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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 Shirawi Trading and Contracting Co. / 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/ Dr Ram Buxani / Mr. Sanjeev Jain / Mr. Harish Pawani / Mr. Sunil Pathak / Mr. Ketan Rele / Mr. George Mammen

CHETI CHAND MARKED WITH ZEAL AND ENTHUSIASM

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F O R P R I VAT E C I R C U L AT I O N O N LY

BAISAKHI: FESTIVAL OF VIBRANCY, FUN AND PUNJAB ON A PLATTER!

CDA Director General Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar:

‘EMIRATIS, INDIANS SHARE A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’

Seoul and Jeju island: All kinds of Everything reminds us of you

It’s the dune thing! Dune bashing at Castle Rock

INDIA CLUB HONOURS VIPUL, NEW CONSUL GENERAL TO DUBAI

Cover: Emiratis and the Indian community share a very special relationship, says the Director General of CDA. H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar, during his visit with a highpowered CDA delegation to India Club.

Member

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Festivities, tours and contests mark start of summer and call to give in Year of Giving Dear Members, SUMMER IS here – but that has in no way stopped the flurry of non–stop activities at the Club. Festivities were the order of the day with Valentine’s Day, Holi, Chetichand, Baisakhi being celebrated with great gusto. Members were also taken to South Korea on a week-long trip to visit Seoul and Jeju. Dubai is the first city to design its own Microsoft font and India Club is proud to use the new Dubai Font in this issue. This distinctive typeface was created with the help of the technology giant Microsoft and reflects “the personality of the emirate whose vision revolves around giving, happiness, smartness, boldness, living in harmony among other virtues.” We are in the midst of the 40th edition of the UAE Open badminton tournament and fittingly, it has turned out to be the largest ever edition hosted by the Club. This apart from the UAE National Sports Day celebrations, the Annual Tennis Tournament and Bowling tournament. For MNC members, there was the Annual Gala Dinner with Suganda Mishra who had everyone in splits; we also had a play and a luncheon with officials from DGCX. There were a couple of ladies’ coffee evenings along with workshops for kids. Refurbishments continue in full swing at the Club with the new Bar now operational – it is already the talk of the town. We had the privilege of hosting the new Director General of the Community Development Authority, H.E. Ahmad Julfar along with his team of senior officials including 6 CEO’s from various sectors of the CDA. They toured the club and dined with us. Needless to say, they were very impressed with the facilities offered to the members. We look forward to more such interactions. As Ramadan approaches, please join us in giving back to society in the ‘Year of Giving’. We have planned a host of activities which will concentrate on the less privileged and our special needs friends. The Club thrives when you visit the institute and use its facilities. It would be great to see you at the Club and would love to hear your feedback….

Best regards,

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MNC NETWORKING

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COVERSTORY: EMIRATIS, INDIANS SHARE A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, SAYS CDA CHIEF JULFAR

BOLLYWOOD STARS REMEMBERED

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SEOUL AND JEJU

All kinds of everything reminds us of you!

20 > FESTIVAL OF VIBRANCY, FUN AND PUNJAB ON A PLATTER! 22 > Sports / Winning with class, losing with dignity

24 > Refurbishments

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COFFEE EVENINGS

26 > Workshop of table styling 27 > No kidding / Kids show their cooking skills

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NEW CONSUL GENERAL HONOURED WITH MEMBERSHIP OF INDIA CLUB 37 > MNC achievers 38 > GM's notes

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

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INDIA MAY 2017 CLUB

SPORTS

CLUB HOSTS SNF’S ANNUAL SPORTS DAY

FOR SPORTS FACILITIES / ADMINISTRATION ENQUIRIES,

FOR ADVERTISEMENT & MARKETING ENQUIRIES

FOOD & BEVERAGES ENQUIRIES

SIMON VARELLA, Manager, HR & Administration Contact No. 04 3344617 E: simon@indiaclubdubai.com PRASHANT GHADI E: sports@indiaclubdubai.com

SIDDHARTH VYAS, Marketing Manager Contact No. 04 - 3371112 Fax: 04 - 3378880 Mob: 050 8538939 E: siddharth@indiaclubdubai.com

PARTY & BOOKINGS / PACKAGE ENQUIRIES

FOR FINANCE & LOGISTICS ENQUIRIES

FOR MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES / PROCESSING

FOR UPDATING COMMUNICATION RECORDS

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KOMAL KIRPALANI Executive Secretary E: secretary@indiaclubdubai.com

KHUSHAL SHAH Admin Assistant E: admin@indiaclubdubai.com

TARUN SUBBA F & B Supervisor Available from 12noon to 12 midnight E: fnb@indiaclubdubai.com

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Bareilly Club Limited

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AREILLY Club Ltd. Was established in 1889. The halls of The Bareilly Club Ltd. have borne witness to history unfolding since the British Raj. Formerly known as 'mansfield Lodge', it has hosted celebrated personalities and united the elite to engage in intellectual and cultural exchanges over sports and recreation. The Bareilly Club Ltd., has every luxury you desire. Magnificent suites, world class tennis, top-notch squash courts and ultra-modern health club are some of the classy features of the grand infrastructure. There are many more out-of-theworld amenities that await to charm you on your arrival. And after the exploration, do have the most scrumptious meal at their exclusive restaurants. The Bareilly Club Ltd. brings the finest things in the world at one place for you.

Mangalore Club

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OUNDED in 1876, the Mangalore Club sits cozily amidst picturesque surroundingson the banks of the Nethravati river. It combines the hoary clubbing traditions of The Raj and those of modern and progressive India. Boasting of excellent modern facilities whilst continuing to retain its Old World charm, the Club is a much sought after place for its members, many of whom are prominent citizens of the city of Mangalore. Mangalore Club has always prided itself on being a family club and it has always striven to maintain that image. Towards this end, most of the club’s activities involve the spouses and children, who are encouraged to visit the club regularly. The presence of a swimming pool, shuttle court, billiards and table tennis ensure that the children are kept occupied. Amidst the throb of the city, the Mangalore Club offers a calm haven of serenity, where one can unwind after the day’s hard labour.


