ceremony were other VIPs, dignitaries, India Club members, guests, players and representatives of the sponsors. www.indiaclubdubai.com


FINAL RESULTS Men’s Singles Winner - Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja ( Indonesian, based in Dubai ) Runner Up - Mohammed Munawar ( Indian, based in Sharjah ) 24-22, 8-21, 21-12

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Semi Finalist 1 – Dea Adirangga Semi Finalist 2 – Kornelius Mujiono Ladies Singles: Winner - Haritha M. Harinarayanan ( Indian, based in Kerala ) Runner Up - Palwasha Bashir ( Pakistani, based in Dubai ) 21-17, 13-21, 21-16 Men’s Doubles: Winners - Diju V. / Nandagopal Kadambi Runners Up - Mohammed Munawar / Sunjith Subramanian 21-16, 21-10 Semi Finalists 1 – Jaffer Sayed Ebrahim / Ketan Chahal Semi Finalists 2 – Dea Adirangga / Endi Madullah Rojak Ladies Doubles: Winners – Agna Anto / Amritha Duffield Runners Up – Lailanie Osea / Ma Isabelle Villaran 30-29, 18-21, 22-20

WINNERS / RUNNERS GROUP Seen in the picture are: H. E. Anurag Bhushan (The Consul General of India, Dubai), Mr. Vasu Shroff (Chairman, India Club), Ms. Reena Kamlesh (Vice Chairperson, India Club), Mr. Sunil Singh (Board of Trustee & Head of UAE Open Badminton Tournament Organising Committee), Dr. Ram Buxani (Board of Trustee & Ex Officio), (Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk (Managing Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC), Mr. Irfan Izar (Sports Secretary), Mr. Ketan Rele (Joint Sports Secretary), Mr. Ghazi Al Madani, (Tourism Manager Dubai Sports Council and BWF Badminton representative in UAE), Bharat Chachara (General Manager, India Club) along with the winners / runners up, members of the India Club UAE open badminton tournament committee, representatives of the sponsors at the closing and prize distribution ceremony of the 39th edition of India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2016 presented by Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC.

Mixed Doubles: Winners – Ketan Chahal / Tanisha Crasto Runner Up – Balasubramanim N. / Ma Isabelle Villaran 21-19, 21-16 Semi Finalists 1 – Mohammed Munawar / Teena Mary Cherian Semi Finalists 2 – Avinash Kumar / Haritha Harinarayanan Girls Singles – U/8 Years Winner - Sakshi Prakash Kurbkhelgi Runner Up - Taralakshmi Karthikeyan 21-2, 21-2

Special needs children from the SNF Development Centre who took part in the tournament

Boys Singles – U/8 Years Winner - Yash Isvar Parthip Runner Up - Noel Cherian Jacob 21-13, 21-8 Girls Singles – U/10 Years Winner - Rishitha Rajith Runner Up - Danica Ferrao 23-21, 21-10 Boys Singles – U/10 Years Winner - Dev Vishnu Runner Up - Hiraan Rasi 21-15, 21-15 Girls Singles – U/12 Years Winner - Rinitha Rajith Runner Up - Ganga Pradeep 21-15, 21-12 Boys Singles – U/12 Years Winner - Dev Vishnu Runner Up - Ankit Mathew 21-9, 21-18 Girls Singles – U/14 Years Winner - Tanisha Crasto Runner Up - Angelia Ann 21-5, 21-6 Boys Singles – U/14 Years Winner - Manav Sumith Runner Up - Adil Olakara

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Blue collar workers of Jotun Paints and Dulsco LLC with Bharat Chachara, Ketan Rele and Dinesh Nair and officials at the tournament

Girls Singles – U/16 Years Winner - Tanisha Crasto Runner Up - Nida Najeeb 21-13, 21-12

Boys Doubles – U/16 Years Winner - Abhishek Dinesh / Vasanth Kumar Rajendran Runner Up - Adarsh Dinesh Nair / Ravi Sajayan 21-18, 21-19

Boys Singles – U/16 Years Winner - Manav Sumith Runner Up - Ravi Sajayan 21-18, 21-9

