HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST SOUL SISTER SEEMA MEHROTRA -
MAR 10, 2020
Happy Birthday dearest Soul sister Seema Mehrotra. May you always be blessed with the unique kindness and honesty you have been gifted with. Thanks for being part of my life 💖🌈 We couldn't have had a better group of French friends to celebrate your special day with. Gobbling up the cake and drinking fine Hungarian Dry Tokaji. Yummm
ANNUAL EXHIBITION AT PIRAMAL ART GALLERY, NCPA - MAR 5, 2020
My dear friend, the multi talented Dr Mukesh Batra's photography annual exhibition MAGIC MOMENTS is on at Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA till 8th March. All proceeds will be donated to Australia's bushfire crisis. Equally breathtaking images added by the young and exceedingly articulate Hrihan, Akshay Batra 's son and Mukesh's grandson. Must go, its WOW!!
SUPER FUN TIME LAST NIGHT CHEZ JUERGEN MORHARD, GERMAN CG - MAR 4, 2020
Anyone recognise the song in video ? Super fun time last night chez Juergen Morhard Petra Morhard, German CG. My fave wine,delish food and the icing on the cake was Steve Cooke, doppelganger of Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant ! Even sounds like him ! Dear friend Adnan Sami's adorable daughter's clearly inherited her dad's musical genes!
CELEBRATIONS AT ZORAWAR KALRA'S NEWEST OFFERING HOTEL SHANGHIGH - FEB 22, 2020
Thanks dearest Gemini sister Aarti Gupta Surendranath for the celebrations at Zorawar Kalra's newest offering Hotel Shanghigh. White Chocolate Brownie (and Ice Cream Rolls) was preceded by a never ending feast of Tsing Hoi Chicken, Blue Fried rice, Lobster tails, Prawn and coriander Dumplings,Spare Ribs Shanghainese style, Spicy Hunan potatoes, Stewed Pork Belly, washed won with copious amounts of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir. Cheers to Parthip Thyagarajan for all your achievements.
THE CROSSROADS CONCERT HOSTED BY THE CONSULATE OF SPAIN - FEB 17, 2020
Casting a magical spell,noted Kathak exponent Aditi Bhagwat and equally famed Flamenco dancer Bettina Castano created a cascade of rhythms with their feet. Accompanied by the mellifluous melodies of Shruti Bhave (Violin), Swapnil Bhise (Tabla), Sanjay Divecha (Guitar) and others. Hosted by the Consulate of Spain, the CrossRoads concert last night was truly a revelation ! Thanks Jorge and Elena Cadenas 💖💖
ANNUAL DINNER HOSTED BY MY DEAR FRIEND PILOO TATA -
FEB 14, 2020
Annual dinner for the city's top diplomats, hosted by my dear elegant friend Piloo Tata. Last night another Parsi feast ! The Menu is on last page !
JAPAN EMPEROR'S 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS - FEB 12, 2020
What fun to be Master of ceremonies at The Japan Emperor's 60th birthday celebrations. Hosted by the dynamic Michio Harada Consul General Japan and his exquisite wife.Japan's famous Sake Maker Mr Kato was a barrel of fun! Lovely catching up with Vidya Balan after so long.
CELEBRATED LUNAR NEW YEAR 2020 - FEB 10, 2020
Exclusive dinner hosted by Gavin and Pamela Chay, Singapore CG, to celebrate Lunar new year 2020.Lek Tipsuda Thanawat Sirikul We feasted on Chicken Sui Mai, Crispy Thai Chilli Tofu, Mutton Rendang, Red Snapper with Ginger & Spring Onions, Hokkien Mee Noodles. Yummmm
WAITANGI DAY (NATIONAL DAY ) OF NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2020
Dear friends Ralph Hays, Trade Commissioner and Consul General New Zealand and gorgeous wife Sonia Hays hosted Waitangi Day (National day). I was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies ! In the video you will be fascinated by Kapa Haka - the term for Māori performing arts and literally means 'group' (kapa) and 'dance' (haka).
Kapa Haka – the term for Māori performing arts and literally means ‘group’ (kapa) and ‘dance’ (haka).The performance involves choral singing, dance and movements associated in the hand-to-hand combat, within a synchronisation of action, timing, posture, footwork and sound.
WELCOMED PROFESSOR ANGELO MAGGI AT NEW RESIDENCE OF CG ITALY - JAN 31, 2020
My dear friend Stefania Costanza continues to astonish us all with her indefatigable energy.She has hosted over a hundred events to promote Italy in the last two years. Wow ! Tonight, at her new residence we welcomed famous Professor Angelo Maggi from Venezia, with my fave Prosecco !Salvatore Ianniello Grazie per tutti bello.