AFFILIATED CLUBS IN VARIOUS CITIES IN INDIA WITH INDIA CLUB-DUBAI

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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

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

TRIVANDRUM CLUB Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 010. Kerala. Tel: 2726444, 2726415. 2726413, 2726591, 2726446 E-Mail: trivandrumclub@gmail.com

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

THE CALICUT COSMOPOLITAN CLUB Beach Road, Calicut 673 032. Kerala. Tel:2366563, 2366738, 2761767

BANGALORE BOWRING INSTITUTE

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

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

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

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BAREILLY 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

COCHIN SUBURBAN CLUB Thrikkakara, Joymat Nagar, BMC P.O. Cochin 682021, Kerala Tel: 484-2575871/, 2575177/ 2576571

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

CHANDIGARH

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

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

CHENNAI 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

KOLKATA THE CALCUTTA PUNJAB CLUB LTD 21, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata 700 019, Tel: 2486-5581 / 82 THE BENGAL ROWING CLUB Rabindra sarobar , Kolkata 700 029 91-033-2466-1752, E-Mail: info@bengalrowingclub.com, www.bengalrowingclub.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

THE LAKE CLUB LTD Rabindra Sarobar, 13/1, Baroj Road, Kolkata 700 029. Tel: 2466-6538, 24635340 E-mail: hony.jt.secretary@lakeclubkolkata.co.in. Website: www.lakeclub.in

GOA CLUBE TENNIS DE GASPER DIAS

LUCKNOW

Miramar, Panaji, Goa 403 001, Tel: 0832-2462220 / 21, 2463491 / 92, E-Mail:

Swimming pool

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Kaiserbagh, Lucknow 226 001, Tel: 3231627, 3230283, 2230954, E-Mail: ogclko@gmail. com www.ogc.org.in

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

Beauty Parlour

Tennis

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

Rowing Billiards

dataone.in www.pycgymkhana.com DECCAN GYMKHANA Talim Pavilion, 759 / 2, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411004 , Tel: 20-25675994, E-Mail: deccangymkhana@ gmail.com, www.deccangymkhana.co.in

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

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

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

NASIK

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

NEW DELHI

GARWARE CLUB HOUSE Wankhede Stadium, D' Road, Churchgate Mumbai,, Tel: 2285 4444, E-Mail: info@garwareclub.com, www.goldenswan.com

PATNA

GOLDEN SWAN COUNTRY CLUB Off Pokhran Rd. No 1, Yeoor Hills|, Thane 400 602, Mumbai Tel: 022 25856515 / 25853798, E-Mail: countryclub@goldenswan.com, www.goldenswan.com

PUNE

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

NASIKLUB Nasik-Pune Road, Nasik 422 011 Tel: 0253-2417931 / 2411254

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

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

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

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

SECUNDERABAD CHIRAAN FORT, 1-8-334

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 thecorinthianspunecom, 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@

Opp, Begumpet Policelines, Near HUDA Office, Secunderabad 500 003, Tel: 2790 1700, 2790 0900 . www.chiraanfort.com

VADODARA 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

VARANASI THE BENARAS CLUB LIMITED

Restaurent Card room

Table Tennis

NAGERCOIL

MANGALORE

OUDH GYMKHANA CLUB

Gymnasium Home Theatre www.indiaclubdubai.com

Bar Accommodation

KANPUR

KERALA

AMRITSAR

Conferance hall

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Gymnasium

Conferance hall Kids play area

Table Tennis MAY 2017

Bar Accommodation

Club Road, Varanasi 221002. Tel: 05422500351, 0542-2500508 E-Mail: info@ benarasclub.com www.thebenarasclub.com

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YOU! Keep up the good work IT WAS a great pleasure attending the Holi festival celebration at India Club. Time and again it has been proven that the events are organized by India Club makes us “feel at home”, especially when it comes to celebrating religious events Like Holi, Diwali, Dahi Handi et al. It has been seen that these festivals are organized exceptionally well and, importantly, in a traditional way. One recent event organized by the club was the Holi celebration. That a lot of planning had gone in the execution of this popular festival was clear right from the start. The festival that drew a large crowd started with a “cultural song dance” and was followed by the playing with colours by both young and old. But what added an emotional touch to the whole event was the distribution of “prasadam” to all who had come. An excellent touch by the organizers. What more can one ask from the club. Thank you India Club for

This prize could be yours We at the India Club magazine, would love to hear from you. Just about anything will do, something you would like 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

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organizing such wonderful events for all your members. Keep up the good work.

Kamal Govind Membership No. 4430

Surpassing expectations CHETI CHAND is a celebration of the Sindhi New Year. This year we attended the Jashn - E - Qalandar Night at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School to commemorate the occasion. The event was well organized and surpassed our expectations with both artists captivating the audience's attention. Mohit, the stand-up comedian and host of the

evening kept us regaled with his wit while Jatin Udhas, the singer, kept us entertained with old popular Sindhi Kalams. The audience sang and danced to his melodious voice. The flavor of the occasion was experienced by all. Jai Jhulelal!

performance that had everyone in splits. Her’s was indeed a wonderful performance. The arrangements made by India Club staff was as usual meticulous. Everything was in place including a variety of snack to keep hunger at bay while the show was on followed by a sumptuous dinner. It was an evening to remember and an evening well spent. I do look forward to more such well-organized and executed events.

Neetu Kahlon Membership No 5275

Memorable trip

THE trip to the Korean capital Seoul and the Jeju Island was a memorable one. The timing of the tour was perfect, it being the Cherry Blossom season. The first two dayswas in Jeju Manu Samtani Island, a popular honeymoon Membership No 1891 destination. It was two days of taking in the breathtaking sights of this island. It was then A grand on to Seoul. No visit to Seoul is gala evening complete without a visit to the DMZ that borders North Korea IT WAS lovely to attend the and that is precisely what we Gala Concert and dinner at did. Over the four days we took India Club. The weather was in the historical sites, the perfect for the outdoor event tunnel, the Palace and other and all those who attended cultural sites. It was an this event had the time of their experience of a lifetime. life with the versatile S. G. Kumar Sugandha Mishra putting in a Membership No 4298

Obituaries

MS NITA (HIRO) UTTAMCHANDANI

MR CHIRAG BHIMANI

MR KIRAN H. SANGANI

MR JAWAHER TOLARAM LILWA

Membership No LM 21 passed away on February 19, 2017

Membership No 3423 passed away on March 14, 2017

Membership No 1679 passed away on April 8, 2017

Membership No LM 52 Passed away on April 17, 2017

On behalf of the management of India Club and all members of the Club, we wish to convey our sincere condolences to the family in their bereavement. May the departed souls rest in peace.

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The dune-bashers get ready to take in the breathtaking desert landscape and some heart-stopping moments.