Girls Singles – U/18 Years Winner - Nida Najeeb Runner Up - Evana Bose 21-15, 21-17

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Boys Singles – U/18 Years Winner - Mohammed Muanis Runner Up - Abdulla Shaheer 21-18, 19-21, 21-19 Girls Doubles – U/18 Years Winners - Evana Bose / Aarthi Varshini Runners Up - Srinidhi Jayakumar / Joreli Khaye Perez 21-8, 21-15

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SPORTS Boy Doubles – Under 18 Years Winners - Abdulla Shaheer / Rohan Jyotish Runners Up - Alen Jude Shibu / Myron Verano 21-8, 21-12

Runner Up - Xavier Raphael 21-19, 21-15

Veterans Doubles (45 Years & Above) Winners - Alam Syah Masra / Fayhani Rianto Runners Up - Dr. Shafi Ul Masters Singles (40 Years & Mulk / Xavier Raphel Above) 21-17, 21-19 Winner - Waqas Ahmed Runner Up - Reji Thomas Veterans Mix Doubles (45 21-7, 21-10 Years & Above) Winners - James Varghese / Masters Doubles (40 Years Vidya Manghnani & Above) Runners Up - Alamsyah Winners - George Thomas / Masra / Rosamay Asignor Jaseel P. Ismail 21-16, 13-21, 21-8 Runners Up - James Varghese / Mohammad Veterans Doubles (Men Moeen Ahmed Above 50 Years) Winners - George Thomas / Masters Mix Doubles (40 Nahaz Ommer Years & Above) Runners Up - Lal Mani / Winners - Srikant Bakshi / Pradeep Kumar Amritha Duffield 21-7, 21-12 Runners Up - Waqas Ahmed / Saima Waqas Super Veterans Doubles 19-21, 21-18, 21-18 (Men Above 55 Years) Winners - Abdul Salam A. A. Veterans Singles (45 Years / Lalmony K. S. & Above) Runners Up - Aneesh Winner - Fayhani Rianto Manirikandy / Suresh Menon

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS The tournament was inaugurated on Monday, May 9. The finals were played on June 3 Cash prizes worth over AED 50,000/- were given away during the tournament making it the richest tournament in the region. Besides cash prizes, trophies and other goodies were given out to winners / runners up. On an average 40 matches were played daily for 26 days. A record number of 110 matches were played on Friday, 13th May. Daily crowd: Approx 300 including Club Members/Badminton Players/ Guests. In all the 28 categories, a total of 603 entries were received.

The Badminton Tournament Committee comprised of Sunil Singh, Wales Thomas, Dinesh Nair, Suresh Menon, Siyad Mohammed, Sanjay John & Girish Chand. A team of 46 Officials were also set up for the tournament. The tournament started in 1978. As a part of CSR activities friendly matches were played by the special needs children from SNF Development Center and Dubai Autism Center. Also blue collar workers from Emrill LLC, Dulsco LLC & Jotun Paints LLC played in the tournament.

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Secretary), Mr. Ghazi Al Madani, (Tourism Manager Dubai Sports Council and BWF Badminton representative in UAE). All the above presented the prizes and trophies during the award ceremony. Over 400 spectators witnessed the finals Mr. Vasu Shroff, Chairman, India Club, spoke on the occasion. Mr. Sunil Singh (Board of Trustee and Head of the UAE Open Badminton Tournament Organising Committee) proposed the vote of thanks.