A SOIREE HOSTED BY CG FRANCE SONIA BARBRY - JAN 25, 2020
Delicious French Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie soiree 😋😋 hosted by dear friend Sonia Barbry Consul General France. Happy Birthday Haresh Advani. Thanks Natasha Hingorani Cheers Sanjay Menon, Mithu Doshi.
DINNER HOSTED BY CG JAPAN - JAN 22, 2020
Impressive, articulate,dynamic ! Thats Aaditya Thackeray, Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment Government of Maharashtra for you! Congrats Michio Harada Consul General Japan for organising this exclusive dinner to welcome the Parliamentary Speaker and delegation from Okayama City , Japan. The Sake was divine ! @AUThackeray
FAREWELL DINNER FOR CG AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2020
Farewell dinner for our dear friends Tony and Kate Huber, #Australian CG who returns to Canberra after a hugely successful tenure in Mumbai. Deeeeelicious dinner hosted by Othmar and Yvonne Hardegger,the very popular CG, #Switzerland Did i imbibe my fave Fendants of Noble Terroir ! You will be much missed Tony !
WELCOME DINNER FOR DEAREST NEPHEW AND COUSIN SISTER -
JAN 16, 2020
Welcome dinner for dearest nephew Akshaan with Divina and cousin sister Priyanka Tejwani. Awesome company and delectable food at #Bayroute, Cuffe Parade, where the culinary standards are high and everything great VFM ! ??
LUNCH AT JAPANESE CG'S VILLA - JAN 8, 2020
Exclusive Lunch at my dear friend Michio Harada Japanese Consul General's Villa, composed of Osechi-ryori - traditional Japanese New Year foods. The tradition started in the Heian period(794-1185AD). Harada san's personal Chef Yasuhiro Horiuchi created the festive courses, each one laid out like a work of art and oh-so-delicious ! For individual descriptors please click on individual pix.
CELEBRATED BIRTHDAY OF ASHITTA THAM - JAN 5, 2020
Happy Birthday to gorgeous granny Ashitta Tham. Everyone's dear friend Henry Tham is doing very well, Thank you God ?? Ryan Tham and Keenan Tham , I am so proud of the amazing food that your KOKO continues to tantalize Mumbai's tastebuds with. More power boys ??
WELCOME BRUNCH FOR NIECE - DEC 29, 2019
Welcome brunch for niece Sloka Sippy,Chris Eckert and son Andre, all from NYC. Thanks Raakhi Khera Sippy Akhil Sippy ( nephew and wife) for always including me in all celebrations.The afternoon whizzed by with good friends Superstar Opthalmologist Cyres K Mehta and beautiful wife Vinifer (sadly not in photo). Enjoy Goa, cheers my dears ??????
CELEBRATING HANUKKAH WITH FRIENDS - DEC 28, 2019
Celebrating Hanukkah with my dear Israel Consulate friends Nimrod and Netanella, Parul Mehta , Nitika, Bobby, Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. ??
CELEBRATED 20 YEARS OF THE POPULAR UPPER CRUST MAGAZINE - DEC 20, 2019
Our dearest Farzana Behram Contractor and Rozina Gaziyani celebrated 20 years of their wildly popular Upper Crust magazine with a select group of friends. Joy Kapur laid out a smorgasbjord of delicious dishes from 20 states of India, including Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Orissa, Andhra, Maharashtra, Bengal !
49th VICTORY DAY OF BANGLADESH - DEC 16, 2019
On the occasion of the 49th Victory Day of Bangladesh, Consul General Lutfor Rahman organised a wonderful Bangla Cultural performance followed by a delicious Bangladeshi food festival ! Feast for all senses made it a superb evening and great brand awareness of Bangladesh !
CG GERMANY HOSTED ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY - DEC 15, 2019
Juergen Morhard Consul General Germany, and gorgeous wife Petra Morhard hosted their annual sparkling Christmas party tonight at their artistically appointed penthouse residence.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF NINA ADVANI - DEC 13, 2019
Gorgeous niece Natasha Hingorani hosted a birthday party for her mum Nina Advani, Bombay's original (and still) uber-chic Lady ?? Sabrina Jhangiani (Sabro) made her trademark Prawn Cocktail, which I gorged on. Happy Birthday Nina
DELIGHTFUL SOIREE BY JORGE DE LUCAS CADENAS - DEC 10, 2019
Thanks Jorge de Lucas Cadenas for an absolutely delightful soiree, where Indians met up with citizens of your lovely country Spain! What an amazing idea to show us all the delightful Indian folk dance traditions of Lavni and later Bhangra ?? Remembering dear Purificación Hernández Gajate, Pablo Ramirez Arnol
NATIONAL DAY OF KINGDOM OF THAILAND - DEC 4, 2019
Celebration of the National Day of Kingdom of Thailand. Splendid performances by graceful dancers who flew down specially for the occasion. Congratulations Acting Consul general Thanawat Sirikul and Tipsuda Sirikulon for a superb soiree ????