It’s the dune thing! A seat-gripping dune ride followed by entertainment makes it a day to remember

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OUR DAILY drive doesn’t involve a powerful car, wild desert terrain and heart-stopping moments. For this, you need to head to the desert that’s just about an hour way from the heart of Dubai. Dune bashing is a form of off-roading that takes a special skill and Indian Club members and their guests had a memorable experience on February 3 during an adrenaline-fuelled dune bashing outing at Camel Rock organized by the Club in association with Desert Nation Motor Sports. In all, 98 members

The India Club flag is raised high by participants in high spirits.

and guests participated in the 4 x 4 thrillingdrive in the desert, experiencing not just the speed and sudden stops but also the

Dinner beckons… After a thrilling ride, it’s time to tuck in and get ready for entertainment of the desert kind.

ever-changing colours of the dunes. A desert safari is a must do on everyone’s list and once the skidding, slipping, sliding andheart-in-mouth ride that normally last for an hour is over, it was time for entertainment of the desert kind. And a feast awaited members and their guests on their return to camp where the Club had organisedthe best entertainment. The quite of the desert night echoed with DJ Music as everyone dug in on snacks, refreshments and dinner. This was followed by camel rides and then

One for the album… The dune bashers get together for group shot to remember the day.

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thetanouraand belly dancers took centerstage. For those who wanted to capture the experience and dress up in Arab costumesa photographer was at hand to capture the moment. The Marshals provided full assistance to the India Club convoy and the whole event was meticulously coordinated by Mr. Irfan Izar. The seat-gripping ride, the belly dance, the optional camel-ride, henna painting and the sumptuous MiddleEastern influenced dinner made it a day that members and guest will remember for a long time to come.

After a ride of their life, participants of the 4X4 dune drive swap stories at the camp.

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Bollywood stars remembered

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Remembering the stars of yesteryears… Nagesh Burbure and Shubhangi enacted the roles of the superstars of old while singers Sarvesh Mishra, Priyanka Basu and ace comedian and mimic Shrikant Rao entertained the audience.

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NDIA CLUB, in association with Heart and Soul Events, organized. “Andaaz Apna Apna” a musical concert at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on February 10, 2017. The musical concert saw actor NageshBurbure and Shubhangi enact yester hit songs of legendary actors like Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand and Rajesh Khanna. These actors were brought to life by Nagesh who did a complete makeover and enacted each of the role with perfection. The event was well supported with singers Sarvesh Mishra, Priyanka Basu and ace comedian and mimic Shrikant Rao.

Love is in the air…

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HEY say it is the most romantic day of the year, a time when people show feelings of love and friendship. Flowers, chocolates, hearth-shaped notes and, of course, jewellery. What’s not to like about Valentine’s Day which falls on February 14 every year. This year, India Club played host Valentine’s Day at the refurbished Haveli restaurant and Lady luck smiled on two lucky couples. Imagine their surprise when they won pearl necklaces, courtesy LialiJewellery. But on a day this this, everyone should be smiling and so all those turned up to celebrate the day were also give discount coupons by Liali.

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Mr and Mrs Vasu Shroff, Bharat Chachara, Sunil Singh, Melwin D’silva, Sunil Pathak, Ketan Rele and top India Club members get ready to light the fire to mark the start of Holi celebrations at the Club.

N MARCH 12, India Club celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colours, with abandon, dunking colors on friends to mark the arrival of spring. Inhibitions were dropped and a good time was had by the over 650 members and guests. ‘Holi’ derives from the word ‘hola’, which is a thank you to the Almighty for the harvest. This is why Holi is celebrated as winter ends and the spring harvest begins.

Holi brings color – and joy -- to the world. Seeing the club drenched in psychedelic colours is a cathartic experience. All humans are artists by instinct. And Holi is nature's way of bestowing on us a canvas to express ourselves through riotous colors.

Youngsters show their moves during a dance performance that depicted Holi celebrations all over the world.

Wet, wet, wet... Children had a whale of time shooting coloured water from their toy guns.

The highlights of the event included:

• DJ George playing some great Holi tracks, besides Bollywood, Hindi and other latest numbers.

• “Dans” had a dance performances depicting Holi celebrations in India and all over the globe. • Lighting of the Holika was done by the Chairman of India Club, Vasu Shroff, Sunil Singh, Melwin D’silva, Sunil Pathak and Ketan Rele. The food court included a variety of cuisines including the Holi specials like Gewar, Jallebis, Malpua, Gujiya, Dahi Bhallas and Thandai.

Fun, laughter and some candid moments.

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They came in great numbers and enjoyed an evening of music and laughter.

CHETI CHAND MARKED WITH ZEAL AND ENTHUSIASM

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HIS year Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, fell on April 6. The most-awaited festival was celebrated with fervor by the Sindhi community in Dubai culminating at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium of the Indian High School. The festival celebrates the spirit of togetherness with zeal and enthusiasm and the community celebrated this auspicious day with prayers and specially made mouth-watering Sindhi delicacies. India Club marked the Sindhi New Year in traditional style with renowned Sindhi artists who were flown in from India entertaining the audience with spellbound performances. Jatin Udasi, a singer and composer whose forte is Bollywood, Sufi and fusion music, enthralled the audience with his songs as did the lovely Renu Tekwani. The well-known stand-up comedian Mohit Sharma had the crowd in splits with his jokes. The event which was well attended was supported by leading Sindhi business houses.

Engrossed‌ Mr Maghanmal Pancholia and Mr Nari Sawlani at the Cheti Chand event held the the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium.

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Seoul and Jeju, here we come! Excited India Club Members pose for shot in Jeju.

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T WAS the cherry blossom season and what better place to go than Seoul, the city that’s woven with history, where palaces and traditions twirl within this ever-modernizing metropolis and the famous Jeju Island known for its natural attractions, its mountains, forests, cliffs, lava caves, spirited gardens, waterfalls and sunflower farms. On April 3, 24 India Club members set off for a 8-day South Korea trip that turned out to be a mesmerizing and fun-filled tour. It was the 13th international tour that the Club had organized. They flew Korean Air, South Korea’s national airline and the flight from Dubai to Inchoen airport in Seoul. The flight was smooth as silk and the service impeccable. From Seoul, a 50-minute domestic flight by Korea Air took them to Jeju, Seogwipo, where they embraced the cool weather after checking into the Ramada Encore. The first leg of the tour had begun. Jeju is a breathtaking island and the members lost no time in take in the scenic sites during their two-days stay on the island. The Cherry Blossom street was in full bloom and took their breadth away. But this was just the beginning of what was going to be a memorable stay. Over the next 48 hours the group visted the Joelmul Forest Park, Seongsan IIchulbong (sunrise) peak, went souvenir shopping and had a lazy lunch at a Korean Restaurant before heading for the Jusangjeoli Cliff, a yacht ride and then unwinding at the famous Osulloc green tea museum. Seoul now beckoned and it was time to hit the city lights. The group took the Korean Air flight to Seoul Gimpo airport from where they headed straight for some Indian lunch. Post lunch it was a site seeing drive around Seoul City, some Duty Free Shopping and then visit to the Hanwa Aqua Planet. Time flew by and before they knew it it was time for a Han River cruise and then dinner at Top Cloud 23 (Sky

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Cooking up a Korean storm.