Present at the closing ceremony were H. E. Anurag Bhushan, Consul General of India, Dubai, Mr. Vasu Shroff, (Chairman, India Club), Ms. Reena Kamlesh (Vice Chairperson, India Club), Mr. Sunil Singh (Board of Trustee and Head of the UAE Open Badminton Tournament Organising Committee), Dr. Ram Buxani (Board of Trustee & Ex Officio), Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk (Managing Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC), Mr. Irfan Izar (Sports Secretary), Mr. Ketan Rele (Joint Sports

Sponsors: Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC was the main sponsor of the tournament. Equipment Partners: Yonex Media Partners: 106.2 Hum FM Sports Media Partners: Sport 360

READY TO PLAY…. At the inaugural of the badminton tournament at the Club

BOWLING MONTHLY “TOP SCORER” April 2016 Under 12 years Boys Mast. Vihan Tripathi (M’Ship No. 3757) Above 15 years Ladies Miss. Rishika Tripathi (M’Ship No. 3757) May 2016 Under 12 years Boys Mast. Rohin Balani (M’Ship No. 5353) 12-15 years Boys & Girls Boys - Mast. Akshat Nambiar (M’Ship No. 4563) Girls - Miss. Chhavi Nankani (M’Ship No. 5136) Above 15 years Men & Ladies Men - Mr. Yash Narang (M’Ship No. 4048) Ladies - Mrs. Aarti Nankani (M’Ship No. 5136) June 2016 Under 12 years Boys & Girls

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Other Sponsors: Consolidated Shipping Group, Carrera Sunglasses – Safilo Group, & Supervision Opticals.

THE WINNING WAYS OF SENIORS The annual tennis tournament 2016 for seniors The club’s annual tennis tournament for seniors was held from March 28. The winners and runners-up were:

Bowling Alley top scorers for April 2016 Boys - Mast. Divji Chhatwani (M’Ship No. 5045) Girls - Miss. Diya Shah (M’Ship No. 4478) 12 - 15 years Boys & Girls Boys - Mr. Soumyo Sathyanarayanan (M’Ship No. 5132)

Girls - Miss. Prachi Kumar (M’Ship No. 5544) Above 15 years Men & Ladies Men - Mr. Kailash Chotaliya (M’Ship No. 2797) Ladies - Mrs. Sandya S. (M’Ship No. 5009)

Veteran 55 years & above Singles Winner – Sharad Mathrawala Runner – Naresh Mirani Veteran 45 years & above Singles Winner – Atul Subberwal Runner - Mahesh Vidhani Veteran 45 years & above

Doubles Winner – Suresh Somnath / R. M. Sriram Runner - Mahesh Vidhani / Atul Subberwal Men Singles Winner – Navin Shewakramani Runner - Pranav Sadhvani Men Doubles Winners – Sanjeev Jain / Gautam Sikdar Runners – Navin Shewakramani / Kaushal Manghnani

WINNERS ALL…. Winners and runners-up pose for a group picture at the club.

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Master plan: Source: expo2020dubai.ae

The ‘Expo effect,’goes beyond immediate gains to the economy; the mammoth event serves as a milestone that will mark a new era of opportunity and growth BY PATRICK MICHAEL

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OUR THOUSAND years ago, there existed a bustling centre of human activity in an area that now is part of Dubai. The Sarouq Al Hadeed archeological site yielded treasures that point to a human settlement that thrived through creativity and innovation. Today, a ring from Sarouq Al Hadeed, the site discovered by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, serves as the inspiration for the new logo of the Expo 2020 Dubai, an event that has the world abuzz. Winning the bid also underlined the trust of nations in Dubai’s ‘can-do’ ability, defined by the city and its leadership’s credo that ‘nothing is impossible.’ Prestige and reputation aside, far more wide-ranging and epochal is the

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contribution that Expo 2020 Dubai brings to the city, the nation and the region. Transformational Growth Imagine the Industrial Revolution meeting the Digital Revolution, add to it the impact of a Sustainability Revolution, and you are still scratching the surface of what the Expo 2020 Dubai can do for the economy in terms of its potential for transformational growth. That might sound far-fetched if one does not understand the Dubai narrative in its truest essence. Dubai has evolved over the past four decades into a global business and leisure hub principally led by its focus on economic diversification. Operating as part of the global economy through its open-door approach, the city invested in building a world-class infrastructure – and continues to do so. The formula has been simple: Dubai has always focused on creating opportunities without banking on exhaustible natural resources. It generated opportunities in trade and