CELEBRATED 50 GLORIOUS YEARS OF NCPA - NOV 29, 2019
Thank you Petra Morhard for the invitation to THE cultural event of 2019 ! Celebrating 50 glorious years of NCPA. Scintillating sounds from the Symphony Orchestra of India, featuring choirs from around the country ?? Maestro Zane Dalal , you are Legend ??
FRANCE CG HOSTED A CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION FOR THE AMBASSADOR OF FRANCE - NOV 23, 2019
Sonia Barbry charming Consul General France hosted a Champagne reception for the Ambassador of France. Prominent Indians and French citizens based here were given an opportunity to network with His Excellency Emmanuel Lenain ??
ITALIAN CD HOSTED A DINNER TO CELEBRATE 4TH WEEK OF ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD - NOV 20, 2019
La splendida Stefania Costanza, Consul General hosted a serata esclusiva to celebrate 4th week of Italian Cuisine in the world ! Delicious Vegan dinner created by maestro Chef Simone Salvini. Salvatore Ianniello Karen Anand Sumit Mullick Petra Morhard Juergen Morhard Rome, Italy Delighted caro Nanni is posted back in Mumbai after 25 years !
CELEBRATING BELGIUM KING'S DAY - NOV 16, 2019
Newly arrived Consul General Belgium, Pierre-Emmanuel and Vincienne Brusselmans celebrated Kings Day. Sumit Mullick 's speech was superbly tongue-in-cheek. Our hosts pulled out all stops with tonnes of yummm Cheese and Chocolate flown in specially for the occasion. Belgian beer ?? flowed like fountains and hey, a Single Malt called Belgian Owl ?? Cheers
WELCOMING CAROLINE AND VYES PERRIN - NOV 14, 2019
Welcome back dear Caroline Perrin Deflandre and Yves Perrin to Mumbai. Last night was emotional, recalling good times shared when Yves was posted here ?
SONIA AND RALPH HAYS HOSTED DINNER - NOV 13, 2019
Thanks Sonia and Ralph Hays for the most outstanding hospitality , sparkling company and scrumptious food ?? High spirits thanks to my fave Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Newzealand ??
FRENCH CHAMPAGNE WEEKEND - NOV 9, 2019
French Champagne weekend?? The effervescent Sophie Déthune is owner of famous Léopoldine Champagne brand and invites India to guzzle her delicious bubbly. Santé, Cheers
CONGRATULATIONS TO SUMIT MULLICK - NOV 7, 2019
Please congratulate our dearest friend Sumit Mullick(CIC,Govt of Maharashtra) on the momentous occasion of receiving the highest Commendation from Government of Japan???? Consul General Michio Harada did the honours ??
WELCOMING DINNER FOR AMBASSADOR OF KAZAKHSTAN -
NOV 6, 2019
Welcome dinner for His Excellency Mr Yerlan Alimbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India. Hosted by my mentor and dear friend Mahendra Sanghi and his uber-elegant wife Manju Sanghi Daily flight from Delhi to #kazakhstan means we can all go tripping ! Sumit Mullick Aarti Gupta Surendranath Kailash Surendranath.
CELEBRATING JENNIFER LARSON'S BIRTHDAY - NOV 4, 2019
Celebrating Jennifer Larson 's birthday with dear friends Seema Mehrotra Jaideep Mehrotra Lazaro Sandoval Marina, Thanawat & Tipsuda Sirikul
AMBASSADOR SRI LANKA TO AUSTRIA VISITED US - NOV 2, 2019
Her Excellency, Ambassador Sri Lanka to Austria (and other countries) visited us for just under 24 hours, catching up with very few from her vast circle of beloved friends. Thanks Manjeet Kripalani for your hospitality and always being such a classy lady 🌹🌹 Petra Morhard Jalpa Vithalani Who's jetting to Vienna next year ? All of us. You too ?
CELEBRATING DIWALI WITH FAMILY - OCT 27, 2019
Celebrating Diwali chez the amazingly hospitable cousin Jyoti and Tushar Mashruwala Happy Anniversary Moleen Advani Parsram & Dr Kamal Parsram. Great catching up with the brilliant young ones Akhil and Alisha Mashruwala Daswani Happy Diwali to the rest of the family that lives in USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Greece,Sweden, Italy.. We Sindhis dont have a state in our own country but the world is our Oyster 🌈 Happy Diwali world.