SEOUL AND JEJU All kinds of everything reminds us of you!

Discovering the art of wearing a Hanbok costume.

A top of the world feeling... Lounge). In Seoul, the stay was at the Ramada Hotel and Suites. The next day saw them started first with a visit to the

popular Blue House (Presidential House), followed by a visit to King’s Palace where they witnessed the changing of the guards and then on to the National Folk Museum. Before calling it a day they also visited the Ginseng outlet, witnessed how Kimchi was made, discovered the art of wearing a Hanbok costume, took a breather before venturing out for some street shopping on Myeongdong street. The evening ended with a Nanta show that is a mustsee on any tourist’s list. The following day, the group visited the Korean Folk Village and the Namdaemun market with enough time for some local shopping. One of the highlights of the visit was to the DMZ. It was a once in a lifetime chance and the rich history behind the DMZ left an indelible mark in the minds. The visit to DMZ included a trip down the third tunnel by mono rail. A scary but breathtaking ride. In the evening, everyone headed for the top of the Seoul Tower, to catch some scenic views of the city. Just as dusk fell it was time to for some shopping at the famous Dongdaemun market. Korean cuisine is especially delicious and the group had taste of typical Korean food besides some Indian lunches and dinners which were were a part of the tour. Before it was time say adieu, everyone was well versed with the Korean folk song “Arirang” which then became the theme song of the tour, courtesy Sue, the friendly local tour guide. Each day, the tours of the country’s two beautiful tourist locations offered some wonderful experiences, including a peek into the local cultures and traditions, and its cuisine. This is a country that preserves its rich history and yet is technologically way ahead of many of its Asian neighbours. Come 2018, Seoul will be ready to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. commonly known as PyeongChang 2018.

www.indiaclubdubai.com Tunnel vision. Members at the entrance of the tunnel before their “scary’ ride.

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FESTIVAL OF VIBRANCY, FUN AND PUNJAB ON A PLATTER! Hundreds gather at Club to celebrate Baisakhi Nite 2017

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Mr and Mrs Vasu Shroff, Bharat Chachara, Ketan rele, Sunil Singh and Sunil Pathak at the start of the show.

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AISAKHI, the colourful and vibrant harvest festival of Punjab, is celebrated every year with pomp. Punjabis can trace their identity to a land of gaiety and merrymaking that takes on a new high with advent of festivals like Baisakhi, the time when bumper crops bring happiness and prosperity to the land and its people. BAISAKHI NITE 2017, the Punjabi festival of harvest, was ushered in at India Club on April 13 with all the trappings of joy and splendour as revellers were treated to top class entertainment by Ritu Pathak and JD who were backed by a five-piece

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band from India. Ritu Pathak and JD belted some of their popular tracks and mesmerized the audience. Ritu is a well-known Bollywood playback singer who rose to fame after participating in 2nd season of Indian Idol. She has recorded numerous songs with many prominent composers, such as Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sajid-Wajid, Pritam Chakraborty, Meet Brothers and Anand Raj Anand. She is one of the most popular female playback singer with hit songs Hor Nach, Gandi Baat, Dimaagh Ka Dahi, Cinema Dekhe Mamma, Jalebi Bai and many more.

Ladies all dressed up in their finery to celebrate the harvest festival.

JD is a playback singer and music director. He has composed the music for movies like 4, 2 ka 1, Love U Soniye with many more in the pipeline. Over 600 members and guests attended the Baisakhi event at the club. At the end of the show both the artists were presented with floral bouquets. The Punjabi-styled foodcourt had the typical dhaba-style ambience with haystacks around it. The event was open to India Club members and their guests and Punjabi specialities like Sarsoon da Saag, Makhai di Roti, Lassi and other authentic Punjabi favourites was served on the festive night.

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The reward…. Participants with their certificates which were presented to them by Ms. Reena Kamlesh, and Mr Ketan Rele, Jt. Sports Secretary.

WINNING WITH CLASS Club organizes various sport to commemorate UAE National Sport Day

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EING A standout on the field requires dedication and practice. Life as a sportsman means keeping everything in balance and getting it pitch perfect. The importance of sports cannot be denied and is encouraged at school and in everyday life. The experiences gained from games helps build positive self- esteem andkeep-

ing this in mind India Club, in association with the UAE National Olympic Committee, organized various sports activities to commemorate “UAE National Sports Day”. Various competitive games were held on February 16 across the country and India Club joined in with various sport events for its members. The following games were held at the club: BADMINTON: Singles exhibition

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Frog Race (Boys 12-14 yearsand Boys 15-17 years), 7 Tiles (Family of three members per team), Tugof-war, Lemon Race (Kids 10-12 years and 13-15 years and Ladies above 18 years). INDOOR CRICKET: This was held for families (a team of four family members). FUN BOWLING: This was organized for bowling enthusiasts. The various games that brought together members of various ages inculcated in them the competitive spirit and learning to win with class and lose with dignity. The Club’sfitness experts held various session of 30 minutes for technoshape, yoga karate, aerobics, Bollywood dance and Zumba fitness Certificates were given to all participants who took part in the various games that were held.

It’s all about balance…. The spoon race in progress.

matches were held for boys and girls under 12 and 16 years. TABLE TENNIS: Exhibition matches were held for men, singles and doubles SQUASH: Exhibition matches were held for men, singles and doubles FUN GAMES at the Coolsports included Balloon Race (boys andgirls between 5-7 years old),

Getting fit… Ladies practice coordinated moves during a fitness session.

Exhibition match… Men’s squash doubles exhibition match in action.

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They came, they played, and they had a whale of a time during the SNF annual sports day hosted by India Club.

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CLUB HOSTS SNF’S ANNUAL SPORTS DAY

Winning smiles... The winners with their certificates, seen with Bharat Chachara.

INDIA Club played hosts to the SNF Development Centre’s annual sports day on February 17. The club, which organized the premises and hosted a grand luncheon for the nearly 140 guests who had a fun time playing various games, has been has been supporting the SNF for over six years.

Bowling them over! BOWLING is a sport that can be played by anyone and at any time irrespective of age, gender or ability. It is one of the fastest growing sport, especially among youth. On March 18, India Club hosted a bowling tournament for men and women and the lanes were alive as competitors tossed and aimed for the perfect shots. The following were the winners in the ladies and men’s categories: LADIES 1st Place : Rashmi Kelshikar 2nd Place : Vaishali Gupte 3rd Place : Anushka Kelshikar

MEN’S 1st Place: Kunal Chhatwani 2nd Place: Tanishq Lakhani 3rd Place: Trish Udeshi

Bharat Chachara receives the certificate of appreciation from SNF.

