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New Delhi, Monday January 18, 2010

morepartypics? go to TÊTE-À-TÊTE TIME: (L-R) Cherie Blair, Kalyani Chawla and Surekha Jain

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Namaste INDIA WHAT

A lavish dinner party hosted by Vikramjit Singh Sahney on the occasion of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.

WHERE Hotel Le Meridien, Janpath

LADIES’ DAY OUT WHERE DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj HI THERE: Lady Arabella Stagg; (left) Katy Tse Blair

SAY WHAT? Sabah Ali Khan

LOOKING GOOD ON ME: Vanti Singh

WHO We spotted Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Katy Tse Blair, Lady Arabella Stagg, wife of British high commissioner to India Sir Richard Stagg, socialite Neeva Jain, Kalyani Chawla of Dior, actress Sharmila Tagore with daughter Sabah Ali Khan and socialite Vanti Singh. The ladies enjoyed their two-minute chats with Cherie Blair. Surekha Jain said that she recommended a lot of black dresses to Blair because these can be repeated on various occasions and revealed that Blair loved colourful embroidered designs.

WELCOME SMILES: (above) Daisy Sahney; (left) Vikramjit Singh Sahney and Ruby Dhalla

EYE CHECKED IT: Harinder Thakkar HELLO INDIA: Sandip Verma LADY IN PINK: Sharmila Tagore

—SHWETA JAIN

KAHANI FILMI HAI WHAT Ballard Estate — an art show and talk session by renowned environmental communicator Mark Edwards, followed by the screening of the film Hard Rain.

WHERE Religare Art Gallery, Connaught Place WHO Present on the occasion were designer Ritu Kumar, artist Abhishek Hazra, activist and writer Arundhati Roy and art collector Anky Khurana. —HTC

EYEING THE LENS: Ritu Kumar

ON A LOOK OUT? Arundhati Roy OOPS... In the event coverage titled ‘Tale Maalish’ that appeared on Page 3 on January 7, the venue was erroneously mentioned as F Bar & Lounge. The party happened at Kumgang’s Gonie. The error is regretted.

SITTING PRETTY: Alka Lamba

PHOTOS: RAJ K RAJ

WHAT Designer Surekha Jain hosted a small gathering in honour of the visit of Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie Blair to her store.

— ZABEEH AFAQUE

PHOTOS: PRABHAS ROY

WHO The evening saw a grand gathering of Indian and nonresident Indian political and business bigwigs. Sahney was seen greeting guests and

gave a hearty speech welcoming NRIs. The list of high profile dignitaries present at the party included Canadian MP Ruby Dhalla, entrepreneurs Lord Diljit Rana, Baron Karan Bilimoria, Baroness Sandip Verma and HS Narula, Canadian minister Harinder Thakkar, MP Tarlochan Singh, former CBI director Joginder Singh and Jim Nickel, deputy high commissioner of Canada, among others.

MAKING A POINT: (above) Elizabeth Rogers with Abhishek Hazra; (left) Mark Edwards


zabeeh- namaste india [18 Jan 2010]