HONOURED TO BE THE MoC AT CINEMATIC ITALY - OCT 23, 2019
Honoured to be the MoC at Cinematic Italy: Celebrating the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Fantastic collaborations between Italy and Indian Cinema at MAMI JIO ❤️ Bravissimi dynamic Italian CG Stefania Costanza and ENIT - Italian Tourism Organisation rocks ! Great catching up with my idol Kabir Bedi and meeting hot talent Nawazuddin Siddiqui ! Yumm Italian food at JW Marriott Juhu ! Sharad Puri you were missed my friend.
THE KING & QUEEN OF NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2019
The King & Queen of the Netherlands came to enhance centuries old Indo-Dutch ties 🌈 The Age of Rembrandt exhibition is now open to the the public at our historic CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya) Museum. Mr & Mrs Bond + Two men in grey were among the privileged guests 😃
NATIONAL DAY OF KOREA - OCT 16, 2019
Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on their National Day 🌈 Thank you CG Mr Kim Dongyoung on hosting such an elegant reception.
GUL KRIPALANI AND DINESH KHANNA HOSTED SUNDAY BRUNCH - OCT 14, 2019
Gul Kripalani and Dinesh Khanna jointly hosted a lavish Sunday brunch at the latter's luxe The Club, Andheri. Welcome to the many new Consuls General who have arrived on our shores.Wish you all great discoveries of our megalopolis and successful trade ties with India.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF NALINI SARDANA KALRA - OCT 12, 2019
Happy birthday dearest Nalini Sardana Kalra Never too old to rock n roll And U2 Shalini Mirchandani Great catching up with Shalini Sardana Chablani, Anjali Thadani, Vikram Goel, Moleen Advani Parsram
CELEBRATED GERMANY DAY OF UNITY - OCT 11, 2019
Celebrated Germany Day of Unity last night at Oktoberfest ! The band from Munich rocked the house plus Beer on tap,wine, sausages,cheese, yummmmm. Hosted by the uber dynamic Consul General Juergen Morhard and Petra Morhard, whom I am privileged to call family 🥰 Missed mutual friends.Celebrated Germany Day of Unity last night at Oktoberfest ! The band from Munich rocked the house plus Beer on tap,wine, sausages,cheese, yummmmm. Hosted by the uber dynamic Consul General Juergen Morhard and Petra Morhard, whom I am privileged to call family 🥰 Missed mutual friends.
Oktoberfest starts rocking Mumbai. Tonight we celebrated German National Day hosted by dear friends Consul General Juergen Morhard Petra Morhard. Beer, sausages, cheese, wine and Dance band from Munich!
FAREWELL TO FRIENDS ADE SUKENDAR AND ISNAWATI SUKENDAR - SEP 23, 2019
Sad to bid Au Revoir to our dear friends Ade Sukendar and Isnawati Sukendar, who depart back to Indonesia after a short but successful stint as Consul General. Kami akan sangat merindukan kalian berdua 🙏❤️
An Octet of graceful dancers flown down to celebrate the National Day of China. Sharing the Superb soirée with you all.
NATIONAL DAY OF CHINA - SEP 23, 2019
An Octet of graceful dancers flown down to celebrate the National Day of China. Sharing the Superb soirée with you all.
ROLL UP OKTOBERFEST - SEP 17, 2019
Celebrating Wagner at our splendid NCPA auditorium. Thanks Juergen Morhard Petra Morhard for the outstanding concert. Thanks Karl Dantas Amala Dantas for dinner. More festivities by #germanyinmumbai coming up. Roll up Oktoberfest 🍻🥂
MELTING POT ANNUAL EVENT - SEP 16, 2019
At the Melting Pot annual event , caught up with my global Diplomatic friends posted in Mumbai. Over the last thirty years have bid au revoir to many who became family. Like Indonesian Consul General, Ade and Isnawati Sukendar who leave India soon. Welcome back to Mumbai, dear Hema Mistry.
PAMELA AND GAVIN WELCOMES TIPSUDA AND THANAWAT TO MUMBAI - SEP 1, 2019
Welcome to Mumbai dear Tipsuda and Thanawat ?? May your tenure be full of professional success and personal joy. Thanks for delish dinner Pamela and Gavin ??
INDONESIAN NATIONAL DAY - AUG 29, 2019
Celebrated Indonesian National day with gusto, enthusiasm and a lot of dancing ! In the videos, if you can spot me dancing, you are entitled to a surprise reward in Bali ! Thanks for your amazing hospitality my dear friends, Consul General Ade Sukendar and Isnawati Sukendar. We will miss your charming presence in Mumbai !
MICHIO HARADA CONSUL GENERAL JAPAN VISITED JAI HIND COLLEGE - AUG 22, 2019
Thank you Sir Michio Harada Consul General Japan, for your honored visit to our globally renowned Jai Hind College. Congratulations Mehool Bhuva,President Indo-Japanese association on a superbly organised event. Thank you Principal Dr Wadia.