The battle for tennis glory THE much looked forward to tennis tournament for the men’s and veteran’s categories ran for 15 days as contestants gave it their all to win the coveted prizes. The matches were held from April 15-19 at the club’s tennis courts. The following were the winners: VETERAN SINGLES, 45 YEARS AND ABOVE Winner : Rajiv Philip Runner-Up : Mahesh Vidhani VETERAN DOUBLES, 45 YEARS AND ABOVE Winner : Sanjeev Jain and Naresh Mirani Runners-Up : Mahesh Vidhani and Rajiv Philip MEN’S SINGLES Winner : Pranav Sadhavani Runner-Up : Rajiv Philip

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The winners of the bowling tournament with Ketan Rele and Simon Varella.

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Dr. Sofia Vasilara gave a proactive presentation on Naturom’s pioneering skin care range. (Right) Dr. Sofia Vasilara with the ladies who attend the beauty event.

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nating, enhancing and balancing the natural functions of the skin. Naturom niche cosmetics brand offer excellent beauty solutions for women and men. A beauty facial demonstration was followed by a Q&A session. Two lucky ladies won prizes for a VIP Naturom facial treatment valued at Dh1500 each! The event ended with a round of housie.  For further information or assistance contact Dr Sofia Vasilara on  +971 501891494 or sofia@naturom.com for a personal consultation.

A visit to Etihad Museum

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EMBER of the Social Club had an opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the UAE when they visited the popular Etihad Museum on April 19. The tour of the museum, which should be a must on everyone’s list of things to do, was arranged by the National Identity Department under the Community Development Authority. The visit was divided in three segments: the National Identity Session, Volunteers Session and finally the Museum Tour. The members felt a sense of pride when they gathered around the very first flag that was hoisted to mark the found of the nation. It was indeed a proud moment for all of them. The group was then taken around the impressive halls of the museum where all the heads of the seven emirates regularly met to discuss important matters of the state.  The museum has many important documents and photos taken during the formation of the Union and tour has been done using the latest in techonoly making it very easy for visitors to understand what the UAE is all about.

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Home Centre experts Cristina and Vangie demonstrate how a table is set for a formal dinner. (Left) Ladies who attended the table styling workshop listen keenly to the tips offered by the experts from Home Centre.

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ting. They gave tips on how to arrange the plate on the Charger plate with all the other plates on the table, how to arrange the silverware, set the drinking glasses on the table and how to distinguish the various glasses and their use. They also demonstrated three different methods of displaying napkins.

The talk was followed by a game of Housie and a raffle draw. The lucky lady went home with beautiful gifts from Home Centre. On the way out, all those who attended received a hamper with various Home Centre products.

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NDIA Club, in association with KGPiee Etiquette Enhancers, organized Part II of the ladies grooming workshop on deportment on March 9 and it was attended by 26 ladies who were taught how to build their personality traits through the finesse of deportment and cultivating good poise, posture and demeanour. It was indeed an eye-opener for all as they were shown how all the simple things that most take for granted can be carried out with a lot of grace and style! The ladies were truly delighted with this workshop.

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SEMINAR on “You are fashion savvy. Are You health savvy? Know - Prevent – Manage” was conducted at India Club March 25 by Panacea Medical and Wellness Centre, an outpatient clinic in Umm Hurair that takes pride in educating their patients on preventive health. Dr Ruma Bhargava spoke about cervical cancer and how it can be prevented. Dr Bhargava, a Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist also spoke about pertinent health issues that affect women. The doctor also spoke about the management of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a health issue that a lot of women in the UAE are affected by. She also talked about general health and menopause and later answered questions from members on other various health issues. Panacea Medical and Wellness Centre is celebrating its 6th anniversary this year and won the Health Award 2017 for distinguished CSR contribution earlier this year.

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KIDS SHOW THEIR COOKING SKILLS Children attend a savoury and mango delight workshop

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HE BENEFITS of getting the little ones to cook goes far beyond just just having fun. It also teaches them a basic life skill, motor skills and goes a long way in building relationships. India Club is a big proponent of kids cooking and has been frequently holding workshop for its junior members. On April 29, 2017 the club held a yummilicious savoury and mango delight workshop for their little members. Fifteen children participated in this workshop. It was fun and a learning experience for both young and old. This time too the workshop was in

Children learn more about food when they are involved in the making of it.

Yummilicious and all made by India Club’s junior members.

collaboration with KGPiee Etiquette Enhancers. The children were treated to a KIDDING mouth watering savoury cheesy vegetarian coin which each child made on their own amidst much fun and left them wanting for more. The juniors were also taught one of the most delicious desserts of the season – Mango Mousee… Suffice to say each child devoured every spoonful of this awesome mousse and were left craving for more of this most yummy and easy dessert. In fact, each child took home their very own Mango Catch them young... Children learn how to cook and have fun at the same time during a cooking workshop. Mousse!

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We did it! The proud little chefs hold up their mango mousee which they made with bit of help from their teachers.

A lesson in how fresh juice is made The art of handwriting HOW often do children get a chance to learn how their favourite juices are made? Not often. Children of India Club, however, did get a chance and they loved every minute of the learning process when they visited Children at the Barakat International the factory of factory where they learnt how fresh juices Barakat Internation- are made. al factory, the tion. They were taken to every right from pioneers of freshness, on January 28. receiving the fresh fruits to washing, peeling, An excited group chopping, packing and dispatching the of 24 kids got to see prepared products. The trip over the www.indiaclubdubai.com the various stages of children were treated to various juices and a fresh juice produc- pack of freshly cut fruits.

HANDWRITING is an essential skill for both children and adults and yet is often overlooked in the area of education. Handwriting expert Ramesh Iyer conducted a workshop on March 18, where 17 children attended. He explained how to write the body, head and tail letters and at the end of the workshop, there was an improvement in all the kid’s handwriting. Handwriting is critical to the production of creative and well-written text. Illegible handwriting has secondary effects on school achievement and self-esteem.

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From Left to Right: Standing: Mr. Ali Mohammed Shahdoor, Dr. Sayed Al Hashimi, Mr. Ketan Rele, Mr. Palani Babu, Mr. Deepak Jethwani, Mr. Ahmad Al Hashimi, Mr. Harish Pawani, Mr. Saeed Al Tayer, Mr. Sunil Pathak, Mr. Jagoo Khiara, Mr. Omar Busit Sitting: Mr. Bharat Chachara, Mr. Amarlal Hinduja, Mr. Narian Sawlani, Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, Mr. Vasu Shroff, H. E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar, Mr. Maghanmal Jethanand, Dr. Ram Buxani, Ms. Maitha Al Shamsi, Mr. Huraiz Bin Huraiz.