20,000 The number of rooms that will be added taking the total to 100,000

retail, tourism, hospitality, logistics, aviation, finance, real estate education and healthcare. Every investment by Dubai in new infrastructure also opened doors for new and ancillary industries, creating jobs and propelling the small and medium enterprises. That is why Expo 2020 Dubai serves today as a new stepping stone for the city by creating a fresh development template, which opens up even newer opportunities for growth. If the first wave of transformational growth for the region was shaped in the 1940s with the discovery of oil, a second crucial wave of development, which is oil-independent, is being championed by Expo 2020. An examination of the sectoral impact of Expo 2020 Dubai will reveal how. Outgrowing a crisis The global financial crisis of 2008 was not easy on Dubai. Functioning as an open economy, the impact of the unprecedented challenges was felt across multiple sectors. But how Dubai responded to the situation surprised even the economic pundits. While others projected a ‘wait and watch’ attitude, Dubai went all out on action-mode. Between 2009 and 2012, Dubai saw some exemplary action in infrastructure development. It launched the Dubai Metro, the city marked the opening of Burj Khalifa, and it invested in expanding the airport and its airline. That was a lesson in objectivity: When in crisis, do not resort to inaction. Instead, focus on creating opportunities. That is why when the oil price volatility played out over the past year, Dubai was already cushioned comfortably, and achieved impressive GDP growth rates of near 5 per cent. The driver of this growth was the ongoing preparations for the Expo 2020 Dubai. The massive investments that have been rolled out across multiple sectors has spurred the economy Systematic Approach There has been a logical progression to the narrative too: Dubai systematically addressed every ‘challenge zone’ and converted it into opportunities by linking them with the Expo 2020. Embracing digital and smart technologies was a first step; His Highness Shaikh Mohammed has emphasized on the need to leverage digital technologies

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to boost the efficiency of governance and service delivery. In the past two years, Dubai revived its development focus with an unprecedented attention on new and innovative infrastructure. Third, Dubai invested in renewable energy sources, announcing first the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy and then the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy, supported by the opening and ongoing expansion of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. After all, the city needs to host 25 million people over the six-month period of the Expo from October 2020 to April 2021. A smart city with clean energy offering a world-class infrastructure – that is the development model that Expo 2020 Dubai has brought to the city. Profound Impact The impact is profound on all high-growth sectors, especially with a projected investment of over AED25 billion only in infrastructure development that will create more than 277,000 jobs. Economic benefits in all are pegged at over $24.2 billion, according to HE Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau. Arab Monitor estimates that total receipts from the visitors to the event could be over $60 billion. It is estimated that the preparations and the event will generate around $23 billion for Dubai between 2015 and 2021, which is equivalent to about 25 per cent of Dubai’s current GDP. Economic growth is set to spike to 10.5 per cent by 2020. Further, between 2014 and 2020,

$60b Estimated total www.indiaclubdubai.com receipts from visitors to the Expo 2020 event

foreign direct investments of over $150 billion are expected boosting Dubai’s economic competitiveness. Much of the activity will be led by the private sector, which will be underlined by increased investments and a significant boost to the local economy. The construction sector is poised to gain traction with the site for the event expected to be ready one year ahead of the opening ceremony. Covering 438 hectares, the site’s central location in Dubai South District connects four hubs --- Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Jebel Ali Port and the Abu Dhabi International Airport – assuring long-term value creation. A number of master-planned communities with residences and commercial space, hotels and malls are being activated by leading developers. According to BMI Research, the value of the UAE’s construction sector will grow at an average 6 per cent through 2020. In infrastructure related work, a consortium led by Alstom has been awarded a contract worth US$2.88 billion to expand the Dubai Metro network by 15km to the site of the Expo 2020. Work will commence later this year The Roads & Transport Authority is set to construct the Enterprise Command & Control Centre at a cost of AED335 million, providing integrated management of mobility and public transport systems needed for the Expo. A flurry of further Expo 2020 contracts is expected to be rolled out in the coming months catalysing private sector activity. According to STR Global, Dubai will have

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over 100,000 hotel rooms by 2020, an addition of nearly 20,000 rooms from the current supply. New hotels also mean the creation of new jobs across diverse sectors. The addition of the hotel inventory will continue to spur the industry led by the Dubai Tourism Vision, which aims to welcome 20 million annual visitors by the turn of the decade. The impact of the investments for hosting the event is therefore long-term and does not end with the Expo itself. Dubai’s future history will indeed be defined by two narratives: Pre-Expo 2020 and post-Expo 2020. For now, we are at the cusp of the next era. And the prospects look more than promising.