India Club Chairman Vasu Shroff presents Director General of CDA, H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Jafar with a memento (top) and (below) the India Club coffee table book.

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From Left to Right: Standing: Mr. Ali Mohammed Shahdoor, Dr. Sayed Al Hashimi, Mr. Ketan Rele, Mr. Palani Babu, Mr. Deepak Jethwani, Mr. Ahmad Al Hashimi, Mr. Harish Pawani, Mr. Saeed Al Tayer, Mr. Sunil Pathak, Mr. Jagoo Khiara, Mr. Omar Busit Sitting: Mr. Bharat Chachara, Mr. Amarlal Hinduja, Mr. Narian Sawlani, Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, Mr. Vasu Shroff, H. E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar, Mr. Maghanmal Jethanand, Dr. Ram Buxani, Ms. Maitha Al Shamsi, Mr. Huraiz Bin Huraiz.

India Club Chairman Vasu Shroff presents Director General of CDA, H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Jafar with a memento (top) and (below) the India Club coffee table book.

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• Vasu Shroff highlights India Club’s close ties with the CDA during his key address

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HIGH-POWERED delegation from the Community Development Authority visited India Club on April 17 to see the premises and interact with the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members. The delegation was led by the Director General of CDA, H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar who took up his current role in the organization late last year. Joining him were Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, CEO (Licensing and Monitoring Sector), Dr. Sayed Al Hashimi CEO (Empowerment Sector), Mr. Saeed Al Tayer, CEO (Social Planning and Development Sector), Mr. Huraiz Bin Huraiz, CEO (Social Care and Development Sector), Mr. Thani Bin Jarsh CEO (Corporate Support Sector), Ms. Maitha Al Shamsi CEO (Human Rights Sector), Mr. Ahmad Al Hashimi, Director (Monitoring and Inspection), Mr. Ali Shahdoor, Media Advisor (DG Office) and Mr. Palani Babu, Head of Facility (Licensing Section). The Chairman of India Club, Mr. Vasu Shroff, highlighted the close ties with CDA, the Club’s regulatory body and bought to the attention that India Club was amongst the few institutes who were licensed by the CDA immediately after its inception almost 10 years ago. Over the last decade, CDA had been instrumental in guiding the Club to understand and implement regulations governing non-profit organizations. H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar after touring the Club remarked that he was really impressed to see the state-of-the-art facilities. He said that India Club is very proactive and the Emaratis and Indian community shared a special relationship with each other even when banks were not in existence in UAE where the Emaratis would deposit their money with Indian traders based only on trust. The Chairman, Mr. Vasu Shroff, thanked the Director General of CDA for accepting the Club’s invitation to visit the 54-year old institute. We were happy to receive a high-powered delegation from CDA which is the regulatory body of the club which guides the club from time to time. The Chairman presented Mr. Julfar with a traditional shawl, a floral bouquet and a memento. All other dignitaries from the CDA were also presented with mementos by Mr. Vasu Shroff.

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CDA Director General Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar addresses India Club’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members during a visit to the Club.

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HIGH-POWERED delegation from the Community Development Authority visited India Club on April 17 to see the premises and interact with the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members. The delegation was led by the Director General of CDA, H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar who took up his current role in the organization late last year. Joining him were Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, CEO (Licensing and Monitoring Sector), Dr. Sayed Al Hashimi CEO (Empowerment Sector), Mr. Saeed Al Tayer, CEO (Social Planning and Development Sector), Mr. Huraiz Bin Huraiz, CEO (Social Care and Development Sector), Mr. Thani Bin Jarsh CEO (Corporate Support Sector), Ms. Maitha Al Shamsi CEO (Human Rights Sector), Mr. Ahmad Al Hashimi, Director (Monitoring and Inspection), Mr. Ali Shahdoor, Media Advisor (DG Office) and Mr. Palani Babu, Head of Facility (Licensing Section). The Chairman of India Club, Mr. Vasu Shroff, highlighted the close ties with CDA, the Club’s regulatory body and bought to the attention that India Club was amongst the few institutes who were licensed by the CDA immediately after its inception almost 10 years ago. Over the last decade, CDA had been instrumental in guiding the Club to understand and implement regulations governing non-profit organizations. H.E. Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar after touring the Club remarked that he was really impressed to see the state-of-the-art facilities. He said that India Club is very proactive and the Emaratis and Indian community shared a special relationship with each other even when banks were not in existence in UAE where the Emaratis would deposit their money with Indian traders based only on trust. The Chairman, Mr. Vasu Shroff, thanked the Director General of CDA for accepting the Club’s invitation to visit the 54-year old institute. We were happy to receive a high-powered delegation from CDA which is the regulatory body of the club which guides the club from time to time. The Chairman presented Mr. Julfar with a traditional shawl, a floral bouquet and a memento. All other dignitaries from the CDA were also presented with mementos by Mr. Vasu Shroff.

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CDA Director General Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar addresses India Club’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members during a visit to the Club.

The Director General of CDA, Ahmad Abdul Kareem Julfar, signs the India Club guest book during a vist to the club with his delegation. MAY 2017 INDIA

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DIGITAL EDUCATION CAN HELP YOUNG KIDS LEARN Experts agree screen time can be good for young kids

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OR YEARS, parents and pediatricians fretted over how much screen time was too much, especially for very young children. Many child health experts advised minimal screen time for elementary-aged kids and none at all for children younger than 2. New research, a revised policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the personal experience of millennial parents who grew up in the digital age, have changed the way parents view screen time for youngsters. "Research now shows us that not all screen time is equal," says Barbara Peacock, managing director of School Zone Inc., a recognized leader in creating innovative multimedia learning tools to prepare children for a lifelong love of education who recently launched AnywhereTeacher.com, a "Digital Educational Playground" for kids 2-8. "Everyone agrees it's important for children to maintain healthful levels of physical activity, but studies also show educational screen time can be an effective way to supplement children's learning. As the American Academy of Pediatrics and valueless screen time, research shows. recently noted, 'the effects of media use are multi-factorial and Educational video combined with traditional learning tools depend on the type of media, the type of use, the amount and such as digital flash cards, games, interactive worksheets and extent of use, and the characteristics of the individual child."

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printable activities make learning fun--anywhere and at anytime--for today’s digitally savvy families.

The AAP and other child health experts have long counseled parents against allowing very young children to have much screen time. However, the AAP recently revised its stance, citing "evidence regarding health media use (that) does not support a one-size-fits-all approach" to media use by children. Rather than keeping young children off devices entirely, the AAP now advises parents to develop a Family Media Use Plan that takes into account children's developmental stages, and uses that information to create an appropriate and individual balance for media usage by each child. The AAP encourages parents to establish boundaries for how and when children may use digital devices, ensure they understand the importance of not sharing personal information online, and openly talk with children about media use. In revising its recommendation, the AAP looked to a growing body of research that shows digital media use can help facilitate learning. Writing in the Hechinger Report, a highly regarded watchdog media outlet that covers inequality and innovation in education, Lisa Guernsey, director of New America's early education initiative, and Michael H. Levine, founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a non-profit literacy and digital media research organization, explained the shift in thinking. "Literacy rates and toddlers' media use may seem unrelated, but they are inextricably tied," the co-authors noted. "The important connections between media and reading must be brought to light in schools, households, and in the public's imagination ... children at very young ages can gain important skills in literacy and language development if the content on the screen is designed for learning and if they have a parent or educator who talks with them about what they are doing and seeing."

The National Head Start Association recently stressed that "family engagement is integral" to successful learning. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education agreed in a joint policy statement issued in May 2015: "Families are children's first and most important teachers, advocates and nurturers," the statement said, calling family involvement in kids' education "critical" to their long-term success. Busy tech-savvy parents recognize how easy technology can make it to access high-quality supplemental learning tools for their children, but finding a trusted source of curated content is not always easy. Speaking to her company's newly launched site, Peacock comments, "AnywhereTeacher.com features content that has been developed exclusively by School Zone based on decades of research and broad-based experience working with educators, dating back almost 40 years when our founders, James Hoffman, Ed.D and his wife Joan, MA, recognized the need for at-home learning materials." The subscription-based AnywhereTeacher.com is an easy to navigate site for youngsters that combines the power of video with traditional learning tools such as flash cards, games, interactive worksheets and printable activities. Original episodic programming like Charlie & Company engages children with educational messages in a fun, familiar way. The service, which starts at just $6.99 per month, allows parents to manage their children's activities and view their progress, creating an opportunity to talk about learning goals and improvement. The service is compatible with most devices and you can buy a subscription through iTunes, Google Play or PayPal to gain access from any device. There's no limit on the Making media work Parental involvement in media use is the key difference between number of devices families can simultaneously use to access the programming that benefits children's educational development, site. Visit AnywhereTeacher.com to learn more. BPT,

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MNC members and their spouses were treated to an evening of pure fun and laughter.

Sugandha Mishra rocked the evening with her mimicry and musical comedy.

Show-stoppers make it an evening to remember!

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RUST India Club to come with a surprise like no other. Members and their spouses who turned up on March 23 for the annual MNC Gala Dinner had a pleasant surprise when they were greeted by a Strolling Table Lady who served them welcome drinks. It was a one-of-a-kind experience and a show stopper too but as the evening wore on there were other shop-stoppers too, including the scintillating performance by the superstar of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge Fame and Sa Re Ga Ma Fame who has also been a playback singer in movies, The Kapil Sharma showVidyavati. The lady who had everyone in slits is well-known for her Lata Ji special act. Apart from being an ace comedian she is also a well-trained classical singer and the only female in India who does musical comedy. The multi-faceted actor, singer, comedian and anchor, Sugandha Mishra, together with her live band, rocked the evening with her mimicry and musical comedy which left the audience craving for more. The performance which was scheduled for 90 minutes went on for over two and half hours with Sugandha taking a short break once! Once Sugandha Mishra ended her popular show, there was more. It was quickly followed, by the Colombian and Broadway dancers who danced to unique variations of Colombian/Latin /Samba and Flamingo dances.The brilliantly executed dances and the foot-tapping music had the crowd clapping for more. It was a mesmerizing performance and one that won’t be easily forgotten. The sumptuous spread at the foodcourt added to the complete satisfaction of an evening well spent. www.indiaclubdubai.com

The broad smiles say it all... It was a hilarious time well spent.

Ladies get into the dancing mood at the Gala Dinner.

Ms Reena Kamlesh, Bharat Chachara and Sunil Pathak welcome Sugandha Mishra with a bouquet of flowers.

That's the way, aha, aha, we like it!. The Broadway dancers show how it's done at the gala dinner. MAY 2017 INDIA

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NETWORKING Irfan Izhar, Mahendra Asher and Vasu Shroff along with the DGCX delegation.

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Reena Kamlesh and Vasu Shroff with team from DGCX.

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N AWARENESS seminar was held on March 11 by India Club in association with Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX). The seminar was for club members only. Mr Simarjeet Baweja, the head of Academy and Currency Products was the key speaker. He gave an insight gold and single stock Futures trading and had the 175-strong audience listening intently to the talk.

India Club Chairman Vasu Shroff is felicitated by Rajesh Balaram, Director, Finance & CS, DGCX.

Simarjeet Baweja is presented a floral bouquet by Vasu Shroff.

Simarjeet Baweja, Head of Academy and Currency Products, DGCX, delivers his key talk.

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FAREWELL luncheon in honour of H. E. Anurag Bhushan, Consul General of India, Dubai was hosted by Vasu Shroff, Chairman of India Club on March 9. Present at the function were the board of trustees of India Club and other dignitaries. A memento was presented to H. E. Anurag Bhushan by the Chairman on behalf of the Club. Vasu Shroff while thanking H.E. Anurag for his contribution in further Anurag Bhushan strengthening the ties between India and UAE during his addresses members of tenure, the India Club chairman lauded the successful visit India Club. of the Indian Prime Minister to UAE and also made a special mention about the UAE delegation that visited India led by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed during Anurag’s tenure. The Yoga day in UAE became more popular in UAE due to the efforts of Anurag. H.E. Anurag thanked Vasu for his generosity and support to him during his tenure and also to the Indian community and diaspora in UAE. He pointed out that India Club brings the Indian community together for various social events and various festivals and he would always cherish great memories of this country.

(Left top photo): India Club Chairman Vasu Shroff presents a bouquet of flowers to Anurag Bhushan. (Bottom): Maghanmal Pancholia presents a memento to outgoing consul general Anurag Bhushan as Vasu Shroff looks on.

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NETWORKING Maghamal Jethanand presents a memento on behalf of India Club along with a shawl to honour Vasu Shroff on becoming the first trustee and sitting Chairman of India Club to be presented with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award by the government of India, this highest honour for NRIs. It was presented at a luncheon to welcome Consul General H.E. Vipul.

The new Consul General of India, H.E. Vipul, is welcomed to the Club by Vasu Shroff, Maghanmal Jethanand, Ram Buxani, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee members.