Jobs for youth

IN ADDITION to the indirect jobs being created, Expo 2020 is also creating direct employment opportunities for youth as well as an entrepreneurial environment for small businesses to thrive. An exemption from tender bonds and guarantees is being mooted for SMEs, which are not even necessarily located in UAE, thus pointing to the spillover benefits of the event for the region. Expo 2020 Dubai has already launched an Apprentice Programme open for any graduate who is unemployed and below the age of 28.

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Club members and invitees at the Suhoor were treated to soothing music and traditional food, making it a night to remember

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed worldwide as a month of fasting. Community suhoor and iftars are organised during the holy month of Ramadan. On June 19, India Club, Dubai hosted a suhoor dinner for its MNC members and spouses. A warm and welcoming atmosphere greeted the over 200 esteemed members and invitees who attended the suhoor. The menu featured traditional dishes that embraced the spirit of sharing. The highlights of the function was the traditional oudh musicians welcoming guests and a henna stall for the ladies. The oudh is one of the oldest musical instruments known to man and is also known as the “king of instruments”. The traditional oudh players transported the audience to another time, another place. There was a hush as

the audience relaxed to the sound of the elegant stringed instrument (the ancestor of the guitar) and the soulful music released calmed and revived hearts. It was a Ramadan evening to remember. Juices were given to all the attendees which were sponsored by Barakat Quality Plus.

A TIME TO NETWORK…. Vasu Shroff checks out the working of the monitor (below) and a henna session underway during Suhoor

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The brand ambassador Speaking about the brand ambassador for Robomate+, Dr Chhaya Shastri says “we could only think of one individual: Amitabh Bachchan, He not only is the epitome of all the qualities but also due to his disciplined approach has had the longest and the most successful tenure of his career and is still continuing. He is an inspiration for all the generations in India and the pride of the nation globally. It’s been an honour to have Robomate+ endorsed by him while he is engaged in a lot of social causes of uplifting the educationally challenged section of our society.”

A dynamic entrepreneur Meet our member, Dr Chhaya Shastri, who is in the forefront of India’s digital revolution by adding a Gen-Next dimension to ‘edu-tech’.

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ndia’s education is poised at the cusp of a transformation in the digital era. And spearheading this digital revolution in education are thought-leaders, pioneers and role models. One such distinguished thought leader is Dr Chhaya Shastri, who has over two decades of industry experience in various sectors such as infrastructure, healthcare, media and education. With her uncanny and intuitive ability, Dr Shastri has added a Gen-Next dimension to ‘edu-tech’ in the world. The alumni of IIM Calcutta applied her multidimensional educational background in Allied Medicine, Law and Management to turn around small and medium-sized enterprises and creating wealth for all the stakeholders. Her forte has been to convert domain experts into futuristic business leaders within the organizations and enhance enterprise value through strategic acquisitions. Academics has been struggling to change the studying patterns and reference material for studies. As part of her reform agenda, Dr Shastri’s

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pre-occupation has been to work on launching technologically scalable model in the field of education, which would mark a paradigm shift in the way education would be delivered on the digital platform. “One of the biggest challenges faced by people is to use available information for the purpose of education. People are using available information freely for everything else but education. They feel that a serious activity such as studying cannot be undertaken on social, digital or electronic medium. So we want to change the consumption behavior of people conveying the message that you can access education online. Students are appreciating these initiatives, which are now becoming a part of their daily routine and encouraging them to spend more time studying,” Dr Shastri reminisces. “At MT-Educare, our journey of creating ROBOMATE began way back in 2007/2008 where we converted our classrooms to audio visual environment. We could see that not only retention of studies got better but the entire classroom became alive. We thought why not capture this magic,