New Consul General honoured with membership of India Club • Vipul keen on more interaction with Indian community in Dubai • MNC luncheon for new Consul General of India to Dubai, H.E. Vipul

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N MNC luncheon was hosted to welcome the new Consul General to Dubai, H.E. Vipul on April 27. During the function, The Chairman of India Club, Vasu Shroff, presented a floral bouquet to the Chief guest of the afternoon, the new Consul General of India to Dubai, H.E. Vipul and Mrs. Janki Shroff presented a bouquet to his wife, Mrs. Kirti Chokkar. Vasu Shroff in his address to the gathering gave a brief history of the club which came into existence in 1964 and welcomed him to the club on behalf of the Board of Trustees and members of India Club. As is the traditional protocol, the Consul General of India to Dubai became a Honorary Patron of India Club as the Chairman placed the customary sash that signified he was now a patron of India Club. The Chairman also presented a traditional shawl and made the Consul General an honorary member of India Club by presenting him with a membership card. Mrs. Janki Shroff presented the Club’s 50th

Anniversary Coffee table book to Mrs. Kirti Chokkar and gave her the India Club membership card. The chief guest for the afternoon and the newly inducted patron of India Club, H.E. Vipul in his address to the gathering, thanked the Chairman of India Club for bestowing upon him honorary membership of the club. He said that he had heard so much about the club and how the club was taking care of the community needs in terms of various festivals, events, sports and other needs as well. He said he was looking forward to more events and more visits to the club and interaction with the Indian community in Dubai. On the January 9, 2017, Vashu Shroff was bestowed by the Government of India with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for the year 2017 by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukerjee. The award is the highest honour conferred to overseas Indians and this award was given to Vasu Shroff in recognition of his voluntary service to the community. With this award, Vasu Shroff

became the 1st trustee and sitting Chairman of India Club to be presented with this highest honour for NRIs. The Consul General of India to Dubai, H.E. Vipul presented the Pravasi Bharaitya Samman award to Vasu Shroff while the senior most trustee of India Club, Maghamal Jethanand presented a memento on behalf of India Club along with a shawl to honour Vasu Shroff. On the January 13 and 14, the India Club Cricket team won the Consulate General of India Republic Day Outdoor Cricket Tournament for the second consecutive year. They beat the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in the finals. A total of six teams participated in the tournament. The cricket team members were felicitated by giving them individual trophies and gift vouchers by the Consul General and the Chairman. The cricket team manager for the event was the India Club Joint Sports Secretary, Ketan Rele and the Captain of the team was. Vivek Kelshikar.

The India Club Cricket team which won the Consulate General of India Republic Day Outdoor Cricket Tournament for the second consecutive year were felicitated and given individual trophies and gift vouchers by the Consul General Vipul and Vasu Shroff. www.indiaclubdubai.com

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Scenes from the play Dil to Bachha Hai Ji.

ENCOUNTERS OF A DIFFERENT KIND! What happens when marriage loses its spark and the husband loses his way! LAUGHTER is the best medicine and nothing raises a laugh better than a hilarious comedy about love with all its twists and surprising turns. India Club, in association with Rangmanch, hosted the play Dil To Baccha Hai Ji for India Club members on April 7 at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium. The hit play’s popularity preceded it and it was no surprise that the auditorium was packed. The crowd was not disappointed. The play, which is a story of a couple in a loveless marriage, was well received. The play revolves round Jay Kishan who is married to his love Kamla and runs a

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travel agency. But he is going through a mid-life crisis where everything is absolutely stressful. He is advised by one of his employees that he should look for

India Club members engrossed in the hilarious comedy play.

relaxation outside the house to bring in some adventure into his life and encourages him to have an affair with his secretary. In order to gain sympathy from his secretary, he tells her that he is tired of his life and that his wife is totally bed ridden, suffering from mental illness. Eventually, he convinces his secretary to have a relationship with him. And that is when trouble starts and little does Jay know what is in store for him! And therein hangs the tale. The play starred, Ali Asgar, Moanz Mewawala, Arya Barbhaya and Prasad Barve.

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Meet the star performers

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Library In-charge and HR Assistant A presentation was held for the bi-monthly star employee award. Meet the star performer at India Club for the month of February-March 2017.

Many happy returns of the day

Staff who celebrated their birthdays during the months of March and April cut the cake to mark the day. Seen here with Simon Varella.

The importance of staff training The value and importance of staff training can never be overstated and India Club ensures that its staff gain all the experience they can to ensure that the club maintains its very standards. This time, the training for its staff was on “All Purpose Hospitality Training� (APHT ). The sessions were conducted for India Club staff by the Hospitality Training Institute India and the trainers were Dominic Costabir and Sushma Shetty.

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STAMP OF QUALITY… The club was placed at the very top in the the bi-annual ISO audits for both the ISO9001 quality management systems and ISO140001 for environmental management systems.

Rave reviews all around as the Club shows how much it cares

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TAKE A WALK… India Club participated in the “Walk for Education”, on February17 organized by Dubai Cares. The 3km walk was in solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who have to walk long distances to get to school.

BRIDGING CULTURES… India Club presented three different cultural dances at the international Horse Fair held in Dubai on March.

LIGHTS OUT… On March 25, India Club joined the world for Earth Hour and switched off all non-essential lights from 8.30pm-9.30pm

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HE NEWLY refurbished Club Bar at the first level of the main complex – ‘Coastal’ has opened to rave reviews and by the middle of the summer, our office block will also be relocated to the main building… keeping us busy have been the bi-annual ISO audits for both the ISO9001 quality management systems and ISO140001 for environmental management systems which were held over a span of 2 days on March 26 and 27; And we came out at the top. It is heartening to know that we have been able to maintain quality standards at our Club for 16 years now… On Feb 17, members and staff of India Club joined thousands of residents at the Dubai Creek Park to participate in the Walk for Education organized by Dubai Cares. The walk is held to raise funds for education of children in need and the Club contributes by donating 50% of the registration fees. On a different note, the Club participated in the International Horse Fair held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on March 17 by providing entertainment in the

form of various Bollywood dance performances – this event was coordinated in association with the Community Development Authority. Lights were off for one hour at the India Club as well in thousands of other locations in Dubai and all parts of the world on March 25 as we participated in the Earth Hour to create awareness of climate change. India Club has been participating in the Earth Hour since its inception in 2007. As part of the ‘Year of Giving’, India Club participated in the Blanket Collection Drive for the Syrian refugees organized by the Emirates Red Crescent Society and gave away over 260 cartons of blankets and bedsheets on March 30. Our participation does not get over there – we are going on a CSR overdrive during the holy of Ramadan. Join us in these activities as we continue to give back to society… Warm Regards

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SPIRIT OF GIVING… Blankets collected during India Club’s “Year of Giving” drive is handed over to Emirates Red Crescent Society by Vasu Shroff and Bharat Chachara.

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