the passion of the teachers and make the studies interesting! We recorded these high energy classroom lectures and called it ROBOMATE-STUDENT’S STUDY FRIEND. The launch of a new education app Robomate+ powered by MTEducare is a significant milestone in global education and will connect the student and teacher community while changing studying patterns forever. MT Educare is currently using Robomate+ platform with Flipped Classroom model and is institution based as well as student-centric. Students preparing for test preps and various Boards will really benefit from studying with Robomate+ enabled learning. Teachers and their best teaching modules are now available to students on their Android smartphones and digital devices anytime, anywhere. Robomate+ powered by MT Educare is curriculum based and result oriented content. In Dubai, new age methodology with Robomate+ is delivered at Excelencia Institute of Management training powered by MT Educare at their four centres opposite Burjuman, next to Lamcy Plaza, JLT and Al Nadha.

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ecognising and appreciating the work of your employees is a very good investment for any company. Praise and recognition is what makes people and the company their work for tick. It

doesn’t take much to spot and appreciate your workers and what you get in return is better teamwork camaraderie and a renewed vigour that makes the firm so much stronger and successful. India Club has always believed in rewarding its star employees because it understand that such recognition bring

Vidana A. C. Iwnatha (Gymnasium in-charge) and Vijay Pal (Cook) won the bi-monthly star employee award for April/ May 2016.

about better employee engagement and workplace happiness. It is part of the Club’s culture and values and it recognizes such star workers every second month. Below are this year’s bi-monthly award winners who have been recognized for their excellence in their respective fields.

Arpit Singh (Sports attendant) and Ajay Singh (Cook) won the bi-monthly star employee award for June/July 2016.

Congratulations and celebrations It was time to celebrate… Employees of India Club got together to celebrate their birthdays during the months of April, May, June and July.

HONING SKILLS A training session was conducted for the staff on “Supervisory Skills” on July 5, 2016. The training session was conducted by trainer, Ms. Supriya Sahai of ecube Training Solutions. In all 23 staff attended the session.

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IT’S the kind of event that everyone looks forward to every year.

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ome would say there’s no party like a cruise party. And a cruise party it was! There’s nothing quite like cruising down the creek and taking in the sights of your locality. The dhow cruise down the famous Dubai creek was a hit with all on board as they settled down to some great food, games and entertainment. The Club staff even had time to play a couple sports and friendly games amongst themselves. Teams were formed for bowling, football, indoor cricket, swimming, table tennis, badminton and basketball. A round of housie was played and was followed by the staff raffle draw and welcoming the Club’s new employees. Then it was time to cut the annual staff party cake which was followed by a sumptuous buffet on the Dhow Cruise by Creek Tours.

We were sailing along…. It was smooth sailing with lots a fun and games at the annual staff party who set out on a dhow cruise this year. Seen here, the staff posing aboard the dhow.

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ALL ARE WELCOME… A 3D view of the new reception area at the India Club

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Get ready for a smart new look

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t’s refurbishment season – the reception will be donning a smart look as will the new restaurant and bar at the erstwhile Darbar Hall. The tennis courts both at the ground floor and the rooftop will also be sporting a new and brighter look with the installation of state of the art LED lights. All slated to open before the festive season starts in September. We also tied up with the RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah to conduct a free health screening for our members on June 30, 2016 by wellness counsellor, Dr. Madhurima

Deshmukh. Based on the results of the screening, some members were also offered a complimentary further screening at the RAK Diabetes Center with lifestyle guidance by trained professionals. Over 60 members attended the screening. With the new ERP system in the final stages of implementation, we guarantee you a transformed way of operations with a lot of information and communication going to be done online and a lot of bookings and facilities will be just a click away. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to the new look Club and your feedback is always valued…

General Manager

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BRAND NEW LOOK…. A 3D view of the popular Darbar restaurant.

The free health screening for members by RAK Diabetes Center underway at the Club.

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August 2016  

A quarterly newsletter of India Club.